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2023 Christmas Giveaway; assisting Hancock County residents

This year’s Santa Sacks, St. Vincent DePaul & Toys for Tots Christmas Giveaway is on Thursday, December 21st at the Lewisport Community Center (located at 15 Pell Street) from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The giveaway is for Hancock County residents only and you must determine eligibility and be signed-up. The lists of families and…

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Hancock Rescue Squad members request funding for new gear

One of the newest members of the Hancock County Rescue Squad, Mike Cartwright, spoke on behalf of all squad members at the Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting on Monday morning, November 13th, asking for new gear as well as materials for remodeling one of the areas at the station into a much needed locker room…

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Getting to Know You; Leslie Cooper White

Leslie Cooper White was born and raised in Owensboro. Her parents are Leon & Sarah Basham Cooper. Leon is originally from Hancock County and Sarah is from Daviess County. Leslie is the youngest of the family, and has one older brother, Randy, and two older sisters, Karen and Lisa. She earned her associate’s degree at…

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Hancock Fiscal Court hears plans to upgrade emergency readiness

Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, January 9th, 2023. This was the first meeting for the 2 newly elected magistrates, Gary Baker (representing District 4) and John Garner (District 1). Those two seats were previously held by L.T. Newton and Wayne Hodskins. HC EMA Update      Hancock County Emergency Management Director Kyle Veach provided…

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Hancock County Chamber Breakfast; State of the County Meeting

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday morning, January 10th at the Lewisport Library – a Chamber Breakfast and a State of the County meeting. Judge/Executive Johnny Roberts, Lewisport Mayor Chad Gregory and newly elected Hawesville Mayor Robbie McCormick spoke about their plans for this year. Judge…

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New Playground Approved for North Hancock Elementary

The Hancock County Board of Education met on Thursday evening, December 15th. Along with the approval of the final drawings for the new track and football field on the HCMS/HCHS campus, the purchase of a new playground was approved for North Hancock Elementary in 2023. NHES New Playground North Hancock Elementary School’s fundraisers for the…

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Step back and reflect this Memorial Day

Over the past couple of months, I have used this column to share information with you some of the legislation we passed during the 2021 Regular Session, as well as some of the issues that our state is facing now. This week, I would like to take a break from policy and legislation to reflect…

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