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Burgin Baseball/Softball Preview

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com BASEBALL With a new coach in the dugout for  Burgin, the Bulldogs look to get back to winning ways as they open up the 2017 baseball campaign. Coach Jeremy Noel, a 1995 graduate of Boyle County, recently got back into the coaching ranks after being away from the game the last…

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Cheerleaders Make Lasting Impact on Youth

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Cheering on the varsity level requires a lot of time and dedication. Growing up cheering in youth leagues, having the right guidance and putting the time in can help anyone achieve their dream. In this case, it is to become a future Mercer County Titan cheerleader. Lee Ann Mangum, who …

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Burgin officials seek common ground

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com “It seems like there’s a lot of yelling. Nobody’s trying to work things through,” Burgin resident James Slonaker said last week. “Why can’t we work together?” That question hung over yet another contentious meeting of the Burgin City Council last week, which began with an argument over the minutes from…

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A love story 80 years in the making

Molly Hogan Herald Staff mhogan@harrodsburgherald.com There’s just something about being in the room with a couple who have been together for a long time. They can finish each other’s sentences, they know the answer to each other’s questions. It makes you feel happy and hopeful. At least that’s how one feels when spending time with…

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Is Haggin Hospital for sale?

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Executives at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital and Kroger say there is no truth to recent rumors about the possible sale and closing of the two Mercer County institutions. Haggin administrators are denying the 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, which is also one of the largest employers in Mercer County,…

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Mercer Baseball/Softball Previews

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com BASEBALL New coaches seem to be the theme in the area as Mercer County Titan baseball coach, Adam Shartzer, is in his first year as a head coach for the Titans. Shartzer, who succeeded KHSAA Hall of Fame coach Jeremy Shope, knows he has big shoes to fill. Shope guided…

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HPD pulls man from burning car

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Two Harrodsburg Police officers freed an injured driver from a burning car  just moments before it exploded, authorities say. The single-vehicle crash happened around 2:15 a.m. Monday, March 20, on US-127 between Harrodsburg and Salvisa. Patrolmen T.J. Wren and Andrew Lay were the first on the scene. They found the car…

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Legislative Clock Is Ticking For ‘Borell’ Law

It remains to be seen if a law inspired by the Borell case will make it to the governor’s desk by the end of the legislative session. House Bill 200 would allow courts to order persons convicted of equine cruelty to pay restitution for the horses’ care. The law would also terminate the convicted individual’s…

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Burgin Independent Adds Rugby Club

Burgin Independent Schools now has a middle school rugby club. Burgin has been branching out athletically, adding a bass fishing team a few years back, a trapshooting team earlier this year, and now a rugby club. Paul Brooks, an English language arts teacher in the middle school, went before the Burgin Board of Education last…

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Lady Titans take care of business at state

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com After losing to the Franklin County Lady Flyers (33-5) 55-51 in the state semifinals last season, the Lady Titans were victorious a year later, winning their first state championship in school history by a score of 85-71 on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.…

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