Hancock County News Archives for 2021-04

City of Greenfield no longer requires masks

The City of Greenfield will no longer require masks to be worn in public offices or for public employees to wear masks while performing their duties.

 

A statement from Mayor Fewell regarding COVID19 mask mandate

 

INDOT to resurface US 40 in Greenfield

The Indiana Department of Transportation is closing lanes of U.S. 40 for a resurfacing project near Greenfield.

 

Lanes will be resurfaced on U.S. 40 in both directions between 400 East and Monroe Street. Flaggers will be used to take vehicles through the construction in one lane. Watch for crews on the side of the road and be prepared to stop.

 

Construction started in the beginning of April and all lanes are scheduled to be open by the end of June, weather permitting.

 

The work will continue to take place between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. for minimal impact on traffic. Local access will still be available to motorists.

Greenfield Police Chief Rasche to retire

Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche announced in the following letter his intention to retire.  The letter was published on the Greenfield Police Department Facebook page.

 

 

Man airlifted from motorcycle-Jeep accident on Mt. Comfort Rd

A motorcycle rider was airlifted from a Hancock County accident scene Tuesday afternoon after a collision with a Jeep.

 

According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the Jeep involved was northbound on Mt. Comfort Road near 900 North and the motorcycle was being driven southbound just after 3:30 pm.  The initial investigation indicates the Jeep turned into the path of the motorcycle.

 

There are no names as of this report.  Family of the motorcycle rider was being sought.  He was airlifted to St. Vincent in Indianapolis.

 

The juvenile driver of the Jeep was not injured and cooperated with law enforcement at the scene.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the accident.