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Neighbors new head of program to train, place special needs clients in careers

By Dave Taylor Blaire Neighbors has her dream job. She’s getting to pursue her passion of helping those with special needs while at the same time disproving the stereotypes associated with the group.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Johnson recalls colored school, segregated county; Linns seek school history

By Dave Taylor The former Lewisport Colored School still stands on Market Street on the west end of town, largely forgotten by history but not forgotten by a former student who lives next door or by the couple who currently calls it home. The grey building at 990 Market Street stands out from the other…

Fiber optic internet now at Hawesville library

By Dave Taylor Of the many things people can say about internet in Hancock County, phrases like “that’s so fast” or “it downloaded already?” or “I pay for fiber optic” would be among the least expected, but it turns out that all taxpayers are funding fiber optic internet at the public library, and it’s available…

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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…