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Hancock County Teachers explain school programs

    Hancock County High School Principal Ginger Estes and HCHS Teachers Lori Roberts and Greg Tate spoke at the HC Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Tuesday, September 12th at the Career Center. Estes said if anyone in the county has ideas about apprenticeships and internships for HCHS students to call or email her. “We’ll…

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Hagman Farms awarded as a “Legacy Farm”

Brothers Joe & James Hagman were presented with the Legacy Farms Award for their longtime farming family business in Hawesville, at the Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Dinner on Thursday, September 14th. This is a brand new award, and created in order to recognize legacy farms in the county – those who’ve been involved in farming…

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School board sets tax rate one cent higher

The monthly Hancock County Board of Education Meeting was held on Thursday, August 31st. The board set the tax rate for 2023 at one cent higher than last year, which is a 1.4 percent higher rate than 2022. HCHS Principal Ginger Estes presented achievements made so far in this new school year at the high…

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CMF Company; growing business in Lewisport Industrial Park

On Tuesday morning, August 22nd, the Hancock County Industrial Foundation Board met at the Contour Fabrication & Mechanical, Inc. (CFM) plant site in Lewisport. Hancock native Jason Young, Co-owner of CFM, spoke with board members about the details of the business and provided a breakfast. Young and Scott Dillback, of Evansville, partnered in 2015 and…

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Domtar to invest $51 million in new pilot program at Hawesville mill

   Domtar announced they will be investing $51 million into upgrading equipment at the 50-year-old Hawesville mill, with 400 jobs remaining in Hancock County. They will be repurposing one of the 2 paper machines (pulpers) to produce fiber-based, biodegradable products such as earth-friendly “plastic” bags, as well as continuing to make fine paper products.   …

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6th Graders treated to hike to explore Jeffreys Cliffs

Hancock County Middle School 6th Grade Students enjoyed a field trip to Jeffreys Cliffs Conservation & Recreation Area, on Thursday, May 11th. Steve Canepari, President of the Hancock County Heritage Commission, led the hike, along with volunteers: Danny Allard, Wade Gaynor and Richard Basham. There were around 106 students hiking, and 6 adult chaperones. They…

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Fun Run Event at NHES; Raises Dollars Toward New Playground

  On Thursday, April 20th, the Fun Run fundraiser event was held at North Hancock Elementary during the school day, and was a huge success in not only raising more dollars toward the new playground, but engaging children in fun, kinesthetic learning activities. “All of the playground equipment we had here was a combination of…

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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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