Bulldogs thrash Rams in final home game

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Despite the Burgin Bulldogs (9-16) basketball team not having any seniors, that didn’t stop some of their players from playing like it on senior night, in their 51-28 blowout victory over the Riverside Christian Rams (2-24) on Friday, Feb. 16. Junior Cameron Hurst leads the Bulldogs in scoring  and rebounding,…

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Lady Rams spoil Burgin senior night

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The second part of a boy-girl doubleheader went Riverside Christian’s (10-15) way, defeating the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (4-21) by a final score of 39-32 on Friday, Feb. 16. It was the final home game for senior Miranda Hungate and Summer Mullins. Head Coach Chad Terrell talked about what Hungate and…

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Mercer Archery brings home hardware at Bullitt East

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Archery team had a very successful weekend at the Bullitt Central Cougar Classic held at Bullitt East High School from Feb. 15-17. They brought home seven trophies in one of the most successful weekends of the season for the archery team. Both the elementary and middle school…

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Lady Titans end Burgin’s season in district play

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Lady Titans’ (26-3) state title defense began on Monday, Feb. 19, by defeating the Burgin Lady Bulldogs  96-10. Burgin (4-22), had trouble all night getting into a rhythm and it started from the tip. Mercer Head Coach Chris Souder sat his five stand-out seniors in the win. Sophomore Channing…

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Titans advance to district title game with win over Burgin

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titans’ (23-5) quest to return to Rupp Arena for the state tournament began Tuesday, Feb. 20, with a win over the Burgin Bulldogs (10-16) by a final score of 64-31, advancing to the 46th district tournament finals for the fourth consecutive year. Senior Ty Divine led Mercer…

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Easterling’s defense puts the blame on Zachary Lay

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The trial against Trenton Easterling began Tuesday morning at Mercer County Judicial Center. While Easterling is accused of murdering and robbing Tristan Cole nearly two years ago, everyone who once hung out at the house on Story Avenue is on trial with him. And in the first day of Easterling’s…

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Water meters being replaced across city

Dalton Christopher Herald Staff dchristopher@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg water customers have been calling the City of Harrodsburg Water Department claiming higher than normal bills. Commissioner Jack Coleman said a number of factors can contribute to the recent spike. “We had a perfect storm of things going on,” Coleman said. Amy Kays-Huffman, water administration supervisor at City Hall,…

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Budget cuts may force schools to close

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Proposed budget cuts at the state level will force local schools to make some hard decisions over the next several years. It might even force some school districts to insolvency. There are currently 173 school districts in Kentucky. If the budget cuts go into effect, 120 of them—including Mercer County—would…

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Plenty of blame to go around for Burgin’s poor streets

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The one thing everyone in Burgin can agree on is that city streets are terrible. Rough uneven asphalt, manhole covers so high up  they prevent the streets from being plowed and rampant flooding. However, no one in Burgin can seem to agree who’s to blame. While some blame the Mercer…

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Best is asking Mercer to speak up

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County Property Valuation Administrator David Best is trying to get the word out about the impact state budget cuts could have locally. The state government already cut funding for PVA offices across the Commonwealth by 5.1-percent in December. If the proposed budget is passed, there would be another 23.5-percent…

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