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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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Experienced deputies hired in SRO roles

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock County School Board has approved a contract for school resource officers with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. The approval was made Monday evening. Deputy Chris DeJarnette said the Sheriff’s Department and district is fortunate to have hired two highly-qualified candidates. Sheriff Dale Bozarth has hired Mark Powers and Frank…

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Linden Buchanan airlifted to Evansville Deaconess, September 21

Linden “Lin” Buchanan, from Owensboro, KY was airlifted to Evansville Deaconess Hospital after an accident on state Route 3543. The accident happened on September 21 at roughly 2:30 p.m. four miles west of Hawesville. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth filed the accident report. According to Bozarth’s report, Linden “Lin” Buchanan lost consciousness while driving his…

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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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Centertown man dies in Lewisport accident

A Centertown, KY man died Monday morning in an accident west of Lewisport on U.S. 60, immediately east of the intersection of Morton Lane/McGill Lane. According to the accident report filed by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, Chaylin R. Cowles, age 24, died when his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup crossed the centerline and struck an…

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