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Schools get ever-changing state test results

By Dave Taylor Much of a presentation of the results of state-mandated test results during Thursday’s Hancock County School Board meeting was spent explaining how those tests change so often that they’re all but unusable. Assistant Superintendent Gina Biever detailed the findings of the most recent scores on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress…

Clerk: iPads sped up voting; only problem was unregistered voters

By Dave Taylor Ipad check-ins that were tested during Tuesday’s election passed muster, and voters can expect to see more of it next election, according to county clerk Trina Ogle. Two precincts used the computerized check-ins, where voters had the option to simply scan the back of their license to check in, rather than being…

GN credits employees, community for growth

By Dave Taylor When Gary Nugent, Jr. was just a teenager, he began doing dirt work after school with his father’s equipment to earn some money. Through hard work he grew that side business into a successful company, GN Excavating & Trucking, and he ran everything himself. Now at age 29, after buying out his…

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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…