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Harold Victor “Vic” Hagman

Harold Victor “Vic” Hagman, 91, of Hawesville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at his home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.  He was born in Skillman on January 3, 1932 to the late Harold V. and Dorothy Johnson Hagman. Vic was a 3rd generation farmer in Skillman Bottoms and a member…

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Jeffreys Cliffs listed in National Geographic book

    Move over Mammoth Cave, because one of Hancock County’s main tourist spots, Jeffreys Cliffs, is receiving attention from a much larger audience now. The site is now listed in National Geographic’s new publication: Great Outdoors U.S.A. This, along with it being registered on Google Maps, which has been visited by well over 300,000…

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Hagman Farms awarded as a “Legacy Farm”

Brothers Joe & James Hagman were presented with the Legacy Farms Award for their longtime farming family business in Hawesville, at the Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Dinner on Thursday, September 14th. This is a brand new award, and created in order to recognize legacy farms in the county – those who’ve been involved in farming…

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Hancock County Fiscal Court; new road grader, county improvements

Hancock County Fiscal Court addressed replacing an old grader making it difficult for road crewmen to complete grading work in the county. The meeting was held on Monday, August 14th at 9 a.m. Road Dept. Report Dave Tindle, Supervisor of the Hancock County Road Department said the mowing work they’ve contracted out (due to 2…

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Remembering stories from the past; the Hancock County Courthouse

  A History of the Hancock County Courthouse I have, for years, wondered when exactly our courthouse was built and under what circumstances. The Hancock Clarion has had a number of stories and photos of the courthouse over the years. I was told by someone the construction of the courthouse was started before the Civil…

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Gillespie & Powers, Inc., signs five year lease in Hancock County

As the global economy recovers from the pandemic shutdown, Hancock County’s economy, namely its industry, is not only rebounding, but in some ways it is getting stronger with another new company locating and the existing ones returning to pre-COVID form. “We’ve come through 14 months of a pandemic and our business community is still relatively…

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