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School Board names members of Planning Committee

The Hancock County Board of Education monthly meeting was held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 21 at the Hancock County High School. The Eighth Grade Football team, who won the Conference Championship was recognized. This was Hancock County Middle School’s third straight Conference Championship and undefeated season they’ve had! The HCHS Cross Country team…

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Hancock County Board of Education buys land to extend middle school

The Hancock County Board of Education monthly meeting was last Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. and the details are as follows.    Land for eventual construction of new HCMS When the Board met with the Hancock County Local Planning Committee (made up of members of the community, members of the schools’ staff and parents)…

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Hancock County Schools and student-related Events

Congratulations! The Hancock County 4H team won the Team Challenge Camp in Dawson Springs!  The traveling trophy was brought home by HCMS students: Henry Proctor, Callie Kessinger and Bella Kessans. HCHS student, Preston Blanton, assisted during the day. September 19 – September 23 North Hancock Elementary School invited grandparents in to eat lunch and enjoy…

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Hancock teachers honored; Williams Teacher of the Year finalist

At the Hancock County Board of Education meeting on Thursday evening, August 25, two very special ladies were recognized, as well as the stellar Hancock County High School Administration for their completion of the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Program. Laura Kessans, Family Resource Youth Service Coordinator at HCHS and HCMS, and Charlena Williams,…

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Charlena Williams, finalist for Kentucky State Teacher of the Year

Charlena Williams, Special Education Teacher at Hancock County Middle School, was honored at the Hancock County Board of Education meeting last Thursday evening for being one of the finalists for Kentucky State Teacher of the Year. As a finalist, she is recognized as a Kentucky Teacher Achievement Award Winner. From elementary, middle and high schools…

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Farewell Hancock County

Farewell Hancock County, I am going to miss you. For those of you who have not heard, I am resigning my position at the Hancock Clarion and moving to Minnesota to be near my sister. She is the only immediate family I have left in the world, and I want to be by my family.…

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Hancock County School Board lowers tax

At last Thursday’s Hancock County School Board meeting, the board decided to lower the tax on real and personal property. The board reduced the tax rate one cent per $100 of assessed valuation on real and personal property. The motor vehicle and utility tax rates remain unchanged. “We wanted to keep the taxes down for…

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Masks required in Hancock schools

Schools start in Hancock County on Monday, August 23, and the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not students need to wear masks. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear answered this question earlier this month when he mandated masks in schools for 30 days, starting on August 10. “Masks are required inside the schools,” new Hancock…

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Hancock School Board discusses custodial pay

School Board discusses custodial pay A light agenda greeted members of the Hancock County Board of Education when it met in session on Thursday, July 22 for its regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting took place at the Central Offices at 5:30 p.m. Hancock County High School Principal Ginger Estes approached the school board about increasing…

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New Track and Field at HCHS requested

Several people associated with Hancock County Track and Field appeared before the Hancock County Board of Education’s regular meeting on June 24, held at Hancock County High School. Former track members Hailie Lamar, Kenzie Severs and Tanner Dewitt, former track coach Wes Meserve and current track coach Chris Hawkins spoke to the board about the…

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