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Coleman site getting attention, not yet ready for development

Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker told Fiscal Court Monday the site of the former Kenneth C. Coleman Generating Station has already received at least three inquiries at the state level regarding potential development, though the site is still at least a year away from being ready for reimagined use. The site was shuttered…

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Fiscal Court hears workforce report from Industrial Foundation

  Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker told Fiscal Court Monday the shortage of qualified, capable workers will be an issue not only for local industry but also for the state for some time to come. The unemployment rate for the county dropped from five percent in January 2021 to 2.8 percent in January…

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Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman power plant is being dismantled

Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman power plant on River Road is being dismantled and scrapped after being officially removed from the power grid in 2017. The scrubber on the plant is being removed and will be installed at Big Rivers’ Wilson plant in Centertown, Ky. Contractors work to dismantle the Kenneth C. Coleman power plant…

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Coleman plant to be demolished, site put up for sale

Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman power plant in Hancock County will soon be a memory, with the electric corporation planning to disassemble part of the plant to use elsewhere and demolish the rest, leaving land that could become part of future economic development. The former plant, located on 276 acres at 4982 River Road, once…

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