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Two petitions gathering signatures for wet/dry votes in Hawesville, county

By Dave Taylor Two petitions are circulating in Hancock County to gather signatures for what promises to be a contentious debate: should the county and/or the city of Hawesville go wet? George Banks filed papers last week signaling his intent to circulate a petition to gather signatures to allow voters to decide in the next…

Details emerge on new Lewisport library branch design, offerings

By Dave Taylor The design and layout for the new Lewisport branch of the Hancock County Public Library is mostly complete for possible construction in June, and the 8,500 square foot building will offer new services but also pay homage to the former Lewisport Elementary School that was razed to make way for the new…

Lewisport residents help police find motorcycle rider who got away during high-speed chase

By Dave Taylor A Philpot man on a motorcycle led a Kentucky State Police trooper on a high-speed chase through Lewisport last Thursday night, drawing attention from residents who came outside to watch, and who helped police find the man after he got away. Randall Logan Hamilton, 20, was clocked at 114mph during the pursuit…

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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…