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Retirees honored by district, track and turf project moves forward

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock County School Board recognized 11 retirees from the district Monday evening during a special called meeting at Hancock County High School. The retirees honored for their service to education not only in Hancock County, but throughout Kentucky over their careers, were: Sally McKinney Jackson, Tina Powers, Patricia Vanover, Karen…

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Experienced deputies hired in SRO roles

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock County School Board has approved a contract for school resource officers with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. The approval was made Monday evening. Deputy Chris DeJarnette said the Sheriff’s Department and district is fortunate to have hired two highly-qualified candidates. Sheriff Dale Bozarth has hired Mark Powers and Frank…

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State will widen Ky. 657 shoulder in Lewisport

By C. Josh Givens The Kentucky Department of Highways is scheduled to begin work to widen the shoulder of Kentucky Highways 657/Fourth Street in Lewisport this week, though weather may delay the start of the project, according to Mayor Chad Gregory. Gregory said the current lanes of travel along the road are “wider than necessary,”…

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Antique pre-Civil War musket discovered at Hancock County Museum

By C. Josh Givens Steve Harmon, a longtime volunteer at the Hancock County Museum, recently opened up a storage closet at the converted 1901 Hawesville train depot and discovered an exciting artifact – an 1840 model Springfield musket. “It was leaning in the corner of the closet,” Harmon said. “It’s quite a valuable piece of…

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Kevin Rates Day proclaimed for July 29

  By Jennifer Wimmer  Kevin Rates Day – July 29, 2022, was proclaimed by the Hancock County Fiscal Court, at their meeting on Monday, July 25, in order for the community to have a special day to honor him. This day is for celebrating his 30+ years of competing in the Special Olympics, as well…

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What I learned from dying: Everybody needs a…

By Dave Taylor Something happened Sunday that made me feel so loved I just had to write about it. It involved, of course, my wife Jamie. As a part of my illness I spit up into a red SOLO cup that I always have on me and my wife has made it plain that she…

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William S. Emmick

William S. Emmick, 84, of Lewisport went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday July 22, 2022 at his Farm. Bill was born on February 5, 1938 in Owensboro to the late Willie Joe and Francis Ireland Emmick.  Bill was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, served in the Army Reserve, Cattleman’s…

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Tommy Keown

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Tommy Keown, loving husband and father of three sons, passed away at the age of 72.  He passed peacefully at home with family by his side after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Tommy was born on August 6, 1949, in Owensboro, KY to Tom and Vivian Keown. He graduated Hancock…

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Get to Know You: Barbara Wheatley

By Jennifer Wimmer Barbara Wheatley moved to Hawesville with her family when she was in elementary school. Her parents, Billy & Conye Bryant, and she and her brothers, were living in Owensboro. Barbara and her brothers would visit their grandparents in Hawesville every weekend – her mother’s parents, Lonnie & Mattie Corley, and her father’s…

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