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2023 calendars are ready; old photo scenes in Hancock County

These Popular calendars now on sale! The Ladies of the DAR ( Daughters of the American Revolution) have produced, the 2023 calendars. Each month presents an old photo of a scene in Hancock County. The old photos are from the Hancock Clarion archives. Calendars are available for purchase at the Hancock Clarion, 230 Main Street, Hawesville,…

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Hancock polling locations

  The Hancock County 2022 General Election is less than 4 days away on Thursday, November 8. The no-excuse Early voting is on November 3-5. In-person voting is on Election Day, November 8. Please be aware, that because of the number of races and amendments the ballot is two-sided.     Polling Locations, Dates and…

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Getting to know you: Marsha Johnson

Marsha Johnson was born & raised in Hancock County. She grew up on a farm in Utility – a small community where everyone helped each other. They attended Union Baptist Church, which was a one-room church at the time. She and her siblings helped with raising tobacco and gardening and visited often with family, friends…

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Clarion honored for service to Hancock County

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock Clarion was honored Monday evening with a special award for the newspaper’s contributions to the well-being of the Hancock County community over the years. The award was accepted by Publisher/Editor Donn Wimmer, and the Wimmer family. “Right at the top of our front page, it says ‘The Voice of…

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What I learned from dying: Dreaming of dumplings

By Dave Taylor I haven’t been able to eat anything by mouth since about April. I’ve gotten 100 percent of my nutrition, both food and water, through a feeding tube, but that’s been fine because I was never all that into food. But lately I find myself obsessing and even dreaming about the foods I…

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ProPublica identifies local area; polluting ‘hot spot’

ProPublica, a New York-based nonprofit investigative journalism organization, has released what it bills as “The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.,” and an area of Hancock is featured within the ranking of the nation’s top spots for “levels of excess cancer risk that the Environmental Protection Agency deems unacceptable.” A…

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What I Learned From Dying: Marking history

Facing the potential end of your life has a way of making a person look back too, and I’ve been thinking this week about my years in journalism.  I’ve been very blessed to be able to say I’ve had a career that I love and one that has been very fulfilling through the important stories…

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Farewell Hancock County

Farewell Hancock County, I am going to miss you. For those of you who have not heard, I am resigning my position at the Hancock Clarion and moving to Minnesota to be near my sister. She is the only immediate family I have left in the world, and I want to be by my family.…

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Reporter, C. Josh Givens joins the Hancock Clarion

Josh Givens will report on local government, courts, features and general news in the community. Givens comes to the Clarion with more than 30 years experience as a journalist, getting his start as a photojournalist in the U.S. Army. Givens is a native of Logan County in south central Kentucky, and has held community newspaper…

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Comcast Internet available in Hawesville

Comcast recently announced the availability of its Xfinity Internet service in Hawesville. Earlier this year Comcast installed the infrastructure to support Internet and other services in the city. “The variety of services we offer in other locations we also offer Hawesville,” Comcast Indiana and Kentucky Public Relations Director Michael Wilson said. “We are wired in!”…

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