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Weekender For Jan. 13–20: Marching For Dr. King And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Editor’s Note: Due to the weather, this year’s MLK even has gone virtual. O.J. Oleka is the featured speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Harrodsburg Baptist Church. The event starts with breakfast at 8 a.m., a commemorative march at 9 a.m. and a special program…

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Marching For Dr. King On Monday, Jan. 17

Editor’s Note: Due to the weather, this year’s MLK even has gone virtual. Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com O.J. Oleka is the featured speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Harrodsburg Baptist Church. The event starts with breakfast at 8 a.m., a commemorative march at 9 a.m. and a special program…

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Tourist Commission Contributes $25,000 Towards Young’s Park Splash Pad

HPD Earns Reaccreditation Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The City of Harrodsburg was presented with a $25,000 check by Daarik Gray, the executive director of the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission at their meeting on Monday, Jan. 10.  The contribution goes toward construction of a splash pad at Young’s Park. Last month, the commission awarded the…

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State Deploys National Guard To Help Hospitals During COVID-19 Surge

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com National Guardsmen are again being deployed to help overwhelmed health care workers as COVID-19 cases surge across Kentucky and the rest of the world. Last week, Kentucky reported 52,603 new COVID-19 cases—the highest weekly total ever by nearly 22,000 cases—and the state’s highest ever test positivity rate at 26.33 percent.…

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Facing Budget Crunch, County Officials Hope For State Relief

Fiscal Court OKs Sheriff, Clerk Budgets Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Facing a financial squeeze between increasing expenses and flat revenues, county officials are hoping for some relief from the state government. Sheriff Ernie Kelty presented his 2022 budget to the Mercer County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Kelty’s office is projecting they’ll have…

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Pioneer Men’s Basketball goes 1-1 at the Picirilli Classic

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com The Campbellsville University Harrodsburg Pioneers mens basketball team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to participate in the Picirilli Classic. The Picirilli Classic is a three day tournament featuring multiple NCCAA teams hosted by Welch College. The tournament ran from Thursday Jan. 6 to Saturday, Jan. 8.  The Pioneers faced off against…

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4-H Youth leadership spotlight

Kallise Gammon is a junior at Mercer County Senior High. She is a member of Mercer County 4-H involved with the 4-H Country Ham Project, 4-H public speaking, Mercer County Youth Investment participant and volunteers at 4-H camp and day camps. The daughter of Amanda and  Gammon of Salvisa, Garrmon is a member of the…

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Titans crush Patriots with strong 3-point performance

April Ellis Herald Staff The Mercer County Titans boys basketball team (6-6) had a big win,78-47, against Richmond Model (3-9) last Tuesday. Junior Seth Caton came out hot and was perfect from the 3-point line hitting six for six with a total of 22 points.   Junior AJ Wearren put the first points on the…

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Mercer wins district game from the behind the arc

April Ellis Herald Staff The Mercer County Titans girls basketball team (9-6) faced off against, district opponent, East Jessamine (6-7), Tuesday, Jan. 11, coming with away with a 80-51 win.  The Lady Titans showcased their skill behind the arc with three players hitting three 3-point shots and 10 threes total for the night. The Lady…

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Local Man Driving With Child In Car Charged With DUI

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A local man was charged with driving while drunk with a six-year-old child in the vehicle. On Tuesday, Jan. 4, officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-car collision at the intersection of U.S. 68 and U.S. 127 Bypass.…

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