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Basil Ray Jackson

  Basil Ray Jackson, 93, of Owensboro, passed away November 11, 2023, at home.  He was born October 28, 1930, to the late Ollie Lee and Stella McDaniel Jackson. Basil served in the United States Air Force where he was taught the skills to become an electrician.  Through the years, he worked at Eastern Airlines,…

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Getting to know you; Fire Chief and EMT, Troy Roberts

Troy Roberts, Lewisport Fire Department Chief and EMT, graduated from Hancock County High School in 1991. He is the son of the late Linda Mae Morgan Roberts and John Edward Roberts. Troy often helped his dad out at Southern States farm supply store in Hawesville and said it gave him the opportunity to also get…

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Former aluminum site has a new life

Gulfstream Commercial Services is moving forward in its use of the former Alcoa Corporation facility near Hawesville, a 305,000-square-foot facility which has been closed since 2005. The former aluminum operation has been renamed River Rail Industrial Park. Ed Ray, chief operating officer for Gulfstream, said shortly after the company was approved in early 2020 for…

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Chinese power shortages could mean boost for American aluminum producers

China is facing an energy crisis. The global industrial power produces about 56 percent of its electricity through thermal production methods, utilizing coal, much of which is imported from Australia. The energy shortage has resulted in significant impact to China’s manufacturing sector in the three main industrial provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong – as…

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