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If nickel tax passes, what happens to current middle school?

By Dave Taylor With the Hancock County School Board hoping to use the proposed nickel tax to build a new middle school, it begs the question of what will happen to the current middle school, which is situated between the high school and the location for the new building. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

Planning and zoning produces financials before Sept 9 meeting with county, cities

By Dave Taylor After public questions about how the Hancock County Urban Planning Commission is supposed to be funded and where its money is spent, representatives from the commission came to the Hancock Clarion office to provide answers. Board chairman Tim Cecil and vice-chairman Tommy Hunt came to Hawesville Monday afternoon armed with the commission’s…

Public gives feedback at nickel tax public hearing

By Dave Taylor The public was given a chance to give feedback Thursday on the school board’s proposed plan to implement a nickel tax increase in order to build a new middle school, which if approved on August 22 will be on this year’s tax bills unless citizens gather enough signatures to recall it or…

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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. …