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Hancock County Industrial Foundation

State interested in possible industrial sites in Hancock

Several topics of interest were discussed at the Hancock County Industrial Foundation’s monthly board meeting on Tuesday, August 23. Michael T. Baker, Director of Economic Development for the Hancock County Industrial Foundation, said their mission has always been to create jobs and help sustain an economic environment that makes this community a destination for the…

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James Holder (Jim) Fallin

James Holder (Jim) Fallin was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.  He left this world on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, and will forever be missed by his family and friends. Jim was born to Irene Francis Holder Fallin and James Taylor Fallin on September 13, 1945, in Louisville, KY.  After graduating…

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Former aluminum site has a new life

Gulfstream Commercial Services is moving forward in its use of the former Alcoa Corporation facility near Hawesville, a 305,000-square-foot facility which has been closed since 2005. The former aluminum operation has been renamed River Rail Industrial Park. Ed Ray, chief operating officer for Gulfstream, said shortly after the company was approved in early 2020 for…

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Richard Basham, classic car enthusiast and community leader

  Richard Basham, of Hawesville, has been finding cars and fixing them up, for many years now. His specialty, he says, “is to find a car that has been sitting for a long time and get it running again.” Experience with it has “slowly grown,” as time has gone by.
   He has always loved sports…

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Prime industrial site coming available in Hancock County

Earlier this year Big Rivers Electric Corporation started the process of dismantling the Kenneth Coleman power plant outside of Hawesville. The company shuttered the facility a few years ago, and made the decision to take the plant down shortly thereafter. “As of now, it will be late spring or early summer of 2022 before the…

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Hancock County creating “one-stop” website

Many times visitors or new residents of Hancock County do not know where to look for information about Hancock County. A person from 300 miles away visiting Jeffreys Cliff may not know where to eat in Hancock County after hiking the trails.  A new resident may not know where to take his or her vehicle…

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