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Teachers share success stories of all-day preschool

By Dave Taylor What started as a bit of an experiment has paid big dividends immediately and laid the groundwork for big change in the schools, according to four preschool teachers who sang the praises of Hancock County’s all-day preschool at the school board meeting Thursday. Beginning this school year the district expanded its preschool…

Three HCHS juniors graduating Friday

By Dave Taylor As students line up this Friday for the graduation ceremony at Hancock County High School, three students might seem a tad younger. They’re graduating a year early under a fairly new program that allows students to earn their diplomas at the end of what would have been their junior year. McKenzie Bombard,…

County starts new emergency alert service

By Dave Taylor Hancock County has implemented a new emergency warning system, which will not only warn residents of dangers, but can also allow rescuers to understand users’ specific needs to provide better help in times of trouble. ALERT Hancock County! is a new system that can call, text, or email in emergencies, and those…

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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. …