Newton moves to remote Nome Alaska for mission work

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By Dave Taylor Hannah Newton is about to move from rural to remote. The 22-year-old Hawesville native is moving to Nome, Alaska to serve two years as a missionary there, in a town so remote that highways don’t even reach it.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

County earns grant for Jeffrey’s Cliff project; noted area east of Hawesville will be future park

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By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s Jeffrey’s Cliff project took a big step forward last Monday when the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board (KHLCFB) awarded $38,000 to the fiscal court to begin the process of buying part of the land at the site from its own nonprofit, a move that will mean more money for…

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visits Hawesville for ceremonial restart of Century potline

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By Dave Taylor U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visited Hawesville Wednesday afternoon, touring Southwire and attending a ceremonial restart of a once idled potline at Century Aluminum, the company at the center of the debate over the government rescue of the American aluminum industry.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Tanker turnover shuts road six hours Monday

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By Dave Taylor An accident involving an overturned tanker truck left a Lewisport road closed for six hours Monday. State Route 657, about 1.5 miles south of Lewisport was closed after a tanker truck hauling diesel fuel ran off the road and flipped on its top, trapping the driver inside.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

Kenergy ideal internet provider? They say no

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By Dave Taylor After representatives from KentuckyWired explained that companies could use power poles to carry high-speed internet from the state’s fiber optic line directly to customers’ homes, some looked to the owner of those poles, Kenergy Corp., as an ideal solution to provide internet to every home in the county. Kenergy, however, has shot…

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Newton moves to remote Nome Alaska for mission work

By Dave Taylor Hannah Newton is about to move from rural to remote. The 22-year-old Hawesville native is moving to Nome, Alaska to serve two years as a missionary there, in a town so remote that highways don’t even reach it.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

County earns grant for Jeffrey’s Cliff project; noted area east of Hawesville will be future park

By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s Jeffrey’s Cliff project took a big step forward last Monday when the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board (KHLCFB) awarded $38,000 to the fiscal court to begin the process of buying part of the land at the site from its own nonprofit, a move that will mean more money for…

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visits Hawesville for ceremonial restart of Century potline

By Dave Taylor U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visited Hawesville Wednesday afternoon, touring Southwire and attending a ceremonial restart of a once idled potline at Century Aluminum, the company at the center of the debate over the government rescue of the American aluminum industry.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Joyce (Fuchs) Stephens

Joyce (Fuchs) Stephens, 87, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Heartford House under  the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born December 28, 1930 in Hancock County to the late Mary Lee Stevens Fuchs  and William H. Fuchs. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death  by her…

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…