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Newton questions hiring meal driver for Hancock Senior Services

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate LT Newton challenged the proposed hiring of Darrell Forbes as a meal driver for Hancock County Senior Services. Newton said he thought current part-time workers at the Senior Services Center should get first crack at full-time jobs. Director Lona Morton said she agreed with Newton on…

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Fiscal Court questions airport insurance

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates questioned why the county pays the insurance premium for the fuel tanks at the Hancock County Airport. The yearly premium totals $3,733 each year for three years. “I just have some questions about it to start with,” Magistrate LT Newton said. “The airport was supposed to…

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Lewisport city projects revenue surplus

The Lewisport City Council held the first reading of ordinance 21-3, the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, during its regularly scheduled city council meeting May 20. The city projects revenues of $2,833,350 versus expenses of $2,552,969 for the upcoming fiscal year, which leaves a projected surplus of $280,381. Only the Heritage Festival line item…

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Fiscal Court approves Duke contract

  The Hancock County Fiscal approved a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $750,000 for the new Dukes Volunteer Fire Department. The community built the current Dukes station over 40 years ago, and it has simply become obsolete. The current station sits at 5130 Happy Hollow Road. The new station will sit at…

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