Hancock County

Coleman plant to be demolished, site put up for sale

Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman power plant in Hancock County will soon be a memory, with the electric corporation planning to disassemble part of the plant to use elsewhere and demolish the rest, leaving land that could become part of future economic development. The former plant, located on 276 acres at 4982 River Road, once…

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Board to vote March 8 return for all students

Hancock County students in all grades could be going back to school, in-person and all at the same time, in the second week of March, based on a recommendation the school board will consider at Thursday night’s meeting. Superintendent Kyle Estes had formulated a plan for bringing students back to class just days before a…

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Bill would join Hancock Court with Daviess

A  proposed bill in the state legislature will combine Hancock County with Daviess in one judicial circuit, which the bill says would help ease the burden on family courts but opponents say the change could hurt county residents and that it was being done without any notice. House Bill 327, co-sponsored by D.J. Johnson, who…

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Girls win, advance in All “A” state tourney

The Lady Hornets went on a 20-6 second quarter run then closed the door in the fourth quarter during a 56-39 win at Metcalfe County in a round one game of the All “A” Classic state tournament Tuesday. Hancock County will advance to play Crittenden County this Saturday at 5pm in a quarterfinal matchup at…

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Company awarded $900k, bringing fiber to Hancock

Company awarded nearly $900k to bring fiber to county; Kenergy drops plans Conexon to bring fiber-to-the-home within 6 years Kenergy Corp has officially dropped its plans to provide fiber broadband to its power customers, but the good news is its partner in the project, Conexon, has been awarded funds from the Federal Communications Commission to…

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COVID numbers drop in Hancock, currently 49th in state

After having the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in the entire state two days last week, Hancock County’s rate has fallen precipitously, down to 49th in the state as of Wednesday. According to the state’s daily report, Hancock County’s incidence rate was 45.9, which is the total of new daily cases per 100,000 population, based…

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Experienced locals report vaccine side effects mild, short-term

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out to a wider segment of society, worries over rumored side effects are spreading instead, but those with experience say they’re nothing to worry about. Posts on Facebook by county residents have detailed aches, fatigue and sore arms lasting sometimes more than a day, but those are usually…

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COVID-19 vaccinations at Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital started offering vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus, and several people from Hancock County received the first of two shots last Thursday.  Patsy Young, Linda Robbins and Logan Robbins recounted their experiences getting the shot. “I felt very fortunate to be able to get it,” Hawesville resident Patsy Young said. “I called…

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AT&T outage causes some local 911 issues

Photo by: Associated Press The intentional bombing of several buildings in Nashville on Christmas Day, including an AT&T regional connections facility, showed how one man could disrupt communications across multiple states, although in Hancock County it mostly slowed things down and made them more difficult rather than stopping things all together. After a man blew…

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