What Do You Think Should Be The New Face Of Mercer County?

Tourist Commission Asks For Help In Picking New Logo The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission is asking for the public’s help in picking a new logo. The tourist commission is holding a rollout event for their new logo and website on Oct. 2, but first they’d like to hear from the public. The logos, designed by…

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FLORA ‘FLO’ BENTLEY

FLORA BENTLEY Flora “Flo” Bentley, 87, of Harrodsburg, widow of Charles A. Bentley, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at the her home. Born June 19, 1933, in Liberty, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Emma (Wesley) Morgan. She was a retired registered nurse for Harrodsburg Health Care Center and was a member…

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KENNETH WHITEHOUSE

KENNETH WHITEHOUSE Kenneth R. Whitehouse Sr., 77, of Danville, husband of Tina Sanders Whitehouse died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional  Medical Center in Danville. Born June 25, 1943, in Perryville, he was the son of the late Godbey and Beatrice Arnold Whitehouse. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam…

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GARDNER TRAVILLIAN

GARDNER TRAVILLIAN Gardner Cornell Travillian Sr., 53, of Harrodsburg, husband of Brenda Sue Bostic Travillian, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born Nov. 30, 1966, in Danville, he was the son of the late David and the late Geneva (Boyd) Travillian. He was a supervisor for Washington Penn Plastic Co.,…

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NORMA SHACKELFORD

NORMA SHACKELFORD Norma Estelle Shackelford, 84, of Harrodsburg, widow of Kenneth D. Shackelford, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at the Signature Health Care in Harrodsburg. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Mercer County, she was the son of the late George H. and Kathleen (Jones) Dean. She was a retired bus driver for Mercer County School System,…

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VIRGINIA ISHAM

VIRGINIA ISHAM Virginia Mae Lay Isham, 90, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Buford Isham, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 21, 1930, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Worley and Isa Mae Adkinson Lay.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and retired from Corning.

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Special Districts Set Tax Rates

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] The Mercer County Fiscal Court approved the tax rates set by the county’s special taxing districts during a special-called meeting last Friday. The fiscal court set the county property tax rate at 12.5 cents per $100 in assessed value last week. Even though that is the compensating rate—calculated by the…

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Chuck Dedman Resigns From Tourist Commission

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] Chuck Dedman has resigned from the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission. Dedman, whose family owns the Beamont Inn, has served with the tourist commission in various capacities—including chairman—for over three decades. The tourist commission’s board of directors voted to accept Dedman’s resignation at their meeting last week. “We will accept with…

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