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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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New turf for Hornet Football Field, track construction soon

The new football field on HCMS/HCHS campus is expected to be completed by fall of this year, and construction on the track starts soon. The Hancock County Board of Education approved GN Excavation & Trucking’s low bid, with the addition of The Motz Group (track & turf field company) bid at $751,775. Gary Nugent of…

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School Board introduces new Director of Finance; grants and approvals

The Hancock County Board of Education met on Thursday, May 25th.  Trey Anderson, Assistant Principal for HCMS, was introduced as the new Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance, as of Thursday, May 25th.  Kara Eckles resigned from the position. “She’s going back out to work in the private sector,” Superintendent Robby Asberry said. Financial Report “For…

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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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Fun Run Event at NHES; Raises Dollars Toward New Playground

  On Thursday, April 20th, the Fun Run fundraiser event was held at North Hancock Elementary during the school day, and was a huge success in not only raising more dollars toward the new playground, but engaging children in fun, kinesthetic learning activities. “All of the playground equipment we had here was a combination of…

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Hancock County teachers tell of success with new training programs

The Hancock County Board of Education regular monthly meeting was held on Thursday, March 23rd. HCHS and NHES Principals presented to the Board their successes with the new trainings, and three teachers spoke about the improvements they’ve seen in their classrooms as a result. Two HCHS Students were recognized, Rylann Kessans and Adalyn Boutcher. NHES…

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Bids Approved for New Track & Football Field at HCMS/HCHS

At the Hancock County Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday evening, February 21st, Jeanie Cannon from RBS Design Group Architecture in Owensboro presented the bid tabulation for the 2 bids that were turned in for the construction of a new artificial turf football field and new rubberized track on the HCMS/HCHS campus. The approximate budget…

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