Area Breaking News

Judge Rules To Suppress Testimony in Easterling Murder Case

Judge Darren Peckler has granted a motion to suppress statements made by Trenton Easterling, who is being tried for the robbery and murder of Tristan Cole last year. Peckler ruled in favor of Easterling’s defense, who argued the defendant’s recorded testimony was inadmissible. Easterling was 16 years old when he was charged with first-degree murder…

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Titans End Burgin’s Season In District Opener

It was another tough night to be a Burgin Bulldog as Coach Don Irvine’s team’s season came to a close Tuesday against the Mercer County in the opening round of the 46th District Tournament. The Bulldogs had many highs this season, winning five games in a row earlier this year, which was their longest winning…

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Mercer County Grand Jury Indicts 16

The Mercer County Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on animal cruelty, theft and drugs. ANIMAL CRUELTY A Salvisa man sits in jail awaiting trial on charges of animal cruelty, burglary and unlawful transaction with a minor. Brandon Hellmig, 19, of 2380 Oregon Road, Salvisa, is accused of breaking into Old Fort Harrod State…

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Businesses Still High On Alcohol Sales

Local merchants have found themselves in a unique situation since Harrodsburg voters chose to expand alcohol sales last year. Many of them say they’re still waiting for the promised revenue to pour in. At the same time, they say they have to carry alcohol for fear of losing their business to their competitors. “Time will…

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Salvisa Christian Serves Community With Free Clothes

Just down the road, on Highway 127 at Salvisa Christian Church, four ladies have made it their mission to help the community. “There was a need for it and we wanted to do something,” said Charlotte Fallis, who, along with Pamela Votaw, Vicki Brown and Debbie Stopher, runs the Free Clothes Day at the church.…

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Porter Named New Corning Plant Manager

Amy Porter has made history. She has been named the plant manager of Corning Incorporated’s Harrodsburg facility. While Corning has female plant managers in several other facilities, Porter is the first woman to take the job in Harrodburg. Porter, who assumed her duties as plant manager on Jan. 1, was also the first woman to…

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Faulkner Makes Mercer History

It has been a dream season for Mercer County’s junior guard Trevon Faulkner who recently became the school’s all-time leading scorer and the first Titan to reach the milestone of 2000 points. Heading into district play, Faulkner tallied 2, 032 points and doesn’t look to be slowing down with postseason play beginning this week. Faulkner…

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Shot Fired at Mercer County School Bus, No One Hurt

UPDATE: The following message was sent to parents from Mercer County Schools: “Dear Families, We want to make you aware of an incident that involved bus 398 on the afternoon route.    As the driver stopped to let a student off the bus, a projectile coming from outside the bus hit the window and broke the window. …

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UPDATE: Railroad Won’t Close Faulkner Rd. Crossing

Update: Norfolk Southern will close the Faulkner Road train crossing on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Kyle H. Moore, assistant track supervisor at Norfolk Southern, said the crossing will be closed from approximately 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All other crossings will be open, Moore said. Norfolk Southern is replacing all train crossings in Mercer County this month.

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