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Behind the scenes: Dispatchers unseen but vital

By Dave Taylor April 8th through 14th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, celebrating the people who are normally out of sight and out of mind until something goes terribly wrong. In Hancock County, 10 dispatchers take shifts at the county’s dispatch center in Hawesville, working 24 hours a day in solitude and near complete…

No place like home – Hunts build skate park in basement

By Dave Taylor When Blake Hunt gets an idea, watch out. Hunt, who lives in Lewisport with his wife Ami and their two sons, Aiden and Deegan, had a little idea for the basement of the family’s new home on KY661, but it has spiraled into an all-out skate park and kid paradise. See this…

Hawesville to raise pay for mayor, keep council same

By Dave Taylor How much are the Hawesville mayor and council worth? That was the question debated at Tuesday night’s city council meeting, when the council introduced an ordinance to set the salaries of the next elected officials. Ordinance 01-18 was set to increase the compensation of both the next elected mayor and council members,…

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Area Obituaries

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…

Mary H. Robertson

Mary H. Robertson, 95, of Owensboro, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, February 2, 2018, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Daviess County on July 16, 1922, the youngest of four siblings. Mary graduated from Owensboro High School in 1940 and was a member of the First Christian Church of Owensboro. …