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Family Dollar coming to Lewisport; retail growth continues

The retail scene in Lewisport continues to grow as Family Dollar Store plans to build an outlet by Hancock Bank.  Lewisport Mayor Chad Gregory made the announcement at Thursday’s city council meeting. He said all of the company sent all of the plans to the Hancock Urban Planning Commission for approval. “The growth has been…

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Property Tax Revenue increases, as rate decreases

Due to the recent growth in the city of Lewisport, its property tax assessment increased $3 million in 2021 to $53 million. With this recent growth, the city decided to take the state allowed four-percent revenue increase. Due to the growth in assessment, while the city realizes an increase in revenue, the tax each person…

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Blue Agave Tavern opens in Lewisport

  An historic event happened in downtown Lewisport Sunday afternoon when Blue Agave Tavern held a soft grand opening for friends and family. Hancock County went dry around 100 years ago during the midst of the Temperance Movement, and all alcohol sales in the county were banned. “Opening the bar is a game-changer,” Bridget Richard…

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Lewisport wins best tasting water in Kentucky

On August 23 through the 25th, the Kentucky Rural Water Association held its annual conference and exhibition in the Galt House in Louisville, and as part of this conference it held its annual Best Tasting Water contest. The judges named the water from the Lewisport Municipal Water Works as the tastiest water in Kentucky for…

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Lewisport Council members question new driveway

Lewisport Council members Mary Hawkins and Mary Rummage brought up the issue of a new driveway constructed at the John Cason and Christie Critcheloe residence at 110 4th Street in Lewisport. Hawkins and Rummage think the driveway encroaches several feet onto city property at the entrance to the old boat ramp at Millennium Park, and…

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Dal-Tile closing hurt city’s finances

When Dal-Tile closed unexpectedly last year, it caused the city’s revenues to drop significantly. When looking at the city’s finances on a cash-in and cash-out basis, not counting the city’s carry-over funds, the city of Lewisport ran a shortfall of $417,361. “They had a rough year, obviously, with Dal-Tile closing down,” Jennifer Estes, audit manager…

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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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‘Day of reckoning’ coming for blighted Lewisport properties

Lewisport Mayor Chad Gregory had an ominous message for owners of dilapidated properties in Thursday’s city council meeting: “Their day of reckoning is coming.” After a short meeting light on agenda items, where Gregory welcomed new council member Josh Roberts, the mayor ended the meeting by giving the council a heads up about the upcoming…

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