North Hancock Elementary presentation of Aladdin

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Photos by Dave Taylor

Hawesville passes salary ordinance at 6 am special meeting

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By Dave Taylor In an early morning special called meeting Friday, the Hawesville City Council held the second readings of three ordinances, including one raising the compensation of the next mayor. At 6 a.m. Friday, the council met, with only Danny Doyle absent, to hold the second readings, due to the fact that the compensation…

Second teacher ‘sick out’ gets mixed reaction

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By Dave Taylor Hancock County schools were closed again Friday after a second “sick out” in a month, as teachers from across the state called in sick to rally in Frankfort for more education spending, just weeks after holding a similar protest over changes in retirements for future teachers. The protests were a byproduct of…

Is new China tariff aimed at Hancock County?

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By Dave Taylor Is Hancock County being targeted by China? There is legitimate reason for speculation about whether China is deliberately targeting the county after the country announced a 179 percent tariff on U.S. sorghum Tuesday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

New sales tax will hit Vastwood, country club

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By Dave Taylor In an effort to raise more revenue for state coffers, legislators have voted to add sales tax on certain services, which will not just impact local businesses but will affect things like camping at Vastwood Park and golfing at Windward Heights Country Club. House Bill 366 adds sales tax to 17 new…

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North Hancock Elementary presentation of Aladdin

Photos by Dave Taylor

Hawesville passes salary ordinance at 6 am special meeting

By Dave Taylor In an early morning special called meeting Friday, the Hawesville City Council held the second readings of three ordinances, including one raising the compensation of the next mayor. At 6 a.m. Friday, the council met, with only Danny Doyle absent, to hold the second readings, due to the fact that the compensation…

Glenn seeking District 8 Senate seat held by Joe Bowen

By Dave Taylor Bob Glenn is running for state senate, for the seat currently held by retiring Republican Joe Bowen, and he says that his experience in education and as a city commissioner helping oversee the massive growth of Owensboro make him well suited for the job.  Glenn, a Democrat, is a three-term city commissioner…

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Area Obituaries

Neil Jackson Adcox

Neil Jackson Adcox ascended to heaven on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  He was born to James Homer Adcox and Anna Rhea Jolly in Harned, Breckinridge County, Kentucky on February 4, 1930.  He was a graduate of Bell School/College in Kentucky and was a navy veteran. Neil grew up raising tobacco and cane (sorghum) in Kentucky. …

Helen M. Nugent

Helen M. Nugent, age 93 of Paducah, Kentucky and and formerly of Hawesville, Kentucky passed away at 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at her daughters’s home.  She was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and life-long homemaker.  Survivors include one daughter, Helen Moss and husband Bill of Paducah, Kentucky; one son, Richard…

April Potts

April Potts, 43, of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 2, 1974 to the late Terry W. and Nancy Esenwein Potts.  She was a phlebotomist. Survivors include a daughter, Taylor Seaton; a grandson, Uriah Seaton; 2 brothers, Shawn Potts and…