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Hancock actors star in Shrek this weekend

By Dave Taylor Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s current production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. is heavy on the Hancock County, with two of the main actors both hailing from the county. Isaac Adkins, 15, is playing Donkey, and Brooklyn Porter, 10, is playing Young Fiona, in the summer time production that runs through this weekend.…

Swihart resigns as South principal

By Dave Taylor South Hancock Elementary School’s principal announced his resignation last week in a message posted on Facebook. Michael Swihart, who’s been principal at the school since 2013 when he took over for the retiring Barbara Spindel, said that his wife’s schedule and God’s calling led him to leave the school on June 12.…

School cop wins praise from district, students

By Dave Taylor When Hancock County Public Schools announced the hiring of a sheriff’s deputy to walk the halls for this past school year, some decried it as an overreaction to school shootings elsewhere and questioned whether the schools would be more like prisons with an armed guard. Now one year later, the district says…

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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…