In 1967, local sheriff’s deputies saw the car as half-full. That’s because someone had pushed the vehicle, stolen the day before in Indianapolis, down a 14-foot embankment into Buck Creek near County Roads 500 West and 300 North. The 1966 Pontiac GTO had been stripped of its engine, transmission and seats.
In 1828, Hancock County was established from land separated from Madison County. Hancock had three initial townships: Blue River Township was the eastern third, Brandywine Township was the central third, and Sugar Creek Township was the western third.
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In 2013, the Mt. Vernon High School girls basketball team won the Class 3A state championship. Mt. Vernon senior Rachel Houck received the Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award for Class 3A.
In 1992, firefighters battled a warehouse fire at D&D Brake Sales for 15 hours. About 250 residents in a 1-mile radius were evacuated from their homes.
In 1967, the Daily Reporter noted that in a few days the process would begin to microfilm Hancock County Courthouse records.
In 1986, a federal grand jury indicted two Hancock County men for allegedly manufacturing $50,000 in counterfeit $20 bills. In documents, U.S. Secret Service agents indicated they believed the movie “To Live and Die in L.A.” might have inspired the incident.
In 1957, local telephone company manager George Wilson warned Greenfield telephone customers to mind their letter O’s and zeroes when dial service began three days later in Greenfield and Charlottesville exchanges.