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Authorities: stop the robbery jokes

By Dave Taylor Authorities have a simple message to deliver to the public regarding last Thursday’s armed bank robbery in Lewisport: it’s no laughing matter. After employees of Hancock Bank survived facing down the barrel of a gun wielded by a masked robber and his accomplice, they’re now enduring a string of jokes from customers…

Fatal wreck Monday might have had medical origins

By Dave Taylor A woman who died in a single vehicle Monday night might have been suffering from health issues that caused the wreck, according to a police investigation. Barbara F. Simmons, 64, of Cloverport, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident Monday in what police initially believed was a fatal crash. See…

Armed bank robbery in Lewisport

By Dave Taylor After three suspects robbed the Lewisport branch of Hancock Bank at gunpoint last Thursday before fleeing in a getaway car, police converged on the area looking for anything to identify the robbers or their whereabouts. This reporter, covering the county’s first armed bank robbery in modern memory, got swept up in a…

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Area Obituaries

Chrae W. Mobley

Chrae W. Mobley, 21, of Reynolds Station, passed away on December 19, 2017.  Chrae was born on January 3, 1996 in Paducah to Eric Mobley and Bobbie Jo Matney.  He worked as a cook for Dave’s BBQ and was a video game designer. Survivors include his parents, Bobbie and Bruce Pryor of  Reynolds Station  and Eric…

Elnora Bernice Ates Conder

Elnora Bernice Ates Conder, age 94 of Hardinsburg, KY died Monday, December 25, 2017 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was born in Montgomery, Louisiana on September 7, 1923, the daughter of the late Samuel Calvin and Lessie Edith Fletcher Ates. Mrs. Conder was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, family time, shopping, using her IPad, listening to Sunday services on the radio, writing songs and poetry, singing, playing the piano and harmonica. She was the Scrabble champ of…

Louise Anderson Dowell

Louise Anderson Dowell, 100, of Reynolds Station, passed away Friday December 15, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with family at her side.  Louise was born on January 1, 1917 in Hancock County to the late Chester and Maude Richards Anderson. She was a member of Mt Eden Baptist Church and was a cashier at…