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Basketball Preview: Men’s basketball looks to improve after challenging 2020

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titan basketball program has lost an enormous amount of talent over the last four seasons. 1,000 point scorer for the Northern Kentucky University Norse Trevon Faulkner, former Region 12 player of the year and current Centre College Colonel Carter Baughman, division-I football player Kaelin Drakeford, and a…

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Play it again, Sam

April Ellis Herald Staff Life rarely gives second chances, but students across the Commonwealth were granted a do-over after losing most of the in-person school year to COVID. After the state legislature voted to allow students to repeat the year, senior Sam Baughman opted to take part. While he started for the Mercer County Senior…

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Drakeford works to get back on the court.

April Ellis Herald Staff Last year’s Lady Titans hit their stride at the perfect time, tournament time. They easily won another 46th district championship and were in the 12th region championship game when sophomore Anna Kate Drakeford went down with an injury. Drakeford had been a double digit contributor all year. For Drakeford, the game…

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Titans hope returners take them to next level

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com In the three seasons since Hayley Spivey stepped in as Head Coach of the Lady Titans basketball program Mercer County has combined for a 54-29 record including three consecutive 46th District championship wins. The Lady Titans have put good teams on the court each season, but have failed to return…

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Remember The Titans – Bekah Upchurch Georgetown College Golf

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com A 2019 Mercer County Senior High School graduate, Bekah Upchurch continued her golf career with the Georgetown College Tigers. Upchurch first started playing golf in the fifth grade when her dad introduced her to the sport. She joined the Mercer County Senior High School girls golf team as a seventh…

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Despite COVID Oktoberfest turns profit

Harrodsburg First Elects New Officers            Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The organizers of Oktoberfest announced that the festival recorded a profit, the second in its history. Since 2016, the festival has always drawn big crowds to downtown Harrodsburg. But it didn’t draw a profit until 2019, when the festival realized…

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Douglas sworn in as senator

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Dr. Donald Douglas was officially sworn into office as senator for District 22, which includes Mercer County. As the newest member of the senate majority, Douglas becomes the first black member of the GOP Caucus. A Republican from Nicholasville, Douglas won November’s special election to replace the late Tom Buford…

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Man charged with trafficking in heroin, meth and cocaine

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Harrodsburg man is in jail on drug charges after police searched a local motel and discovered substances they believe to be heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and a fentanyl derivative. Officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department executed a search warrant on two rooms at the Economy Inn on College Street on…

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‘A Christmas Carol’  is this weekend only

Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” will run on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. This is the tenth anniversary of the show here in Harrodsburg, which stars Ragged Edge Managing Director Allan Barlow. Barlow plays 24 characters using six British dialects.  “A Christmas Carol”…

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