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If nickel tax passes, what happens to current middle school?

By Dave Taylor With the Hancock County School Board hoping to use the proposed nickel tax to build a new middle school, it begs the question of what will happen to the current middle school, which is situated between the high school and the location for the new building. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

Planning and zoning produces financials before Sept 9 meeting with county, cities

By Dave Taylor After public questions about how the Hancock County Urban Planning Commission is supposed to be funded and where its money is spent, representatives from the commission came to the Hancock Clarion office to provide answers. Board chairman Tim Cecil and vice-chairman Tommy Hunt came to Hawesville Monday afternoon armed with the commission’s…

Public gives feedback at nickel tax public hearing

By Dave Taylor The public was given a chance to give feedback Thursday on the school board’s proposed plan to implement a nickel tax increase in order to build a new middle school, which if approved on August 22 will be on this year’s tax bills unless citizens gather enough signatures to recall it or…

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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…