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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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Swimming at Vastwood this summer? Can the fiscal court find enough lifeguards?

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, March 11th, and HC 911/EMS Director Damian Rice reported that the infrastructure is up and running on the county’s Digital Radio Communications project. The court partnered with the schools and cities on this $3.2M project with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which will allow…

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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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County road crew ready for winter weather

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday, January 8th, their first meeting of 2024. HC Road Dept. Supervisor Dave Tindle reported that crewmen are ready to go when cold weather really begins to ramp up this winter. “We’ve got the sand and everything in the trucks ready to go,” Tindle said. “We’ve got 2…

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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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Senior services returning to ‘normal’ after pandemic challenges

Hancock County Senior Services hosted the May Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Hawesville Senior Citizens Center, with Director Lona Morton taking the opportunity to outline the work and services provided to the county’s older generation. “I always says that our number-one mission is to provide for socialization of our elders through fun programs, giving…

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Senior Services: Meeting the needs of older Hancock citizens

  The COVID-19 pandemic changed just about everything for the Hancock County Senior Services Center, but with the loosening of pandemic restrictions and safeguards, business is nearly back to normal for staff and members. “During the pandemic, we closed the doors and took the meal program to delivery-only,” said Director Lona Morton. “I had concerns…

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