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House fire at the home of Terry and Melissa Roberts

Article provided by Hawesville Assistant Fire Chief, Jason Bevill.   Hawesville and Lewisport Fire Departments were paged to a structure fire at 265 Harrison Street at 11:10 a.m. on December 23rd, 2022. The occupants, Terry and Melissa Roberts, were out of the house, but it’s believed there was a dog or two inside. I passed by…

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Kenergy Announces start of high-speed internet construction

On Tuesday, August 9 it was announced by Kenergy that they are partnering with internet service provider Conexon Connect (CC) in order to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state. This is Connect’s first partnership in KY, and will deliver high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across 14 counties: Hancock, Daviess, Henderson,…

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Fiscal Court hears workforce report from Industrial Foundation

  Hancock County Industrial Foundation Director Mike Baker told Fiscal Court Monday the shortage of qualified, capable workers will be an issue not only for local industry but also for the state for some time to come. The unemployment rate for the county dropped from five percent in January 2021 to 2.8 percent in January…

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Kenergy system endures destructive weather events

  As the predicted winter weather made its approach into Kentucky Thursday and Friday of last week, prediction of snow and ice accumulations had many residents thinking back to the experiences of the ice storm of Jan. 26-28, 2009. In that storm, some 609,000 Kentuckians were left without electrical power, many for weeks, as ice…

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Roberts says ‘State of the County’ is strong

Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the state of Hancock County is very promising and the financial standing puts the government in a good position to tackle vital needs in the future. Roberts gave his “State of the County” comments at a breakfast meeting of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning at the Career…

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Quarles queried about rural Internet, solar farms

After making his opening remarks, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles opened the floor to questions. The topic quickly went from agriculture to the Internet. “How much longer do we have to go to get broadband here in rural Kentucky,” Randy Stroup, owner of First Class Services asked. State Representatives Suzanne Miles…

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