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Century moving ‘full speed ahead’ on restart

By Dave Taylor Century Aluminum is moving “full speed ahead” on the process of spending $100 million to restart and upgrade the three idled potlines at its Hawesville smelter and hire 300 workers, despite concerns over several countries receiving exemptions to aluminum and steel tariffs that were recently put in place to save the respective…

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…

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John “Red” G. McClellan

John “Red” G. McClellan, 79 of Cloverport passed away November 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 13, 1938 in Breckinridge County at home to the late James B. & Mary Ann McGovern McClellan. Red, as he affectionally liked to be called retired from Dal-Tile plant after many years of…

Robert M. “Bob” Payne

Robert M. “Bob” Payne, 67, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  He was born on July 18, 1950 in Daviess County, the son of Joseph Arthur and Mary Delphine Wathen Payne.  Bob was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, worked at Domtar for 47 years…

Glen Clark House

Glen Clark House,  89,of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away November 2, 2017. She was born on November 21, 1927 in Christian County, Kentucky to the late William Albert and Nora Lillian Clark.  She was a graduate of Sinking Fork High School.  She was co-owner of Russell House Insurance.   She was an avid U.K. basketball fan and a member of the…