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Mother, therapist, urge parents to watch for signs of autism

By Dave Taylor April is National Autism Awareness Month, spotlighting a disorder that until somewhat recently was little known, but while the number of diagnoses are growing, some parents miss or even ignore warning signs in their own children. When Krystal Sharp and her husband Shelby had their first child, Zaden, four years ago, they…

Farm museum gets boost from new leadership

By Dave Taylor More than 20 years after a million dollar renovation, the Hancock County Farm Museum is seeing new life after a change in leadership and a renewed excitement toward making the historic building a tourist draw to downtown Lewisport. The museum, located on Fourth Street in a building dating back to the 1800s,…

Helicopter rides coming to airport open house

By Dave Taylor A new attraction at the upcoming Hancock County Airport Open House will take riders on a trip that no plane can match.  KC Helicopters, of Owensboro, will be offering rides in its two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter on Saturday, May 19, where the view from the passenger seat will be unencumbered by things…

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Area Obituaries

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver, 73, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2017.  Allie Dean was born on March 3, 1944 in Owensboro to the late William Holmes and Alice Holland Hawley.  She was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, she was a  retired rural mail carrier and a…

James (Jim) Edward Bittel

James (Jim) Edward Bittel, 82, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday November 30, 2017 at his home under the care of Hospice with family at his side.  He was born in Daviess County on March 4, 1935 to the late Edward J. and Ada Belle Atherton Bittel.  Jim is…

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason, age 77, beloved mother, wife and friend, passed from this world on November 21, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. She was born on June 12, 1940, in Huntingburg, Indiana to Garneta Helmerich (and Charles Helmerich) and Charles Waters (and Thelma).  She attended Huntingburg High School (Class of 1958); was a…