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Daviess County

Debbie Long Bellwood

Debbie Long Bellwood, 66, of Owensboro, passed away April 23, 2022, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born October 14, 1955, in Owensboro, to Harmon and Martha Long. Debbie was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. She worked in human resources for…

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James T. “Jimmy” Johnson

James T. “Jimmy” Johnson, 94, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday April 9, 2022. Jimmy was born December 21, 1927, to Harvey and Marie Johnson, at the Hancock County Poor Farm. Raised as a sharecropper family with his sisters Lois Davis and Agnes Powers. Although dad only had a seventh-grade education, he and his wife Mary,…

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Elizabeth “Dee” Grant Wheatley

Elizabeth “Dee” Grant Wheatley, 57, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2021 at the Heartford House.  She was born in Owensboro, KY on October 19, 1964 to the late John Ray and Mary Smith Grant.  Dee was a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and worked at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  She enjoyed…

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Thomas Joseph Hamilton

Thomas Joseph Hamilton, 70, of Lewisport, died on February 9, 2022.  He was born in Daviess County on June 8, 1951 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth O’Bryan Hamilton.  Tommy was retired from Domtar. In addition to his parents, Tommy is preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Tommy is survived by his…

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Roy Thomas Weedman, 74

Roy Thomas Weedman, 74 of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away December 30, 2021 at Owensboro Hospital. He was born June 24, 1947 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky to Jefferson and Ethel (Ford) Weedman. Roy loved to farm and ride his bike. Preceding Roy in death are his parents; his brothers, Jeff, Joe, James, Ernie and Leonard Weedman; sisters,…

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Julia A. Price

  Julia A. Price, 91, of Owensboro, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Wellington Parc.  She was born November 7, 1930, in Owensboro to late Edwin Ayer and Lucille Pierce Ayer Smith.  Judy was a graduate of Owensboro Technical High School and was a homemaker.   She was a loving wife, mother,…

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Boling files for district judge

  Hawesville attorney Daniel T. Boling filed Nov. 17 in Frankfort to seek the office of district judge, 38th Judicial District, Division 2. The seat is being vacated with the retirement of longtime District Judge John McCarty. The 38th includes Hancock, Ohio, Edmonson and Butler counties. Boling is currently serving as Assistant Hancock County Attorney,…

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Volleyball season ends for Hancock at district tourney

The HCHS Lady Hornets volleyball team saw their season come to an end on Monday when they fell to Meade County in the 11th District tournament held at Breckinridge County High School won by set scores of 25-11, 25-8 and 25-12. “Meade County came to play and that’s what it boils down to, but our…

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Hancock School board sets property tax

At the Hancock County School Board meeting held on September 23, the board raised the tax rate on real property from last year’s rate of 68.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 72.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, and also set the tangible personal property tax rate at 72.9 cents per $100,000 of…

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COVID rampant in Western Kentucky region

The coronavirus continues to run rampant in the area as more and more people contract the virus. On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) issued a press release detailing the surge. The following information is lifted directly from the GRDHD press release. The release reported 869 new confirmed COVID-19 cases…

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