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Hancock County Industrial Foundation

Shelia Rice Dixon

Shelia Rice Dixon, 77, of Hawesville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 1, 2023. She was surrounded by loved ones, passed peacefully and is finally at rest and in perfect clarity. Shelia was born to the late Kenneth C. and Thelma Newman Rice.  In addition to her parents, she was proceeded…

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High Speed Internet coming to Hancock County; important to sign up now

  Hancock County Chamber sponsor, Kenergy, presented details on high speed internet for the county at the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Picnic, Tuesday, August 8th. Leslie Barr, Kenergy’s Communications & Public Relations Specialist, spoke along with Leslye Krampe, Business Development Manager at Conexon, to inform the audience on the progress in connecting homes and…

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Domtar to invest $51 million in new pilot program at Hawesville mill

   Domtar announced they will be investing $51 million into upgrading equipment at the 50-year-old Hawesville mill, with 400 jobs remaining in Hancock County. They will be repurposing one of the 2 paper machines (pulpers) to produce fiber-based, biodegradable products such as earth-friendly “plastic” bags, as well as continuing to make fine paper products.   …

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Hancock County Chamber Breakfast; Businesses of the Month Recognized

  Chamber Businesses of the Month for May were recognized at the breakfast Tuesday, May 9th, at the Hancock County Career Center. Businesses recognized at the breakfast were: Owensboro Community Technical College, Hancock County Industrial Foundation and Edward Jones. Rehabilitation & Performance Institute (RPI) sponsored the Breakfast, and provided the speaker, Brittney Hughes. Hughes is…

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Hancock County– New e-Poll Books Approved

  The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday, February 13th. The most time sensitive item on their list was to approve the purchase of new electronic poll books, as the existing contract expires on May 11th of this year and the new e-poll books will need to be in place before the next upcoming…

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Business Development Manager at Conexon Leslye Krampe – Helping Rural America Connect to Broadband Internet

The Hancock Clarion reported the announcement by Kenergy in August of 2022 of their partnership with internet service provider Conexon Connect (CC) to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state, delivering high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across 14 counties: Hancock, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Ohio, Webster, McLean, Crittenden, Union, Lyon, Caldwell, Livingston,…

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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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