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Hancock actors star in Shrek this weekend

By Dave Taylor Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s current production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. is heavy on the Hancock County, with two of the main actors both hailing from the county. Isaac Adkins, 15, is playing Donkey, and Brooklyn Porter, 10, is playing Young Fiona, in the summer time production that runs through this weekend.…

Swihart resigns as South principal

By Dave Taylor South Hancock Elementary School’s principal announced his resignation last week in a message posted on Facebook. Michael Swihart, who’s been principal at the school since 2013 when he took over for the retiring Barbara Spindel, said that his wife’s schedule and God’s calling led him to leave the school on June 12.…

School cop wins praise from district, students

By Dave Taylor When Hancock County Public Schools announced the hiring of a sheriff’s deputy to walk the halls for this past school year, some decried it as an overreaction to school shootings elsewhere and questioned whether the schools would be more like prisons with an armed guard. Now one year later, the district says…

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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.…