Area News

King nominated for official of year; wins scholarship award

By Dave Taylor Hawesville Mayor Charles King has been nominated for Kentucky League of Cities’ City Elected Official of the Year and will find out whether he wins during the same conference where he’ll be recognized for being presented a scholarship to two years’ of future KLC training. King is one of 25 people up…

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Additional Federal Unemployment Assistance Begins

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 11, 2020) – On August 21, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state’s application for FEMA’s Lost Wages Program, federal money to aid unemployed Kentuckians, had been approved. The programmers have completed the final modifications to the unemployment insurance systems so the payment process for the Lost Wages Program (LWP) has begun.…

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Plan your Visit to MG Joseph Holt’s Home

The Judge Joseph Holt Home is the only home in America of an Army TJAG to be restored! The remaining 19.5 acres of the Holt grounds was once a vibrant plantation of 10,000 acres in northern Breckinridge County! When visitors explore the Judge Joseph Holt Home on September 26 at the 12th Annual Holt Home…

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New Flat Surface License Plates Make Debut on Kentucky Vehicles

Embossed plates giving way to more efficient digital print process FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2020) – A new kind of Kentucky license plate has begun appearing on motor vehicles in the Commonwealth. The most significant difference is in their manufacture – digitally printed on flat aluminum instead of traditional, embossed metal with raised letters and…

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Endangered mussels released in Green River

Partnership with National Park Service enhances mussel population FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 14, 2020) – In conjunction with the National Park Service, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources earlier this month stocked about 1,200 individual mussels into the Green River within Mammoth Cave National Park in southcentral Kentucky, in order to restore a federally-listed endangered…

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Why Hiring Older Workers Makes Sense

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky Celebrates National Employ Older Workers Week September 21-25 Older workers are a growing part of the 21st century labor force, and they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and maturity to the workplace. To celebrate their contributions and achievements, Goodwill Industries International and Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is observing National Employ…

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Vastwood basketball courts resurfaced

Vastwood basketball courts to get resurfaced By Dave Taylor The basketball courts at Vastwood Park will soon be renovated after the Hancock County Fiscal Court voted Monday to have them resurfaced. The courts, which sit adjacent to the tennis courts, baseball fields and Galaxy Pizza, are used heavily in the summer for basketball, but also…

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Accidents

Truck overturns A Fordsville, Ky woman escaped serious injury when her truck overturned on state Route 2181. The accident happened on September 13 at roughly 1 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick filed the accident report. Sheila K. Sanders told Hendrick as she drove south on state Route 2181, about five miles south of…

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Hancock District Court Docket, Sept. 9, 2020

Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, September 9, 2020.                        The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court Regarding the estate of Jaci Richardson, settlement. No action. Name change, Erin Masun Anderson, scheduled for other hearing. Name change order signed. The estate of Michael Duff Lee, scheduled for settlement. Order signed. The estate of Harriet…

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