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Fireworks planned for Heritage Festival; food truck festival update

At the Lewisport City Council on Thursday, March 21st, City Administrator Jason Roberts said the planning for this year’s Heritage Festival is going “smoothly” and is scheduled for: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 30th, 31st and June 1st. “Conexon Connect (fiber internet provider) and Independence Bank both sponsored $4K for fireworks,” Roberts announced. “Yager Materials…

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Hwy 60 widening to resume April 3rd – Expect traffic delays & lane closures

Yager Materials in Owensboro was contracted by the KY Transportation Cabinet to widen Hwy 60 from just east of the entrance at Vastwood Park to 1957, and work started in mid-April of last year. Traffic returned to a 4-lane and resumed normal patterns beginning Thursday, November 9th, 2023 due to weather and temperature variances, and starting on…

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Hawesville looking for grants to help with future plans

Hawesville Mayor Rob McCormick reports at the Hawesville City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 14th, that City Administrator Jake Powers has been doing a wonderful job at documenting the city’s maintenance costs. Unexpected costs in the city have been tallied at around $25,869. “We’ve got water and sewer repairs and A11s,” Powers said. “For July-Oct.,…

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School board sets tax rate one cent higher

The monthly Hancock County Board of Education Meeting was held on Thursday, August 31st. The board set the tax rate for 2023 at one cent higher than last year, which is a 1.4 percent higher rate than 2022. HCHS Principal Ginger Estes presented achievements made so far in this new school year at the high…

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New turf for Hornet Football Field, track construction soon

The new football field on HCMS/HCHS campus is expected to be completed by fall of this year, and construction on the track starts soon. The Hancock County Board of Education approved GN Excavation & Trucking’s low bid, with the addition of The Motz Group (track & turf field company) bid at $751,775. Gary Nugent of…

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Getting to know you; Justin Obenchain

  Justin Obenchain is a local farmer in Hawesville. He, his wife Chrystal, and his younger brother, Dylan, all work together raising alfalfa and sweet corn. He purchased his family’s farm in 2015 from his grandfather, the late Jim Obenchain, and they produced their first crop of corn in 2016. Justin is President of the…

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