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State will hold meeting on closing oil and gas wells

The Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. EST to outline the requirements and Finance Cabinet RFP procedures for contractor participation in the upcoming orphan well-plugging program funded through the Federal Infrastructure Act. The Division of Oil and Gas is in the process of…

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Liver transplant goes well for Johnson family

Chris Johnson of Hawesville is on the road to recovery following a liver lobe transplant at Vanderbilt Medical Center Transplant Center in Nashville on May 17. “I am feeling well and experiencing the normal pain associated with such a surgery,” Chris said Monday from his intensive care room. He said he is currently progressing as…

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Snyder will assume Chamber director role June 1

Tina Snyder will fill the role of director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce on June 1. Snyder has been the Hancock County Public Libraries Director for the past 19 years, and will continue in those duties, as well. The director’s position – which is part-time – has been vacant for several months. The…

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Vastwood Park beach will open Memorial Day

Swimming at the Vastwood Park lake beach will resume Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the beach will initially open on a limited schedule of Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 until 5 p.m., on the following weekend. The county has recently hired two…

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