Reports: Indian billionaire bids $2.5 billion for Aleris

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By Dave Taylor Aleris has a new potential buyer, according to published reports, and the name floated in rumors is the same as late last year: Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla. The head of the conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, Birla is reported to have made a $2.5 billion offer for Aleris, through one of his…

What’s being saved?

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By Dave Taylor The demolition contract for the former Lewisport Elementary School building details every piece that the library boards wants saved, so what exactly will live on? See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Lewisport school demolition set, salvaging underway

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By Dave Taylor This week marked the beginning of the end for the former Lewisport Elementary School, after a demolition bid was awarded and workers began salvaging and dismantling the Depression-era building. The Hancock County Library Board is having the school razed in order to build a new Lewisport library branch in its place. The…

Icy mystery

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Drivers along Highway 60 were treated to a curiosity this week as a section of ice flowing out of the rock face turned blue and red, among other shades. Theories for the coloring include chemicals from adjacent farming or simply pranksters armed with food coloring.

White leaving council, running for magistrate

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By Dave Taylor Roy White has decided to give up his Lewisport City Council seat to seek a higher office, as the Republican has filed to run for magistrate in District 1. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Construction starting on Hawesville water projects

By Dave Taylor After years of trying and years of worry, work on a new Hawesville wastewater treatment plant will finally begin next week. Matt Curtis, from the firm Bluegrass Engineering, told the Hawesville City Council Tuesday night that everything is in place to not only begin construction on the city’s badly needed wastewater treatment…

Reports: Indian billionaire bids $2.5 billion for Aleris

By Dave Taylor Aleris has a new potential buyer, according to published reports, and the name floated in rumors is the same as late last year: Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla. The head of the conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, Birla is reported to have made a $2.5 billion offer for Aleris, through one of his…

What’s being saved?

By Dave Taylor The demolition contract for the former Lewisport Elementary School building details every piece that the library boards wants saved, so what exactly will live on? See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Area Obituaries

Estil L. Horn

Estil L. Horn, 79, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, St. Vincent Hospital, Boonville, IN.  He was born in Daviess County on August 25, 1938 to the late Everett and Willya Morris Horn.  Estil was a member of Maceo Baptist Church and was a self employed trucker.  He enjoyed being on the…

Terry Tim Bennett

Terry Tim Bennett, 76, of Maceo, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born on August 8, 1941 in Evansville, IN to the late Bloomer and Beatrice Laswell Bennett.  Terry was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from the United States Postal Service. …

David W. Roberts

David W. Roberts, 74, of Hawesville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 4, 2018.  He was born on March 24, 1943 to the late DW and Lucille Ellis Roberts in Greenville, KY.  He was married to Judith (Judy) Brown on September 7, 1963.  David graduated from Owensboro High School in 1961 and attended…