Hancock County News

Gwynneville home’s front porch damaged when ivy catches fire from burning brush
Morristown, Fountaintown, Posey Township, Shelbyville firemen and medics and Sugar Creek Township responded to a Gwynneville home Saturday afternoon. Firemen quickly got control of the fire that damaged the front porch area and sent smoke into other parts of the home. Initial reports indicate the residents were  burning brush in the front of the home when...
Greenfield heavy pick-up on east side of SR 9 Saturday
The first round of Greenfield's Annual Heavy Pick-up takes place Saturday. Saturday's collection is for Greenfield residents who live on the east side of State Road 9. Saturday, April 28, will feature collection for residents on the west side of State Road 9. Residents should have items out by 7:00 am.  There will not be heavy pick-up...
Hancock Co. communities involved with two of Stellar Communities finalists
Two Stellar Communities Program finalists involve Hancock County communities. Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced six regions as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program. Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Program is a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment initiative led by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which is overseen by Crouch. The program works with...
Hoosiers traveling to states with Hepatitis a outbreaks urged to take precautions
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging Hoosiers to get vaccinated and take other steps to protect themselves from hepatitis A if they plan to travel to states that are experiencing outbreaks of the disease. Kentucky and Michigan have reported significant outbreaks of hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection of the liver....
Flags to half-staff for former First Lady Barbara Bush
Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush. Flags should be flown at half-staff from now until sunset on the day of her burial, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags...
Paid, volunteer contributions of older Hancock Co, residents total nearly $190B in 12-month span, new study finds
Central Indiana communities and agencies need to do more to support older adults, according to the 2017 Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA). CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions commissioned the study of people age 60 and older in Hancock, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties, which found that seniors want to be...