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Cooper charged with juvenile sex abuse

By Dave Taylor A 41-year-old man is in jail after being charged with the sexual abuse of a young juvenile in Hawesville earlier this year. Michael Dewayne Cooper, whose address has been listed as both Fordsville and Hawesville, was arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Monday to answer state charges that he sexually abused…

HCHS renovation pushed back a year

By Dave Taylor Good news for area construction companies means bad news for the county school district, which is being forced to delay a large renovation at Hancock County High School after lackluster – and over budget – bids for the project, with contractors saying they’re just too booked to bid the project reasonably or…

Cameras keeping eyes on, identifying bad guys in county

By Dave Taylor The proliferation of security cameras in the county has led to the quick resolution of two crimes in recent weeks, sending a chilling message to bad guys: someone might be watching you. Just this past Sunday a string of overnight vehicle break-ins went from mysterious to obvious after it turned out that…

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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…