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Rebecca Mary Brockway

Rebecca Mary Brockway, 83, of Cloverport, KY passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, went to her heavenly home.  She began her journey at the Hardinsburg Nursing and Rehab in Hardinsburg. Becky, as most people knew her, love to hear the birds singing, and with her large family she enjoyed baking and cooking.  One of the…

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Robert (Bert) Ames Ell

Robert (Bert) Ames Ell, 79, of Cloverport passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was born December 5, 1942 in Schenectady, NY to the late Lou and Betty Ell. He retired from Commonwealth Aluminum in 2006 after 30 years of service. His family lost…

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Smith Holler Distillery serving up Breck County’s own ‘shine

Bill Smith is proud to point out Smith Holler Distillery in Cloverport produces the first “legal liquor” in Breckinridge County since Prohibition. It even says so on the Mason jar label for “Smitty’s Shine.” Until the ratification of the Volstead Act and its activation in 1920, Kentucky was dotted with hundreds of distilleries. With implementation…

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Jerry Blair

Jerry Blair age 75 passed away Thursday, February 25th, 2022.  He was born July 17th, 1947, to the late Everett Franklin Blair and Mary Katherine Blair.  Jerry enjoyed watching TV and looking at books. Jerry was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Everett “Pete,” Samuel Eugene Blair “Tom” and Richard Blair; sister, Mary Lagadinos.…

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Brown is ‘free’ following van purchase

Erica Brown, of Cloverport, suffered a complete T8 Vertebrae Spinal Cord Injury in March 2021, when another vehicle crashed into hers on Highway 60, leaving her paralyzed. Since, she has been learning to adapt, and keeping an amazingly positive attitude. She recently was able to purchase a van with wheel chair accessibility, using the settlement…

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Cynthia Renee Thurman

Cynthia Renee Thurman age 68 passed away peacefully at home encircled by family on 02/20/2022 in Owensboro, KY. She was born November 27th, 1953, to the late William Franklin Roberts and Mary Lillian DeWitt Roberts. She grew up as a member of the Cloverport Baptist Church. She worked at Lone Star Pizza and Tindall Personal…

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James Russell Hook

James Russell Hook passed away February 3, 2022 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. James was born November 19, 1944 in Cloverport to the late Ernest Allen and Virginia Tindle Hook. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his lovely wife of 52 years, Shirley…

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Ronny L. Embry

Ronny L. Embry, 67, of Cannelton, Ind., passed away on December 25, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on September 16, 1954, in Hardinsburg to Daniel and Sylvia (VanConey) Embry. Ronny was a 1972 graduate of Cannelton High School and retired from Parker Hannifin after 46 years. He enjoyed his farm, where…

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Get To Know Me: Harold Newby, Riverboat Captain

By Jennifer Wimmer Riverboat Captain, Harold Newby, grew up along the banks of the Ohio River, in Cloverport. “We were raised on the river,” he said. His parents, JoAnn & Harold Sr., took he and his siblings, Kathy & Darrell, out on the river almost every weekend, in the warmer months. They enjoyed boating, fishing…

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Lady Hornets get first win

By Steve Wimmer The Lady Hornets earned their first win of the season when they won 56-17 at Cannelton Monday. “It’s nice to get the first win after a tough first week,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said. “The girls did great. We had good ball movement and played some solid defense, too.” Hancock County took…

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