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Across the Kentucky Color Line – Lee Durham Stone’s First Book

Muhlenberg County native and Historian Lee Durham Stone, Ph.D., has published his first book – Across the Kentucky Color Line: Cultural Landscapes of Race from the Lost Cause to Integration, which focuses on filling in many important missing pieces of racial interaction in the historical literature of Western Kentucky, specifically from the post-Civil War to…

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Revitalizing Hawesville theme at Town Hall meeting

  The Town Hall in Hawesville Monday was a full house! Many showed up and were excited about seeing the City of Hawesville being revitalized. The spirit of “March Fourth” was exhibited well, as the date the meeting landed on required. There was only standing room left as the Hawesville Methodist Church Fellowship Hall was…

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Public input stressed at Hawesville Town Hall meeting March 4th

The Hawesville City Council met on Tuesday, February 13th, and Hawesville City Controller Jake Powers is encouraging everyone in the community to please attend the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 4th at the Hawesville Methodist Church Hall at 6 p.m. A large public attendance at this meeting is one of the KEY points that…

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Americans depend on newspapers to stay informed about their communities

Nearly 220 million American adults turn to their local newspapers regularly for news and information they need to stay informed, feel more connected to their neighbors and improve their lives and communities. That readership number is based on a recent national study by independent research firm Coda Ventures for the America’s Newspapers organization. Most likely,…

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Getting To Know You; Adalyn Boutcher

Hancock County High School Senior Adalyn Boutcher competed at the 82nd Annual State Beta Convention held in Lexington, KY on January 16th and won First Place for her acrylic self-portrait in Painting, Division II. She is now eligible for the National Beta Competition to be held in June in Louisville. Adalyn is an outstanding local…

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From triplets to “The Wilson Twelve”

You may remember the front page story in The Clarion written by the late Sam Roberts about the birth of Hancock County native, Shannon Vandgrift’s, triplets in 1995. He wrote their birth at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital on Sunday, July 23rd, 1995, “may well have contributed to local history.” We reached out to Shannon, 46 now,…

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The University of Kentucky is home to a new center that will advance research on the medical use of cannabis. The UK Cannabis Center will conduct research on the health effects of cannabis, including its risks and benefits when used to treat certain medical conditions. Based in the College of Medicine’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research,…

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Harold Wayne Newton

Harold Wayne Newton, 78, of Hawesville, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Roseville, Kentucky, on April 29, 1943, to Raymond A, and Elizabeth Bolin Newton. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Bobby G. Newton, Donald Ray Newton, Junious A. Newton, Mary…

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