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Airport runway out for bid

By Dave Taylor Bids will be opened next week for the long anticipated runway extension at the Hancock County Airport, marking the beginning of the final stage of the approximately $2.5 million project. After years of delays and red tape, a request for bids was published May 23 for work that will add another 1,000…

High-speed chase ends in Hancock field, suspects still sought

By Dave Taylor A high-speed chase that began on the interstate in Ohio County ended in a Hancock County field Monday night, where the suspects fled on foot and disappeared into the dense nearby woods. The chase, which reached speeds of 90 mph and involved three different police agencies, began at 6:43 p.m. on Interstate…

HCHS graduation 2019 gallery

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Area Obituaries

Hattie M. Brown

Hattie M. Brown born in Maceo,Ky. passed away Sunday at age 94, in Sarasota , Florida. She was followed in death by her parents John and Jessie Blunk siblings, Laura “Bug “ Blunk, Lena “Pill” Blunk, John “Junie” Blunk and her daughter Victoria Brown. She is survived by her youngest daughter , Judy Nick and…

Shirley Decker

Shirley Decker, 76, of Hawesville, made her final journey to her Heavenly home on January 18, 2018 at her home with her family at her side.  Shirley was born in Hanibal, MO on August 29, 1941 to the late Vernon and Rachel Brinkman Goellner.  She was a devoted and loving wife, mom, nanny and sister.…

Hannah Katherine Arrington

Hannah Katherine Arrington, 79, of Reynolds Station, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 21, 2018 as she sang praises to her Savior to take her hand and lead her Home at Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship.  She was born on September 6, 1938 in Easton, KY to the late Lonard and Mae…