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Lights Over Herrington Returns July 2

Mercer’s Biggest Fireworks Show Returns Saturday, July 2 The biggest Independence Day celebration in Mercer County returns when the 2022 Lights Over Herrington happens on Saturday, July 2, with the fireworks show scheduled to start at dusk. The fireworks show, which draws scores of visitors to Herrington Lake each year, was canceled in 2020 due…

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FDA Orders Removal Of JUUL Products From US Market

On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered JUUL Labs Inc. to stop selling and distributing all of their products currently marketed in the United States. Any JUUL products—which include the JUUL device and four JUULpods, Virginia tobacco flavored pods and menthol flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 5.0 percent and 3.0…

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Juneteenth At West Lane Park

Photos by the Harrodsburg Herald/Robert Moore The second annual Heart of Kentucky Juneteenth Festival happened this weekend at West Lane Park with speakers—including Democratic senate challenger Charles Booker—live music, comedy and fireworks. For a full rundown on everything that’s happening, check out the Weekender for June 23-30. For more great stories, check out this week’s…

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Weekender June 23–30: Summer Madness In Mercer County And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Summer started Tuesday and it’s a race to Independence Day. This weekend is your last chance to go over the rainbow with the Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard Of Oz,” which finishes its two week run. The Herrington Lake Conservation League Fish Fry happens at Sunset Marina…

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Mercer Boys Best Bardstown In B-Ball Finale

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titans boys basketball team finished their summer ball games with a 70-52 win over the Bardstown Tigers, Friday, June 17. The Titans have played 15 games since June 6 and have boasted an impressive record of 13-2 with their only losses coming from Boyle and Owen County.…

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Mercer Girls Earn Win Over KHSAA Runner Up Bullitt East

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titans girls basketball team defeated the Bullitt East Chargers, 49-32, Monday, June 21. The summer ball game was a good test against a team who went 33-5 and to the state Championship last season. They also beat the Titans 69-50 in the 2021 regular season. The Chargers…

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Vintage Baseball Returns To Shaker Village 

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com Vintage Baseball returned to Harrodsburg with the Bluegrass Barons playing the Cincinnati Red Stockings for the fourth year in a row as part of Shaker Village’s “Vintage Dad’s Day” Saturday, June 18. The game was as advertised with vintage equipment or lack of with the teams wearing period reproduction uniforms…

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Zoning Commission Considers Amending Tower Ordinance

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission is looking at regulating wireless internet service providers. In particular, the commission wants to address the towers erected by internet providers who use cell phone service to provide internet. Wireless internet uses cell towers to create a home network which functions similarly to…

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