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HCHS starting military-style class next year

By Dave Taylor Camouflage might not be uncommon at Hancock County High School, but next year it could be compulsory, when a new military-style class kicks off for freshmen and sophomores, offering an alternative to ROTC programs that often aren’t available at small schools.  Starting in August, students will be able to use an elective…

Southwire giving $1,000 bonuses to all full-time employees

By Dave Taylor Workers at Hawesville’s Southwire plant will be $1,000 richer this week after the company announced it would pay bonuses to all of its full-time employees as a result of federal tax reform. The company is also expanding paid parental leave, among other things.  The bonuses, which will be paid to all employees…

Bridgmon’s wild ride to music stardom

By Dave Taylor On April 5, Steve Bridgmon will find himself in the Grand Ole Opry in a fancy suit, waiting to hear whether his name will be called as the Inspirational Country Music Association Newcomer of the Year, or perhaps as the winner of Song of the Year. Some will remark that he’s really…

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Janice Powers

Janice Powers, 70 of Hawesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec 11, 2017.  She was born in Hawesville on March 26, 1947 to the late James and Jamie Brown Payne.  Janice retired from Hancock County Board of Education after driving a bus for 37 years.  Many children/adults fondly remember her…

Robert David “Bobby” Hawkins

Robert David “Bobby” Hawkins, 72, of Lewisport, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in his home with family.  He was born in Daviess County on October 27, 1945 to the late Layman Sr. and Mary Daisy Hawkins. Bobby was a devoted and loving husband, father, granddaddy, brother, and uncle.  He enjoyed…

Phyllis Gaynor

Phyllis Gaynor, 71, passed away December 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Clinton County, Kentucky on November 23, 1946 to the late Willie Edward Story and Vera Christine (Cowan) Story.  Also preceding her in death was a sister, Sharon Underhill ; and brothers, Donald Wayne Story…