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Murder in Lewisport

On Sunday night, April 2nd, at around 8 p.m., Dianna Boyd McKinney (57), from Lewisport, shot Roger Benningfield, Jr. (41). He received a gunshot wound to his head, was in critical condition, and was taken to Owensboro Regional Health Hospital, where he later died. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth said that a call came in…

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Frank George Reska, Jr.

  Frank George Reska, Jr. (82) passed away Friday, January 7th at the VA Hospital UK Campus in Lexington, KY after a short illness. Although born in Rhode Island, he spent the majority of his youth and young adult life in Massachusetts where he met and married his high school sweetheart. He went on to…

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Winfield Howard “Sandy” Hendry, JR

Winfield Howard “Sandy” Hendry, JR, 73, of Hawesville, passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, IN.  He was born in Perry County, IN on January 21, 1948 to the late Winfield “Buster” and Dorothy Bryant Hendry, Sr. Sandy was a member and trustee at Hawesville United Methodist Church and retired…

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Defending champs and new local blood to compete in demo derby

If you like action then you’ll want to come to the Hancock County Fair on Saturday night to witness the awesome spectacle that is the 2021 demo derby. The derby is always a big draw at the fair and this year’s smash up might be the biggest and best ever. Promoter Eric Adkins thinks it…

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Hancock man drowns at Perry County’s Rainbow Lake

A 21-year-old Hawesville man died Wednesday, June 30, in a 
drowning incident at Rainbow Lake in the Hoosier National Forest. Bryan Barnett, Jr., of Hawesville, Ky., was pronounced deceased by the 
Perry County Coroner’s Office following the recovery of his body by 
Conservation Officer divers from the Indiana Department of Natural 
Resources around 7:44 a.m.,…

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Donnie Ray Arison, Jr.

Donnie Ray Arison, Jr., 49, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021.  He was born on March 18, 1972 in Tell City to Donnie Ray Arison, Sr. and Marilyn Dailey.  Donnie worked in construction.  He was preceded by his mother, Marilyn Dailey. He is survived by his sons, Ricky Arison and Tyler Holsworth;…

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Neighbors plead for help to stop vicious dogs

A group of Lewisport residents said they’re fed up with being scared of, and attacked by, a woman’s two dogs, so they attended both the Lewisport City Council meeting and the Hancock County Fiscal Court to ask how they can protect themselves do something more than simply have the dogs repeatedly picked up and released…

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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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