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Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

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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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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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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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Billy Ray Shutt

In his home, surrounded by this family, Billy Ray Shutt, 84, of Lewisport, answered his Savior’s call on Wednesday, November 23, 2021. Billy was born in Arbyrd, Missouri on January 1, 1937 to Theodore and Ocea Shutt. At age 17, he left his childhood home in Missouri to join the U.S. Navy where he began…

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What I Learned From Dying: Marking history

Facing the potential end of your life has a way of making a person look back too, and I’ve been thinking this week about my years in journalism.  I’ve been very blessed to be able to say I’ve had a career that I love and one that has been very fulfilling through the important stories…

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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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Daymond Young comes home

Layman Hawkins and Harvey Hawkins talk about their emotional experience as they brought their uncle Daymond Young’s remains home after he was killed on the U.S.S. Oklahoma 79+ years ago. If you weren’t in Hancock County to experience this event, you can close your eyes and not only see, but also you can feel the…

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AT&T line caused outage

Last Thursday and Friday Lewisport experienced a phone outage that lasted approximately 22 hours. Earlier this week TDS Associate Manager of Communications Missy Kellor confirmed a problem with a 10-gig backhaul line between Lewisport and Chicago, Ill. caused the outage. Kellor said some type of damage occurred to the line, but since it is not…

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