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Hancock County

Getting to know you; Hugh Ogle

The first fire I went on, I rode on the back of the old pumper we had then, all the way out there. They had been spraying water and they said, ‘o.k., we are going to draft water from the pond,’ and I put on hip boots and went into the pond and held the…

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Miraculous recovery of Lin Bucanan

Lin Buchanan, who grew up in Hancock County, is recovering well from his car accident that occurred on Tuesday, September 21. He had been having heartburn, indigestion and another warning sign of heart attack that day, that he wasn’t previously aware; his jaw was hurting. He was driving home from his work at Century Aluminum…

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150 Cars attended Vastwood Park’s annual classic car cruise-in

After a one-year break due to the Coronavirus, the annual Vastwood classic car cruise-in returned Saturday. Over the course of the day around 150 cars attended the show. The show officially started at 10 a.m., but most of the cars arrived early. By 9:45 a.m., 15 minutes before the start of the show, organizers started…

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Kasey Emmick is serving his first term as Fiscal Court Magistrate

Kasey Emmick is serving his first term as Fiscal Court Magistrate, representing District 2. He is President of the Lewisport Lions Club, and has been for 2 years now. He serves on the Hancock County Fair Board, Heritage Festival and Lewisport Farm Museum Committees. Kasey has been General Manager of East Daviess County Water Department,…

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Prime industrial site coming available in Hancock County

Earlier this year Big Rivers Electric Corporation started the process of dismantling the Kenneth Coleman power plant outside of Hawesville. The company shuttered the facility a few years ago, and made the decision to take the plant down shortly thereafter. “As of now, it will be late spring or early summer of 2022 before the…

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Comcast Internet available in Hawesville

Comcast recently announced the availability of its Xfinity Internet service in Hawesville. Earlier this year Comcast installed the infrastructure to support Internet and other services in the city. “The variety of services we offer in other locations we also offer Hawesville,” Comcast Indiana and Kentucky Public Relations Director Michael Wilson said. “We are wired in!”…

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The Gardening Girls decorate entrance at Vastwood Park

The Gardening Girls; Patty Lamar, Sandra Conder, Susan Swihart and Alberta Morris decorate Vastwood Park’s entrance with beautiful flowers. Patty Lamar, of Lewisport, has always liked plants and she loves Vastwood Park. One summer, about fourteen years ago, she says, “I called the judge’s office and asked about planting some flowers at the Park entrance.…

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Hancock School board sets property tax

At the Hancock County School Board meeting held on September 23, the board raised the tax rate on real property from last year’s rate of 68.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 72.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, and also set the tangible personal property tax rate at 72.9 cents per $100,000 of…

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Operation Inasmuch; United Project Day

Last Saturday, September 18, the annual project day for Operation Inasmuch United, had more than 90 volunteers from churches, United Way and Celebrate Recovery finished up 21 jobs. Teams went to Hancock County and Perry County to complete such jobs as cleaning gutters & yards, building ramps, repairing ramps & decks, coating mobile home roofs,…

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HCHS Spotlight; On the Road to Real-World Relevance

“Sophomore Aidan Gaynor measures the distance traveled by his cable car in Mr. Mattingly’s Intro to Engineering Design course.” Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Though first published 165 years ago, Walt Whitman’s opening stanza from…

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