American Idol finalist Thomas Stringfellow performs at Hawesville Baptist

Thomas Stringfellow, who placed 14th in the 2016 season of American Idol, performed last Sunday night at Hawesville Baptist Church. Stringfellow, a native of Arkansas, had been in Hancock County helping lead worship at Shift at Camp Schafer over the weekend. Photo by Dave Taylor

Hawesville adding $21 monthly fee for some water users

By Dave Taylor Hawesville water customers who will be receiving new water lines will also be hit with a $21 monthly fee, according to a new ordinance introduced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

County to issue $200 million bonds for WhiteRock project

By Dave Taylor The Hancock County Fiscal Court took the first steps in approving up to $200 million in revenue bonds for WhiteRock Pigments Monday as incentive for the company to locate in the county. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Aleris deal dead

Aleris’ proposed $2.3 billion merger with Zhongwang USA LLC has been terminated by mutual agreement after letting the final deadline pass without extension. The deal was first announced in August 2016 and failed to get CFIUS approval. See next Thursday’s Hancock Clarion for the full story. keywords: Lewisport, Hawesville, aluminum

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Aleris deal dead; Lewisport expansion ribbon cutting Thursday

By Dave Taylor After 15 months of trying to overcome pushback from U.S. legislators, Aleris and Zhongwang USA, LLC announced Monday morning that they were letting a final deadline extension expire and letting their proposed $2.3 billion merger agreement die. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story.

Parents indicted for child endangerment

By Dave Taylor The parents of a 2-year-old child who allegedly overdosed on methamphetamine in September have been indicted by a Hancock County grand jury. Sarah Olivia Webb, 35, and David A. Rearden, 36, were each indicted on charges of first-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years or younger and first degree wanton endangerment.…

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American Idol finalist Thomas Stringfellow performs at Hawesville Baptist

Thomas Stringfellow, who placed 14th in the 2016 season of American Idol, performed last Sunday night at Hawesville Baptist Church. Stringfellow, a native of Arkansas, had been in Hancock County helping lead worship at Shift at Camp Schafer over the weekend. Photo by Dave Taylor

Area Obituaries

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…

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…