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Second teacher ‘sick out’ gets mixed reaction

By Dave Taylor Hancock County schools were closed again Friday after a second “sick out” in a month, as teachers from across the state called in sick to rally in Frankfort for more education spending, just weeks after holding a similar protest over changes in retirements for future teachers. The protests were a byproduct of…

Is new China tariff aimed at Hancock County?

By Dave Taylor Is Hancock County being targeted by China? There is legitimate reason for speculation about whether China is deliberately targeting the county after the country announced a 179 percent tariff on U.S. sorghum Tuesday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

New sales tax will hit Vastwood, country club

By Dave Taylor In an effort to raise more revenue for state coffers, legislators have voted to add sales tax on certain services, which will not just impact local businesses but will affect things like camping at Vastwood Park and golfing at Windward Heights Country Club. House Bill 366 adds sales tax to 17 new…

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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…

Steven Dale “Steve” Wilcox

Steven Dale “Steve” Wilcox, 63, of Hawesville, passed away on March 4, 2018 in Breckinridge County.  He was born on November 29, 1954 in Barberton, OH to BJ and Mary H. Henry Wilcox.  Steve was owner/operator of his own truck and was a member of Hawesville Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by…