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Jeffreys Cliffs

Fiscal Court approves purchase of UTV for emergency response

Hancock County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of a side-by-side UTV for use by emergency medical services, giving first responders a reliable way to reach areas of the county which may be in rugged terrain. Fiscal Court met Jan. 10 in the first meeting of the new year. The need for the UTV was first…

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Jeffreys Cliffs; popular outdoor destination in Hancock County

Jeffreys Cliffs is proving to be a popular outdoor destination in Hancock County when considering the visitor numbers. Steve Caneperi, president of the Hancock County Heritage Commission, reports there were 2,396 visitors to the Jeffreys Cliffs Conservation and Recreation Area from the end of July through Oct. 25. Tabulating visitors numbers is accomplished with the…

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Getting to know you; Hugh Ogle

The first fire I went on, I rode on the back of the old pumper we had then, all the way out there. They had been spraying water and they said, ‘o.k., we are going to draft water from the pond,’ and I put on hip boots and went into the pond and held the…

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Emergency personnel conduct “lost person” exercise at Jeffrey’s Cliff

On Saturday October 16th First responders from Dukes Fire Dept, Hawesville Fire Dept, Lewisport Fire Dept, Hancock County Rescue Squad, Hancock County EMS, and Hancock County Emergency Management conducted a full scale exercise at the Jeffery’s Cliffs Recreational Area involving a lost and injured hiker. It is important that we conduct these types of drills…

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Plaque Unveiling on Labor Day
  

There will be a Plaque Unveiling at the Domtar Picnic Area from 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday September 6th. The picnic pavilion is located on the left one mile north of Jeffreys Cliffs parking area, on KY Hwy 1406. The public is invited.
   This event will be in honor of the…

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Jeffreys Cliffs drawing overflow crowds

Jeffreys Cliffs, the nature area park that opened to the public this summer, has been a big hit with visitors near and far, which has led to near traffic jams at the preserve east of Hawesville. “I went up there here a while back and the parking lot was completely (full),” magistrate John Mark Gray…

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