Area Breaking News

Mercer County Horse Show Will Go On

Horse Show Opens July 22 April Ellis Herald Staff [email protected] The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show is the oldest continuous running event of its kind. It’s been a local tradition since 1828, and even though COVID-19 has forced organizers to cancel the midway and postpone motorsport events, the horse show will start Wednesday, July…

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McConnell, Beshear: Wear A Mask

Leaders Present A United Front On Public Safety Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Andy Beshear are not known for agreeing on much, but they do agree on this: wear a mask. “The single most important thing that each of us can do as individuals to protect not…

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Tourist Commission Cuts Budget

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] The Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission approved the second reading of their budget, city ordinance and tax collection. The budget approved for $457,146 is a stark contrast to the $741,855 from the previous year. “We are at a shortfall and have to do things differently,” said Mike Inman, chair of…

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Odell Named Principal At Mercer County Intermediate School

Mercer County Schools has named Kelly Odell as the new principal of Mercer County Intermediate School. Odell, a Lee County, Mississippi native, was a graduate of Tupelo High School, earned her undergraduate at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, her master’s in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University, and second masters for principal certification from Campbellsville University…

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Casey Riley Is Homeward Bound

Mercer Athletic Trainer Returns Home To Owen County Sam Warren Herald Staff [email protected] Casey Riley, Mercer County High School’s athletic trainer, has decided to move back to her hometown of Owenton and become the Owen County School System’s full-time athletic trainer. Riley says she will miss Mercer County deeply and is sad to leave, but…

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