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High school addition exterior nearing completion, inside to come in summer

By Dave Taylor As bricks were being installed on the addition to Hancock County High School this week the project looked like it was nearing completion, but looks can be deceiving, as most of the work inside won’t begin until school lets out at the end of May. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the…

Trailer allows local firefighters to watch flashover up close

By Dave Taylor While Saturday’s temperatures were a little on the cool side, many of the county’s volunteer firefighters were feeling the heat during flashover recognition training that afternoon. Firefighters from several departments, including Hawesville and Lewisport, entered a multi-level burning trailer in the middle school parking lot while a fire raged on one end,…

Wild chase winds through Hancock before ending in watery crash

By Dave Taylor A man whose tires had been punctured after evading police in Breckinridge County led police on a wild chase through Hancock County before crashing in floodwaters in Daviess County Thursday night. Jonathan Ryan McDaniel, 33, of Terre Haute, Ind., was pulled from floodwaters after overturning his pickup at the intersection of Highway…

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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…