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New weather Siren at Commonwealth brings total up to 15 county wide

  There are 15 total functioning weather sirens now installed in Hancock County that have replaced all of the older sirens in the county. The sirens were delivered in late February and the cost, after the help of grants, was around $55K, shared between Hancock County Fiscal Court and Commonwealth Rolled Products. Testing vs. Actual…

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Swimming at Vastwood this summer? Can the fiscal court find enough lifeguards?

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, March 11th, and HC 911/EMS Director Damian Rice reported that the infrastructure is up and running on the county’s Digital Radio Communications project. The court partnered with the schools and cities on this $3.2M project with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which will allow…

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County road crew ready for winter weather

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday, January 8th, their first meeting of 2024. HC Road Dept. Supervisor Dave Tindle reported that crewmen are ready to go when cold weather really begins to ramp up this winter. “We’ve got the sand and everything in the trucks ready to go,” Tindle said. “We’ve got 2…

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Hancock County Fiscal Court; new road grader, county improvements

Hancock County Fiscal Court addressed replacing an old grader making it difficult for road crewmen to complete grading work in the county. The meeting was held on Monday, August 14th at 9 a.m. Road Dept. Report Dave Tindle, Supervisor of the Hancock County Road Department said the mowing work they’ve contracted out (due to 2…

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