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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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Santa Sacks return Dec. 9

The popular holiday tradition of Santa Sacks will return to the Lewisport Lions Community Center on Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The giveaway supplies families in need with a turkey and all the fixings for a full Christmas meal, along with toys, personal items and a small Bible. Monty and Noel Quinn…

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Christmas parades to be held Dec. 4

Lewisport will host “Christmas In The Park” Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. The community Christmas tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. Activities throughout the evening are mostly free, including train rides, inflatables for the kids, amusement rides, a live Nativity, a meet and greet with various fictional characters, free cookies and hot…

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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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Documents a connection to America’s drug culture

Collecting historical objects can sometimes delve into the weird, strange and coincidental. One of way of looking at things in the history collecting hobby is, “The stranger the item, the more I have to have it.” Recently, while sorting items, I opened up a wooden cigar box to rediscover three documents I knew I had,…

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Brown receives donations from kind-hearted

  Life for Erica Brown and husband Matthew Brown is getting a bit better these days following ongoing compassion and generosity from the community. Brown, who was paralyzed in a car crash on Highway 60 in March, now has an electric wheelchair and an electric lift recliner. “I am becoming more independent daily,” Erica said…

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Christmas parades to be held Dec. 4

  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and plans for celebrations in Hawesville and Lewisport continue to be finalized. Both the Hawesville and Lewisport Christmas parades will be Dec. 4. The Hawesville parade will be at 1 p.m., and the Lewisport parade will be at 4 p.m. Lineup for the Hawesville parade will…

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Train hits truck

Train hits truck A Breckinridge County man suffered injury when a train hit his truck at the crossing at the boat ramp in Hawesville on April 30. The accident happened at approximately 12 p.m. Hawesville Police Chief Mark Powers filed the accident report. Morris D. Mathews, of Hardinsburg, told Powers when he started to exit…

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