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News in Hancock County, Indiana

Police officer struck by impaired driver
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:05:46 -0700

HANCOCK COUNTY,Ind. (WISH) – A Shirley, Indiana police officer was struck while out on “Party Patrol” in Hancock County early Saturday. According to the Sheriffs department dispatch, the officer was assigned to be on the lookout for impaired drivers and under-aged drinking.

Ind. farmers brace for financial loss this fall
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:44:41 -0700

Despite the approach of harvest season, some Indiana farmers say they're bracing for a big financial loss this fall.

2 new cases of enterovirus confirmed in Mississippi
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:53:36 -0700

Two new cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in Mississippi, state health officials said. Both cases are in young children, one from Forrest County and the other from Calhoun County, health officials said. A Hancock County child was reported last week as the first case. What to know: Enterovirus The severe respiratory illness has been reported in about two dozen U.S. states, the Centers ...

Hancock County park could lose majority of trees
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:21:25 -0700

A popular Hancock County park could lose up to 80 percent of its trees because of the emerald ash borer -- a beetle that is wreaking havoc all over central Indiana.

NASA, ATK complete test of Launch Abort System component
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:20:32 -0700

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System (LAS). Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah , this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production.

Crash kills fmr. Hancock County sheriff's deputy
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:54:15 -0700

A car crash took the life of a retired central-Indiana deputy this week, county dispatchers confirmed.

Robert Hancock obituary
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:06:13 -0700

NAPOLEON, Ohio — Robert Hancock, 83, of Napoleon and formerly of Huyck Lake and Stryker, Ohio, passed away late Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at Orchards of Northcrest in Napoleon.

Area homebuilding permits hit August decline
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:40 -0700

Permit filings for home construction in central Indiana fell 4 percent in August, the second straight month of declining activity in the homebuilding market.

Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Hancock County
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:15:38 -0700

The State Department of Health has reported a case of West Nile Virus in a central Indiana resident.

Number of farm fatalities continue downward trend
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:05:55 -0700

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The downward trend of Indiana’s farm-related fatalities continued in 2013 as the state saw 18 deaths, according to a Purdue University report.