Magazine features Chappell’s record deer

By Dave Taylor Growing up in Lewisport, a young Ross Chappell spent each deer season hunting with his dad, Mark, and the elder Chappell often challenged his son to try to beat the big buck he’d shot in 1979. Last year Ross did just that, eclipsing his dad and bringing home the biggest typical bow…

Experimental asphalt laid in Vastwood; uses recycled tires

By Dave Taylor Hancock County is taking part in a state experiment to find out if asphalt made from old tires might be the future of paving. The county received about $78,000 in the form of a Rubber-Modified Asphalt Grant from the state, which has been used to pave half of Vastwood Park with crumb…

Researchers: Bigfoot is here

  By Dave Taylor Bigfoot, if it exists, is in Hancock County. And yes, it exists. At least that’s what Bigfoot researchers told a standing room only crowd at the Hancock County Library last month, where they presented a litany of evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, that they said proves its existence. Charlie Raymond, founder…

Roberts announces run for judge executive

By Dave Taylor Election season is officially underway, and a current magistrate has thrown his hat into the ring hoping to become the next county judge executive. Johnny “Chic” Roberts, 47, announced his intention to file to run for the county’s top seat Wednesday and forego seeking re-election to his seat as District 2 magistrate.…

Pat Gaynor: one of Hancock County’s WWII heroes

By Dave Taylor Steve Gaynor wasn’t born when his dad, Harold C. “Pat” Gaynor went off to war in 1945, but he recognizes the sacrifice his dad made, one that ultimately left him disabled and led to an early death for the well-liked local World War II hero. Pat Gaynor was just 19 years old…

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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

Area Obituaries

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…