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If nickel tax passes, what happens to current middle school?

By Dave Taylor With the Hancock County School Board hoping to use the proposed nickel tax to build a new middle school, it begs the question of what will happen to the current middle school, which is situated between the high school and the location for the new building. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

Planning and zoning produces financials before Sept 9 meeting with county, cities

By Dave Taylor After public questions about how the Hancock County Urban Planning Commission is supposed to be funded and where its money is spent, representatives from the commission came to the Hancock Clarion office to provide answers. Board chairman Tim Cecil and vice-chairman Tommy Hunt came to Hawesville Monday afternoon armed with the commission’s…

Public gives feedback at nickel tax public hearing

By Dave Taylor The public was given a chance to give feedback Thursday on the school board’s proposed plan to implement a nickel tax increase in order to build a new middle school, which if approved on August 22 will be on this year’s tax bills unless citizens gather enough signatures to recall it or…

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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.…