Senior Living

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Magazine features Chappell’s record deer

By Dave Taylor Growing up in Lewisport, a young Ross Chappell spent each deer season hunting with his dad, Mark, and the elder Chappell often challenged his son to try to beat the big buck he’d shot in 1979. Last year Ross did just that, eclipsing his dad and bringing home the biggest typical bow…

Experimental asphalt laid in Vastwood; uses recycled tires

By Dave Taylor Hancock County is taking part in a state experiment to find out if asphalt made from old tires might be the future of paving. The county received about $78,000 in the form of a Rubber-Modified Asphalt Grant from the state, which has been used to pave half of Vastwood Park with crumb…

Researchers: Bigfoot is here

  By Dave Taylor Bigfoot, if it exists, is in Hancock County. And yes, it exists. At least that’s what Bigfoot researchers told a standing room only crowd at the Hancock County Library last month, where they presented a litany of evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, that they said proves its existence. Charlie Raymond, founder…

Roberts announces run for judge executive

By Dave Taylor Election season is officially underway, and a current magistrate has thrown his hat into the ring hoping to become the next county judge executive. Johnny “Chic” Roberts, 47, announced his intention to file to run for the county’s top seat Wednesday and forego seeking re-election to his seat as District 2 magistrate.…

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Aleris cuts ribbon on Lewisport auto expansion project

Photo by Dave Taylor Aleris held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning celebrating the opening of its $400 million auto body sheet expansion at its Lewisport plant. Local dignitaries, politicians, employees and Aleris leadership spoke at the event. For full coverage of the ceremony see next week’s Hancock Clarion.

Billy Stephens and Bob Harwell; two Vietnam buddies reunite

By Dave Taylor A local man got a surprise this summer when one of his best friends from his time in the Vietnam War came to Hawesville to pay him a visit. Billy Stephens got a visit from his old Army buddy Bob Harwell, who came in from North Carolina to see Stephens and the…

Todd Duncan award of appreciation

Hawesville city worker Todd Duncan, left, is presented with a plaque of appreciation by mayor Charles King Tuesday night at the city council meeting. Duncan has attained all of the licenses available to him in his duties with the city. Photo by Dave Taylor

Area Obituaries

Monica M. Roberts

Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville.  She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke.  In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962.  Monica moved to the United States in 1968…

Nancy Esenwein Potts

Nancy Esenwein Potts, 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born on November 11, 1950 in Youngstown, OH to the late Augusta and Elizabeth Toto Esenwein.  Nancy was a housewife, a Jehovah Witness and attended Kingdom Hall in Tell City.  She was preceded in death by her…

John “Red” G. McClellan

John “Red” G. McClellan, 79 of Cloverport passed away November 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 13, 1938 in Breckinridge County at home to the late James B. & Mary Ann McGovern McClellan. Red, as he affectionally liked to be called retired from Dal-Tile plant after many years of…