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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…

Clerk: iPads sped up voting; only problem was unregistered voters

By Dave Taylor Ipad check-ins that were tested during Tuesday’s election passed muster, and voters can expect to see more of it next election, according to county clerk Trina Ogle. Two precincts used the computerized check-ins, where voters had the option to simply scan the back of their license to check in, rather than being…

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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…