Area Breaking News

Mercer Students Win Big In Conservation Competition

Ashton Dawahare, a fourth grader at Mercer Intermediate School and Mary Joyce, a senior at Mercer County Senior High School, both earned top honors at this year’s Mercer County Conservation District Art/Writing Awards Banquet. The theme for this year’s contest was “Backyard Adventures, Exploring Trees in Your Hometown” and garnered a total of 1,242 art…

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Harrodsburg Reconsiders Charging Police Mileage

The Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners is reconsidering a recent decision to charge city police officers who live outside Mercer County for taking their cars home. In January, the commission voted 4–1 to require Harrodsburg Police officers living outside Mercer County to pay mileage for every mile they travel outside county limits. Commissioner Scott Moseley voted…

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Mercer County Fiscal Court Unveils $11 Million Budget

The Mercer County Fiscal Court has unveiled their proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The preliminary budget totals slightly over $11 million. The biggest allocations  include $3.8 million, 35-percent of the budget, for the general fund; $2.1 million, 19.5-percent, for the road fund; $1.677 million, 15.25-percent, for the jail fund, and $1.661 million, 15.1-percent,…

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Mercer County School Board Faces Tough Choices

The Mercer Board of Education is facing some sobering choices. On one hand, the district needs to deal with aging infrastructure—especially the school sewer system. On the other hand, the district faces uncertain funding on the state and federal levels along with declining enrollment and a related decline in revenues. The district is projected to…

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Harrodsburg First Earns State Honors

The Harrodsburg First Main Street program has received recognition from the state. Harrodsburg First has earned the award for the Best Main Street Program in 2017 for Oktoberfest, which brought thousands of people downtown last fall, while Goldie Goldsmith-Vigneri, who chairs the Harrodsburg First promotion committee, earned the 2017 Spirit of Main Street Award for…

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Nathan Hawkins Is Just A Good Old Boy

There is one thing that is undeniable about Mercer County: its sense of community and support. When anyone is down, someone is always there to lift them up. And that couldn’t be more evident than when the community surrounded Nathan Hawkins. Nathan was born eight weeks premature and only weighed one pound at birth. He…

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Titans fall to district rival East Jessamine

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com After a subpar week for Coach Adam Shartzer and his Titan baseball team, they picked up a much-needed win on Friday, April 21. Although the Titans lost to district rival East Jessamine, they played well and held off one of the hottest teams in the region in Somerset. AT EAST…

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Mercer takes Boyle County Invitational by storm

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Both Burgin and Mercer track and field teams put up a strong showing in Danville on Friday, April 21, for the Boyle County Invitational.  The Mercer boys’ team took home first place with 160.50 points in front of Boyle County, who had 130. The Lady Titans placed third with 102…

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Robins to play baseball at Lincoln Trail

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Finally getting that commitment out of the way can relieve a lot of pressure and stress for a high school athlete. It certainly did for Mercer senior Tanner Robins, when he announced last Wednesday, April 19, he will be attending Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois to continue his baseball…

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Titans take down Bulldogs

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Titans (8-8) needed only four innings to put away the Burgin Bulldogs (0-6), with a final score of 17-0 on Wednesday, April 19. The Bulldogs struggled to get anything going against Mercer’s two pitchers, juniors Hunter Armstrong and Hunter Lewis. Armstrong, who got the win, pitched two innings, gave up…

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