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Hwy 60 Returns to 4-Lanes until spring

  Yager Materials in Owensboro was contracted to widen Hwy 60 from just east of the entrance at Vastwood Park to 1957, and work started in mid-April of this year. Beginning Thursday, November 9th, traffic will return to a 4-lane and resume normal patterns until April 15th, 2024. On April 15th, Hwy 60 will go…

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Connor Ward Quisenberry

Connor Ward Quisenberry, 18, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023, in Whitesville, Kentucky. He was born Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in Owensboro, Kentucky to Andrew Quisenberry and Aimee Davis Quisenberry. Connor was a 2023 graduate of Ohio County High School, attended Owensboro Community College, and had obtained his student pilot’s license.…

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An interview with Wazeem Raheem

    Wazeem Raheem (32), or “Zeem” as he says many call him, is co-owner of Bill’s on the Hill in Hawesville Kentucky, along with Mafaz Ansar. His native country is Sri Lanka, but now most of his family lives in Dubai. He is dedicated to excellence in his businesses and is a very interesting…

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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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