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Hancock County Conservation District

Kinsel Swihart presented with Master Conservationist award

Kinsel D. Swihart, 2022 Conservation of the Year Award winner, was presented with a Master Conservationist Certificate and wooden, engraved plaque awarded to him by the Hancock County Conservation District, Kentucky Soil & Water Commission, KY Association of Conservation Service and KY Association of Conservation District Employees for his outstanding efforts for many years in…

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South Hancock gets a greenhouse

  Students at South Hancock Elementary School welcomed the addition of a new greenhouse last week. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the school Thursday. Hancock County Schools Superintendent Robby Asberry and Director of Student Services Nick Boling attended the ceremony as well as members of the Hancock County Conservation District. The project came…

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Morris recognized for successful farming practices

Cattle producer William Morris has been recognized as the 2021 Hancock County Conservation District Cooperator of the Year. Morris, a retired chemistry and biology teacher, runs a 35-head herd of Angus, Salers, Hereford cross and Limousin breeds on farms along Bates Hollow Road and State Route 144 in Reynolds Station. “I’ve been involved in farming…

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Baker first to file candidacy in county

Gary Baker was the first candidate to file candidacy papers for the May 17 primary for District 4 magistrate on Hancock Fiscal Court. Baker is a Republican. Baker filed on Nov. 3, the first day of the filing period. He is 42 years old, and said he has 22 years working for the betterment of…

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