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Publisher, Donn Wimmer recognized for community involvement

  At the Farm City Dinner Monday, President of the Hancock County Heritage Commission Steve Canepari presented Editor and Publisher of the Hancock Clarion, Donn Wimmer, with a certificate and title of Kentucky Colonel saying, If there’s any person who deserves recognition from Hancock County, it is Colonel Donn K. Wimmer. Not many are deserving…

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HCMS Presents at School Board Meeting; School Meal Program Discussed

Hancock County Middle School Principal Traci Sanders and HCMS Assistant Principal Josh Powers gave a presentation at the HC Board of Education Meeting on Thursday evening, January 25th. The Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) score at HCMS from last year (59.8), has gone down, Sanders said. KSA are annual summative assessments given in grades 3, 8,…

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Vastwood Splash Pad; design completed

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday evening, November 27th, and Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the design for the spray park/splash pad at Vastwood Park has been completed. As the Hancock Clarion has reported, through the GRADD partnership with the county, $200K was secured last year from the Land & Water Conservation Fund…

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2024 DAR Calendars now on sale

Popular DAR calendars are now on sale! The Yellow Banks Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) have their 2024 DAR Calendar on sale for $10. These beautiful calendars capture the early days of Hancock County, bringing back memories of the past for some while giving others a glimpse…

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Internet fiber cable being installed in Hancock County

Customers need to sign up for high speed internet The roll-out in Hancock County has begun. It’s been almost a year and a half since Kenergy announced the partnership with internet service provider Conexon Connect. First connections began in February in McLean County, and then moved into Daviess and Union Counties. Ervin Cable Company, contracted…

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Hancock Couny getting new ambulance with help from Bray will

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, October 9th. The court approved a donation of $1K to the Junior Achievement Program that will be utilized to offer financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurial programs at all of the HC Schools and in all grade levels. Volunteers with the JA Program go into classrooms and…

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William “Bill” Wettstain

William “Bill” Wettstain, 82, of Tell City, IN went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday October 5, 2023 at The Waters of Huntingburg in Huntingburg, IN. Bill was born on January 10, 1941 in Chambers, Ky to the late H C and Louise Davies Wettstain.  Bill was Co-Owner of Bill and Dave’s…

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Jeffreys Cliffs listed in National Geographic book

    Move over Mammoth Cave, because one of Hancock County’s main tourist spots, Jeffreys Cliffs, is receiving attention from a much larger audience now. The site is now listed in National Geographic’s new publication: Great Outdoors U.S.A. This, along with it being registered on Google Maps, which has been visited by well over 300,000…

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Dave Taylor’s ashes transformed into portraits

Dave Taylor, a cherished member of the Hancock Clarion Family, touched the hearts of many with his weekly column, “What I Learned from Dying.” Dave’s column was more than just words on paper; it was a heartfelt exploration of life’s deeper meanings. Every week, he shared his insights into the human experience, often inspired by…

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