Area Breaking News

Mercer Grand Jury Indicts 12

Webb, Hopkins And Story Are Among Those Charged Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including assault, drug trafficking and criminal mischief. ASSAULT A Burgin man who set off a brief manhunt after a domestic dispute earlier this month has been indicted. The Mercer County…

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Lake Residents Oppose Proposed Dollar General

Opponents Site Traffic, Property Values As Concerns Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com It was standing room only at last week’s meeting of the Mercer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission. The majority of the audience were there to voice their opposition to the proposed building of a Dollar General store at the intersection of Ashley…

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Sheriff’s Office Wants To Create A Camera Database

Registry Could Help With Investigations, Sheriff Says Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is looking to build a camera database. The sheriff’s office is asking local businesses and residents to register their security cameras. This is the first step in the Community Camera Initiative, in which the sheriff’s office hopes to…

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Mercer, Boyle Counties Review New $4.7-Million Jail Budget

Boyle Wants To Spend More On Staffing, Treatment Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A proposed new budget for the Boyle County Detention Center would boost staff salaries, hire up to five more people and  improve rehabilitation and re-entry services for inmates. But first it has to be passed by both the Mercer and Boyle County…

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In the Know: Mike Sanford

Thoughts And Goals From Community Leaders 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.) Mike Sanford is currently serving dual leadership roles as executive director for the Mercer County Sanitation District and Lake Village Water Association. His leadership roles have…

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Mercer Transformation Is Still Creating Change

New Location, New Programs But Same Goals Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer Transformation is a non-profit created to bring positive change to Mercer County. Their mission is to create opportunities, revitalize individuals and families through education, human services, faith-based organizations and civic groups.  The organization recently relocated to Main Street and hopes to be…

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Mercer County Ministerial Association Declares April 7 Blue Sunday

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and according to Mercer County’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in 2018 Mercer had 290 reports that met the criteria for abuse. Mercer County organizations are collaborating to raise awareness and foster prevention throughout the community. Sharon Perkins, coordinator for Burgin Family…

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Titans stage late comeback to win home opener over Anderson Co.

McGinnis’ walk-off hit-by-pitch seals late rally Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com There is no better way to open a season than a walk-off win, whether it’s by a hit or a hit-by-pitch. That’s exactly how the Mercer County Titans baseball team (1-0) earned their first win. Sophomore Landon McGinnis stepped up to the plate, with…

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Irvine Named to Coaches Court of Honor

“To whoever was responsible for my award, I thank you from the bottom of my heart” Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Last week capped off a legendary career for one of the finest coaches in the area. Recently retired Burgin boys basketball coach Don Irvine was inducted into the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court…

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