Hancock County Fiscal Court

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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Hancock Fiscal Court meeting

A very light agenda greeted members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court when it met in session at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. The court approved a budget amendment, agreed to hire employees for the Hancock County Road Department and hire summer help. The county approved a budget amendment in the amount of $847,073. The money…

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Big Surplus Auction, May 8th

Hancock County Real Estate & Auction’s Surplus Auction on May 8th at HC Fairgrounds Hancock County Real Estate & Auction, in Hawesville on Main Street, will be holding a Surplus Auction on May 8th at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Central Time. Kathy Gooch says that “auctions are fun,…

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Neighbors plead for help to stop vicious dogs

A group of Lewisport residents said they’re fed up with being scared of, and attacked by, a woman’s two dogs, so they attended both the Lewisport City Council meeting and the Hancock County Fiscal Court to ask how they can protect themselves do something more than simply have the dogs repeatedly picked up and released…

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Court hears about rising costs for retirements, extension

Hancock County’s magistrates got some expensive news during Monday’s meeting, when they heard about rising costs in employee retirements and in the operation of the county’s extension service, both increases handed down by the state. During what is normally a simple annual process of presenting the annual budget for the Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service,…

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Fiscal Court approves Duke contract

  The Hancock County Fiscal approved a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $750,000 for the new Dukes Volunteer Fire Department. The community built the current Dukes station over 40 years ago, and it has simply become obsolete. The current station sits at 5130 Happy Hollow Road. The new station will sit at…

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Gray pays for lift

Magistrate Mark Gray appeared before the Hawesville City Council Tuesday evening and presented a $4,000 check to the city of Hawesville to pay for an automotive lift the city recently purchased. The city purchased a lift that holds up to 10,000 pounds, which allows city workers to work on and repair vehicles. Gray used the…

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Hancock County Fiscal Court, January 11, 2021

The members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court met Monday, January 11 and took the following actions: • Approved the minutes of the December day meeting. • Approved the occupational tax report, which showed total taxes collected year to date of $2,195,498.14, about $320,000 higher than last year at the same time. • Damian Rice…

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Hancock in running for new industry

In a mostly uneventful meeting of the Hancock County Fiscal Court, which was held by teleconference, the highlight was a hint of potential good news on the industrial front. Mike Baker, director of the Hancock County Industrial Foundation, told the court that the county could possibly see a new industry landing here if things go…

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