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Evan Tate Worries the Loss Of Farm Land to Solar Panels

The Annual Hancock County Farm City and Agriculture Awards Dinner was held at the Hawesville Baptist Church Life Center on Monday, February 19th, and sponsored by the HC Chamber of Commerce, with HCHS Future Farmers of America students attending and serving the beverages to the crowd of over 287 people this year. Agriculture Person of…

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Hancock County Fair Wins Most Progressive Fair 2023

The Hancock County Fair was awarded Most Progressive Fair 2023 again this year at the Kentucky Association of Fairs & Horse Shows (KAFHS) Convention at the Galt House in Louisville this month. For our division (Zone 1, Div. A), this is one of the highest awards achievable. The award is based on the presentation of…

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Sweet corn for students; Obenchain Farms joining Schools Food Program

  The Hancock County Board of Education met on Thursday evening, April 27th, and the UK Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will be connecting local producers with Hancock County Public Schools (HCPS) in an effort to best utilize dollars received through the Local Food for Schools (LFS) Grant. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is supplying the…

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Angie Swihart – New FCS Extension Agent for Hancock County

At the Farm City Dinner on Monday evening, February 20th Hancock County Agricultural Natural Resources Extension Agent Evan Tate announced Angie Swihart as the County’s new Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agent.  “I’m excited for this new opportunity to support Hancock County,” Angie said. “I’m very new at the extension part of this, but…

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Court hears about rising costs for retirements, extension

Hancock County’s magistrates got some expensive news during Monday’s meeting, when they heard about rising costs in employee retirements and in the operation of the county’s extension service, both increases handed down by the state. During what is normally a simple annual process of presenting the annual budget for the Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service,…

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