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Kyle Veach

Fiscal Court Reports On Several Issues

Director of the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Kyle Veach reported at the HC Fiscal Court Meeting on Monday that the Ohio River is expected to rise above flood levels. The flood gates were raised Monday morning in Hawesville with the expectation of excess rain over the next few days. Veach said installation of the…

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New weather Siren at Commonwealth brings total up to 15 county wide

  There are 15 total functioning weather sirens now installed in Hancock County that have replaced all of the older sirens in the county. The sirens were delivered in late February and the cost, after the help of grants, was around $55K, shared between Hancock County Fiscal Court and Commonwealth Rolled Products. Testing vs. Actual…

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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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Dukes fire station project delayed, but still a go

In March 2021, Hancock Fiscal Court announced a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant to replace the Dukes Volunteer Fire Department station building in northeastern Hancock County. The project – a 5,900-square-foot building – was touted at the time to be a replacement for the current station, which is more than 40 years old. Officials said…

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EM director seeking grants to purchase storm shelters

In the aftermath of the destructive tornado outbreak of Dec. 10-11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated tens of millions of dollars in Hazard Mitigation Grants as part of presidential disaster declaration in Kentucky. Hancock County Emergency Management Director Kyle Veach saw an opportunity to better protect the community from potential storms in 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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Kyle Veach, Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Director

Kyle Veach is the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Director, Captain at Station 5 of Owensboro Fire Department and has been a part-time EMT in Hancock County since 2010.
   For the last 3 years, Veach has served as EMA Director. He says that it has been, “the highlight of my career to serve my hometown.”…

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911 director says system outdated; county commits to big overhaul

After hearing the county’s 911 communications are so poor that it’s endangering personnel, the county has committed to spend at least $269,000 to bring it up to minimum compliance in the next year. Damien Rice, the county’s 911 director, told the fiscal court Monday that the system had been neglected for so long that it…

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