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Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election – April 22nd

The 2024 Kentucky Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 21st. The voting registration deadline for the Primary Election is Monday, April 22nd, at 4:00 p.m. You can register online at elect.ky.gov, or in the Hancock County Clerk’s Office. If you are turning 18 before November 5th, you may register to vote and participate in the…

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HC Republican and Democrat Parties to Select Nominee at Upcoming Meetings

In lieu of John Garner resigning from the Lewisport District (Dist. 1) Magistrate seat to serve as an SRO for NHES, the HC Democrat and Republican party’s executive committees will each nominate a candidate to appear on the ballot in November. Anyone interested in the nomination must attend the meeting. A Governor appointed candidate will…

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Address of the Cities Chamber Breakfast

The first Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast for 2024 was an Address of the Cities to provide the opportunity for the mayors of Hawesville and Lewisport, as well as the County Judge-Executive to provide a speech on their plans for the new year. The Breakfast was held at the HC Career Center on Tuesday…

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Hawesville looking for grants to help with future plans

Hawesville Mayor Rob McCormick reports at the Hawesville City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 14th, that City Administrator Jake Powers has been doing a wonderful job at documenting the city’s maintenance costs. Unexpected costs in the city have been tallied at around $25,869. “We’ve got water and sewer repairs and A11s,” Powers said. “For July-Oct.,…

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Domtar to invest $51 million in new pilot program at Hawesville mill

   Domtar announced they will be investing $51 million into upgrading equipment at the 50-year-old Hawesville mill, with 400 jobs remaining in Hancock County. They will be repurposing one of the 2 paper machines (pulpers) to produce fiber-based, biodegradable products such as earth-friendly “plastic” bags, as well as continuing to make fine paper products.   …

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Partnership between GRADD and MedCertify; offering free training, schooling and job placement

  Tonya Basham Gibson, Hawesville native, is Director of MedCertify and is very excited about the partnership with Green River Area District Development (GRADD) in Owensboro and Kentucky Career Center (KCC)-Green River to bring an excellent opportunity for unemployed residents in 4 counties, including Hancock, to receive free training, schooling and job placement via the…

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Angie Swihart – New FCS Extension Agent for Hancock County

At the Farm City Dinner on Monday evening, February 20th Hancock County Agricultural Natural Resources Extension Agent Evan Tate announced Angie Swihart as the County’s new Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agent.  “I’m excited for this new opportunity to support Hancock County,” Angie said. “I’m very new at the extension part of this, but…

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Fiscal Court response to proposed construction of landfill

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS  10/03/2022 Hancock County Fiscal Court received a request letter on July 25, 2022 from GN Excavating that proposed the construction of a Contained Landfill on their property located on Poplar Grove Road. Pursuant to KRS 224.40, Hancock County was required to notify the public, hold a comment period and hearing, and to…

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Public will have chance to speak out at public hearing

Hancock County Solid Waste Management Public Hearing Monday, September 19 at Career Center A Kentucky State mandated public hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hancock County Career Center to receive public comments on the proposed Solid Waste Management Plan. The plan, if approved, will serve as the basis for…

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