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Hank Shillinglaw

Henry “Hank” Martin Shillinglaw, 94, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at his home.  He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on November 13, 1929 to the late Earl and Erna Shillinglaw.  Hank was a member of Lewisport United Methodist Church and was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree…

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Winter storm in 1994 paralyzes Hancock

Historical Feature By Sonya L. Dixon, Hancock Clarion Reporter   They say crises really pulls a community together and that is just what happened throughout Hancock County after it was covered by 16 inches of snow Sunday night in 1994. Thanks to a county-wide effort many were sheltered from the cold, while others received needed…

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James Johnson

James Ernest Johnson, 70, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Hardinsburg Nursing Home.   He was born on July 29, 1953 in Moorman, Kentucky to the late Theron and Agnes (Rhodes) Johnson.  Ernie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  To friends and neighbors…

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Cal Morgan

  Cal Morgan, 86, of Hawesville, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Hawesville on July 29, 1937 to the late Owen and Rubye Kincaid Morgan.  Cal was a member of Hawesville Methodist Church and was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum.  He had also worked at Willamette…

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James Lee “Jimmy” Cooper

James Lee “Jimmy” Cooper, 44, of Hawesville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 17, 2023 at his home.  He was born in Owensboro on January 27, 1979 to David and Karen Voyles Cooper. Jimmy was employed at Commonwealth Aluminum in the maintenance department and was a member of United Steelworkers Local #9443.  He loved spending…

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Hubert C. “Hubie” Howard, Jr.

Hubert C. “Hubie” Howard, Jr., 78, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 while at the Heartford House.  He was born in Livermore, KY on December 24, 1944 to the late Hubert and Ernestine Wright Howard.  Hubert lived in Mclean County through his teenage years where he…

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John William Vanover JR. “JW”

John William Vanover JR. “JW” (88) of Lewisport, KY. passed away on September 29, 2023 at his home surrounded by family.  John was preceded in death by his parents John William and Martine Sosh Vanover; five brothers and two sons, Hubert Anthony “Tony” and Glen Justin; daughter, Angela Leah; grandson Anthony Ernest “Ernie” Vanover and…

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HCHS Partners with OCTC through Early College and Dual Credit Classes

HCHS students are preparing for the future. Although the July sun still reminds us we are in the middle of summer, soon Hancock County High School will be welcoming back students for the new school year. For the past several years, qualifying students have had the opportunity to take “dual credit” classes in addition to…

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David E. “Too Tall” Elmendorf

  David E. “Too Tall” Elmendorf, 76, of Hawesville, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at his home.  He was born on September 30, 1946 in Evansville to the late Clifford and Mary Morris Elmendorf. David was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum after 30 plus years of service, making many friends from trucker to the…

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