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Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

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Boling files for district judge

  Hawesville attorney Daniel T. Boling filed Nov. 17 in Frankfort to seek the office of district judge, 38th Judicial District, Division 2. The seat is being vacated with the retirement of longtime District Judge John McCarty. The 38th includes Hancock, Ohio, Edmonson and Butler counties. Boling is currently serving as Assistant Hancock County Attorney,…

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Infrastructure Act holds promise for rural Kentucky

  With the passage of the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Improvement and Jobs Act on Nov. 5, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is poised to receive about $5 billion in funding for highway and bridge repair/replacement, public transportation, broadband expansion and electric vehicle charging facilities. While it remains unclear exactly how those monies will be distributed throughout the…

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Billy Ray Shutt

In his home, surrounded by this family, Billy Ray Shutt, 84, of Lewisport, answered his Savior’s call on Wednesday, November 23, 2021. Billy was born in Arbyrd, Missouri on January 1, 1937 to Theodore and Ocea Shutt. At age 17, he left his childhood home in Missouri to join the U.S. Navy where he began…

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What I Learned From Dying: Marking history

Facing the potential end of your life has a way of making a person look back too, and I’ve been thinking this week about my years in journalism.  I’ve been very blessed to be able to say I’ve had a career that I love and one that has been very fulfilling through the important stories…

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Documents a connection to America’s drug culture

Collecting historical objects can sometimes delve into the weird, strange and coincidental. One of way of looking at things in the history collecting hobby is, “The stranger the item, the more I have to have it.” Recently, while sorting items, I opened up a wooden cigar box to rediscover three documents I knew I had,…

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Baker first to file candidacy in county

Gary Baker was the first candidate to file candidacy papers for the May 17 primary for District 4 magistrate on Hancock Fiscal Court. Baker is a Republican. Baker filed on Nov. 3, the first day of the filing period. He is 42 years old, and said he has 22 years working for the betterment of…

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Election filings continue; deadline for primary Jan. 7

  Candidates for the May 17 primary of the 2022 Election have begun filing in Hancock County. The primary election filing deadline for 2022 is Jan. 7. The community will select party nominees for the Nov. 8 General Election during the primary. All county constitutional offices are on the ballot, along with city councils in…

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Christmas parades to be held Dec. 4

  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and plans for celebrations in Hawesville and Lewisport continue to be finalized. Both the Hawesville and Lewisport Christmas parades will be Dec. 4. The Hawesville parade will be at 1 p.m., and the Lewisport parade will be at 4 p.m. Lineup for the Hawesville parade will…

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Michael Thomas Hinton

Michael Thomas Hinton, age 71 of Owensboro, Kentucky returned to his heavenly Father on November 10, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Michael was born September 28, 1950 to the late Lorena (Keenan) and Vessie Hinton. Michael loved the Lord and as a Baptist attended Walnut Memorial Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky faithfully. He loved…

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