Area News

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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Fatal wreck Monday might have had medical origins

By Dave Taylor A woman who died in a single vehicle Monday night might have been suffering from health issues that caused the wreck, according to a police investigation. Barbara F. Simmons, 64, of Cloverport, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident Monday in what police initially believed was a fatal crash. See…

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Armed bank robbery in Lewisport

By Dave Taylor After three suspects robbed the Lewisport branch of Hancock Bank at gunpoint last Thursday before fleeing in a getaway car, police converged on the area looking for anything to identify the robbers or their whereabouts. This reporter, covering the county’s first armed bank robbery in modern memory, got swept up in a…

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Sheriff, KSP debate county coverage, lament lack of staff

By Dave Taylor A Kentucky State Police captain defended his agency in Monday’s fiscal court meeting against statements made in the previous meeting by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, where the two men found agreement in the believe that their respective departments are both understaffed. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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