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District 1 Magistrate Resignation announced at Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, February 12th, and it was announced that District 1 Magistrate John Garner, who was elected in 2022 and began his service in 2023, has resigned due to personal reasons. Who will fill the vacated seat and how that process will be conducted was not yet discussed.…

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Fiscal Court

There was a second reading of Ordinance 2024-01 at the Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting Monday night, January 22nd. The ordinance, once passed, will regulate the minimum requirements/trainings for all volunteer members of emergency services in Hancock County. (*A full text of the ordinance is available for public inspection at the Hancock County Judge-Executive’s Office…

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GRADD searching for more infrastructure money to aid the Kenergy/Conexon project

A BEAD (Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program) Stakeholder Meeting was held on Friday, January 12th at the Hancock County Administration Building. It was the beginning step in applying for some of the funding that will be available soon statewide through the Federal Infrastructure Act. Every state will be receiving money for broadband, and Kentucky…

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Address of the Cities Chamber Breakfast

The first Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast for 2024 was an Address of the Cities to provide the opportunity for the mayors of Hawesville and Lewisport, as well as the County Judge-Executive to provide a speech on their plans for the new year. The Breakfast was held at the HC Career Center on Tuesday…

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Fiscal Court holds short meeting following A/C malfunction

By C. Josh Givens Hancock County Fiscal Court met in regular session Monday morning, though the meeting was cut short by Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts after the Administration Building’s air conditioning system failed. The system has been experiencing issues throughout the early summer as temperatures have soared well past 100-degree heat indices. During the shortened…

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Fiscal Court approves $3.2-mil emergency communications project

By C. Josh Givens Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved a project to replace the county’s outdated emergency communications system with a “gold standard” digital system which will cover the entire county. The approval took place at Monday’s meeting of Fiscal Court Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the current system is not reliable in several…

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County receives federal grant for Vastwood splash pad area

Hancock County Fiscal Court has received a $200,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to construct a splash pad and other improvements at Vastwood Park. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the planned improvements are part of ongoing efforts to improve the county’s parks facilities, which also include South Hancock Park and the Lewisport Boat Ramp…

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Coleman visits Lewisport, awards $390K for water and road projects

Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman was received by an enthusiastic crowd at Lewisport’s Pell Administration Building Tuesday as she announced more then $390,000 in infrastructure funding for two local projects. Coleman announced $320,325 to the City of Lewisport for water system booster station improvements and the addition of 2,900 feet of waterlines. The improvements will connect…

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Fiscal Court approves three percent hike in conservation outlay

Representatives of the Hancock County Conservation District requested a 17-percent increase in the Fiscal Court contribution to its operating budget, with the stated purpose to help create a retirement plan for the district’s two employees. The district requested $79,905, which the representatives said would allow for a three-percent salary increase for full-time Conservation Technician Gary…

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Guthrie visits Hancock to hear of local needs and issues

Second District U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie visited Hancock County Monday, meeting with local education and government leadership to learn about local needs and priority projects he could likely assist with. Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) made stops at North Hancock Elementary School – where he talked to fifth-grade students about the separation of powers in federal government…

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