Area Breaking News

Pioneer Man Taken Down For Repairs

State Is Replacing Sign But Statue Still Has A Home At Old Fort Harrod Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Pioneer Man, the coonskin-cap-wearing statue perched near the entrance of Old Fort Harrod State Park, was taken down for repairs, not because of so-called political correctness. “It wasn’t pressure, it wasn’t political,” said David Coleman, who manages…

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Gritton and McConville honored on senior night

Boyle def. Mercer 153-162 Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It was senior night at Brightleaf Golf Resort on Tuesday, Sept. 17, for the Mercer County Titans golf team. Seniors Reed Gritton and Login McConville were honored before teeing off for the final time at their home course. Gritton has been with program since middle school…

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All That Jazz And More This Weekend

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Sixth Annual Fort Harrod Jazz Festival and Artisans Expo happens this weekend. Three days of jazz, art, food and drink start Friday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. But that’s hardly the only thing happening this weekend. Exhibitions from four world grand champion winners will be on display at the…

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Titans edge Bearcats in close 4-3 win

Booth scores twice; Titans improve to 7-3-1 Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com  The Mercer County Titan soccer team (7-3-1) came out on top Tuesday, Sep. 17, in their region cross-county matchup with the Anderson County Bearcats (1-10-1). The Titan attack was sublime, creating chance after chance from every angle, and a majority of the production…

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City Of Burgin Addresses Water Issues

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Burgin was visited by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, to Burgin Guthrie, who brought along representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers to examine flooding in the city. The Corps of Engineers agreed to look for the best solution for the flooding issues. They began work last week, according to…

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Harrodsburg City Commission Keeps Same Tax Rate

City Has Not Raised Property Taxes In Nine Years Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commissioners have voted to keep the property tax rate the same as last year, at 66.8 cents per $100 in assessed value. The commission held a public hearing on Thursday to discuss raising the tax rate to 81.2…

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Cook Indicted On 18 Counts Of Possessing Child Porn

Cook, 15 Others Indicted By Mercer Grand Jury       Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Mercer County  man has been indicted on nearly 20 counts of possessing child porn. Kenneth Cook, 41, of 1463 Battlefield Road, Harrodsburg, was indicted by the Mercer Grand Jury last week with 18 class B felony counts of possession…

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Apple Donates $250 Million To Corning

Tech Giant Has Invested $450 Million With Gorilla Glass Manufacturer Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Apple is awarding $250 million to Corning Incorporated. This is in addition to $200 million Corning received from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund in May 2017. The combined investment will support Corning’s research and development, according to a press release. “Our partnership…

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