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HCHS Partners with OCTC through Early College and Dual Credit Classes

HCHS students are preparing for the future. Although the July sun still reminds us we are in the middle of summer, soon Hancock County High School will be welcoming back students for the new school year. For the past several years, qualifying students have had the opportunity to take “dual credit” classes in addition to…

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Getting to know you: Ami Hunt

  Ami Hunt was born and raised in Lewisport. She is the daughter of Keith and the late Donna Westerfield. “We were very family-oriented and involved with the community,” she said. “I guess that’s why I’ve never left. My heart’s in Lewisport.” Growing up, Ami said her community felt like a “big family”. “We always…

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Workforce report alarming; local recruiting challenging

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released an alarming report – “20 Years In The Making: Kentucky’s Workforce Crisis” – which outlines the decline of the workforce participation rate among the state’s working age men and women from 2000 to 2020. Kentucky’s workforce participation rate in 2000 was 63.5 percent, declining to 56.3 percent in…

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OCTC Addressing CDL Driver Shortage

OWENSBORO, KY (08/25/2021) Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) will launch a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Academy in October 2021 to help address the driver shortage in our region. Offered through OCTC’s Workforce Solutions division, this regional CDL driving academy is possible through a public partnership with the Owensboro Riverport Authority (ORA) and will offer…

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Court to change Hancock’s medical billing services

Hancock County Fiscal Court recently entered into discussions with A&B Ambulance Medical Billing Services for the company to oversee the county’s ambulance billing services. As payment for its services, the company receives 12-percent of the amount collected from customers each month. The company remits all of the money collected to fiscal court, sends the court…

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