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Accident Report

Loaded Semi and Pickup Truck Collided On January 31st, 2024 the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reported that Raphael E. Smith, of Cloverport, was driving west bound on US 60 East, 3 miles east of the City of Hawesville, in his 2018 Equinox Chevrolet pickup truck and failed to see Joseph Nugent, of Hawesville, going slowly…

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Golf Carts Stolen from WHCC Cart Shed

Golf carts belonging to members have been stolen from the Windward Heights Country Club cart shed. Donn and Steve Wimmer both had their carts stolen last winter, and just last week WHCC Manager Terry Lindsey and her husband’s cart was stolen from their cart shed as well. The Lindsey’s cart was a 2008 black Club…

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Unusual accident in Lewisport delays traffic 5 hours

On Friday morning, April 7th, between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., Hancock County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call that a semi had drug down power lines at the intersection of 657 and US Hwy 60 in Lewisport. Deputy B.J. Burton reported that a Mr. Brooks was driving a Trunnell’s dump truck, and had left his…

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Severe Storm – Power Outages, School Closings in Hancock County

  A massive storm system traveled across Western Kentucky on Friday, March 3rd causing a reported 351,000 customers to lose power. Hancock County Schools were closed on Friday and again on Monday, March 6th. Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, all of the county fire departments, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Road Department workers have…

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Hancock County Accident Reports

Overturned Vehicle – Injured taken to Owensboro Health On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department was notified of an overturned vehicle off of Hwy 69 at 6:59 a.m. Sheriff Dale Bozarth arrived on the scene at 7:20 a.m. and reported that Breannah Lecroy, of Hawesville, along with passengers Chase, Liam and Emberly…

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Experienced deputies hired in SRO roles

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock County School Board has approved a contract for school resource officers with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. The approval was made Monday evening. Deputy Chris DeJarnette said the Sheriff’s Department and district is fortunate to have hired two highly-qualified candidates. Sheriff Dale Bozarth has hired Mark Powers and Frank…

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Sheriff investigates three-vehicle collision

Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth investigated a three-vehicle collision around 7:11 p.m., July 10, on the Century Aluminum access road just outside of Hawesville. According to the report, Curtis Fox, 37, of Owensboro, was operating a 2012 Ford F150 eastbound, slowing as he approached a stop sign. Fox was trailed by Matthew Thruman, 22, of…

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Sheriff’s Department investigates collisions, two hit-and-run incidents

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has completed the following collision reports from crashes investigated by department deputies. There are at times delays in completing reports for various reasons. • Deputy Butch Garst investigated a two-vehicle collision around 12: 57 p.m., June 15, on Kentucky Highway 1389, about four miles south of Hawesville. The driver of…

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Sheriff’s Department investigates collisions

Deputy Aaron Emmick investigated a two-vehicle collision around 6:32 a.m., June 2, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Madison Street in Hawesville. According to the report, William K. Blinzinger, 93, of Hawesville, was operating 2018 Ford Escape westbound on U.S. 60 and entered the left westbound lane. Tracy M. Young, 55, of Hawesville,…

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Bozarth outlines Sheriff’s Department protocols in school safety

By Jennifer Wimmer After the tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, in Uvalde, Texas, Hancock County citizens may want to know how well prepared we are if anything similar happened here. Sheriff Dale Bozarth outlines the safety protocols for Hancock County Schools in the following paragraphs.   “We have all…

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