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  2 Vehicle Collision On December 4th, 2023 at around 12:25 p.m., Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick reported that 3 miles east of the City of Lewisport, a 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup truck driven by Roger G. Howard, of Utica, pulled from the center crossing lane into the path of oncoming west bound traffic…

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James Johnson

James Ernest Johnson, 70, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Hardinsburg Nursing Home.   He was born on July 29, 1953 in Moorman, Kentucky to the late Theron and Agnes (Rhodes) Johnson.  Ernie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  To friends and neighbors…

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Getting to know you; Bruce Pryor, Jr.

  Bruce Pryor, Jr., from Hawesville, known affectionately as “Brucie” to his family and friends, just celebrated his 44th birthday on Monday. Bruce is an amazing and inspiring person for all who are blessed to know this man. Since age 21, he has chosen to live as independently as possible despite the challenges of cerebral…

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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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