Aleris cuts ribbon on Lewisport auto expansion project

Photo by Dave Taylor Aleris held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning celebrating the opening of its $400 million auto body sheet expansion at its Lewisport plant. Local dignitaries, politicians, employees and Aleris leadership spoke at the event. For full coverage of the ceremony see next week’s Hancock Clarion.

Billy Stephens and Bob Harwell; two Vietnam buddies reunite

By Dave Taylor A local man got a surprise this summer when one of his best friends from his time in the Vietnam War came to Hawesville to pay him a visit. Billy Stephens got a visit from his old Army buddy Bob Harwell, who came in from North Carolina to see Stephens and the…

Todd Duncan award of appreciation

Hawesville city worker Todd Duncan, left, is presented with a plaque of appreciation by mayor Charles King Tuesday night at the city council meeting. Duncan has attained all of the licenses available to him in his duties with the city. Photo by Dave Taylor

Aleris deal dead; Lewisport expansion ribbon cutting Thursday

By Dave Taylor After 15 months of trying to overcome pushback from U.S. legislators, Aleris and Zhongwang USA, LLC announced Monday morning that they were letting a final deadline extension expire and letting their proposed $2.3 billion merger agreement die. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story.

Parents indicted for child endangerment

By Dave Taylor The parents of a 2-year-old child who allegedly overdosed on methamphetamine in September have been indicted by a Hancock County grand jury. Sarah Olivia Webb, 35, and David A. Rearden, 36, were each indicted on charges of first-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years or younger and first degree wanton endangerment.…

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Aleris cuts ribbon on Lewisport auto expansion project

Photo by Dave Taylor Aleris held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning celebrating the opening of its $400 million auto body sheet expansion at its Lewisport plant. Local dignitaries, politicians, employees and Aleris leadership spoke at the event. For full coverage of the ceremony see next week’s Hancock Clarion.

Billy Stephens and Bob Harwell; two Vietnam buddies reunite

By Dave Taylor A local man got a surprise this summer when one of his best friends from his time in the Vietnam War came to Hawesville to pay him a visit. Billy Stephens got a visit from his old Army buddy Bob Harwell, who came in from North Carolina to see Stephens and the…

Todd Duncan award of appreciation

Hawesville city worker Todd Duncan, left, is presented with a plaque of appreciation by mayor Charles King Tuesday night at the city council meeting. Duncan has attained all of the licenses available to him in his duties with the city. Photo by Dave Taylor

Area Obituaries

Monica M. Roberts

Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville.  She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke.  In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962.  Monica moved to the United States in 1968…

Nancy Esenwein Potts

Nancy Esenwein Potts, 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born on November 11, 1950 in Youngstown, OH to the late Augusta and Elizabeth Toto Esenwein.  Nancy was a housewife, a Jehovah Witness and attended Kingdom Hall in Tell City.  She was preceded in death by her…

John “Red” G. McClellan

John “Red” G. McClellan, 79 of Cloverport passed away November 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 13, 1938 in Breckinridge County at home to the late James B. & Mary Ann McGovern McClellan. Red, as he affectionally liked to be called retired from Dal-Tile plant after many years of…

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