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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.…

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…

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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Area Obituaries

Henry W. Harrison

Henry W. Harrison, Sr., 78, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home.   He was born in Rome, Indiana, on March 8, 1939, son of the late C. L. and Genevive (McCallister) Harrison.  Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Carolyn McDaniel; sisters, Joyce Redmond, Margaret McDaniel and Mary Jo Sturgeon and…

Monica M. Roberts

Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville.  She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke.  In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962.  Monica moved to the United States in 1968…

Nancy Esenwein Potts

Nancy Esenwein Potts, 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born on November 11, 1950 in Youngstown, OH to the late Augusta and Elizabeth Toto Esenwein.  Nancy was a housewife, a Jehovah Witness and attended Kingdom Hall in Tell City.  She was preceded in death by her…