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Lady Hornets beat Trigg, fall by one at OHS

        Bailey Poole scored 18 points and Emma Morris hit four 3’s during a 47-26 win for the Lady Hornets over Trigg County Saturday at HCHS.  The contest was the last of four games played in the House Insurance Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout. Poole got rolling early as the senior point guard scored seven…

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Kentucky House Bill 71, if passed would devastate state weekly newspapers

If Kentucky House Bill 71 is passed, how will that affect small newspapers and also, how will it affect you, as citizens, and how you receive important information from government agencies in your county and state? I had the opportunity to ask Dave Thompson this question. Thompson is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Press…

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Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, visits Hancock County

Daniel Cameron (37), 51st Attorney General of Kentucky and 2023 candidate for KY Governor was traveling through Hancock County on Thursday, January 12th and stopped in the Clarion for an interview. Cameron is the first African American AG of KY and has served in the office since 2020. He was also one of only 20 potential…

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An interview with Wazeem Raheem

    Wazeem Raheem (32), or “Zeem” as he says many call him, is co-owner of Bill’s on the Hill in Hawesville Kentucky, along with Mafaz Ansar. His native country is Sri Lanka, but now most of his family lives in Dubai. He is dedicated to excellence in his businesses and is a very interesting…

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Bickett arraignment delayed; will face charges in Indiana

The arraignment for Michael Brook Bickett (27), of Hawesville, was held on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 in Hancock County. It was a preliminary hearing and one of the first stages in the pretrial process. Normally during an arraignment, the judge will state the list of charges filed against the defendant and they are then asked…

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Tragic death brings new responsibility to retired couple

    When Ron and Barbara Spencer went to bed the night of January 3rd, little did they know their lives would be changed forever the next day. Ronald and Barbara Spencer, of Hancock County, are now raising their two granddaughters, Mikavonya (6) and Ixul (4), and their step-granddaughter, Lylia (11). Their son, Keith Spencer,…

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Red Devils escape with 76-71 win over Hornets

    It was a clash of two heavyweight teams when Hancock County and Owensboro met in a season opening basketball game Tuesday. The Hornets battled down to the wire with OHS before the Red Devils prevailed at home by a final score of 76-71. “We competed and we had stretches where we played very…

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Elections for the Hancock County Farm Service Agency County Committee

Committee Elections for USDAs Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) is underway. It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and the USDA. The 2022 election in Hancock County will be conducted for the representative in Local Administrative Area (LAA) 1 which is…

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HCHS Varsity teams take the floor

The Hornets and Lady Hornets varsity teams begin their seasons next week when they go on the road to Owensboro and Whitesville. The Hornets are projected as a top 4 team in the 3rd Region this year as Hancock County returns four starters from last season. Head coach Mike Orr has eight seniors, two juniors…

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Lewisport growth continues; duplex next; city names new police officer

The Lewisport City Council met on Thursday evening, November 17 and Josh Roberts, Lewisport City Manager, was appointed Lewisport Mayor Pro Tem (from the Latin, pro tempore, meaning ‘for the time being’). He will serve when Mayor Chad Gregory is out of town, sick, or otherwise unable to preside at meetings or appear on behalf…

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