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Photo from Marshall County travels 150 miles in storms

Several items from the west Kentucky tornadoes of Dec. 10 were found on a farm in Hancock County on Kentucky Highway 2181, about three miles south of Hawesville. Among the items were two photographs, a Monopoly game card, and graphing paper from a math class. The items were found in a hayfield on the farm…

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Commonwealth approved for $1.5 million for expansion project

  Commonwealth Rolled Products has been approved for $1.5 million in state support from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for a proposed $167.25-million expansion project at the Lewisport facility. Commonwealth’s application to the Authority said the company will spend $1.25 million on improvements to facilities and $166 million on new equipment. The project is…

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Contractor preparing Coleman Station for implosion

  Work is continuing at the Big Rivers Kenneth C. Coleman Station to prepare the idled power for implosion. Crews have been at the site since March doing remediation and salvage work, including removing asbestos, according to Jon Davies of Complete Demolition Services of Louisville. The plant was idled in 2014 following the loss of…

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Airport awarded Infrastructure Act funding

  The Federal Aviation Administration will disperse $40 million annually for the next five years to 51 Kentucky airports. Senator Mitch McConnell announced the funding Thursday. Hancock County Airport-Ron Lewis Field will receive $110,000 each year. The funding is available through the Airport Infrastructure Grants program, which was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs…

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Comeback bid falls short against OHS

The varsity Lady Hornets charged from behind in the fourth quarter only to fall to Owensboro High School by a final score of 60-55 Tuesday at HCHS. “We were down by 16 at the half, but we played much better overall in the second,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said. “Owensboro did a good job responding…

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Panthers pull out win in overtime

The Hornets took one on the chin when they lost in overtime at Daviess County High School Tuesday. The Panthers won 64-58. “We got off to a slow start. We had some opportunities to really put up some points in the first half, but we just couldn’t make shots,” HCHS coach Mike Orr said. “They…

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Quad-state tornado outbreak leaves scar of destruction

  As the victims and communities affected by the Dec. 10-11 “Quad-State Tornado” begin to pick up the pieces of their lives and push forward with recovery, the stories of loss, survival and compassion will forever be etched into the minds of those impacted. In the late-night hours of Friday, and extending into the early…

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‘She was standing just behind the door, looking right into my eyes.’

  BREMEN – Lee Hill had been watching weather reports throughout the evening Friday at his home on Kentucky 175 South, about three miles west of Bremen in Muhlenberg County. After watching reports from regional meteorologists and receiving multiple tornado warnings, Lee made several attempts to get his 83-year-old mother, Martha, to move with him…

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When the story hits right at home …

  There is an unwritten rule in journalism: never become part of the story. Most days, we news types are pretty good at avoiding the pitfalls of being involved on a personal level with the issues and events we report on. Other times, it simply becomes impossible to avoid it. Before the events of Friday…

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