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Cruisin the park Saturday, Oct 16 at Vastwood Park

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Cruisin The Park takes place this Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 10 a.m. in Vastwood Park, west of Hawesville. Organizers expect a lot of cars to attend the show Saturday, and several organizations plan to be at the park serving food and other treats to people in attendance. Preliminary…

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The Gardening Girls decorate entrance at Vastwood Park

The Gardening Girls; Patty Lamar, Sandra Conder, Susan Swihart and Alberta Morris decorate Vastwood Park’s entrance with beautiful flowers. Patty Lamar, of Lewisport, has always liked plants and she loves Vastwood Park. One summer, about fourteen years ago, she says, “I called the judge’s office and asked about planting some flowers at the Park entrance.…

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County starts communications upgrade

At Monday night’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave the approval for Emergency Services to start upgrading its communications equipment. The current equipment relies on out-dated analog technology approximately 30-years old, and barely works outside of Hawesville’s city limits. “We need to do this,” Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said. “We spent enough…

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4th of July Celebration at Vastwood Park Sunday

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus, the annual Hancock County 4th of July celebration takes place this Sunday at Vastwood Park. The day’s activities include inflatables for the kids, a variety of food booths, musical acts and, of course, a fireworks show! The musical entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. when Kentucky Shine takes…

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Vastwood Park beach opens Monday after six years

After being closed for over six years, Hancock County Fiscal Court voted last month to open the swimming area at Vastwood Park for the summer. The beach opens this coming Monday for Camp Vastwood, and is open only for the attendees of the camp the first four days. Camp Vastwood serves as a trial run…

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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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House guns down runner at home; Roberts hits 2 homers

Ella House gunned down a runner at home plate and Hancock County came from behind to win 5-4 over Madisonville-North Hopkins during an exciting softball game at Vastwood Park Friday. It was the first game of a doubleheader. “That was a great hustle play by Ella House, to go get it and then throw a…

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McFarling, Staples lead varsity girls over Crittenden, 11-5

Ella Staples belted a home run and Hayley McFarling had two doubles and was the winning pitcher during an 11-5 win for the Lady Hornets over Crittenden County. The game was the first of two played at Vastwood Park Saturday. McFarling knocked in a run in the first inning before the Hancock County offense exploded…

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Hornets fall 3-2 at Breck; McLean comes from behind

The Hornets had the tying run in scoring position during a 3-2 loss to Breckinridge County at Hardinsburg Monday. The two teams will meet again at the same venue in the first round of the 11th District tournament on Memorial Day Monday. The Fighting Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead when Isaac Seeger led off the…

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