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Memories Of The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show

Looking Back At—And Looking Foward To—The Nation’s Oldest County Fair Robert Moore Herald Staff It’s nearly go time for the 192nd Whitaker Bank-Mercer County Fair and Horse Show, which officially opens at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 22. Here are a few pictures from past fairs to get everyone in the mood. Online readers can get a…

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Best Is The New Voice Of The Mercer County Fair And Horse Show

In the Know With David Best Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com (Editor’s note: This is a weekly series interviewing community leaders to share their thoughts and goals for the community.) A familiar face around Mercer County will be the new voice for the Whitaker Bank Mercer County Fair & Horse Show, which starts Monday, July…

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Mercer County Fair, ‘James Harrod’ And More

Weekender For July 18–25 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Another busy weekend in Mercer County is coming up, with the opening of “James Harrod: the Battle For Kentucky” at Old Fort Harrod State Park on Thursday and the 192nd Mercer County Fair & Horse Show, which begins Monday. Thursday Movie. The Mercer County Public Library…

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Former Pioneer to be inducted into EKU Hall of Fame

Bugg: “I feel very blessed to be recognized by my alma mater” Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame announced the 2019 inductees on Monday, July 8, and one former Harrodsburg High School Pioneer made the cut. Patrick Bugg, who graduated from Harrodsburg High School (HHS) in 2002,  lettered in…

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Burrows Indicted For Assaulting Police

12 Indicted By Mercer Grand Jury A self-styled mixed martial arts fighter has been indicted for a confrontation with local peace officers on Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 24, at 9:14 a.m., the Harrodsburg Police Department received a complaint about an apparently intoxicated man riding a bike at the Apple Market. According to the…

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Outdoor Drama Returns To Old Fort Harrod

‘James Harrod: The Battle For Kentucky’ Runs July 19–27 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Outdoor drama has returned to Harrodsburg. “James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky” returns for two weeks starting Thursday, July 18. Outdoor drama at Old Fort Harrod is a local tradition dating back decades, but it has been missing since 2017, when,…

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PlanningAnd Zoning Commission Denies Amendment But Approves Dollar General

Commissioners Look To Add New Member To Break Tie Votes Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission had a busy meeting last week. They declined to recommend approval of a proposed text amendment to the City of Harrodsburg’s zoning ordinances which could have allowed substance abuse facilities in business…

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Burgin basketball hires new head man

Thomas to succeed Irvine on Bulldog bench Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It’s a new era for Burgin basketball. After former boy’s basketball coach Don Irvine announced his retirement last spring, the Bulldogs have been in search for a new leader. That search is now over. Troy Lee Thomas has been hired as the new…

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