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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…

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…

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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Steven Dale “Steve” Wilcox

Steven Dale “Steve” Wilcox, 63, of Hawesville, passed away on March 4, 2018 in Breckinridge County.  He was born on November 29, 1954 in Barberton, OH to BJ and Mary H. Henry Wilcox.  Steve was owner/operator of his own truck and was a member of Hawesville Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by…

Jonathan D. Salcedo

Jonathan D. Salcedo, 32, of Hawesville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 19th, 2018.  He will be greatly missed.  Jonathan attended Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship and was a self-employed heating and air technician. Survivors include his 2 children, daughter Haylee Salcedo, age 13 and son, Traceson Salcedo, age 10; his mother, Stephanie…

Martha May Shasteen

Martha May Shasteen, 90, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday January 27, 2018 at Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie.  She was born on September 26, 1927 in Columbus, OH to the late Gilbert and Viola Brown Mossbarger.  Martha was a member of Union Baptist Church and was a…