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What I learned from dying: Everybody needs a…

By Dave Taylor Something happened Sunday that made me feel so loved I just had to write about it. It involved, of course, my wife Jamie. As a part of my illness I spit up into a red SOLO cup that I always have on me and my wife has made it plain that she…

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Get to Know You: Barbara Wheatley

By Jennifer Wimmer Barbara Wheatley moved to Hawesville with her family when she was in elementary school. Her parents, Billy & Conye Bryant, and she and her brothers, were living in Owensboro. Barbara and her brothers would visit their grandparents in Hawesville every weekend – her mother’s parents, Lonnie & Mattie Corley, and her father’s…

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What I learned from dying: The last day

By Dave Taylor As my wife and I drove home from a grocery pickup the other day she was commenting on how thankful she was that I was driving her and she said something profound: one of these days will be the last day I get out of bed. That’s true. Somehow I had never…

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Papa T’s Auto Parts: A continuing family legacy

By C. Josh Givens Dave Thompson Jr., got his start in the auto service industry in 1986 with his father, David Sr., when the elder opened an auto service center in Cannelton. “I was working at Commonwealth Aluminum, helping him out before and after work, on weekends,” Thompson said. “I had to make a decision,…

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Board continues prep for 2022 Hancock County Fair

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock County Fair Board continues to finalize plans for the 2022 Hancock County Fair, which is set for Aug. 3-6. Newly-elected Board President Greg Wettstain and Vice President Scott Basham said Tuesday the Board is striving to keep the fair “traditional” in the memories of fairgoers, while bringing new attractions…

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Job seekers have several opportunities coming up

By C. Josh Givens In light of the June announcement by Century Aluminum that the company will lay off 628 employees throughout July and August in advance of a 9-to-12-month curtailment of production, there have been several recent hiring events in Hancock County and the surrounding area. The Clarion learned this week Century has begun…

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Sheriff investigates three-vehicle collision

Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth investigated a three-vehicle collision around 7:11 p.m., July 10, on the Century Aluminum access road just outside of Hawesville. According to the report, Curtis Fox, 37, of Owensboro, was operating a 2012 Ford F150 eastbound, slowing as he approached a stop sign. Fox was trailed by Matthew Thruman, 22, of…

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Get to Know You: Sabrina Wheatley

By Jennifer Wimmer Sabrina Wheatley was raised in Hawesville, and is the daughter of Joseph & Tina Wheatley. Her two siblings are Brandon and Dylan Wheatley. She is a 2016 graduate from Hancock County High School, and played tenor saxophone in jazz band, and clarinet in marching and concert band. She was in the Beta Club,…

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What I learned from dying: Joys all around

By Dave Taylor  I’m blessed. I’m blessed far beyond anything I could ever imagine or deserve. These were my thoughts as I drove home from Louisville Monday after dropping off some parts to the guy who’s working on my 54 Beetle. I’d just come from seeing the progress he’d made on welding up my rusty…

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Jarboes take Clarion along for a dive in Florida

Nick & Madison Jarboe, of Lewisport, flew to Destin, Florida on Thursday, June 30. They left that evening after work, and Madison’s parents, Michelle & Tom Magan, had driven there the day before, and picked them up at the airport when they arrived. As you can see in the photo, Madison & Nick are holding…

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