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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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Baker, Garner win primaries in South Hancock and Lewisport

Kentucky’s primary election was Tuesday, which included a handful of local races for county offices. There were few contested races in Hancock County for the primary, though nominees were chosen for District 4 magistrate in the Republican party, District 1 magistrate in the Democrat party, and District 2 constable in the Democrat party. Republican Gary…

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Morris recognized for successful farming practices

Cattle producer William Morris has been recognized as the 2021 Hancock County Conservation District Cooperator of the Year. Morris, a retired chemistry and biology teacher, runs a 35-head herd of Angus, Salers, Hereford cross and Limousin breeds on farms along Bates Hollow Road and State Route 144 in Reynolds Station. “I’ve been involved in farming…

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Fiscal Court approves three percent hike in conservation outlay

Representatives of the Hancock County Conservation District requested a 17-percent increase in the Fiscal Court contribution to its operating budget, with the stated purpose to help create a retirement plan for the district’s two employees. The district requested $79,905, which the representatives said would allow for a three-percent salary increase for full-time Conservation Technician Gary…

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Baker first to file candidacy in county

Gary Baker was the first candidate to file candidacy papers for the May 17 primary for District 4 magistrate on Hancock Fiscal Court. Baker is a Republican. Baker filed on Nov. 3, the first day of the filing period. He is 42 years old, and said he has 22 years working for the betterment of…

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