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Barbara Ryan

Barbara Rebecca Beecham Ryan, age 79, of Cloverport, KY passed away Sunday, February 18 at her home. She was born December 23, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, daughter of the late Wallace Leon and Martha Ellen Pitts Beecham. Barbara was a 1963 graduate of Waggoner High School in St. Matthews, KY. She studied secretarial courses at…

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HCHS Students made KMEA Senior High All-State Chorus

Congrats to the HCHS Students who made KMEA Senior High All-State Chorus! Bravo!!! Three Hancock County High School Choir students made KMEA Senior High All-State Chorus this year! Congratulations to Hayden Emmick (senior), daughter of Dan & P.J. Emmick; Baylee Estes (junior), daughter of Jeremy & Aimee Estes; and Rylann Kessans (sophomore), daughter of Jeff…

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Dan Gooch inducted into HCHS Hall of Fame

Dan “Danny” Gooch was inducted into the HCHS Hall of Fame during a ceremony at halftime of the Hornets’ football game Friday. The great football player/athlete was presented a plaque to commemorate the occasion by former Hornet football coach, Jerry Griffin. Two of Gooch’s teammates, Joe Kreisle and Kevin Linn, joined in the presentation. In…

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Local pastor brings wrestling back to Hancock County

Wrestling was a big hit in Hancock County beginning in the early 1970’s when John Brennan started the first Hornet program. Names like Danny and Donny Zeir, the Gooch brothers, Ken Grantland and David Emmick are just some of the great athletes that people around here have not forgotten. Wrestling programs across the state were…

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Hancock County Hornets beat Apollo, Union County

  Devyn Powers lit up the gym at Apollo High School and the Hornets won 61-39 over the Eagles on Tuesday in Owensboro. Hancock County (13-10) took control early on when Evan Ferry knocked down two 3-point baskets in the first quarter. Powers also hit from downtown during a 17-6 run for the Hornets. Powers…

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Volleyball team battles tough in district tourney

  The HCHS Lady Hornets varsity volleyball team saw their season come to an end when they fell to Breckinridge County in the 11th District tournament played at Cloverport Monday. Hancock County completed the season with a record of 8-22. The Lady Hornets came out ready to play under the direction of coach Bailey Weikel.…

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Stephens and Ralph take second; Ross breaks 21

Hunter Stephens and Lexus Ralph both placed second during a cross country dual meet with Apollo at Panther Creek Park in Owensboro on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Stephens completed the 3K course in a time of 10 minutes, 54 seconds, while Emmitt Meserve was seventh in 11:43. Damion Basham ran 10th in 12:15, Griffin DeJarnette 11th…

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Craig Bertke, working toward Eagle Scout

As Craig Bertke thought about a project for his Eagle Scout badge, he thought about his time at South Hancock Elementary School, and decided he wanted to do a project for the school. After much consultation, he decided to construct a covered shelter in the outdoor classroom behind the school. “My project was to improve…

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