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Hancock Clarion

Hawesville Code Enforcement Members named

At the Hawesville City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 12th, three volunteer Code Enforcement Board Members were named to enforce the city’s new ordinances: Chuck Jones, Stephanie Clark and Robert McCann. “We have 3 solid individuals,” Hawesville Mayor Rob McCormick said. “Chuck has agreed to the one-year term, Ms. Clark will have the 2-year term,…

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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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Upcoming court cases indictment hearings; Hancock County

  Update on Court Cases in Hancock County: Dianna Boyd McKinney (57) was indicted on charges of Assault, First Degree, and Tampering With Physical Evidence on June 28th, 2023. McKinney’s pretrial conference is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at 10 a.m. The pretrial will start the process for a jury trial. Connie Jean Oden, of…

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Hancock County Schools Begin New School Year August 9th; new faces

  The 2023/2024 school year begins at Hancock County Schools on Wednesday, August 9th. The district will be hiring this week (July 31-August 4th) to fill remaining positions, as eleven of HC Schools’ staff have retired. Retirees from HCMS are Chris Pate and Kaye Aubrey; from HCHS: Debbie Dawson and Tom Magan; NHES: Heather Miller,…

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Farmers concerned over new regulations for brooder houses

The first draft of an ordinance setting rules for poultry houses in the county was discussed at the Hancock County Fiscal Court Meeting on Monday evening, July 24th. Local farmers attended to voice their concerns and ideas. The goal of the fiscal court with the eventual passing of Ordinance 2023-03, after listening to farmers and…

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Occupational tax showing increase compared to 2022; help needed at Lewisport rickhouse

  At the Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting on Monday, July 10th, it was voiced that there has been a substantial increase in occupational taxes, compared to this time last year. Occupational Tax The year-to-date, total occupational tax collected is $6,032,260.50. Last year’s year-to-date total was $5,424,059.38. “That’s up from last year by $500,000-$600,000,” Judge-Executive…

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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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Last Suspect Indicted in 2018 Lewisport Bank Robbery

Ramon Alvarez (36), of Hardin County, KY, was charged with 4 different bank robberies, one of which was the 2018 armed robbery of the Lewisport branch of Hancock Bank & Trust. Alvarez was one of the 3 suspects in the robbery, and the federal grand jury returned his indictment on April 12th, 2023. The late…

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