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Muhlenberg County

Pair arrested in tornado disaster zone

  A Lewisport woman and a man from Tell City were arrested Dec. 17 in Bremen in Muhlenberg County by deputies of the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, charged with third-degree criminal trespassing in the tornado-ravaged area. Deputies suspected the pair was attempting to loot in the area, according to a MCSD report. Audrianna Jones, 21,…

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Photograph from Bremen returned to family

  A photograph from Muhlenberg County found on a farm at Reynolds Station has been returned to the subject’s son in Bremen. The photograph was inside the home of James Stewart, which was destroyed in the Dec. 10-11 storms. “The photo is of my mother, Mary Azeline Gish Stewart,” Stewart said Monday. “I appreciated seeing…

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Photo from Marshall County travels 150 miles in storms

Several items from the west Kentucky tornadoes of Dec. 10 were found on a farm in Hancock County on Kentucky Highway 2181, about three miles south of Hawesville. Among the items were two photographs, a Monopoly game card, and graphing paper from a math class. The items were found in a hayfield on the farm…

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Quad-state tornado outbreak leaves scar of destruction

  As the victims and communities affected by the Dec. 10-11 “Quad-State Tornado” begin to pick up the pieces of their lives and push forward with recovery, the stories of loss, survival and compassion will forever be etched into the minds of those impacted. In the late-night hours of Friday, and extending into the early…

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‘She was standing just behind the door, looking right into my eyes.’

  BREMEN – Lee Hill had been watching weather reports throughout the evening Friday at his home on Kentucky 175 South, about three miles west of Bremen in Muhlenberg County. After watching reports from regional meteorologists and receiving multiple tornado warnings, Lee made several attempts to get his 83-year-old mother, Martha, to move with him…

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When the story hits right at home …

  There is an unwritten rule in journalism: never become part of the story. Most days, we news types are pretty good at avoiding the pitfalls of being involved on a personal level with the issues and events we report on. Other times, it simply becomes impossible to avoid it. Before the events of Friday…

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Frames beats Heritage Hills with grand slam home run!

Jake Frames hit a walk-off grand slam home run to lift the Hornets to a dramatic, 7-3 win over Heritage Hills (IN) at Vastwood Park’s Tommy Keown Field Tuesday. “When it came off his bat I knew it was gone,” HCHS coach Brad Keown said of Frames’ slam. “Finally the boys were able to fight…

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Staples smacks walk-off single

Ella Staples delivered a walk-off base hit and the Lady Hornets won 10-9 over Muhlenberg County at Vastwood Park Tuesday. Hancock County improved its season record to 4-2 with the win. Lily Roberts tied the score at 1-1 when she led off the second inning with a home run. The Lady Mustangs regained the lead…

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Hornets fall 44-33 to Mustangs in regional

The Hornets season came to an end after a 44-33 loss to Muhlenberg County in a quarterfinal game of the 3rd Region tournament held at the Sportscenter in Owensboro Tuesday. Hancock County finished its season with a record of 8-12. “We played extremely well and we stuck to the game plan,” HCHS coach Mike Orr…

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