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Young man with family ties in Hancock County dies in plane crash

Two Perish in Plane Crash; One was the 18-year-old son of Hancock County Native, Andy Quisenberry Connor W. Quisenberry (18), of Beaverdam, son of Andy & Amy Quisenberry, sadly has died in a plane crash. Connor was on a student flight with Pilot Timothy A. McKellar, Jr. (22), of Custer, and they were en route…

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Bond reduced for man indicted for sexual abuse of child

A Lewisport man indicted for several felony charges related to child sexual abuse had his full cash bond reduced to $125,000 from $250,000 in an appearance in Hancock Circuit Court on March 31. Christopher McBride, 34, was indicted Feb. 23 by a Hancock County Grand Jury on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse; first-degree sodomy;…

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Hancock County organizes to assist tornado victims

Market President for Hancock County at Independence Bank, Wade Gaynor, said that many people were calling and asking how to donate money toward the relief effort, and how they could help in any way. “At Independence Bank, we are just happy to play some kind of role,” Gaynor said. “We are just trying to bridge…

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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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Baptist to share Madisonville hospital with Deaconess

Baptist to share Madisonville hospital with Deaconess, which now also has hospitals in Henderson and Morganfield Starting Sept. 1, the hospital in Madisonville will be jointly operated by Baptist Health, which has owned it for nine years, and Deaconess Health System Inc. of Evansville, which recently added two nearby Kentucky hospitals. The joint operation will…

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