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2019 D.A.R.E. Fishing Derby

Mercer County Spent Saturday Fishing Pictures and words by Robert Moore The weather was warm and the fish were biting at the 2019 D.A.R.E Fishing Derby, which was held last Saturday at the Mercer County Fish and Game Farm. The annual event was hosted by the Harrodsburg Police Department and the Kentucky Department of Fish and…

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Lady Titans track wins region championship with 180 points

Mercer County girls track claim first region title since merger in 2006; Boys track places 7th Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It has been an emotional few weeks for the Mercer County Titans track and field program, but things are certainly looking up. The Lady Titans dominated yet another meet, taking the Class AA Region…

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Lady Titans win back-to-back Region tennis titles

Sophomore Rebekah Trent defends singles title   Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Tell me if you’ve heard this before: the Mercer County Lady Titans tennis team are the 12th Region Champions. It sounds familiar because the same thing happened in 2018. Sophomore Rebekah Trent defended her singles title, defeating Pulaski County’s Emma Calfee 6-0, 6-2.…

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Titans claim first district baseball title since 2011

Barnett pitches gem to end Mercer County’s 13-game losing streak to Colts Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It was a season of firsts for the Mercer County Titans baseball team (18-11). They defeated the West Jessamine Colts 6-2 to claim their first 46th District title since 2011, and also ended a 13-game losing streak to…

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Two Burgin track seniors qualify for state track meet

Vandiviere wins region in pole vault; Kestler places fifth    Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com After losing key seniors from the 4×800 meter relay team last season that qualified for state, the Burgin Bulldogs track and field team had to put in a lot of work to get back to state. The Bulldogs placed 10th…

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Lady Titans shutout in District

Mercer County falls to West Jess in third meeting Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com       It wasn’t the ending the Mercer County Lady Titans softball team (12-19) had hoped for, but that’s the way the game goes sometimes. After defeating West Jessamine (10-15) the previous two times they played this season, the third time…

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Burginites Complain About ‘Sewer Shakedown’

Residents Upset Over Rising Utility Costs Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Burgin City Council meeting concluded with a discussion about the cost of sewer and the rising water bills. Discussion among the council was met with community ire and shouts from the crowd. One community  member even compared the bills to a shakedown from…

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Rocket City Memories

Half A Century Later, Vietnam Vet Scott Gillock Still Haunted By Da Nang                                     Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com For many people, the Vietnam War is ancient history. But for Scott Gillock, who served at Da Nang Air…

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Marcum falls in quarterfinals

Wessling and Moseley drop super tiebreaker in 2nd round Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com       The Mercer County boy’s tennis team competed at the 12th Region Tournament on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at Centre College and Danville Bate Middle School. “Leading into region this year, as a team, we had been in every…

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