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Century fully restarted, surpassing expectations

By Dave Taylor During Century Aluminum’s first quarter earnings call last week, company CEO Mike Bless praised the progress at the Hawesville mill, which he said is on schedule, on budget, and performing beyond expectations. “We’re really pleased to report that the last of the three curtailed potlines at Hawesville is now fully online. That…

Website posts 1,000 county aerials from 1980

By Dave Taylor A website devoted to preserving historical aerial photos from across the country has posted nearly 1,000 aerials of Hancock County dating from 1980, which are viewable to the public. Of the more than 16 million photos being digitized and posted by Vintage Aerial on their website vintageaerial.com, are about 972 photos showing…

White invents heart pressure relief valve

By Dave Taylor After a long career as an electrical engineer, Larry White is eschewing electricity for an invention that he hopes can revolutionize the treatment for high blood pressure. White, who has spent the last several years of his retirement as a tinkerer and an idea gatherer, is moving forward on an invention that…

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David W. Roberts

David W. Roberts, 74, of Hawesville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 4, 2018.  He was born on March 24, 1943 to the late DW and Lucille Ellis Roberts in Greenville, KY.  He was married to Judith (Judy) Brown on September 7, 1963.  David graduated from Owensboro High School in 1961 and attended…

Eva Myrl Howard

Eva Myrl Howard, 90, of Lewisport, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Heartford House in Owensboro, KY after a short illness.  She was born on May 12, 1927 in Hancock County to the late George and Pearl Holland Marsch.  Eva married John M. Howard on June 24, 1952. They were married 23 years…

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…