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Fair sees record crowds

By Dave Taylor Temperate weather, better rides and new personnel combined to equal record crowds at the Hancock County Fair this past weekend, with ticket sales totaling $80,880 with around 9,000 visitors, with 4,434 on Saturday alone. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Hawesville gets to stay on planning and zoning due to missing paperwork

By Dave Taylor The city of Hawesville got a reprieve from being removed from the joint planning and zoning commission Monday night when no one could produce a written agreement requiring the governments of Hawesville, Lewisport and the county fiscal court to pay a set amount, or even any amount at all, to fund the…

Police chase hits 100mph; police seeking driver

By Dave Taylor Police on both sides of the Ohio River are actively looking for a man who led authorities on a high-speed chase that began Wednesday afternoon in Tell City, Ind. and ended when the suspect lost police after hitting 100 mph on rural roads in the southern part of Hancock County and hiding…

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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…