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New Play Structure and Trail Lighting at Vastwood Park

Vastwood Park will not only be getting the new splash pad and restrooms, there is now new playground equipment and soon to be new lighting around the entire walking trail as well. This is great news for families, children and those who enjoy walking the trail in early morning and evening hours. “We just wanted…

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Trail of Treats at Vastwood Park

   Monday, October 31 is the Twentieth Annual Trail of Treats at Vastwood Park from 4:00-6:00 p.m. sponsored by the Hancock County Fiscal Court & the Hancock County Parks Department. Please contact Fiscal Court Clerk Sage Young at Judge/Executive Johnny W. Roberts, Jr.’s office if your organization would like to hand out treats. The phone…

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Getting to know you; Lacey Mosby

Lacey Mosby, North Hancock Elementary’s Family Resource and Youth Services Center Coordinator, grew up in Hawesville near Vastwood Park.  She and her family spent many evenings at the park with little league and softball and enjoyed the playground and walking trail.  Lacey played volleyball, Summer League Softball and tennis. She graduated from Hancock County High…

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Getting to know you: Marsha Johnson

Marsha Johnson was born & raised in Hancock County. She grew up on a farm in Utility – a small community where everyone helped each other. They attended Union Baptist Church, which was a one-room church at the time. She and her siblings helped with raising tobacco and gardening and visited often with family, friends…

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Beshear announces $200,000 for Splash Park at Vastwood

Governor Andy Beshear presented a $200,000 check to Judge/Executive Johnny Roberts and Hancock County Fiscal Court Clerk Sage Young. Petrie Young at the Grant Award Announcement on Thursday, September 22 for the construction of a new splash park with a splash pad and new park restroom at Vastwood Park. Judge Roberts said that the splash…

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LT Newton to be honored Historian of the Year

The Hancock County Historical Society’s Annual Picnic is planned for Monday Aug 15 at Vastwood Park. Historical Society President Charlene Corley invites everyone out to this annual event as we honor LT Newton as Historian of the Year. Newton will be presented this honor at the picnic along with his family. The picnic is Potluck…

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Fourth activities set at Vastwood Park

A full day of activities are in store at Hancock County’s Vastwood Park for the 246th anniversary of the American colonies declaring their independence from the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776. In addition to the fireworks show at 9 p.m., which is sponsored by Fiscal Court and overseen by Pyro Shows, the day will…

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Vastwood Park beach will open Memorial Day

Swimming at the Vastwood Park lake beach will resume Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the beach will initially open on a limited schedule of Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 until 5 p.m., on the following weekend. The county has recently hired two…

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Parks preparing for summer opening of Vastwood beach

Hancock County Parks is busy preparing for the opening of the summer season following a number of projects to improve the facilities, and will offer Hancock citizens more affordable opportunities for recreation close to home. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said improvements have been made at Vastwood beach, with “several tons” of sand brought in to…

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County receives federal grant for Vastwood splash pad area

Hancock County Fiscal Court has received a $200,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to construct a splash pad and other improvements at Vastwood Park. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the planned improvements are part of ongoing efforts to improve the county’s parks facilities, which also include South Hancock Park and the Lewisport Boat Ramp…

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