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Airport runway out for bid

By Dave Taylor Bids will be opened next week for the long anticipated runway extension at the Hancock County Airport, marking the beginning of the final stage of the approximately $2.5 million project. After years of delays and red tape, a request for bids was published May 23 for work that will add another 1,000…

High-speed chase ends in Hancock field, suspects still sought

By Dave Taylor A high-speed chase that began on the interstate in Ohio County ended in a Hancock County field Monday night, where the suspects fled on foot and disappeared into the dense nearby woods. The chase, which reached speeds of 90 mph and involved three different police agencies, began at 6:43 p.m. on Interstate…

HCHS graduation 2019 gallery

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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…