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Newton moves to remote Nome Alaska for mission work

By Dave Taylor Hannah Newton is about to move from rural to remote. The 22-year-old Hawesville native is moving to Nome, Alaska to serve two years as a missionary there, in a town so remote that highways don’t even reach it.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

County earns grant for Jeffrey’s Cliff project; noted area east of Hawesville will be future park

By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s Jeffrey’s Cliff project took a big step forward last Monday when the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board (KHLCFB) awarded $38,000 to the fiscal court to begin the process of buying part of the land at the site from its own nonprofit, a move that will mean more money for…

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visits Hawesville for ceremonial restart of Century potline

By Dave Taylor U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visited Hawesville Wednesday afternoon, touring Southwire and attending a ceremonial restart of a once idled potline at Century Aluminum, the company at the center of the debate over the government rescue of the American aluminum industry.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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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.…