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NWS says warnings aren’t delayed but sirens are overused

By Dave Taylor After complaints that severe weather warnings are being received too late in Hancock County, a representative from the National Weather Service in Louisville held a presentation for city and county officials last Friday to explain the process of alerts and to find out whether they’re being delayed. Joe Sullivan, the warning coordinator…

Semi wreck shuts KY 69 for hours Tuesday

By Dave Taylor An overturned semi led to the closure of state Route 69 Tuesday, detouring vehicles for approximately nine hours while crews cleaned spilled wood chips and a broken power pole was replaced. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Library re-votes, lowers tax rate

By Dave Taylor After getting negative public feedback on a proposed property tax increase, the Hancock County Library Board held a special meeting last Wednesday to change their minds.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Area Obituaries

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…

Jonathan D. Salcedo

Jonathan D. Salcedo, 32, of Hawesville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 19th, 2018.  He will be greatly missed.  Jonathan attended Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship and was a self-employed heating and air technician. Survivors include his 2 children, daughter Haylee Salcedo, age 13 and son, Traceson Salcedo, age 10; his mother, Stephanie…

Martha May Shasteen

Martha May Shasteen, 90, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday January 27, 2018 at Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie.  She was born on September 26, 1927 in Columbus, OH to the late Gilbert and Viola Brown Mossbarger.  Martha was a member of Union Baptist Church and was a…