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What Do You Think Should Be The New Face Of Mercer County?

Tourist Commission Asks For Help In Picking New Logo The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission is asking for the public’s help in picking a new logo. The tourist commission is holding a rollout event for their new logo and website on Oct. 2, but first they’d like to hear from the public. The logos, designed by…

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Special Districts Set Tax Rates

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] The Mercer County Fiscal Court approved the tax rates set by the county’s special taxing districts during a special-called meeting last Friday. The fiscal court set the county property tax rate at 12.5 cents per $100 in assessed value last week. Even though that is the compensating rate—calculated by the…

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Chuck Dedman Resigns From Tourist Commission

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] Chuck Dedman has resigned from the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission. Dedman, whose family owns the Beamont Inn, has served with the tourist commission in various capacities—including chairman—for over three decades. The tourist commission’s board of directors voted to accept Dedman’s resignation at their meeting last week. “We will accept with…

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Kentucky COVID Deaths Pass1,000

COVID-19 Update For Wednesday, Sept. 9 Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] The commonwealth of Kentucky reached what Gov. Andy Beshear called a “a tough milestone” Wednesday as the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 passed a thousand. At his briefing, Gov. Beshear announced 16 new deaths, raising Kentucky’s total to 1,004. Compared to most other…

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Mercer School Board OKs Lower Tax Rate

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] Homeowners will see a slightly smaller property tax bill next year. The Mercer County Board of Education approved a new, lower tax rate during a special-called meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3. In a unanimous vote, the board chose to reduce the real estate rate from 71.8 cents per $100 to…

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Lawyer Says Jail Agreement Is Legal

County Sets Dead Animal Removal Fee At $25 A Head Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] While some Boyle County officials have questioned the legality of the joint jail agreement, an attorney said he believes the pact is “lawful,” according to a report in the Danville Advocate-Messenger. In July, Boyle County Jailer Brian Wofford told the…

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