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Century fully restarted, surpassing expectations

By Dave Taylor During Century Aluminum’s first quarter earnings call last week, company CEO Mike Bless praised the progress at the Hawesville mill, which he said is on schedule, on budget, and performing beyond expectations. “We’re really pleased to report that the last of the three curtailed potlines at Hawesville is now fully online. That…

Website posts 1,000 county aerials from 1980

By Dave Taylor A website devoted to preserving historical aerial photos from across the country has posted nearly 1,000 aerials of Hancock County dating from 1980, which are viewable to the public. Of the more than 16 million photos being digitized and posted by Vintage Aerial on their website vintageaerial.com, are about 972 photos showing…

White invents heart pressure relief valve

By Dave Taylor After a long career as an electrical engineer, Larry White is eschewing electricity for an invention that he hopes can revolutionize the treatment for high blood pressure. White, who has spent the last several years of his retirement as a tinkerer and an idea gatherer, is moving forward on an invention that…

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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…