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Old man winter visited Hancock County last week, and dumped some snow and ice on the area. The resulting coating of snow and ice created many breathtaking vistas throughout the county, such as this ice coated branch pictured against the bright blue sky. The coating of ice on trees and power lines caused scattered power outages…

Hilldale pastor’s Mexican heritage, hardships have changed views on ministry, immigrants

By Dave Taylor Hilldale United Methodist Church’s new pastor has lived a life that helps her relate to those she’s seeking to reach, but it also gives her a unique perspective on the immigration debate currently raging in the country. Claudia Nava-Galloway came to Hilldale six months ago, the most recent stop on a wild…

Schools get ever-changing state test results

By Dave Taylor Much of a presentation of the results of state-mandated test results during Thursday’s Hancock County School Board meeting was spent explaining how those tests change so often that they’re all but unusable. Assistant Superintendent Gina Biever detailed the findings of the most recent scores on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress…

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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…