Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts

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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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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Swimming closed for six years, Vastwood will give it a try again

Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said fiscal court plans to reopen Vastwood Lake to swimmers this summer. Roberts said the county plans to open the lake at the end of June or by the 4th of July. “Our full intention is to open it this summer,” Roberts said. “We are looking at a partial…

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Midway Barbershop open

On Friday, March 26 Midway Barbershop, owned by Jeremy Chappell, opened for business. Chappell completely renovated the building, located at 25 East Wind Court across from the Hancock County High School/Middle School complex. “The first day was good and steady,” Chappell said. “I did not get overwhelmed. It seemed like it was one haircut after…

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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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