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No place like home – Hunts build skate park in basement

By Dave Taylor When Blake Hunt gets an idea, watch out. Hunt, who lives in Lewisport with his wife Ami and their two sons, Aiden and Deegan, had a little idea for the basement of the family’s new home on KY661, but it has spiraled into an all-out skate park and kid paradise. See this…

Hawesville to raise pay for mayor, keep council same

By Dave Taylor How much are the Hawesville mayor and council worth? That was the question debated at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, when the council introduced an ordinance to set the salaries of the next elected officials. Ordinance 01-18 was set to increase the compensation of both the next elected mayor and council members,…

Century tax incentive could hurt Hancock County

By Dave Taylor While the state basked in the warm glow of last week’s announcement that Century Aluminum would spend $116.5 million and hire 250 workers at its Hawesville smelter, the tax incentives required to make it happen might just leave Hancock County in the cold.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Area Obituaries

Robert J. “Bob” Conen

Robert J. “Bob” Conen, 90, passed away October 29, 2017 at Oakwood Health Campus. He was born in Tell City, Indiana on January 11, 1927 to the late Otto and Bertha (Berg) Conen. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Berniece Brown. Bob was a graduate of Troy High School and a veteran of…

Jeff “Bruno” Gorman

Jeff “Bruno” Gorman, 56, of Lewisport, passed away on October 31, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Jeff was born on April 2, 1961 in Owensboro, KY to J.W. and Aretha Ammons Gorman.  Jeff was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, was employed by Domtar where he has worked for 36 years, and was a…