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Tim Cecil new county fair board president

    We are non-profit and everything we make goes right back into the Hancock County Fair. The Board Members are all volunteers. We use any monies collected and put in the bank for the work needed on the grounds,…

Everbody’s Fitness Center gives hope to Parkinson’s patients through Exercise

This month Everbody’s Rock Steady Boxing Tell City, located at Everbody’s Fun & Fitness Center, will join millions in observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and…

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Hancock FBLA students compete in Louisville

  Hancock County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Students did an amazing job at the FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition in Louisville last week! They competed against thousands of students from all over the Commonwealth to…

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Hancock County set to receive $10,242,000 for local improvements

  On Thursday, April 17th, Representative Scott Lewis announced more than $10M in state funding returning to Hancock County to invest in roadways and essential infrastructure. “I am proud to announce that after a long process, more than $10 million…

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Lady Hornets beat Catholic to win All “A” region title!

The Lady Hornets showed what they were made of when they blanked Owensboro Catholic 8-0 in the championship game of the All “A” Classic 3rd Region Tournament Tuesday at Whitesville. Layni Roberts and Jordyn Waltrip blasted huge home runs and…

HCHS Boys tennis team wins 5-0 against OCHS

The HCHS boys tennis team won 5-0 over Ohio County during a match at Hartford Monday. Lukas Anderson won 8-6 over Christian Byrd in #1 singles play. Preston Blanton won 8-6 and Van Reska won by forfeit. “Lukas pulled out…

Roberts throws no-hitter on spring break trip

Lily Roberts No-Hitter Lily Roberts threw a complete game no-hitter during the Lady Hornets’ 3-0 win over Franklin Simpson on Friday at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Hancock County grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly.…

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Boys fall to Aces in All “A” regional

Owensboro Catholic broke open a close game with three runs in the fifth inning then went on to win 6-1 over Hancock County during the All “A” regional at Vastwood Park Monday. The Hornets grabbed the lead in the first…

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Area Obituaries

Celina Dunigan

Celina M. Dunigan, 25, of Maceo passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Owensboro on December 30, 1998 to Thomas W. and Mary Belle Dunigan.  Celina was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church and was a childcare provider at St. Pius Catholic Church Daycare.  She…

Joey Taylor

Joseph Roberts “Joey” Taylor Jr., (85) passed away on April 12, 2024 in Lewisport surrounded by family. He was born on Sept. 17, 1938 to Joe and Catherine Taylor in Lewisport. Joey was raised on a hard scrabble farm in the Muddy Gut bottoms of Hancock Co. where his parents bestowed on him and his…

Mary Robbins Davis

Mary Robbins Davis, 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and returned to our Heavenly Father on April 6, 2024. Mary was born on April 11, 1939, in Hawesville, Kentucky to Catherine & John Robbins and had three siblings. At the age of 17, she met the love of her life and…

Tommy Dean Hunt

Tommy Dean Hunt passed away Tuesday April 2, 2024, in Owensboro, KY surrounded by his loving family, including six of his grandchildren. He was born August 3, 1944, to the late Theodore and Elsie Hunt. He grew up in Masonville, KY, lived in Maceo, KY and spent the last 20 years or so in Lewisport,…

Waylon King

Waylon Knox King, 6, of Lewisport, KY left his earthly home on March 31, 2024, at Norton’s Children Hospital in Louisville, KY. Waylon may not have been on this earth for many years, but he made a big impact on the people that knew him. He was in many ways a typical boy; he loved…

Joseph “Sonny” Bickett

Joseph “Sonny” Bickett, 82, of Reynolds Station, died Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Ohio County Healthcare. He was a Navy veteran, was a retired foreman from the Paper Mill and he trained thoroughbreds. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer and loved UK basketball. Sonny was preceded in death…

Dennis Johnson, Jr.

Dennis Johnson, Jr., 83, of Reynolds Station, KY, went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, March 8, 2024, with his wife and children by his side.  He was a retired farmer and a member and deacon at Blackford Baptist Church.  Dennis enjoyed farming, spending time with his family and church family, camping, deer hunting, fishing…

Betty Lambert-Hayes

Betty Lee Lambert-Hayes, 82, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2024 after a long fought battle with cancer.  She was born in Hancock County in 1942 to the late Eva-Lee and Dawson Lambert. Betty grew up on a farm in Gatewood with her parents and two brothers.  It was there she learned the value of…

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