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Top stories in Hancock County from 2017

By Dave Taylor While 2017 had its share of trials, many of the top local stories of the year were positive, including large economic development projects like industrial expansions, and the beginnings of a future tourist destination in the county. Other stories weren’t as positive, with the conviction of a former prominent citizen and anguish…

Here’s what happened month by month in 2017

By Dave Taylor JANUARY The Windward Heights Apartments were sold to Creekside Ventures, LLC, a new company formed by Julie and Anthony Vogt and Eddie and Lila Arterberry. The former owner, George Holland, said he was selling all of his properties in the county. Lewisport’s OCTC campus was announced as finalist for $1 million grant…

Ralph family gets early Christmas present

By Dave Taylor As James Ralph burst through the top of an enormous gift-wrapped box in the middle of the South Hancock Elementary School stage Thursday night, the crowd that had packed the gymnasium for the annual Christmas play erupted in raucous applause, while Ralph’s three young children wiped away flowing tears as they stared…

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