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Deputy B.J. Burton

Last Suspect Indicted in 2018 Lewisport Bank Robbery

Ramon Alvarez (36), of Hardin County, KY, was charged with 4 different bank robberies, one of which was the 2018 armed robbery of the Lewisport branch of Hancock Bank & Trust. Alvarez was one of the 3 suspects in the robbery, and the federal grand jury returned his indictment on April 12th, 2023. The late…

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Unusual accident in Lewisport delays traffic 5 hours

On Friday morning, April 7th, between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., Hancock County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call that a semi had drug down power lines at the intersection of 657 and US Hwy 60 in Lewisport. Deputy B.J. Burton reported that a Mr. Brooks was driving a Trunnell’s dump truck, and had left his…

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Severe Storm – Power Outages, School Closings in Hancock County

  A massive storm system traveled across Western Kentucky on Friday, March 3rd causing a reported 351,000 customers to lose power. Hancock County Schools were closed on Friday and again on Monday, March 6th. Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, all of the county fire departments, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Road Department workers have…

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Grand Jury returns indictments; Bickett and McFall listed

  Commonwealth of Kentucky Vs. Michael B. Bickett and McFall Indictment The Grand Jury charges: Count One: That on or about December 23, 2022 in Hancock County, Michael B. Bickett (27), of Hawesville, committed the offense of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree when he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death…

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