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Johnny Roberts wins judge/exec seat; Newton rejoins court

By Dave Taylor The record-breaking, longest running judge/executive tenure in Hancock County’s history is coming to an end after voters chose magistrate Johnny “Chic” Roberts to replace five-term incumbent Jack McCaslin Tuesday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

LIHEAP funds available now for heating assistance

By Dave Taylor As cold weather looms, so do the bills associated with staying warm, but there’s help for county residents through a program designed to ensure that low-income households don’t lose heat this winter. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began Monday, and offers emergency funds for people who are either struggling…

Voters choose new senator, magistrates

By Dave Taylor Tuesday’s election shook up more than just the judge/executive’s seat in Hancock County, but it also will mean new leadership in several city, county and state offices, while some incumbents held onto their seats by narrow margins.  Turnout Tuesday might have seemed high, but it was actually lower than other recent elections,…

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Area Obituaries

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. …

Albert Masterson

Albert Masterson, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Heartford House.  Albert was born in Skillman, KY on September 22, 1931 to the late William and Gertrude “Gerty” Coon Masterson.  Albert was a farmer.  He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Masterson and a son Frank Masterson. He…

Betty J. (Powers) Vaughn

Betty J. (Powers) Vaughn, 83, passed away January 3, 2018 at the Deaconess Hospice House in Evansville. She was born in Hancock County, Kentucky on September 21, 1934 to the late Junius and Leola “Brownie” (Ray) Powers Betty was united in marriage on October 20, 1951 at Evangelical United Church of Christ to Donald A.…