Area News

Lay Sentenced To Five Years

The first of the three people charged in connection to Tristan Cole’s murder has been sentenced. Zachary T. Lay, 19, of Harrodsburg, received a total of five years in prison on two counts of tampering with physical evidence. He is currently incarcerated in Boyle County Detention Center. Lay and Meagan Sims were both arrested last…

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Mercer Grand Jury Indicts 16

The Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including wanton endangerment to evidence tampering. WANTON ENDANGERMENT A Campbellsville man has been indicted on 11 felony and misdemeanor charges after fleeing police, both in a vehicle and on foot, late last month. According to court documents, Joshua Harris, 26, of 3629 Social Band Road,…

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The Haunted Frontier Returns To Old Fort Harrod

Laura Goode stays busy capturing moments and memories for Mercer County residents with her photography business throughout the year. However, for one week out of the year, Goode becomes the mastermind of creating thrills and horrors for visitors of Old Fort Harrod’s annual Haunted Frontier. “Every year we have various themes, each section you go…

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Will Burgin Go Wet?

Will Burgin be the next city in Mercer County to go wet? Local leaders and business owners are sure thinking hard about it. Last month, the owner of Burgin Food Express on Main Street ran a notice in the Harrodsburg Herald applying for a retail malt beverage package license which came as a surprise to…

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Where To Scare Up Some Halloween Fun

The brisk wind of fall has arrived, but before turkeys are carved and malls are overran, the horrors and haunts of Halloween must be experienced. In Mercer County, there is truly something for everyone to experience to get their portion of fun. From Devine’s Field of Horrors where a fright awaits you at every turn,…

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Burgin Sewer Nears Completion

Burgin property owners who have failed to connect to the city’s sanitary sewer system will soon be getting notices from the Mercer County Sanitation District. The District will begin sending out the letters at the end of October, said Executive Director Mike Sanford. Those who fail to comply could face substantial penalties, including fines and…

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BCDC Hires Consultant To Help With Overcrowding

Editor’s Note: Due to a production error, another story was run under this story’s headline  in the latest edition. Here is the complete story. The Boyle and Mercer County Joint Jail Committee finally decided which consultant to hire to try and solve the jail’s overcrowding woes. They voted to pay $75,000 to Brandstetter-Carroll Inc., a…

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Mercer Asked To Dig Deep Again For Jail Costs

Mercer County is being asked to dig even deeper this month in order to pay jail expenses. The Boyle and Mercer County Joint Jail Committee is asking both counties to pay $200,000—nearly double what they pay in a normal month. Mercer will pay $70,000 while Boyle will pay $130,000 to run the jail through November.…

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Mercer Transformation Needs Help To Help

Mercer Transformation is looking for people to give. To give their money, to give their expertise and to give their time. Pam Sims, who became president of Mercer Transformation in August, said the organization has two ministries. One is to save the former Harrodsburg High School building. The other is to serve the community. Sims…

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