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Remembering stories from the past; the Hancock County Courthouse

  A History of the Hancock County Courthouse I have, for years, wondered when exactly our courthouse was built and under what circumstances. The Hancock Clarion has had a number of stories and photos of the courthouse over the years. I was told by someone the construction of the courthouse was started before the Civil…

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Remembering the past; Brandenburg tornado 1974

  Now that tornadoes seem to be more prevalent, it was not like that in 1974. They are mostly in this part of the country. I remember well that April 3rd day of 1974. I had heard reports of possible severe weather and although we heard thunder and saw lightening, nothing more transpired that day…

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Get To Know Me: Harold Newby, Riverboat Captain

By Jennifer Wimmer Riverboat Captain, Harold Newby, grew up along the banks of the Ohio River, in Cloverport. “We were raised on the river,” he said. His parents, JoAnn & Harold Sr., took he and his siblings, Kathy & Darrell, out on the river almost every weekend, in the warmer months. They enjoyed boating, fishing…

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Dismantling of Big Rivers bringing prime industrial site in Hancock

Earlier this year Big Rivers Electric started to dismantle the Kenneth G. Coleman power station outside of Hawesville. When the project finishes next summer, Hancock County gains a prime riverside industrial site ripe for development. “What makes it so attractive is it is basically a shovel-ready site,” Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker said.…

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