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Bid awarded to GN; Dukes Fire Department

  The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, September 11th. The lowest bid, submitted by GN Excavating, was approved by the court for the construction of a new Fire Station for the Dukes Fire Department located on Happy Hollow Road in Hawesville. Low Bid Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said bids opened last week…

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Rickhouse starting on #2; #1 filling up

Lewisport’s First completed Rickhouse is Being Filled with Barrels for Aging Whiskey-aging, charred white oak barrels are currently being loaded into the first completed rickhouse at the 78-acre Lewisport site. David Carroll, Director of Operations at Green River Distillery, says it should be filled to capacity with 58,800 barrels by November of this year. After…

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Lewisport rickhouse gets its first barrel; Q&A follows at council meeting

  The Lewisport City Council Meeting was held on Thursday evening, June 15th. David Carroll, Director of Operations at Green River Distillery, attended along with Ryan Fulkerson, Special Projects & Engineering Manager, and others. Carroll opened the floor for questions concerning the Lewisport rickhouse site. “The 2nd rickhouse is already underway,” Carroll said. “Those are…

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Massive construction underway; rickhouse in Lewisport

  A construction crew from Buzick Construction, out of the Bardstown Group, has been working for weeks now on a new barrel warehouse space (rickhouse) in Lewisport, on the old Dal-Tile site. Green River Distilleries, in Owensboro, made the proposal in late 2022 to build rickhouses in Hancock County, and a conditional use permit was…

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Lewisport amends budget

In a meeting lasting less than 30 minutes, the Lewisport City Council approved the first reading of an amendment amending the 2020-21 budget. The budget ordinance increases the General Fund by 121,000, said Lewisport City Administrator Brent Wiggington. He said the increase came from CARES ACT money the city received from the Federal Government in…

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