Area News

April 23 Is Deadline For Registering To Vote In Primary

Mercer County residents have until Monday, April 23, to register to vote in May’s Primary Election. The county clerks’ office will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. next Monday. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 23. In Mercer County, there are only three races to be decided. Garland Christopher is…

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Jail Committee OKs $5 Million Budget

The Boyle-Mercer County Joint Jail Committee approved a $5 million budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, but members of the jail staff were not happy. The budget sets staffing at the Boyle County Detention Center at 39 full-time positions and four part-time positions. BCDC officers were hoping to retain an additional full-time position, the transport…

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Frankfort Couple Arrested On Drug Charges

A Frankfort couple are in jail after being arrested on drug charges last week. On Friday, April 13, William Nathaniel Pope, 38, and Alece Nicole Williams, 30, both of Frankfort, were stopped by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office during a routine traffic stop. Both Pope and Williams were found to be in possession of a…

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Mercer Grand Jury Indicts 11

The Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday. While most of the indictments were drug charges, the man police believe committed nearly 20 car burglaries in Mercer County last year was indicted on further charges. UNLAWFUL ACCESS TO A COMPUTER Dario Mauriz-Cruz, 25, of 5000 Bryan Station, No. 53, Lexington, was charged with 1st-degree unlawful…

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Burgin Looks For Help With Flooding

For the first time in over a month, Burgin’s Water Street is not under water. While the flooding seems to have abated for now, some local residents say they are still suffering. Sarah Williams said she has been flooded from her house twice this year, and has not been able to return home after the…

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Hensley Injured In Altercation Over Burgin Council Meeting

The man accused of attacking Burgin Mayor George Hensley is out on bond. James H. Hurley, 56, turned himself in Wednesday afternoon and was charged with 4th-degree assault and 2nd-degree disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors, court officials say. Hurley paid a $500 bond and left the courthouse. According to the arrest citation, Hurley and…

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Mayor Hensley Injured In Altercation

UPDATE:  The man accused of attacking Burgin Mayor George Hensley is out on bond. James H. Hurley, 56, turned himself in Wednesday afternoon at the Mercer County Judicial Center and was charged with 4th-degree assault and 2nd-degree disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors, court officials say. Hurley paid a $500 bond and left the courthouse. According…

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Seniors Encouraged To Take Advantage Of Free Wellness Visit

Getting older doesn’t have to mean losing quality of life. Beth Alvey, accountable care organization coordinator for Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital, is trying to get the word out about a free wellness visit available to medicare patients of the Haggin Primary and Dedman Primary offices. Alvey said most seniors aren’t aware that traditional…

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