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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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No Fair Catalog in Hancock Clarion

Each year people eagerly anticipate the official Hancock County Fair Catalog published in the Hancock Clarion. In fact, last week a caller phoned the Clarion wanting to know when the Clarion planned to insert the catalog in the paper. The Hancock Clarion did not create this year’s catalog. “This year we were told they (the…

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Top stories of 2020

While 2020 will mostly be remembered as the year of COVID-19, the virus wasn’t the only big story to happen in Hancock County this year. From the start of alcohol sales to the loss of a major industry and the addition of another, a WWII sailor coming home and bank robbers finally being caught, 2020…

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Not our fault

Last week turned out to be a very busy week, especially after the newspaper came out.  Starting Thursday afternoon we were getting calls at the Clarion office about people not getting their newspapers. At first we just wrote their names on a newspaper and took it down to the post office and mailed it out.…

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A Tribute to Tomi

  A Tribute to Tomi As I sit down to write this blog I do so with a heavy heart. My coworker and friend Tomi Mathew passed from the coronavirus earlier this week.  I first met Tomi nearly 30 years ago when we both attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. We both were non-traditional students, being quite…

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