Hancock County

Walz leads Hornets; Keown blasts 3-run homer in region

Sam Walz gave a great performance on the mound and the Hornets eliminated Edmonson County 9-1 in the opening round of the 3rd Region Baseball Tournament Saturday at Grayson County High School. “Sam came out and threw a heck of a game, our bats came alive and the defense stayed solid. We executed on a…

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Chamber names Newton Citizen of The Year

Pictured form left: Pam Bolen, Bradley Laslie, Kerstyn Dillon, Ashley Laslie, Jay Newton, Julie Newton, award recipient, AJ Newton and Alesha Newton. The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce named Julie Newton as its 2021 Citizen of The Year at its annual dinner at the Hancock County Fairgrounds Monday evening. Newton serves as the Audubon Area…

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Proposed solar farm at Skillman stirs memories of KU fight

The proposed solar farm by Rolling Hills Solar LLC, a subsidiary of National Grid Renewables, in the Skillman’s Bottoms area creates some uncertainty for some county officials. With solar farms being a new industry, the county does not know how this industry affects the county. “There are a lot of questions being asked at the…

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Lady Hornets take runner-up trophy at 3rd Region tourney

The Lady Hornets did something no other fast-pitch team from HCHS ever has when they claimed the 3rd Region runner-up trophy at Morgantown Tuesday. Hancock County fell 12-2 to Daviess County in the tournament finals. “I knew we needed to play our best game because Daviess is a top-10 team in the state for a…

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Tindle throws shutout at Breck in district tourney

Brock Tindle displayed a touch of greatness when he threw a 2-hit shutout to lead Hancock County to a 2-0 victory over Breckinridge County in the 11th District Baseball Tournament semifinals Monday. The event was hosted by Meade County High School. “Brock wanted the ball and he threw well… he was in the zone. It…

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Frames beats Heritage Hills with grand slam home run!

Jake Frames hit a walk-off grand slam home run to lift the Hornets to a dramatic, 7-3 win over Heritage Hills (IN) at Vastwood Park’s Tommy Keown Field Tuesday. “When it came off his bat I knew it was gone,” HCHS coach Brad Keown said of Frames’ slam. “Finally the boys were able to fight…

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House guns down runner at home; Roberts hits 2 homers

Ella House gunned down a runner at home plate and Hancock County came from behind to win 5-4 over Madisonville-North Hopkins during an exciting softball game at Vastwood Park Friday. It was the first game of a doubleheader. “That was a great hustle play by Ella House, to go get it and then throw a…

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Lewisport man leads low-speed chase through three counties

A Lewisport man led police on a long but slow speed chase Saturday morning after being found asleep at the wheel in the middle of the road. Layne G. Neal, 26, was found sleeping at the wheel of his Volkswagen in the 6700 block of state Route 144 after deputies with Daviess County Sheriff’s Department…

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Lady Hornets beat Butler and Ohio counties, fall at Meade

Hancock County scored three times in the first inning and went on to win 5-3 win over Butler County at Vastwood Park Tuesday. “This was a good win against a solid team, and it’s nice to stay on a little winning streak heading toward the post season,” HCHS coach Dwayne Wroe said. “We got some…

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McFarling, Staples lead varsity girls over Crittenden, 11-5

Ella Staples belted a home run and Hayley McFarling had two doubles and was the winning pitcher during an 11-5 win for the Lady Hornets over Crittenden County. The game was the first of two played at Vastwood Park Saturday. McFarling knocked in a run in the first inning before the Hancock County offense exploded…

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