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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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Job seekers have several opportunities coming up

By C. Josh Givens In light of the June announcement by Century Aluminum that the company will lay off 628 employees throughout July and August in advance of a 9-to-12-month curtailment of production, there have been several recent hiring events in Hancock County and the surrounding area. The Clarion learned this week Century has begun…

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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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