Ga. judge rules baby body must be returned

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By Dave Taylor The fate of the exhumed body of an infant that became the center of a public fight between two parents after being brought to Hancock County for burial has been decided: the boy must be returned to Georgia and re-buried. A judge in Charleton County, Georgia ruled last Wednesday that the body…

Snow days couldn’t stop school meal deliveries

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By Dave Taylor While students in the county were celebrating three straight snow days last week, the district’s weekend backpack program continued uninterrupted, ensuring that children wouldn’t go hungry during the break. The program, which provides backpacks full of food for students in households who might not get sufficient nutrition outside of school settings, is…

Man, two others charged with burglarizing parents’ home

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By Dave Taylor Two Lewisport men and a woman are facing multiple felonies after police say the trio broke into the home of one of their parents and stole guns, cash and other items, trying to make it seem like it was a random break-in. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., 26, his girlfriend, 20-year-old Dallas Hayley…

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Skylar Allen, 3, stands in front of her house on River Street watching as her cousin, 11-year-old Cayden Nicholas pops a wheelie as he rides past. The kids were enjoying warm weather Tuesday before a trip to Tennessee to visit family. 

Man critical after wreck Tuesday

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By Dave Taylor A two-vehicle accident snarled traffic and left a Hawesville man in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 60 and Harrison Street at 3:06 p.m. after a minivan t-boned a full size pickup leaving a man trapped inside the truck. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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Ga. judge rules baby body must be returned

By Dave Taylor The fate of the exhumed body of an infant that became the center of a public fight between two parents after being brought to Hancock County for burial has been decided: the boy must be returned to Georgia and re-buried. A judge in Charleton County, Georgia ruled last Wednesday that the body…

Snow days couldn’t stop school meal deliveries

By Dave Taylor While students in the county were celebrating three straight snow days last week, the district’s weekend backpack program continued uninterrupted, ensuring that children wouldn’t go hungry during the break. The program, which provides backpacks full of food for students in households who might not get sufficient nutrition outside of school settings, is…

Man, two others charged with burglarizing parents’ home

By Dave Taylor Two Lewisport men and a woman are facing multiple felonies after police say the trio broke into the home of one of their parents and stole guns, cash and other items, trying to make it seem like it was a random break-in. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., 26, his girlfriend, 20-year-old Dallas Hayley…

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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…