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ProPublica identifies local area; polluting ‘hot spot’

ProPublica, a New York-based nonprofit investigative journalism organization, has released what it bills as “The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.,” and an area of Hancock is featured within the ranking of the nation’s top spots for “levels of excess cancer risk that the Environmental Protection Agency deems unacceptable.” A…

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Lewisport wins best tasting water in Kentucky

On August 23 through the 25th, the Kentucky Rural Water Association held its annual conference and exhibition in the Galt House in Louisville, and as part of this conference it held its annual Best Tasting Water contest. The judges named the water from the Lewisport Municipal Water Works as the tastiest water in Kentucky for…

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Ag Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles touts agriculture in county visit

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles visited the Hancock County Career Center last Wednesday to tout Kentucky agriculture. He also mentioned the challenges agriculture faces in this country from environmental activists determined to stop certain agricultural practices. During his visit, Commissioner Quarles touted the Kentucky Proud program that promotes the diverse agricultural…

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Proposed solar farm at Skillman stirs memories of KU fight

The proposed solar farm by Rolling Hills Solar LLC, a subsidiary of National Grid Renewables, in the Skillman’s Bottoms area creates some uncertainty for some county officials. With solar farms being a new industry, the county does not know how this industry affects the county. “There are a lot of questions being asked at the…

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