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Newton denies wrongdoing in baby body move

By Dave Taylor The story of a divorced couple fighting over the exhumation of their long-dead infant’s body made headlines starting late last week, when sensationalized and vague TV news stories left the public clamoring for details of a possible grave robbery or a clandestine plan to sneak off with an infant’s corpse against the…

Schamore proposes gov’t land leases for internet infrastructure

By Dave Taylor As the Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2019 regular session, Democrat Representative Dean Schamore has proposed resolutions that could pave the way for improved access for companies operating in rural areas to install communications equipment. In resolutions proposed for both the state and federal government, Schamore asks that government agencies consider leasing…

Riverview Fred and his failed attempt

By Dave Taylor It was a good idea. He just had to go to the Riverview, walk in, and get food. He’d seen it a hundred times: people walking in hungry and leaving full. It looked so easy. His friends and family warned him that it was a fool’s errand, but Fred the Chicken was…

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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…