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Justin Basham joins Hawesville council in January

Justin Basham was one of two write-in candidates for a seat on the Hawesville City Council this year in the 2022 General Election on November 8 and won. When he starts in January, he will be the only new member joining the 5 incumbent council members who were re-elected: Wayne Herndon, Tracy Johnson, Pat “Junnie”…

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2022 Ballot; City Council Candidates and Write-Ins

The two write-in candidates for Hawesville City Council are Joan King and Justin Basham. Joan is the wife of current Hawesville Mayor Charlie King who is seeking re-election. There are nine city council members running for re-election on November 8 – four on the Lewisport City Council and five on the Hawesville City Council. In…

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Hawesville increases price of plots at Memory Gardens

Hawesville City Council has made the decision to raise the cost of a cemetery burial plot at Hawesville Memory Gardens from $600 to $1,000, Mayor Charlie King said. The full price increase will come after Sept. 1; until then the price will be $800. “We looked around and figured out we were way under market…

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Lift station project tabled by Hawesville Council

Hawesville City Council tabled awarding a bid for needed repairs to two lift stations in the city’s wastewater treatment system after one bidder – NAC Heavy Highway – made significant totaling errors for the final bid, and another from Bobby Luttrell and Son came in well over the budget for the project. Mayor Charlie King…

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Hawesville closes Upper Monroe Street on second reading



Hawesville City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance Tuesday evening which closes about 250 feet of Upper Monroe Street. The abandoned street joins Jennings Street. The closure comes as the street has been impassable as a thoroughfare for decades, with Mayor Charles King saying “there’s 30 years of trees and brush grown up…

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Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

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Farewell Hancock County

Farewell Hancock County, I am going to miss you. For those of you who have not heard, I am resigning my position at the Hancock Clarion and moving to Minnesota to be near my sister. She is the only immediate family I have left in the world, and I want to be by my family.…

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Rob McCormick joins Hawesville Council

Rob McCormick was sworn into the Hawesville Council by mayor, Charles King last Wednesday. He replaced Joy Haycraft on the council. Haycraft moved to Owensboro, KY. Council member Wayne Herndon made the motion to nominate McCormick for the seat, and council member Kevin Linn provided the second. All of the council members approved the measure,…

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Council passes amended budget

A light agenda greeted members of the Hawesville City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting at City Hall lasted 30 minutes. The two major items on the agenda were the second reading of an ordinance to amend the 20-21 budget, and the first reading of the 21-22 fiscal year budget. The…

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Hawesville might get $800k for levy rehab

Hawesville’s river-adjacent residents could be a little safer soon if the city is awarded a nearly $800,000 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to redo its levy. Blake Edge, from Green River Area Development District, told the Hawesville City Council during a special called meeting Tuesday that the city has been approved to apply…

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