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Sasser inspires as superintendent of the day

By Dave Taylor Ben Sasser was top dog, if only for one day, when he took the reigns as the superintendent for Hancock County Schools earlier this month after being elected to the position by his fellow eighth graders at Hancock County Middle School. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Trump signs tariffs, Century begins Hawesville restart

By Dave Taylor With the stroke of a pen President Donald Trump elevated the spirits of the failing U.S. aluminum industry and installed tariffs that have set in motion a process that will save Century Aluminum’s Hawesville smelter and bring approximately 300 jobs to Hancock County. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Schools planning armed deputy for next school year

By Dave Taylor In response to recent headline grabbing school shootings around the country, the halls of Hancock County High School will likely be patrolled next school year by a sheriff’s deputy whose specific duty is protecting the students there. The Hancock County Fiscal Court voted on Monday for their part of a planned partnership…

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Area Obituaries

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…

Gilbert L. Potter, Sr

Gilbert L. Potter, Sr, 78, of Tell City, passed away on December 10, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Tell City.  He was born in Daviess County on January 14, 1939 to the late WD Brown and Stella Mae Hall Potter.  Gilbert was retired from Green River Steel where he was a Mill Right.  He…