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Waylon King

Waylon Knox King, 6, of Lewisport, KY left his earthly home on March 31, 2024, at Norton’s Children Hospital in Louisville, KY. Waylon may not have been on this earth for many years, but he made a big impact on the people that knew him. He was in many ways a typical boy; he loved…

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Across the Kentucky Color Line – Lee Durham Stone’s First Book

Muhlenberg County native and Historian Lee Durham Stone, Ph.D., has published his first book – Across the Kentucky Color Line: Cultural Landscapes of Race from the Lost Cause to Integration, which focuses on filling in many important missing pieces of racial interaction in the historical literature of Western Kentucky, specifically from the post-Civil War to…

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Meserve medals as four compete at middle school state

  Four local athletes qualified for and competed in the KTCCCA Middle School Indoor State Championship at Louisville last weekend. Eighth grader Emmitt Meserve earned a medal when he placed third in the triple jump competition. Meserve delivered a leap that covered a distance of 32 feet, 4.25 inches. Egli Brooks of Beaumont won at…

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HCHS Engineering students projects to compete at Murray State University

Hancock County High School Engineering Teacher Lisa Banta and her students are traveling to Murray State University this week to compete in the Annual E-Day Competition. Her students have been busy crafting 3 kayaks that they will be racing, as well as CO2 cars, and also electric guitars! “The Technology Student Association is the club…

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Hancock County Fair Wins Most Progressive Fair 2023

The Hancock County Fair was awarded Most Progressive Fair 2023 again this year at the Kentucky Association of Fairs & Horse Shows (KAFHS) Convention at the Galt House in Louisville this month. For our division (Zone 1, Div. A), this is one of the highest awards achievable. The award is based on the presentation of…

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Madden stats double-doubles in wins over Wildcats and Aces

Four Hornet players scored in double figures during a 60-44 win over Whitefield Academy in Louisville last Thursday. “This was a good win,” HCHS coach Josh Roberts said. “We got scoring from multiple guys and our defense was the catalyst.” Hancock County was warmed up and ready for action from the opening tip. Dylan Morris…

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Richard Laslie

Richard Allan “Rick” Lasley passed away at the age of 55 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Louisville, KY on June 17, 1968 to Anthony & Sheila Lasley. He is survived by his wife, Angela Camp Lasley; his children Todd Lasley of Seattle, WA; Troy…

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School Events

Bus Evacuations Friday, January 12th: Bus evacuation drills at HCMS/HCHS. Hornet Archery Saturday, January 13th: Hornet Archery at Meade County High School. HCHS Girls’ Basketball Saturday, January 13: HCHS Girls’ Basketball Game at Home. HCHS Boys’ Basketball (JV) Saturday, January 13th: HCHS Boys’ Basketball Game (JV/Freshmen) at HCMS Gym, 8 a.m.- noon. HCHS Winter Formal…

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Celebrating a Breast Cancer Survivor

Cindy Payne, her journey with breast cancer, and new prospective on life. I had the recent opportunity to sit and speak at length with Cindy Payne. It is an unquestionable privilege to hear of her journey, her experience, her many blessings, and the way in which each of these forever changed her perspective on life. Here…

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Jeffreys Cliffs listed in National Geographic book

    Move over Mammoth Cave, because one of Hancock County’s main tourist spots, Jeffreys Cliffs, is receiving attention from a much larger audience now. The site is now listed in National Geographic’s new publication: Great Outdoors U.S.A. This, along with it being registered on Google Maps, which has been visited by well over 300,000…

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