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Generator spark burns garage during power outage

By Dave Taylor The fiery destruction of a garage Thursday has been directly attributed to power outages that affected Hancock County after an ice storm last week. A garage behind the home of Danny and Marsha House in the 200 block of Adair Road was a total loss after officials say efforts to start a…

Old man winter visited Hancock County last week, and dumped some snow and ice on the area. The resulting coating of snow and ice created many breathtaking vistas throughout the county, such as this ice coated branch pictured against the bright blue sky. The coating of ice on trees and power lines caused scattered power outages…

Hilldale pastor’s Mexican heritage, hardships have changed views on ministry, immigrants

By Dave Taylor Hilldale United Methodist Church’s new pastor has lived a life that helps her relate to those she’s seeking to reach, but it also gives her a unique perspective on the immigration debate currently raging in the country. Claudia Nava-Galloway came to Hilldale six months ago, the most recent stop on a wild…

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Area Obituaries

April Potts

April Potts, 43, of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 2, 1974 to the late Terry W. and Nancy Esenwein Potts.  She was a phlebotomist. Survivors include a daughter, Taylor Seaton; a grandson, Uriah Seaton; 2 brothers, Shawn Potts and…

James Edward Harpe

James Edward Harpe, 86 of Cloverport passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 29, 1931 in Addison, KY to the late Estil and Dora Dowell Harpe.  During his life he worked several different manufacturing plants and after several years he retired from Domtar Paper Mill.  He…

Nancy S. Meserve

Nancy S. Meserve, 79, of Hawesville, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Hancock County on April 21, 1938 to the late John E. and Tula Hatfield Sinclair.  Nancy was a member of Hawesville United Methodist Church and was retired from General Electric.  She enjoyed spending…