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Fiscal Court approves purchase of UTV for emergency response

Hancock County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of a side-by-side UTV for use by emergency medical services, giving first responders a reliable way to reach areas of the county which may be in rugged terrain. Fiscal Court met Jan. 10 in the first meeting of the new year. The need for the UTV was first…

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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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Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

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Hancock County occupational tax revenue up half-million

Hancock County Fiscal Court has reported a half-million-dollar increase in the county occupational tax revenue for Fiscal year 2020-2021, which ended on Oct. 31. Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts told magistrates at Monday’s regular meeting of Fiscal Court the county collected $1.75 million from the tax levy on wages earned within Hancock County in the fiscal…

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Hancock County Fiscal approves four-way stop at airport entrance



The intersection of Lee Henderson Road and Airport Road near Lewisport will become a four-way stop following approval by Hancock County Fiscal Court. Judge-Executive Judge-Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts, Jr., said the roads have become very busy recently with construction and industry traffic in the area. The hope is the four-way stop will slow down traffic…

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Cruisin the park Saturday, Oct 16 at Vastwood Park

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Cruisin The Park takes place this Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 10 a.m. in Vastwood Park, west of Hawesville. Organizers expect a lot of cars to attend the show Saturday, and several organizations plan to be at the park serving food and other treats to people in attendance. Preliminary…

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The Gardening Girls decorate entrance at Vastwood Park

The Gardening Girls; Patty Lamar, Sandra Conder, Susan Swihart and Alberta Morris decorate Vastwood Park’s entrance with beautiful flowers. Patty Lamar, of Lewisport, has always liked plants and she loves Vastwood Park. One summer, about fourteen years ago, she says, “I called the judge’s office and asked about planting some flowers at the Park entrance.…

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County starts communications upgrade

At Monday night’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave the approval for Emergency Services to start upgrading its communications equipment. The current equipment relies on out-dated analog technology approximately 30-years old, and barely works outside of Hawesville’s city limits. “We need to do this,” Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said. “We spent enough…

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4th of July Celebration at Vastwood Park Sunday

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus, the annual Hancock County 4th of July celebration takes place this Sunday at Vastwood Park. The day’s activities include inflatables for the kids, a variety of food booths, musical acts and, of course, a fireworks show! The musical entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. when Kentucky Shine takes…

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Vastwood Park beach opens Monday after six years

After being closed for over six years, Hancock County Fiscal Court voted last month to open the swimming area at Vastwood Park for the summer. The beach opens this coming Monday for Camp Vastwood, and is open only for the attendees of the camp the first four days. Camp Vastwood serves as a trial run…

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