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Getting to Know You; Carolyn McCarty

Carolyn McCarty is another one of the many fine people in Hancock County who donates time to volunteering in the community. Over the years, she has been a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, Assistant Boy Scout Master, and helped with 4-H, to name just a few. Her daughter, Emily, achieved the Bronze Award in…

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Hancock County occupational tax revenue up half-million

Hancock County Fiscal Court has reported a half-million-dollar increase in the county occupational tax revenue for Fiscal year 2020-2021, which ended on Oct. 31. Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts told magistrates at Monday’s regular meeting of Fiscal Court the county collected $1.75 million from the tax levy on wages earned within Hancock County in the fiscal…

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County starts communications upgrade

At Monday night’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave the approval for Emergency Services to start upgrading its communications equipment. The current equipment relies on out-dated analog technology approximately 30-years old, and barely works outside of Hawesville’s city limits. “We need to do this,” Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said. “We spent enough…

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County hiring dislocated workers; could save $50-70,000

Career Center helps more than job seekers The average person knows that career centers across the state, such as the Hancock County Career Center located west of Hawesville, offers various services to job seekers looking for employment. Most people do not know that career centers also offer vital services to businesses looking to hire and…

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Ag Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles touts agriculture in county visit

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles visited the Hancock County Career Center last Wednesday to tout Kentucky agriculture. He also mentioned the challenges agriculture faces in this country from environmental activists determined to stop certain agricultural practices. During his visit, Commissioner Quarles touted the Kentucky Proud program that promotes the diverse agricultural…

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