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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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Coomes and Roberts blast home runs in girls debut

The HCHS Lady Hornets softball team got the season underway with an impressive, 9-3 victory over Owensboro High School at Vastwood Park Monday. Hallie Coomes and Lily Roberts belted home runs for Hancock County during the win. “This was a good opening win for us. We were a little nervous for our opening game, but…

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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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