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Walter Toler reveals combat experiences during Korean War

By Dave Taylor Walter Toler has lived a long, interesting life, but the 91-year-old almost didn’t make it out of his 20s after getting caught out on his own during the Korean War and having to call in an air strike on his own position. Toler, who grew up in Lewisport on a farm adjoining…

County goes wet, sales could start January 6

By Dave Taylor Hancock County is all wet. Voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in the county by a vote of 2,183 to 1,377, with the “yes” vote winning every single precinct. A wet-dry vote for the city of Hawesville also passed easily, 224 for and 155 against, although the county going wet…

Keown reaches for the stars, finds love, new life in Sweden

By Dave Taylor The 2019 version of Jared Keown is very similar to the 2010 version. He’s fresh out of school, he’s into playing sports, and the people around him speak with funny accents. Now Dr. Keown, with a Ph.D. in astrophysics and living in Sweden, he’s also worlds away from the Hawesville baseball and…

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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…