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Schamore: county must get creative to attract broadband

By Dave Taylor Democrat Representative Dean Schamore says that discussions during the monthly Hancock County Industrial Foundation meeting Tuesday reinforced the hope that the county could have high-speed internet someday. Schamore visited the Hancock Clarion after listening to a presentation by Hilda Gay Legg, from the United States Department of Agriculture, where she said rural…

After rare, near-fatal illness, Amish couple following traditions to overcome medical debt

By Dave Taylor A local Amish family is relieved to finally have their young daughter back home after a nearly fatal sickness left her hospitalized and unable to walk last month. But while the family returned intact, they also returned with staggering medical bills and no insurance or government assistance, both of which are against…

Generator spark burns garage during power outage

By Dave Taylor The fiery destruction of a garage Thursday has been directly attributed to power outages that affected Hancock County after an ice storm last week. A garage behind the home of Danny and Marsha House in the 200 block of Adair Road was a total loss after officials say efforts to start a…

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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.…