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Daniel Boling; new Hancock County District Court Judge

Daniel Boling, attorney with Madden & Madden Attorneys at Law in Hawesville and Assistant County Attorney for 4 years now, will be the new Hancock County District Court Judge starting in January 2023 and replacing Judge John McCarty, who is retiring from the position after 20 years. It is possible that Boling will be one…

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Scroggins jailed for 12 years

Evansville, Ind. Resident Perry Michael Scroggins received a total of 12 years behind bars in three separate cases before the Hancock County court system. Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Coleman handed down the sentence during motion day proceedings on September 27, 2022, at the Hancock County Judicial Center. In the first case, Scroggins received…

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Hancock County Fiscal approves four-way stop at airport entrance



The intersection of Lee Henderson Road and Airport Road near Lewisport will become a four-way stop following approval by Hancock County Fiscal Court. Judge-Executive Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts, Jr., said the roads have become very busy recently with construction and industry traffic in the area. The hope is the four-way stop will slow down traffic…

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Stepro sentenced to 20 years

Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Coleman sentenced Boonville, Ind. resident Nelson W. Stepro to 20 years in prison on a charge of sodomy-first degree-victim under 12-years-of-age or serious physical injury. Coleman handed down the sentence on August 25, 2021 during the monthly Motion Day proceedings at the Hancock County Judicial Center. Stepro’s case started…

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Cole sentenced in three cases

Lewisport resident Randy Cole received a two-year jail sentence concurrent with jail time already being served on a charge of bail jumping in the first degree. He also received a 12-month probated sentence on a charge of fleeing or evading police-second degree, and a 12-month probated sentence on a charge of theft by unlawful taking…

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Judicial Center security officers; hard to keep

When the Administrative Office of The Courts constructed the new Hancock County Judicial Center roughly 10-years ago, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office needed to hire five persons to serve as court security. Since the state mandated the hiring of the officers, the state provided pay for the officers. “The state pays us $9 per hour,”…

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Summer school class learns life skills during mock trial

Josh Roberts’ summer class performed a mock trial at the Hancock County Judicial Center, Friday. Pictured from left are: Damion Basham, Samuel Huff, Presley King, Makenna Reardon, Judge Joshua F. Roberts, Sara Huff, Mora Meserve, and Wesley Richmond. The jury deliberated before the verdict was read by the judge during a mock trial at the…

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