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Weekender June 30–July 7: Fireworks, Mercer County Week At Shakertown And Much More!

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com With Independence Day almost here, it’s all about the boom boom boom with fireworks shows planned all over Mercer County this holiday weekend, including the return of Lights Over Herrington after a two year absence. But that’s hardly the only action in Mercer County this week, check out the listings…

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In Quarterback Camps, Buchanan Teaches The Next Generation

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com Former Mercer Head Coach David Buchanan isn’t one for sitting still and though the former head coach of the Mercer County Titans isn’t currently coaching at a  school in Kentucky he is hosting quarterback camps throughout the state. On Wednesday, June 22, Buchanan hosted his seventh “4th and 40” quarterback camp…

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Mercer Track Has 15 All-State Selections

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com With room made in the trophy case, ring sizes taken and t-shirts being printed, the Mercer County track and field  program is still celebrating their two state class 2A state championships from June 3. The girls team racked up a ridiculous 81.5 points with only seven Titans competing to win handily…

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Mason Hazelwood’s Award Winning Senior Year As UK Wildcat

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com Former Mercer County Titan and left handed pitcher for the University of Kentucky Wildcats Mason Hazelwood returned to play one final award winning season for both his on field play and off field service. Hazelwood was first awarded the Blue Heart Award at the 20th annual “Catspy” awards. The award…

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Poised For Another Title Run, Pioneers Bring In Biggest Recruitment Class Yet

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com The definition of a dynasty is to pass down success and fortune along with an established core belief system from one generation to the next. The Campbellsville University Harrodsburg men’s basketball team is currently  doing just that. Coming off their 2022 NCCAA National Championship, Head Coach Austin Sparrow has already nailed…

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Mercer School Board Moves Forward With Construction Projects

Athletic Complex To Cost More Than $7 Million Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Board of Education is proceeding with their plans to renovate the baseball, softball and soccer fields. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21, they agreed to pay more than $7 million to construct a baseball and softball complex…

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Fiscal Court Enters Partnership With All Points To Expand Internet Service

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com After months of deliberations, the Mercer County Fiscal Court has entered a partnership with All Points Broadband to expand internet service throughout the county. At the fiscal court’s regular meeting on Tuesday, June 28, Chuck Hogg, the senior vice president at All Points, answered a list of questions submitted by…

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City Approves New Budget And Sewer, Water Rate Increases

Commission Votes To Annex Anderson-Dean Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission gave second and final reading to the budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The $16.2 million budget does not include a raise for the city commission. The budget remains largely the same. It includes $7.9 million for the general fund; $7.3…

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Cains Plead Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty Charges

Advocates Hope To Change State’s Animal Cruelty Laws Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The owners of the two dogs authorities say were abandoned without food or water for four months were arraigned in Mercer District Court Monday. Michael and Katrina Cain pleaded not guilty to charges of 2nd degree animal cruelty. Deputies from the Mercer…

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