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Hancock County organizes to assist tornado victims

Market President for Hancock County at Independence Bank, Wade Gaynor, said that many people were calling and asking how to donate money toward the relief effort, and how they could help in any way. “At Independence Bank, we are just happy to play some kind of role,” Gaynor said. “We are just trying to bridge…

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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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Chinese power shortages could mean boost for American aluminum producers

China is facing an energy crisis. The global industrial power produces about 56 percent of its electricity through thermal production methods, utilizing coal, much of which is imported from Australia. The energy shortage has resulted in significant impact to China’s manufacturing sector in the three main industrial provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong – as…

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Southwire supports community projects with manpower and money

Every year Southwire has a special budget allocated for donating monies in Hancock and surrounding counties. These donations are specifically marked for helping out communities in different ways. “We call it giving back,” said Donnie Sanders, Operational Support Manager of Southwire. “One of my responsibilities as our giving back coordinator, which I oversee,  is Project…

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Sen Rand Paul meets with Century on importance of military grade aluminum

Dr. Senator Rand Paul met with Century Aluminum employees, local industry leaders from Domtar Paper Mill, Commonwealth Rolled Products, Southwire and Hancock County’s leaders on Thursday. The primary purpose of Senator Paul’s visit was to meet with Century Aluminum and key leaders of Hancock County regarding issues facing the aluminum industries.  Hancock County has an aluminum…

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