Tanker turnover shuts road six hours Monday

By Dave Taylor An accident involving an overturned tanker truck left a Lewisport road closed for six hours Monday. State Route 657, about 1.5 miles south of Lewisport was closed after a tanker truck hauling diesel fuel ran off the road and flipped on its top, trapping the driver inside.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

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Kenergy ideal internet provider? They say no

By Dave Taylor After representatives from KentuckyWired explained that companies could use power poles to carry high-speed internet from the state’s fiber optic line directly to customers’ homes, some looked to the owner of those poles, Kenergy Corp., as an ideal solution to provide internet to every home in the county. Kenergy, however, has shot…

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Marsch prime suspect in cold case; KSP seeking new information

By Dave Taylor When Bobby Marsch was convicted of the 1985 murder of Roger Dale Boling, there was open speculation that Marsch might have killed others as well, but now Kentucky State Police are calling him the prime suspect in the disappearance of an acquaintance nearly 40 years ago and are questioning whether he might…

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Local business challenges fiscal court to buy local

By Dave Taylor A local businessman came to the fiscal court meeting Monday night with a simple question for the court: why isn’t the county supporting him more? Brian Helson, owner of Blue Moon Environmental, provides portable toilets but he said the county has been bringing in outside companies for events, including the upcoming 4th…

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Lewisport discusses, prepares for possible regional water system

By Dave Taylor A discussion about land acquisition at Thursday night’s Lewisport City Council meeting quickly turned to one about the potential for merging the county’s water systems into one, with council members agreeing that the city should prepare to potentially provide water for the region. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Police think Lewisport bank robbers hit Casey County bank Monday

By Dave Taylor Police investigating the armed robbery of Hancock Bank earlier this month might have caught a break this week after it appears that the same men in the same car robbed another bank at gunpoint, this time in Casey County. On Monday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m., two men entered the Casey County…

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Man builds race vehicle from scratch; family affair of race drivers

By Dave Taylor A curious sight rolled through town earlier this week when Littrell Family Racing came through with a collection of matching, handmade hot rods on their way back from a race in Hardinsburg. The cars, or trucks, or haulers, or whatever one might call them, are reminiscent of 1930s classics, but defy description.…

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Authorities: stop the robbery jokes

By Dave Taylor Authorities have a simple message to deliver to the public regarding last Thursday’s armed bank robbery in Lewisport: it’s no laughing matter. After employees of Hancock Bank survived facing down the barrel of a gun wielded by a masked robber and his accomplice, they’re now enduring a string of jokes from customers…

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