Area News

Fallin home shown in Country Living magazine

By Dave Taylor November’s issue of Country Living magazine features a home familiar to nearly anyone who’s driven into Lewisport in the past 118 years or so, with the stately, white home of Mike and Cindy Fallin prominently placed on a page of tempting century-old homes on the market across America. The home, located at…

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Lewisport defends tax increase in public hearing

By Dave Taylor During a public hearing last Thursday to discuss the city of Lewisport’s plan to increase its property tax revenues 4 percent, the city council heard from some citizens who questioned the need for the increase.  The city’s property tax rate will increase from 20 cents per $100 of assessed value to 20.4…

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Fire destroys couple’s ‘dream home’ Sunday

By Dave Taylor A fast moving fire destroyed a home just east of Lewisport Sunday afternoon while the owners were at the hospital visiting family. Crews were dispatched to a fire at 585 Lee Henderson Road, the home of Joe and Barbara Cecil, after 4 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor spotted flames. See this week’s…

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Hawesville man featured on Sportsman Channel this week

By Dave Taylor A Hawesville man will be featured on the Sportsman Channel this week in an episode of Brotherhood Outdoors that followed him on a bird hunt in South Dakota. Jeff Braun’s episode will air four times this week starting on Tuesday afternoon and wrapping up with airings on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. and…

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Farm safety stickers that began here spreading nationwide

By Dave Taylor Farm safety stickers that originated in Hancock County are beginning to spread to other states and will soon be seen nationwide. As part of Hancock County Farm Bureau’s “Sticking to Safety” campaign, more than 100 stickers have been printed that farmers can fill out give the basic information rescuers would need in…

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Riverview Restaurant sold to Amish couple

By Dave Taylor Riverview Restaurant has new owners who took possession of the property Tuesday afternoon. Junior Stutzman and his wife Leanna purchased the restaurant at 2220 Indian Lake Drive from Jeremy Chappell, who’d owned it since August 1, 2016. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Hawesville man hits, kills teen during Lawrenceburg police chase

By Dave Taylor A Hawesville man is being held on a $850,000 cash bond in Boyle County after authorities say he led Harrodsburg Police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash that killed an 18-year-old Lawrenceburg girl. David Henderson, 30, fled after police attempted a routine traffic stop in Harrodsburg and the pursuit…

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If nickel tax passes, what happens to current middle school?

By Dave Taylor With the Hancock County School Board hoping to use the proposed nickel tax to build a new middle school, it begs the question of what will happen to the current middle school, which is situated between the high school and the location for the new building. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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