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Lewisport council meeting

The Lewisport City Council held its regularly scheduled city council meeting last Thursday evening. The meeting took place at City Hall at 7 p.m., and a light agenda greeted council members. One of the more important items at the meeting concerned the termination of the lease with the Hancock County Public Library. A few months…

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Lewisport Council approved resolution

The Lewisport City Council met in a brief council meeting last Thursday evening in the old library room attached to City Hall. A very light agenda greeted council members. The main item on the agenda was approving a Kentucky Infrastructure Authority lease agreement resolution for the purchase of two trucks for the city. The resolution…

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Lewisport City Council relinquishes interest in old ferry landing

In a 5-1 vote, with council member Mary Hawkins voting no, the Lewisport City Council voted to relinquish any interest the city possibly owned to an easement to the old ferry landing/boat dock at the end of Fourth Street. The issue arose last month when council members questioned the installation of a driveway at 110…

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Lewisport city projects revenue surplus

The Lewisport City Council held the first reading of ordinance 21-3, the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, during its regularly scheduled city council meeting May 20. The city projects revenues of $2,833,350 versus expenses of $2,552,969 for the upcoming fiscal year, which leaves a projected surplus of $280,381. Only the Heritage Festival line item…

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Lewisport passes sidewalk ordinance

At the regularly scheduled Lewisport City Council meeting on April 15, 2021 the council approved Ordinance 21-2, which deals with the maintenance and repairs of sidewalks within the city limits. On a roll call vote, all council members present voted to pass the ordinance. The ordinance specifies the parties responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, and…

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Neighbors plead for help to stop vicious dogs

A group of Lewisport residents said they’re fed up with being scared of, and attacked by, a woman’s two dogs, so they attended both the Lewisport City Council meeting and the Hancock County Fiscal Court to ask how they can protect themselves do something more than simply have the dogs repeatedly picked up and released…

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Lewisport amends budget

In a meeting lasting less than 30 minutes, the Lewisport City Council approved the first reading of an amendment amending the 2020-21 budget. The budget ordinance increases the General Fund by 121,000, said Lewisport City Administrator Brent Wiggington. He said the increase came from CARES ACT money the city received from the Federal Government in…

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Lewisport takes over road, debates decorate tree removal

By Dave Taylor Thursday’s Lewisport City Council meeting saw the approval of a new insurance premium tax and slightly higher property tax rates, but the main debates centered on removal of decorative trees and the status of a city road that turned out to be private. Mayor Chad Gregory told the council that decorative oak…

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