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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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Murder in Lewisport

On Sunday night, April 2nd, at around 8 p.m., Dianna Boyd McKinney (57), from Lewisport, shot Roger Benningfield, Jr. (41). He received a gunshot wound to his head, was in critical condition, and was taken to Owensboro Regional Health Hospital, where he later died. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth said that a call came in…

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Drug Bust in Lewisport at Poplar Grove Apartments

Drug Bust On the night of Monday, March 27th, a drug bust was made in Lewisport by Kentucky State Police, Post 4 (KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown). Officer Richiling arrested Daniel W. Durbin (24) and Courtney P. Lyons (26), at Poplar Grove Apartments. KY State Troopers were looking for Lyons and Durbin, because they had warrants for…

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Be attentive, share the road with farm equipment

With the weather getting nicer and farm fields becoming dry enough to work, more and more agriculture vehicles and equipment will be taking to the highways and back roads as it moves from acreage to acreage. According to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the number one cause of fatalities in agriculture and timber work is…

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Teague case will get attention from national news organization

It has been nearly 27 years since 23-year-old Heather Teague was reportedly abducted from Newburgh Beach in Henderson County. In the decades since, the Madisonville woman’s mother, Sarah Teague, has never stopped fighting to find her daughter and those responsible for her disappearance. “I believe when the full truth comes out about this crazy story,…

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Woman arrested after 4,500 pills discovered in search

A Hawesville woman has been charged for allegedly trafficking in amphetamines after investigators conducted a controlled parcel delivery to a residence on State Route 144 East on Monday. According to a citation from Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West, Natoma Ellen Huff, 45, of 8476 State Route 114 East, is charged with second-degree trafficking…

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Donavon Elmendorf dies in tragic accident

Last Wednesday afternoon Lewisport resident Donavon Elmendorf died when his east bound 2002 Buick Century crossed the center line on state Route 1389 below Hawesville and slammed head-on into a Hancock County Public Schools’ bus traveling west. At the time five students, a bus monitor and the driver were on the bus. None of the…

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Grand Jury hands down indictments

Comes the grand jury, by the foreman, and reports to the court, they met in session on the 14th day of June 2021 to consider all pending matters at that time. After having heard testimony from various individuals, a total of 12 true bills and zero no true bills were returned. The remainder of cases…

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Prisoners lying about COVID to avoid jail time

Hancock County’s jailer says that COVID-19 has become a sort of get out of jail free card for people arrested in the county, where upon their arrival at jail they simply say they’ve been exposed to the virus or have tested positive, and they’re turned away and allowed to go home. “I can tell you…

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