Area News

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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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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Burgin Sewer Moves Closer To Completion

Some citizens on the north side of Burgin could begin tapping onto the city’s new sewer system within the next month or so, said Mike Sanford, general manager of the Mercer County Sanitation District. Sanford recently gave The Harrodsburg Herald a progress report on Burgin’s sewer system. He said testing on the 12-inch force main,…

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HHS Building To House Campbellsville Students

Campbellsville University has signed a letter of intent to house international students at the former Harrodsburg High School building on Lexington Street. However, Mercer Transformation, the group that has been given management over the building by its current owner, Keith Currens, needs some help getting it ready for the 200–400 students a year who have…

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Mercer Senior High Goes…Into The Woods

“Into the Woods,” the spring musical for Mercer County Senior High School, is sure to be a crowd pleaser. “There is a little bit of something for everyone,” said Delaney Cracey, who plays Cinderella. “If you really like drama, there’s a lot of plot twists that leave you on the edge of your seat, there’s…

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March Roars Like a Lion Across Mercer County, Kentucky

March came in like a lion this year. On Wednesday, March 1, a series of storms with tornado-like winds roared through Kentucky, causing damage across the commonwealth and here in Mercer County. According to Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company (KU),  82,000 customers across Kentucky—less than 1,000 of them in Mercer County—lost…

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