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Local family survives Hawaii missile scare

By Dave Taylor There’s nothing like a Hawaiian vacation for relaxation and forgetting about the world’s troubles, except when you find yourself waiting for the imminent deaths of yourself and everyone around you. Such was the very un-relaxing end of a dream vacation for a local group of siblings, who found themselves at the center…

Whiterock project on track, closing on building next month

By Dave Taylor Despite some small delays, the $179 million Whiterock Pigments project announced last October is moving forward, with the company expected to close on an empty industrial building next month. The new company is buying the vacant former Alcoa building located across from Century Aluminum, and is locating a new chemical plant there…

Work begins on Windward Heights water project

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Charles E. McCollam

Charles E. McCollam, 79, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Oakwood Health Campus, Tell City.  He was born on September 9, 1938 in Lewisport to the late James David and Ethel Alexander McCollam.  Charles was a member at Hilldale United Methodist Church and was retired from Dal-Tile in Lewisport.  He enjoyed…

Dawn Grant Hawkins

Dawn Grant Hawkins, 67, of Lewisport, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Heartford House with family. She was born in Daviess County on June 22, 1950 to the late Everett and Louise Grant. Dawn was a devoted and loving wife, mom, GiGi and sister. She enjoyed time at home…

Marjorie A. Hormann

Marjorie A. Hormann, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Wellington Parc.  She was born on November 16, 1936 in Waitman, KY to the late Harold and Hazel Merle Greathouse Gillim.  Marjorie was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and a housewife.  She enjoyed working with ceramics and gardening. Survivors include…