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Total Solar Eclipse Path Runs Near Hancock; 90%

The path of totality for this year’s total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th runs through 13 U.S. states from 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. CDT. In the path are Paducah, Evansville, Indianapolis and other fairly nearby cities in relation to Hancock County. If viewing in Evansville, for example, the eclipse will be visible right…

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Publisher, Donn Wimmer recognized for community involvement

  At the Farm City Dinner Monday, President of the Hancock County Heritage Commission Steve Canepari presented Editor and Publisher of the Hancock Clarion, Donn Wimmer, with a certificate and title of Kentucky Colonel saying, If there’s any person who deserves recognition from Hancock County, it is Colonel Donn K. Wimmer. Not many are deserving…

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Hancock County Airport; temporary closure for seal coating

Contractors will begin seal coating work at the Hancock County Airport on Monday, July 31st at 6 a.m., and complete all work by Monday, August 7th. During this period, the runway, taxiways, apron area, areas around the hangars and parking lot can be closed to all traffic. It is estimated that the runway will be…

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Three engine Falcon 900 EX jet; lands at Hancock County Airport

  This large Falcon 900 EX jet with three engines landed at the Hancock County Airport this week on business. The airport extended its runway to 5,000 feet to accommodate larger jets wanting to land here instead of going to a larger airport. The Hancock County Airport also provides jet fuel. See tanks in background.…

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Southwire announces acquisition of Novinium

  “We are very excited about the acquisition of Novinium at Southwire. Novinium’s cable rejuvenation system which extends the life of underground cables is an amazing value proposition for our existing and prospective customers whom we aim to serve,” said Thomas Courtney, vice president of Services. “This acquisition reaffirms Southwire’s leadership in the cable industry…

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Hancock County Fiscal approves four-way stop at airport entrance



The intersection of Lee Henderson Road and Airport Road near Lewisport will become a four-way stop following approval by Hancock County Fiscal Court. Judge-Executive Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts, Jr., said the roads have become very busy recently with construction and industry traffic in the area. The hope is the four-way stop will slow down traffic…

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Florida Pilot’s unexpected stop at Hancock County Airport


Lisa Heidinger flew her 1946 Vintage Aircoupe single engine airplane to the EAA AirVenture convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The event was July 22nd-31st. On her way back home, she got caught in some weather and ended up having to make an unscheduled stop at Hancock County Airport.
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Fiscal Court questions airport insurance

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates questioned why the county pays the insurance premium for the fuel tanks at the Hancock County Airport. The yearly premium totals $3,733 each year for three years. “I just have some questions about it to start with,” Magistrate LT Newton said. “The airport was supposed to…

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