Behind the scenes: Dispatchers unseen but vital

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By Dave Taylor April 8th through 14th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, celebrating the people who are normally out of sight and out of mind until something goes terribly wrong. In Hancock County, 10 dispatchers take shifts at the county’s dispatch center in Hawesville, working 24 hours a day in solitude and near complete…

No place like home – Hunts build skate park in basement

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By Dave Taylor When Blake Hunt gets an idea, watch out. Hunt, who lives in Lewisport with his wife Ami and their two sons, Aiden and Deegan, had a little idea for the basement of the family’s new home on KY661, but it has spiraled into an all-out skate park and kid paradise. See this…

Hawesville to raise pay for mayor, keep council same

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By Dave Taylor How much are the Hawesville mayor and council worth? That was the question debated at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, when the council introduced an ordinance to set the salaries of the next elected officials. Ordinance 01-18 was set to increase the compensation of both the next elected mayor and council members,…

Century tax incentive could hurt Hancock County

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By Dave Taylor While the state basked in the warm glow of last week’s announcement that Century Aluminum would spend $116.5 million and hire 250 workers at its Hawesville smelter, the tax incentives required to make it happen might just leave Hancock County in the cold.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Behind the scenes: Dispatchers unseen but vital

By Dave Taylor April 8th through 14th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, celebrating the people who are normally out of sight and out of mind until something goes terribly wrong. In Hancock County, 10 dispatchers take shifts at the county’s dispatch center in Hawesville, working 24 hours a day in solitude and near complete…

No place like home – Hunts build skate park in basement

By Dave Taylor When Blake Hunt gets an idea, watch out. Hunt, who lives in Lewisport with his wife Ami and their two sons, Aiden and Deegan, had a little idea for the basement of the family’s new home on KY661, but it has spiraled into an all-out skate park and kid paradise. See this…

Hawesville to raise pay for mayor, keep council same

By Dave Taylor How much are the Hawesville mayor and council worth? That was the question debated at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, when the council introduced an ordinance to set the salaries of the next elected officials. Ordinance 01-18 was set to increase the compensation of both the next elected mayor and council members,…

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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…