Mercer Farm Bureau Honored At State Meeting

Mercer County Farm Bureau received three awards at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. Mercer Farm Bureau was one of five recipients of the County Activities of Excellence award, which honors innovative county level initiatives that meet the overall goals of the organization. The program also encourages members to share their ideas with…

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A Sleigh Full Of Holiday Fun This Weekend

Weekender Dec. 12-19 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Editor’s Note: We are creating a special section for local events happening during the first three months of 2020 for an upcoming issue of the Harrodsburg Herald. If you have an event you’d like to be included, submit it to rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com. There are still a sleigh full of…

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Group Seeks Funds To Build James Harrod Memorial

Bronze Statue Could Cost Up To $180,000 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com It has been a controversial year for Pioneer Man. Locals were outraged when the state removed the fiberglass effigy of James Harrod from the intersection of College and Lexington Streets. They also complained on the Harrodsburg Herald‘s Facebook page about the City of…

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Mattingly Asks City, County To Stand Behind Anderson-Dean Park Board

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Jack Mattingly went before the Harrodsburg City Commission and the Mercer County Fiscal Court to ask for money for repairs at Anderson-Dean Community Park. Mattingly said the park needs funds to replace the HVAC system in the Hitachi building at Anderson-Dean. He said the building also serves as the local…

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Facing Criticism Over High Water Bills, City Transfers Meter Reader

Officials Stress Need For Timelier Readings Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Editor’s Note: In the last City of Harrodsburg story, it was incorrectly reported that Commissioner Charlie Mattingly and Jack Mattingly are brothers. Commissioner Mattingly is Jack Mattingly’s uncle. We regret the error. The City of Harrodsburg is transferring employees to get water meters read…

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Schools Warn About ‘Choking Challenge’

No One Hurt In ‘Game’ So Far, Officials Say Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Officials at Mercer County Schools are warning parents about a deceptively dangerous game. Students at King Middle School have been caught participating in the “Choking Challenge.” Esther Hayslett, director of pupil personnel and safe schools for Mercer County Schools, said students…

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Beshear, Coleman Take Office

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman Takes Mercer County’s Hopes To Frankfort Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman were sworn into office on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Coleman is the first person from Mercer County elected to statewide office since her ancestor, Clell Coleman. A fifth-generation Mercer County native a former basketball coach and a teacher,…

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Cindy Whittaker

Cindy Whittaker, 59, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell-James B. Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg.  Born May 30, 1960, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Donald Wayne and Jacqueline Marie (McGraugh) Whittaker. She was a retired registered nurse at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville and…

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Roxie Pinkston

Roxie Lee Pinkston, 75, of Harrodsburg,  died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Willows at Harrodsburg.  Born July 24, 1944, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Vernice B. and Alma Vance (Pinkston) Pinkston.

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Mildred Noel

Mildred Barnett Noel,  99, of the Thompsonville Community of Washington County, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born on March 5, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of  the late Charlie Wheeler and Nannie Kate Darnell Barnett. She was a member of the Thompsonville Baptist…

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