Waiting for Trump…

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President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday that he’s leaning toward taking steps to save the ailing U.S. aluminum industry, which, according to Century Aluminum executives, would lead to restarting two potlines at the Hawesville smelter and the recalling of some 200 laid off employees. During a White House meeting with a bipartisan group of senators and…

Pence running for long-vacant surveyor seat

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By Dave Taylor The position of Hancock County Surveyor, held for many years by “vacant,” will soon have a person’s name beside it, and the man running unopposed for the seat hopes to re-establish the forgotten post and make it useful for the county’s citizens again. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Police looking for info on nails placed in Hawesville driveways

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By Dave Taylor The Hawesville Police Department is seeking information to help track down who is responsible for placing roofing nails in several driveways early this week. Four different driveways in Hawesville were targeted with the nails either late Sunday or early Monday, and the amount and their placement doesn’t seem to be an accident,…

State cuts could mean county layoffs, eliminating programs

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By Dave Taylor When Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin released his budget proposal last month, it brought potential bad news for several county agencies, including layoffs and cut services. Bevin produced a list of 70 programs that would be cut entirely from the state’s annual budget, with partial cuts to others, leaving the county and the…

Sheriff: ‘My 80 and 90 hour weeks are stopping’

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By Dave Taylor An exhausted looking Sheriff Dale Bozarth delivered a message to the fiscal court Monday morning: he’s tired and he needs more help. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Waiting for Trump…

President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday that he’s leaning toward taking steps to save the ailing U.S. aluminum industry, which, according to Century Aluminum executives, would lead to restarting two potlines at the Hawesville smelter and the recalling of some 200 laid off employees. During a White House meeting with a bipartisan group of senators and…

Pence running for long-vacant surveyor seat

By Dave Taylor The position of Hancock County Surveyor, held for many years by “vacant,” will soon have a person’s name beside it, and the man running unopposed for the seat hopes to re-establish the forgotten post and make it useful for the county’s citizens again. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Police looking for info on nails placed in Hawesville driveways

By Dave Taylor The Hawesville Police Department is seeking information to help track down who is responsible for placing roofing nails in several driveways early this week. Four different driveways in Hawesville were targeted with the nails either late Sunday or early Monday, and the amount and their placement doesn’t seem to be an accident,…

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Martha May Shasteen

Martha May Shasteen, 90, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday January 27, 2018 at Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie.  She was born on September 26, 1927 in Columbus, OH to the late Gilbert and Viola Brown Mossbarger.  Martha was a member of Union Baptist Church and was a…

Mary H. Robertson

Mary H. Robertson, 95, of Owensboro, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, February 2, 2018, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Daviess County on July 16, 1922, the youngest of four siblings. Mary graduated from Owensboro High School in 1940 and was a member of the First Christian Church of Owensboro. …

Albert Masterson

Albert Masterson, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Heartford House.  Albert was born in Skillman, KY on September 22, 1931 to the late William and Gertrude “Gerty” Coon Masterson.  Albert was a farmer.  He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Masterson and a son Frank Masterson. He…