Area News

Mercer County Horse Show Will Go On

Horse Show Opens July 22 April Ellis Herald Staff [email protected] The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show is the oldest continuous running event of its kind. It’s been a local tradition since 1828, and even though COVID-19 has forced organizers to cancel the midway and postpone motorsport events, the horse show will start Wednesday, July…

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McConnell, Beshear: Wear A Mask

Leaders Present A United Front On Public Safety Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Andy Beshear are not known for agreeing on much, but they do agree on this: wear a mask. “The single most important thing that each of us can do as individuals to protect not…

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Tourist Commission Cuts Budget

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] The Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission approved the second reading of their budget, city ordinance and tax collection. The budget approved for $457,146 is a stark contrast to the $741,855 from the previous year. “We are at a shortfall and have to do things differently,” said Mike Inman, chair of…

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Odell Named Principal At Mercer County Intermediate School

Mercer County Schools has named Kelly Odell as the new principal of Mercer County Intermediate School. Odell, a Lee County, Mississippi native, was a graduate of Tupelo High School, earned her undergraduate at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, her master’s in educational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University, and second masters for principal certification from Campbellsville University…

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Sheriff’s office reacts quickly to prevent accident

Deputy Wes Gaddis was able to react quickly Monday afternoon when he received a distress call  at 1 p.m. about a mother on Highway 127 who was unable to stop her vehicle. Lyndsey Tyler called the Harrodsburg 911 Center when her vehicle began  accelerating with no way to stop it. Deputy Wes Gaddis and Sheriff…

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When Harrodsburg isn’t home

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] Government officials and members of the public met last week to discuss one of the most vexing problems facing Harrodsburg and the nation: the swelling numbers of homeless people. Over half a million Americans are homeless, according to endhomelessness.org, with 4,079 people in Kentucky being homeless. But it’s a difficult…

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