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Hancock School board sets property tax

At the Hancock County School Board meeting held on September 23, the board raised the tax rate on real property from last year’s rate of 68.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 72.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, and also set the tangible personal property tax rate at 72.9 cents per $100,000 of…

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Hancock County School Board lowers tax

At last Thursday’s Hancock County School Board meeting, the board decided to lower the tax on real and personal property. The board reduced the tax rate one cent per $100 of assessed valuation on real and personal property. The motor vehicle and utility tax rates remain unchanged. “We wanted to keep the taxes down for…

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Hancock County School Board approves track resurfacing

At last Thursday’s Hancock County School Board meeting, the board approved a proposal to resurface Hancock County High School’s deteriorating track. The project costs $38,000, and Allen Asphalt Sealing and Striping of McHenry, Ky received the contract. The board decided to resurface the track instead of doing a complete rebuild due to the cost of…

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School system to change school entrances

At last Thursday’s regularly scheduled Hancock County School Board meeting, Superintendent Robby Asberry recommended a contract with Kentucky Mirror and Plate Glass to create new, secure entrances at North and South Hancock elementary schools. The project costs just under a total of $12,000 for both schools.  “Explain that,” board member Raphael Wheatley said. Currently visitors…

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Students returning to five days April 19

Members of the Hancock County School Board voted Monday to allow students to return to in-person classes five days a week, starting the second week after spring break. The approved plan was presented by superintendent Kyle Estes, who said that it was vital that students return to a more normal schedule as soon as possible.…

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