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Neal trial delayed again; case now 6 years old

By Dave Taylor Another trial date has come and gone for Scott Neal, the former Hancock County High School English teacher and cross country coach, who was indicted in 2012 on multiple counts of possession of child porn. Neal’s arrest made headlines in the region in November 2012, and cost him his 15-year career in…

Former HCHS track standout charged with murdering infant son

By Dave Taylor In May 2014, Austin Haaff was the star of the Hancock County High School track team, leading the boys to the Region 2A championship as the meet’s top scorer. Now just four years later, he’s facing life in prison after police say he murdered his infant son.  Haaff, 22, was charged with…

Cooper charged with juvenile sex abuse

By Dave Taylor A 41-year-old man is in jail after being charged with the sexual abuse of a young juvenile in Hawesville earlier this year. Michael Dewayne Cooper, whose address has been listed as both Fordsville and Hawesville, was arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Monday to answer state charges that he sexually abused…

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Area Obituaries

David Neil Husk

David Neil Husk, 60, of Lewisport went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 23, 2017 at his home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, with his loved ones by his side.  David was born on March 17, 1957 to William Edward and Grace Moore Husk in Owensboro, KY.  David attended…

Lester Louis Veach

Lester Louis Veach, 85, of Lewisport, passed away on November 22, 2017 in Henderson, KY.  He was born in Breckenridge County, KY on October 14, 1932.  Mr. Veach was a lifelong farmer except for a short time he spent working in the oil fields.  He worked on farms in Breckenridge, Hancock, Daviess and Mclean Counties. …

Mary Douglas Spencer

Mary Douglas Spencer, 86 of Indianapolis, IN passed away November 22, 2017.  She was the Owner/ Operator of the Walk In Beauty Salon for 15 years. She is survived by her children, Karen N. Sego, Ronald L. (Barbara) and Bruce Spencer, grandchildren, Keith(Deven), Neil (Nicole), Scott (Stephanie), Andy (Holly), Brad(Lina), Debby, 14 great grandchildren, sister, Clara…