Area News

Cold Weather Doesn’t Dampen Enthusiasm For Oktoberfest

Ferris Wheel On Main Street Is Big Hit Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Despite the cold weather and rain, organizers and merchants said they were happy with how Oktoberfest 2018 turned out. “It was the coldest autumn Saturday since the 1970s and Harrodsburg didn’t let that stop them from Oktoberfest!” said Julie Wagner, executive director of the…

Read More

Campbellsville Coping Seminar On Oct. 23

Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Campbellsville University is hosting a “Coping Toolkit” seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30- 8 p.m. at the Harrod Dorms, located at 200 Conover Drive, in a partnership with the Mercer County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. The seminar hopes to teach families how to care for themselves while their loved one…

Read More

Students Help Build New Fire Substation

Learning While Building Living Area And Training Room Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg Area Technology Center students are helping remodel the new headquarters for the Harrodsburg Police Department as well as a substation for the Harrodsburg Fire Department that will be housed in the old Caludwell building on Louisville Road. The students were building the two-story…

Read More

Truth And Consequences On Oct. 23

Students Learn The High Cost Of Getting High More than 250 sophomores from Mercer and Burgin will participate in “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercer County Senior High School. The purpose of the annual program is to allow students to see the…

Read More

Jail Officials Want To Talk To The Judges

Consultants Calling For New 450-Bed Jail Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Consultants say Mercer and Boyle Counties will need to build a 450-bed jail but officials want to speak with Circuit Court Judge Darren Peckler and District Court Judge Jeff Dotson first. A report compiled by Brandstetter Carroll Inc. said, without fundamental changes in the criminal justice…

Read More

Mercer County Public Library Hosts Job Fair On Oct. 26

Library Plans To Host Job Fair And Help Fair Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Public Library will host a job fair on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a help fair on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 1-4 p.m. “We want to help the workers recently displaced by layoffs and the…

Read More

KSP Investigating Rose Hill Food Basket Fire

Blaze Was Second Fire Reported At Historic General Store, Investigators Say Kentucky State Police are investigating a fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Food Basket on Highway 152, just west of Harrodsburg early yesterday morning. According to a KSP press release, the first call to 911 was reported just after 3 a.m., and when the…

Read More

Harrodsburg Is Looking To Grow

City Creates Economic Development Director Position Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission is creating a position for an economic development director. The commission gave first reading to an ordinance creating the position at their meeting Monday night. Commissioner Scott Moseley, who chaired the meeting, said the move comes out of recent discussions on economic…

Read More

Mercer County Fiscal Court Answers Questions

Humphrey Retires From Road Department After 30 Years Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com At the last Mercer County Fiscal Court meeting, Waldon Adkinson, a self-proclaimed volunteer advocate for local taxpayers, asked to take a look at Mercer County’s finances. Adkinson said the county has up to $1.5-million in reserves kept in CDs with local banks. He said…

Read More

Signs, Signs Everywhere A Sign

Rules Of The Road For The Upcoming Election Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com It’s election season, and that means candidate signs are sprouting everywhere along roadways like kudzu. Multiplying along with the signs are complaints about their removal as well as vandalism. However, not every sign being removed is an example of dirty politics. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet…

Read More