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What I learned from dying: Everybody needs a…

By Dave Taylor Something happened Sunday that made me feel so loved I just had to write about it. It involved, of course, my wife Jamie. As a part of my illness I spit up into a red SOLO cup that I always have on me and my wife has made it plain that she…

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William S. Emmick

William S. Emmick, 84, of Lewisport went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday July 22, 2022 at his Farm. Bill was born on February 5, 1938 in Owensboro to the late Willie Joe and Francis Ireland Emmick.  Bill was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, served in the Army Reserve, Cattleman’s…

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Tommy Keown

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Tommy Keown, loving husband and father of three sons, passed away at the age of 72.  He passed peacefully at home with family by his side after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Tommy was born on August 6, 1949, in Owensboro, KY to Tom and Vivian Keown. He graduated Hancock…

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Get to Know You: Barbara Wheatley

By Jennifer Wimmer Barbara Wheatley moved to Hawesville with her family when she was in elementary school. Her parents, Billy & Conye Bryant, and she and her brothers, were living in Owensboro. Barbara and her brothers would visit their grandparents in Hawesville every weekend – her mother’s parents, Lonnie & Mattie Corley, and her father’s…

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What I learned from dying: The last day

By Dave Taylor As my wife and I drove home from a grocery pickup the other day she was commenting on how thankful she was that I was driving her and she said something profound: one of these days will be the last day I get out of bed. That’s true. Somehow I had never…

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Papa T’s Auto Parts: A continuing family legacy

By C. Josh Givens Dave Thompson Jr., got his start in the auto service industry in 1986 with his father, David Sr., when the elder opened an auto service center in Cannelton. “I was working at Commonwealth Aluminum, helping him out before and after work, on weekends,” Thompson said. “I had to make a decision,…

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Job seekers have several opportunities coming up

By C. Josh Givens In light of the June announcement by Century Aluminum that the company will lay off 628 employees throughout July and August in advance of a 9-to-12-month curtailment of production, there have been several recent hiring events in Hancock County and the surrounding area. The Clarion learned this week Century has begun…

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Sheriff investigates three-vehicle collision

Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth investigated a three-vehicle collision around 7:11 p.m., July 10, on the Century Aluminum access road just outside of Hawesville. According to the report, Curtis Fox, 37, of Owensboro, was operating a 2012 Ford F150 eastbound, slowing as he approached a stop sign. Fox was trailed by Matthew Thruman, 22, of…

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Sandra Bradley

Sandra Bradley, 78, of Owensboro passed away Monday, July 11, 2022, at Millers Merry Manor in Rockport, Indiana. She was born August 16, 1943, in Tampa, Florida to the late James and Gertrude Hamilton Evans. Sandra graduated from Daviess County High School. She loved the Lord and was a long-standing member of Eaton Memorial Baptist…

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Joann Cole Sapp

Joann Cole Sapp, 65, of Lewisport, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Hawesville on October 16, 1956 to the late Joe and Daisy Cole.  Joann attended Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship, was a former Manager at McDonald’s and also worked for the Hancock County Board of…

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