Clerk: iPads sped up voting; only problem was unregistered voters

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By Dave Taylor Ipad check-ins that were tested during Tuesday’s election passed muster, and voters can expect to see more of it next election, according to county clerk Trina Ogle. Two precincts used the computerized check-ins, where voters had the option to simply scan the back of their license to check in, rather than being…

GN credits employees, community for growth

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By Dave Taylor When Gary Nugent, Jr. was just a teenager, he began doing dirt work after school with his father’s equipment to earn some money. Through hard work he grew that side business into a successful company, GN Excavating & Trucking, and he ran everything himself. Now at age 29, after buying out his…

Johnny Roberts wins judge/exec seat; Newton rejoins court

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By Dave Taylor The record-breaking, longest running judge/executive tenure in Hancock County’s history is coming to an end after voters chose magistrate Johnny “Chic” Roberts to replace five-term incumbent Jack McCaslin Tuesday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

LIHEAP funds available now for heating assistance

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By Dave Taylor As cold weather looms, so do the bills associated with staying warm, but there’s help for county residents through a program designed to ensure that low-income households don’t lose heat this winter. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began Monday, and offers emergency funds for people who are either struggling…

Voters choose new senator, magistrates

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By Dave Taylor Tuesday’s election shook up more than just the judge/executive’s seat in Hancock County, but it also will mean new leadership in several city, county and state offices, while some incumbents held onto their seats by narrow margins.  Turnout Tuesday might have seemed high, but it was actually lower than other recent elections,…

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Clerk: iPads sped up voting; only problem was unregistered voters

By Dave Taylor Ipad check-ins that were tested during Tuesday’s election passed muster, and voters can expect to see more of it next election, according to county clerk Trina Ogle. Two precincts used the computerized check-ins, where voters had the option to simply scan the back of their license to check in, rather than being…

GN credits employees, community for growth

By Dave Taylor When Gary Nugent, Jr. was just a teenager, he began doing dirt work after school with his father’s equipment to earn some money. Through hard work he grew that side business into a successful company, GN Excavating & Trucking, and he ran everything himself. Now at age 29, after buying out his…

Johnny Roberts wins judge/exec seat; Newton rejoins court

By Dave Taylor The record-breaking, longest running judge/executive tenure in Hancock County’s history is coming to an end after voters chose magistrate Johnny “Chic” Roberts to replace five-term incumbent Jack McCaslin Tuesday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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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…