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Hancock County

Hannah Jill McLean Litherland

Hannah Jill McLean Litherland, age 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 18, 2022.  Jill was born on August 7, 1951 in Owensboro, KY and lived most of her life in her hometown of Lewisport.  She graduated from Hancock County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. Jill was an avid reader, but…

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Carl H. “Buck” Adkins

Carl H. “Buck” Adkins, of Lewisport, passed away on May 21, 2022 at home surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born on April 27, 1938 in Hawesville to the late Joe and Ettie Husk Adkins.  Carl was a lifelong farmer for the Stephen Emmick family in Lewisport.  Buck and Stephen’s relationship was built on…

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Thomas Allen Mason

Thomas Allen Mason, 83, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.  Tom was born in Hancock County on January 23, 1939 to the late Floyd and Anna Brickey Mason.  Tom was a member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church and was retired from National Southwire…

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What I learned from dying: Hospitalized again

I’m writing this from a hospital bed… again. It’s a quick and firm reminder that things can change any minute. Just a few days ago I felt so good that I went in to the office for a little bit and I convinced my wife to go to Owensboro just to get out of the…

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State will hold meeting on closing oil and gas wells

The Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. EST to outline the requirements and Finance Cabinet RFP procedures for contractor participation in the upcoming orphan well-plugging program funded through the Federal Infrastructure Act. The Division of Oil and Gas is in the process of…

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Liver transplant goes well for Johnson family

Chris Johnson of Hawesville is on the road to recovery following a liver lobe transplant at Vanderbilt Medical Center Transplant Center in Nashville on May 17. “I am feeling well and experiencing the normal pain associated with such a surgery,” Chris said Monday from his intensive care room. He said he is currently progressing as…

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Vastwood Park beach will open Memorial Day

Swimming at the Vastwood Park lake beach will resume Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the beach will initially open on a limited schedule of Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 until 5 p.m., on the following weekend. The county has recently hired two…

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Baker, Garner win primaries in South Hancock and Lewisport

Kentucky’s primary election was Tuesday, which included a handful of local races for county offices. There were few contested races in Hancock County for the primary, though nominees were chosen for District 4 magistrate in the Republican party, District 1 magistrate in the Democrat party, and District 2 constable in the Democrat party. Republican Gary…

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Parks preparing for summer opening of Vastwood beach

Hancock County Parks is busy preparing for the opening of the summer season following a number of projects to improve the facilities, and will offer Hancock citizens more affordable opportunities for recreation close to home. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said improvements have been made at Vastwood beach, with “several tons” of sand brought in to…

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Lewisport Heritage Festival June 2-4, wide entertainment on tap

The 33rd Annual Lewisport Heritage Festival is set from June 2 until June 4 in downtown Lewisport. Highlights of the festival include pageants, live music, food booths, children’s rides, a 5K walk/run, antique car and motorcycle cruising, and a tractor show and pull. June 2 On Thursday, June 2, the festival will open at Chapman…

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