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Hancock Fiscal Court discussed loss of Century revenue; increase in jail fees

 The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday, October 10 and discussed, among other topics, the impact of Century Aluminum’s temporary shut-down on revenue as well as the possibility of grant funds that would greatly improve the Hancock County Senior Center. Century Temporary Closure As a result of the temporary closure of Century, revenue has…

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New Playground at South Hancock Park

A new 2-12 playground structure was installed by Miracle Recreation at South Hancock Park on Monday, October 3. The new playground equipment, which includes a ten-spin inclusive motion spinner, will be connected with the existing structure. This is part of Hancock County Fiscal Court’s plan to improve the park and a new concession stand and…

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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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Hancock Landfill proposal brings large crowd to public hearing

The Hancock County Solid Waste Management Public Hearing was Monday, September 19 at the Hancock County Career Center at 6:00 p.m. Public comments were received by Hancock County Fiscal Court on the proposed solid waste management plan, which if approved would serve as the basis for handling solid waste management issues in Hancock The public…

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Hancock Fiscal Court surprised at cost of new ambulance

Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday, September 12 and discussed with paramedic Damian Rice, Director of HC EMS/911, the need for a new ambulance and the shockingly high cost of the vehicle. There are currently 4 ambulances in the County and one of those vehicles needs to be replaced. Purchasing the new vehicle would…

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Grand Jury Indictments; Hancock County Fiscal Court

Grand Jury Report Comes the grand jury, by the foreman, and reports to the court that they met in session on the 7th day of September 2022 to consider all pending matters at that time. After having heard testimony from various individuals, a total of five True Bills and zero No True Bills were returned.…

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Kevin Rates Day proclaimed for July 29

  By Jennifer Wimmer  Kevin Rates Day – July 29, 2022, was proclaimed by the Hancock County Fiscal Court, at their meeting on Monday, July 25, in order for the community to have a special day to honor him. This day is for celebrating his 30+ years of competing in the Special Olympics, as well…

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Fiscal Court holds short meeting following A/C malfunction

By C. Josh Givens Hancock County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday morning, though the meeting was cut short by Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts after the Administration Building’s air conditioning system failed. The system has been experiencing issues throughout the early summer as temperatures have soared well past 100-degree heat indices. During the shortened…

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Fiscal Court approves $3.2-mil emergency communications project

By C. Josh Givens Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved a project to replace the county’s outdated emergency communications system with a “gold standard” digital system which will cover the entire county. The approval took place at Monday’s meeting of Fiscal Court Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the current system is not reliable in several…

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