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Antique pre-Civil War musket discovered at Hancock County Museum

By C. Josh Givens Steve Harmon, a longtime volunteer at the Hancock County Museum, recently opened up a storage closet at the converted 1901 Hawesville train depot and discovered an exciting artifact – an 1840 model Springfield musket. “It was leaning in the corner of the closet,” Harmon said. “It’s quite a valuable piece of…

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Sarah “Sally” Elizabeth Taylor

Sarah “Sally” Elizabeth Taylor, age 75 of Louisville, KY, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022 after recent health issues. Sally was born in Hawesville, KY and lived most of her life in Owensboro, KY, with a career as an inside sale representative for various rolled aluminum manufacturers. She moved to Cleveland, OH in the…

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Barbara Sue Coomes

Barbara Sue Coomes, 75, of Louisville KY, passed away on 03/01/2022 in Breckinridge County where she resided with her son James E. Coomes and daughter in law Janie A. Coomes. Barbara, passed away peacefully with her son & daughter in law by her side. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary…

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Contractor preparing Coleman Station for implosion

  Work is continuing at the Big Rivers Kenneth C. Coleman Station to prepare the idled power for implosion. Crews have been at the site since March doing remediation and salvage work, including removing asbestos, according to Jon Davies of Complete Demolition Services of Louisville. The plant was idled in 2014 following the loss of…

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‘She was standing just behind the door, looking right into my eyes.’

  BREMEN – Lee Hill had been watching weather reports throughout the evening Friday at his home on Kentucky 175 South, about three miles west of Bremen in Muhlenberg County. After watching reports from regional meteorologists and receiving multiple tornado warnings, Lee made several attempts to get his 83-year-old mother, Martha, to move with him…

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Dr. Glen Donald Richards MD

Dr. Glen Donald Richards MD, loving husband, father, and brother, passed away October 26, 2021 at the age of 87. Glen was born on October 21, 1934, in Hancock County, Kentucky to Charles Thomas Richards and Bessie Eva Falls. Glen had a large family, all of whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his…

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