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Hancock County Emergency Services

County emergency personnel practice rescue operations

The Hancock County Dive Team, Hawesville Fire Department, HC Rescue Squad, and HC Emergency Services hosted a Training Day on Sunday, October 15th. Ohio County Divers and volunteer firefighters with the Ohio County Fire Department were part of this training as well. Don Arison, Owner of Bob’s Garage & Towing, donated his time and wrecker…

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Hawesville City Council; discusses switching banks

The Hawesville City Council met on Tuesday, March 14th. They discussed the possibility of moving the city’s banking activities from First Financial, previously Hancock Bank, to Independence Bank in Hawesville In an effort to find a less expensive rate on the Visa and Master Cards and lowering or eliminating other banking fees, Hawesville Mayor Rob…

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Linden Buchanan airlifted to Evansville Deaconess, September 21

Linden “Lin” Buchanan, from Owensboro, KY was airlifted to Evansville Deaconess Hospital after an accident on state Route 3543. The accident happened on September 21 at roughly 2:30 p.m. four miles west of Hawesville. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth filed the accident report. According to Bozarth’s report, Linden “Lin” Buchanan lost consciousness while driving his…

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Donavon Elmendorf dies in tragic accident

Last Wednesday afternoon Lewisport resident Donavon Elmendorf died when his east bound 2002 Buick Century crossed the center line on state Route 1389 below Hawesville and slammed head-on into a Hancock County Public Schools’ bus traveling west. At the time five students, a bus monitor and the driver were on the bus. None of the…

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County starts communications upgrade

At Monday night’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave the approval for Emergency Services to start upgrading its communications equipment. The current equipment relies on out-dated analog technology approximately 30-years old, and barely works outside of Hawesville’s city limits. “We need to do this,” Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said. “We spent enough…

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Centertown man dies in Lewisport accident

A Centertown, KY man died Monday morning in an accident west of Lewisport on U.S. 60, immediately east of the intersection of Morton Lane/McGill Lane. According to the accident report filed by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, Chaylin R. Cowles, age 24, died when his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup crossed the centerline and struck an…

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