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Lewisport growth means tax rates could fall, revenues could still rise

By Dave Taylor Recent growth in the city of Lewisport has officials there facing the unfamiliar problem of rising property tax assessments affecting the tax rate, and what they can do to take advantage of the potential increased revenue. In a lengthy discussion during Thursday night’s city council meeting county property valuation administrator Karen Robertson…

Jeffrey’s Cliff now open by appointment

By Dave Taylor Preparation work on Jeffrey’s Cliff is progressing, with a team of helpers working Saturday to clean up the area and mark off boundaries, but recent vandalism exemplifies why the nature area isn’t yet open to the public without a guide. A total of 53 volunteers from Domtar and the Student Conservation Association…

Library on track to get $500,000 grant

By Dave Taylor A recent survey of residents in Lewisport as part of a Community Development Block Grant application yielded good news in that the city qualifies for a $500,000 grant it is applying for to put on the cost of the upcoming library branch to be built there. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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Area Obituaries

Janette Hearst

Janette Hearst, 87, passed away January 19, 2018 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Indiana. She was born January 6, 1931 to James and Carrie (Lamar) McCaslin of Hancock, County, Kentucky.  She married the late Carroll E Hearst on March 31, 1951.Janette enjoyed sewing, reading, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, traveling, bingo, and bowling.…

Estil L. Horn

Estil L. Horn, 79, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, St. Vincent Hospital, Boonville, IN.  He was born in Daviess County on August 25, 1938 to the late Everett and Willya Morris Horn.  Estil was a member of Maceo Baptist Church and was a self employed trucker.  He enjoyed being on the…

Terry Tim Bennett

Terry Tim Bennett, 76, of Maceo, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born on August 8, 1941 in Evansville, IN to the late Bloomer and Beatrice Laswell Bennett.  Terry was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from the United States Postal Service. …