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Cameras keeping eyes on, identifying bad guys in county

By Dave Taylor The proliferation of security cameras in the county has led to the quick resolution of two crimes in recent weeks, sending a chilling message to bad guys: someone might be watching you. Just this past Sunday a string of overnight vehicle break-ins went from mysterious to obvious after it turned out that…

Schools adding social worker, playground fencing for next year

By Dave Taylor In response to feedback from the county, the Hancock County School Board is implementing four safety initiatives for next school year, including not only adding an armed deputy but also a licensed social worker. The board had previously announced its intention to coordinate with the county fiscal court to hire an additional…

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…

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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…