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Teachers share success stories of all-day preschool

By Dave Taylor What started as a bit of an experiment has paid big dividends immediately and laid the groundwork for big change in the schools, according to four preschool teachers who sang the praises of Hancock County’s all-day preschool at the school board meeting Thursday. Beginning this school year the district expanded its preschool…

Three HCHS juniors graduating Friday

By Dave Taylor As students line up this Friday for the graduation ceremony at Hancock County High School, three students might seem a tad younger. They’re graduating a year early under a fairly new program that allows students to earn their diplomas at the end of what would have been their junior year. McKenzie Bombard,…

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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.…