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Lack of rainfall concerning farmers

While the searing temperatures and lack of rainfall might be an unpleasant scenario for the average local citizen, it can be a detrimental combination for Daviess County famers. Aaron Walker said Tuesday he farms about 2,700 acres of row crops in East Daviess County, and up into Hancock County near...
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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...
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Fiscal Court approves $3.2-mil emergency communications project

Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved a project to replace the county’s outdated emergency communications system with a “gold standard” digital system which will cover the entire county. The approval took place at Monday’s meeting of Fiscal Court. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the current system...
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Century Aluminum shut down creates economic impact in Hancock Co.

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - The idling process began Monday, June 27, for the Century Aluminum facility in Hawesville. This closure isn’t just hurting the employees losing their jobs, but Mike Baker, Director of Economic Development for the Industrial Foundation, says Hancock County is losing an important piece of their revenue.
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Kentucky aluminum plant cuts off production, lays off 600 workers due to high energy costs

A large aluminum plant in Kentucky is temporarily halting production and laying off more than 600 workers due to rising energy costs. Century Aluminum has announced plans to shut down its Hawesville smelter for nine to 12 months starting in August. The plant, with about 628 workers, is the second-largest employer in Hancock County, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reported.
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Aluminum plant halts production, lays off 600 Kentucky workers

A large aluminum plant in Kentucky is temporarily halting production and laying off more than 600 workers due to rising energy costs. Century Aluminum has announced plans to shut down its Hawesville smelter for 9 to 12 months starting in August. The plant, with about 628 workers, is the second-largest employer in Hancock County, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reported.
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Road closure on KY 2181 in Hancock Co. to begin Monday

HANCOCK CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Drivers in Hancock County should anticipate a road closure on KY 2181 starting Monday, June 27. According to a press release, crews will be working on the a section of highway between MP 9.7 and MP 11.9. That work is expected to last through Tuesday,...
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Large aluminum producer in Kentucky laying off 600 workers

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. — One of the nation's largest aluminum producers is laying off workers. Century Aluminum in Hancock County, Kentucky will temporarily close. The company said it's due to an unprecedented rise in global energy prices arising from the war in Ukraine. The cost of maintaining the Hawesville...
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Hawesville mayor expresses concern after Century Aluminum plant shutdown

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - After the Century Aluminum facility in Hawesville announced it will be temporarily shutting down and laying off over 600 employees, Hawesville Mayor Charles King was worried for his community and the people this will affect. [Century Aluminum stopping operations in Hawesville for 9 to 12 months]
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Kentucky aluminum plant idling, laying off 600 workers

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large aluminum plant in Kentucky is temporarily halting production and laying off more than 600 workers due to rising energy costs. Century Aluminum has announced plans to shut down its Hawesville smelter for 9 to 12 months starting in August. The plant, with about 628 workers, is the second-largest employer in Hancock County, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reported.
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Getting to Know You: Greg Franzman

Greg Franzman, professional drummer and therapist, moved to Hawesville in 1969. He finished his eighth grade year at Hawesville Elementary School, and graduated from Hancock County High School in 1973. When he arrived in Hancock County to live with his uncle, the late Clay Quinn, and his wife, Shirlene, there...
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Century Aluminum set to lay-off 600+ employees

Century Aluminum sent out letters to some employees on Wednesday informing them that by Aug. 20 more than 600 employees would be laid off. Century Aluminum laying off more than 600 employees at Hawesville smelter. More than 600 Century Aluminum smelter workers are being laid off in Hancock County due...
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