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Hancock County Fiscal approves four-way stop at airport entrance

The intersection of Lee Henderson Road and Airport Road near Lewisport will become a four-way stop following approval by Hancock County Fiscal Court. Judge-Executive Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts, Jr., said the roads have become very busy recently with construction and industry traffic in the area. The hope is the four-way stop will slow down traffic on Lee Henderson Road, which is posted with a 35-mile-per-hour speed limit.

Hancock County motorists take note:

The intersection of Lee Henderson Road and Airport Road at the Hancock County Airport entrance will soon be a four-way stop. Magistrates unanimously approved the change upon the recommendation of Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts, Jr., during a Monday meeting of Fiscal Court in Hawesville.
Roberts said the intersection has become very busy with recent construction in the area, with some motorists driving at unsafe speeds. When the additional signs go up, the county Road Department will install temporary red flashing lights for several weeks to alert drivers to the change.

In other business, Fiscal Court:
• Approved a maintenance agreement with Aquatic Control of Evansville for the winter removal, cleaning, storage and spring reinstallation of the two aerator fountains for the lake at Vastwood Park. The proposal includes manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance of oil and seals on the aerators. Contract total is $875.

• Approved snow removal bids in preparation for the approaching winter season.
GN Excavating & Trucking was awarded the bid for snow removal for county offices and facilities. Any needed services at the Hancock County Judicial Center will be reimbursed by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
GN Excavating & Trucking and Wheatley’s Dirt Dobbers were both awarded bids for emergency removal in the event of unusually heavy snowfall. Bid specs were for the hourly rates of heavy equipment such as loaders, backhoes and dozers.

• Approved the appointment of Carolyn McCarty and Jamie Stephens to the Hancock County Extension Council to fill vacancies created by the end of terms for Joe Hagman and David Winchell. Magistrates also approved the appointment of Steve Canepari to fill the unexpired term of Stephanie Lamar, who resigned to focus on her duties as executive director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.

By C. Josh Givens

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