Salmon fishing in Michigan

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By Dave Taylor Two Hancock County men returned Sunday from a weekend fishing trip to Michigan, but unlike the tranquil fishing they’re used to, this was a battle and a workout. Mike Garvin and Dr. Walt Allen ventured to Walhalla, Michigan for an annual trip to fish for salmon during the seasonal salmon run, and…

NWS says warnings aren’t delayed but sirens are overused

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By Dave Taylor After complaints that severe weather warnings are being received too late in Hancock County, a representative from the National Weather Service in Louisville held a presentation for city and county officials last Friday to explain the process of alerts and to find out whether they’re being delayed. Joe Sullivan, the warning coordinator…

Semi wreck shuts KY 69 for hours Tuesday

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By Dave Taylor An overturned semi led to the closure of state Route 69 Tuesday, detouring vehicles for approximately nine hours while crews cleaned spilled wood chips and a broken power pole was replaced. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Brand new police cruiser possibly totaled in crash Tuesday

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By Dave Taylor The brand new police cruiser just put into service by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is possibly totaled after a Tuesday afternoon crash between a uniformed security guard and a sheriff’s deputy. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

High school threat Wednesday was ‘misinterpreted’

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By Dave Taylor Hancock County High School students and parents got a scare Wednesday morning, when the school issued an alert that it was looking into a possible threat against the school.  School superintendent Kyle Estes sent out an automated call to parents at a little before 8 a.m. informing them of the situation. See…

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Salmon fishing in Michigan

By Dave Taylor Two Hancock County men returned Sunday from a weekend fishing trip to Michigan, but unlike the tranquil fishing they’re used to, this was a battle and a workout. Mike Garvin and Dr. Walt Allen ventured to Walhalla, Michigan for an annual trip to fish for salmon during the seasonal salmon run, and…

NWS says warnings aren’t delayed but sirens are overused

By Dave Taylor After complaints that severe weather warnings are being received too late in Hancock County, a representative from the National Weather Service in Louisville held a presentation for city and county officials last Friday to explain the process of alerts and to find out whether they’re being delayed. Joe Sullivan, the warning coordinator…

Semi wreck shuts KY 69 for hours Tuesday

By Dave Taylor An overturned semi led to the closure of state Route 69 Tuesday, detouring vehicles for approximately nine hours while crews cleaned spilled wood chips and a broken power pole was replaced. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Area Obituaries

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…