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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…

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

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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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…