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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…

Ga. judge rules baby body must be returned

By Dave Taylor The fate of the exhumed body of an infant that became the center of a public fight between two parents after being brought to Hancock County for burial has been decided: the boy must be returned to Georgia and re-buried. A judge in Charleton County, Georgia ruled last Wednesday that the body…

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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…