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Hancock County organizes to assist tornado victims

Market President for Hancock County at Independence Bank, Wade Gaynor, said that many people were calling and asking how to donate money toward the relief effort, and how they could help in any way. “At Independence Bank, we are just happy to play some kind of role,” Gaynor said. “We are just trying to bridge…

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County among highest COVID-19 incidence rates in Ky.

              The COVID-19 pandemic has surged forward again in Kentucky following the Thanksgiving holiday. State officials reported 2,813 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, which raised the seven-day average to 2,039, its highest rate since Oct. 12, according to Kentucky Health News. The seven-day infection rate is 41.73 per 100,000, placing Kentucky at 16th…

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Good Samaritan returns money lost at parade

  A Hawesville woman has a renewed faith in her community after losing a $100 bill at the Lewisport Christmas parade Saturday, only to have it returned Monday morning. “I had put my offering money in my pocket to get change later,” said Jamita Beaver. “My granddaughter was in the parade, so I pulled out…

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NHES fourth-grader will raise funds with typing challenge

Noah Abbott will put his typing skills toward a good cause next week as the North Hancock Elementary School fourth-grader will challenge teachers and staff at the school to typing races. The “Noah’s Noel Nitro Challenge” will pit the 10-year-old against his challengers in Nitro Type – an online typing skills tool which simulates auto…

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Lady Hornets battle in loss to Daviess County

It was a back-and-forth game from tip to horn when the Lady Hornets opened the season against the Daviess County Lady Panthers here Tuesday. The HCHS girls battled from behind to win two quarters, but eventually fell 75-66 to the ladies from the 6A school. “There’s a lot of good things to take from this…

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Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

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Small Biz Saturday a success, one owner encourages local support

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Saturday and Market Days at the Lewisport Lions Community Center were a success this past weekend. Joanne Shiver, who operates JJ’s Pizza in Lewisport, said it is important for local citizens to support small businesses, and even that businesses support one another. “We have always gotten good…

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Court approves purchases of equipment

Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved the purchase of two dump trucks for use by the Road Department, though one of the trucks will not be delivered until at least 2023. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said one of the bidders could not guarantee delivery until 395 days out after confirmation of order. “This is the…

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Boling files for district judge

  Hawesville attorney Daniel T. Boling filed Nov. 17 in Frankfort to seek the office of district judge, 38th Judicial District, Division 2. The seat is being vacated with the retirement of longtime District Judge John McCarty. The 38th includes Hancock, Ohio, Edmonson and Butler counties. Boling is currently serving as Assistant Hancock County Attorney,…

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Infrastructure Act holds promise for rural Kentucky

  With the passage of the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Improvement and Jobs Act on Nov. 5, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is poised to receive about $5 billion in funding for highway and bridge repair/replacement, public transportation, broadband expansion and electric vehicle charging facilities. While it remains unclear exactly how those monies will be distributed throughout the…

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