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Don’t Forget to Purchase your Farm City Dinner Tickets!

Tickets are on sale now for the Annual Hancock County Farm City and Ag Awards Dinner, which will be held at the Hawesville Baptist Church Life Center on Monday, February 19th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at both First Financial bank locations (Hawesville & Lewisport), both Independence Bank locations, Kraftcor…

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2024 DAR Calendars now on sale

Popular DAR calendars are now on sale! The Yellow Banks Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) have their 2024 DAR Calendar on sale for $10. These beautiful calendars capture the early days of Hancock County, bringing back memories of the past for some while giving others a glimpse…

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2023 Sorghum Festival expects big crowds this Saturday

The 2023 Independence Bank Sorghum Festival will be held at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a FREE event for all to attend! There will be demonstrations, a Hancock County Homemakers Quilt Show, tractor show, inflatables for the children, live music and much more. Market…

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Bid awarded to GN; Dukes Fire Department

  The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, September 11th. The lowest bid, submitted by GN Excavating, was approved by the court for the construction of a new Fire Station for the Dukes Fire Department located on Happy Hollow Road in Hawesville. Low Bid Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said bids opened last week…

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Dave Taylor Memorial brings in $8,200 for Aiden Fullenwider

      The Hancock County community came together at South Hancock Park Saturday to support and raise money for one of our own in the 3 rd Annual Dave Taylor Memorial Softball Tournament. The event raised over $8,200 to help Aiden Fullenwider and his family with expenses as he bravely battles brain cancer. The…

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Independence Day Celebration at Vastwood Park; TUESDAY, July 4th

The Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration at Vastwood Park will be on Tuesday, July 4th. The fireworks display will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be provided by the company Pyro Shows. The event is sponsored by Hancock County Fiscal Court. Music From 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the Tailgate Band will be performing…

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Lewisport Heritage Festival receives big crowds, big success

    Lewisport City Administrator Jason Roberts said the 2023 Heritage Festival went very well, and the weather was perfect.  “It was the first festival I’ve worked where we didn’t have to worry about a chance for rain at some point,” he said. “We had a record number of vendors including food and crafts. New…

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Aiden Fullenwider; brave 12 year old battling brain tumor

  Aiden Fullenwider celebrated his 12th birthday on January 21st this year, and then he and his family prepared for his 6 weeks of treatments. He has a diffuse type of brain tumor, and endured whole brain radiation in February and March, followed by chemotherapy. “He is so brave, how he’s faced this as a…

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