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Remembering stories from the past; the Hancock County Courthouse

  A History of the Hancock County Courthouse I have, for years, wondered when exactly our courthouse was built and under what circumstances. The Hancock Clarion has had a number of stories and photos of the courthouse over the years. I was told by someone the construction of the courthouse was started before the Civil…

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Proposed solar farm at Skillman stirs memories of KU fight

The proposed solar farm by Rolling Hills Solar LLC, a subsidiary of National Grid Renewables, in the Skillman’s Bottoms area creates some uncertainty for some county officials. With solar farms being a new industry, the county does not know how this industry affects the county. “There are a lot of questions being asked at the…

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Proposed solar farm for Hancock County

The proposed solar farm by Rolling Hills Solar LLC, a subsidiary of National Grid Renewables, in the Skillman’s Bottoms area creates some uncertainty for some county officials. With solar farms being a new industry, the county does not know how this industry affects the county. “There are a lot of questions being asked at the…

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The amazing story of the Baker brothers

Judge William Penn Baker built the Hancock County courthouse in 1867 A person can experience a lot in 97 years, and Marjorie Baker Richardson is not only not an exception, but she’s been considered dead twice and comes from a family that helped build the courthouse, ran a hotel downtown, and even took in a…

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