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Occupational tax showing increase compared to 2022; help needed at Lewisport rickhouse

  At the Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting on Monday, July 10th, it was voiced that there has been a substantial increase in occupational taxes, compared to this time last year. Occupational Tax The year-to-date, total occupational tax collected is $6,032,260.50. Last year’s year-to-date total was $5,424,059.38. “That’s up from last year by $500,000-$600,000,” Judge-Executive…

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McKinney indicted for murder

The Hancock County grand jury met in session and returned indictments. The most serious concerned a murder charge against Lewisport resident Dianna Boyd McKinney. According to the grand jury, in April of this year McKinney shot and killed Roger Benningfield Jr. with a 9mm pistol. She also stands accused of tampering with physical evidence to…

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Remembering stories from the past; the Hancock County Courthouse

  A History of the Hancock County Courthouse I have, for years, wondered when exactly our courthouse was built and under what circumstances. The Hancock Clarion has had a number of stories and photos of the courthouse over the years. I was told by someone the construction of the courthouse was started before the Civil…

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Two Local Farmer’s Markets now available in Hancock County

Support Hancock County local growers & crafters There are now two local Farmer’s Markets available for shoppers in Hancock County and the surrounding areas. The two are the Farmer’s Market at Vastwood Park in Hawesville and the Lewisport Farmer’s Market located at Chapman Park Pavilion in downtown Lewisport.  The Vastwood Farmer’s Market opens at 7:00…

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Josh Powers named new Assistant Principal at HCMS

HCMS Hires Josh Powers as Assistant Principal for 2023/2024 School Year Josh Powers, previous 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Hancock County Middle School, will begin the new full-time position as Assistant Principal at HCMS at the start of the new school year in August. Trey Anderson held the previous Vice Principal position, and is…

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Lewisport rickhouse gets its first barrel; Q&A follows at council meeting

  The Lewisport City Council Meeting was held on Thursday evening, June 15th. David Carroll, Director of Operations at Green River Distillery, attended along with Ryan Fulkerson, Special Projects & Engineering Manager, and others. Carroll opened the floor for questions concerning the Lewisport rickhouse site. “The 2nd rickhouse is already underway,” Carroll said. “Those are…

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Thurman Kenneth “Kenny” Jackson

  Thurman Kenneth “Kenny” Jackson, 81, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at the Heartford House surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Hancock County on December 2, 1941 to the late Thurman and Eunice Wells Jackson. Kenny was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was retired from…

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Green River Distilling; 8 rickhouses at Lewisport campus

  David Carroll, Director of Operations at Green River Distilling Company, was the speaker at the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Tuesday, June 13th, addressing the completion of the first rickhouse and seven more that will be built in Lewisport. “We want to give everyone some updates,” Carroll said. “Something we’ve found…

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