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Business Development Manager at Conexon Leslye Krampe – Helping Rural America Connect to Broadband Internet

The Hancock Clarion reported the announcement by Kenergy in August of 2022 of their partnership with internet service provider Conexon Connect (CC) to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state, delivering high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across 14 counties: Hancock, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Ohio, Webster, McLean, Crittenden, Union, Lyon, Caldwell, Livingston,…

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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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Mallory Miller – New CEO at Kraftcor Federal Credit Union

The new CEO at Kraftcor Federal Credit Union in Hawesville, Mallory Miller, is in charge of maintaining daily operations of the credit union and overseeing the employees, all of whom, she says, are “great.” “I am very excited to be a member of the Kraftcor Credit Union family. I feel like they’ve welcomed me with…

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Thomas Joseph Hamilton

Thomas Joseph Hamilton, 70, of Lewisport, died on February 9, 2022.  He was born in Daviess County on June 8, 1951 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth O’Bryan Hamilton.  Tommy was retired from Domtar. In addition to his parents, Tommy is preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Tommy is survived by his…

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Workforce report alarming; local recruiting challenging

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released an alarming report – “20 Years In The Making: Kentucky’s Workforce Crisis” – which outlines the decline of the workforce participation rate among the state’s working age men and women from 2000 to 2020. Kentucky’s workforce participation rate in 2000 was 63.5 percent, declining to 56.3 percent in…

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Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

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Small Biz Saturday a success, one owner encourages local support

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Saturday and Market Days at the Lewisport Lions Community Center were a success this past weekend. Joanne Shiver, who operates JJ’s Pizza in Lewisport, said it is important for local citizens to support small businesses, and even that businesses support one another. “We have always gotten good…

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Chinese power shortages could mean boost for American aluminum producers



China is facing an energy crisis. The global industrial power produces about 56 percent of its electricity through thermal production methods, utilizing coal, much of which is imported from Australia. The energy shortage has resulted in significant impact to China’s manufacturing sector in the three main industrial provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong – as…

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