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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…

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…

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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Allie Dean Hawley Oliver

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver, 73, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2017.  Allie Dean was born on March 3, 1944 in Owensboro to the late William Holmes and Alice Holland Hawley.  She was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, she was a  retired rural mail carrier and a…

James (Jim) Edward Bittel

James (Jim) Edward Bittel, 82, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday November 30, 2017 at his home under the care of Hospice with family at his side.  He was born in Daviess County on March 4, 1935 to the late Edward J. and Ada Belle Atherton Bittel.  Jim is…

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason, age 77, beloved mother, wife and friend, passed from this world on November 21, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. She was born on June 12, 1940, in Huntingburg, Indiana to Garneta Helmerich (and Charles Helmerich) and Charles Waters (and Thelma).  She attended Huntingburg High School (Class of 1958); was a…