Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker

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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Gillespie & Powers, Inc., signs five year lease in Hancock County

As the global economy recovers from the pandemic shutdown, Hancock County’s economy, namely its industry, is not only rebounding, but in some ways it is getting stronger with another new company locating and the existing ones returning to pre-COVID form. “We’ve come through 14 months of a pandemic and our business community is still relatively…

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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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Fiscal Court sets swimming hours at Vastwood Park

A pedestrian meeting greeted members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning. Most items on the agenda consisted of routine housekeeping items the court needs to do each month to keep county government operating. The county did set swimming hours for Vastwood lake for this summer. Swimming opens June 21 of this year. The…

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Solar company signs agreement for 1,000 acres in Skillman Bottoms

A solar company based in Minnesota has signed a memorandum of purchase agreement on more than 900 acres of what has been marketed as one of the prime large sites for industrial development in the state, although the company is keeping its intentions for the site close to its chest. Rolling Hills Solar, LLC, signed…

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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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