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After rare, near-fatal illness, Amish couple following traditions to overcome medical debt

By Dave Taylor A local Amish family is relieved to finally have their young daughter back home after a nearly fatal sickness left her hospitalized and unable to walk last month. But while the family returned intact, they also returned with staggering medical bills and no insurance or government assistance, both of which are against…

Generator spark burns garage during power outage

By Dave Taylor The fiery destruction of a garage Thursday has been directly attributed to power outages that affected Hancock County after an ice storm last week. A garage behind the home of Danny and Marsha House in the 200 block of Adair Road was a total loss after officials say efforts to start a…

Old man winter visited Hancock County last week, and dumped some snow and ice on the area. The resulting coating of snow and ice created many breathtaking vistas throughout the county, such as this ice coated branch pictured against the bright blue sky. The coating of ice on trees and power lines caused scattered power outages…

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Area Obituaries

Janette Hearst

Janette Hearst, 87, passed away January 19, 2018 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Indiana. She was born January 6, 1931 to James and Carrie (Lamar) McCaslin of Hancock, County, Kentucky.  She married the late Carroll E Hearst on March 31, 1951.Janette enjoyed sewing, reading, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, traveling, bingo, and bowling.…

Estil L. Horn

Estil L. Horn, 79, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, St. Vincent Hospital, Boonville, IN.  He was born in Daviess County on August 25, 1938 to the late Everett and Willya Morris Horn.  Estil was a member of Maceo Baptist Church and was a self employed trucker.  He enjoyed being on the…

Terry Tim Bennett

Terry Tim Bennett, 76, of Maceo, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born on August 8, 1941 in Evansville, IN to the late Bloomer and Beatrice Laswell Bennett.  Terry was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from the United States Postal Service. …