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City Raises Payroll Tax And Net Profit Tax

Commission Approves History Underfoot Tour Sept. 16–17 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners voted to increase the payroll tax and net profit tax. At their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 8, the commissioners gave second reading to ordinance 2022-11, which raises the payroll tax and net profit tax from 1 percent…

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Corning Foundation, Inc. awards MCES $10,000 grant

Lane Hall Herald Staff lane@harrodsburgherald.com Missy Tetirick, teacher at the Mercer County Elementary School since 2007, applied for and received a $10,000 grant from Corning to fund a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program for the school. The class, coming to MCES this August, will join the special classes rotation. It will…

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Local Artisans Display Their Wares At Craft Fair

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Artisans are coming from as far away as Minnesota for the 2022 Shaker Village Craft Fair this weekend and Mercer County will be well represented. The craft fair, which is co-sponsored by Hardscuffle Inc. and Bluegrass Sotheby’s, happens Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5…

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Local Playwrights Featured At Ragged Edge’s New Works Festival

April Ellis Herald Staff Ragged Edge Community Theatre presents its third New Works Festival this weekend, starting Friday, Aug. 5, and running through Sunday, Aug. 7. This year’s festival features three Kentucky playwrights, with two from Harrodsburg. Rev. Albert J. DeGiacomo returns to the New Works Festival with his play, “Dorothy: Day and Night, Night…

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Young, Gains Inducted Into Mercer Fair Hall Of Fame

April Ellis Herald Staff The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show wrapped up Saturday night and though rain caused issues, along with all of Eastern Kentucky, it was still a successful week drawing international competitors for the Saddle Seat Competition and world class saddlebred exhibitors and horses. Also on Saturday night, two longtime horse show…

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Mercer Boys Soccer Fields Biggest Senior Class In Team History

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County boys soccer took a step forward in 2021. Implementing a new tactical system under new coach Jeremy Carlson could have been difficult to execute in just one season. There were many signs of a dominant side capable of holding the ball and creating chances against top competition, but…

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