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Lights Over Herrington Returns July 2

Mercer’s Biggest Fireworks Show Returns Saturday, July 2 The biggest Independence Day celebration in Mercer County returns when the 2022 Lights Over Herrington happens on Saturday, July 2, with the fireworks show scheduled to start at dusk. The fireworks show, which draws scores of visitors to Herrington Lake each year, was canceled in 2020 due…

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FDA Orders Removal Of JUUL Products From US Market

On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered JUUL Labs Inc. to stop selling and distributing all of their products currently marketed in the United States. Any JUUL products—which include the JUUL device and four JUULpods, Virginia tobacco flavored pods and menthol flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 5.0 percent and 3.0…

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Juneteenth At West Lane Park

Photos by the Harrodsburg Herald/Robert Moore The second annual Heart of Kentucky Juneteenth Festival happened this weekend at West Lane Park with speakers—including Democratic senate challenger Charles Booker—live music, comedy and fireworks. For a full rundown on everything that’s happening, check out the Weekender for June 23-30. For more great stories, check out this week’s…

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Weekender June 23–30: Summer Madness In Mercer County And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Summer started Tuesday and it’s a race to Independence Day. This weekend is your last chance to go over the rainbow with the Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard Of Oz,” which finishes its two week run. The Herrington Lake Conservation League Fish Fry happens at Sunset Marina…

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Zoning Commission Considers Amending Tower Ordinance

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission is looking at regulating wireless internet service providers. In particular, the commission wants to address the towers erected by internet providers who use cell phone service to provide internet. Wireless internet uses cell towers to create a home network which functions similarly to…

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Burgin, Sanitation District Renew Sewer Billing Agreement

City Approves $1.4 Million Budget Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Burgin City Council voted unanimously last week to renew the city’s agreement with the Mercer County Sanitation District. The contract, in which the city handles billing while the sanitation district handles the operation of the sewer system, was set to expire on June 30.…

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Cities Receive More ARPA Funding

Harrodsburg Gets $1.1 Million While Burgin Gets $132,000 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com More than $162 million has been made available for more than 360 cities in Kentucky from the second round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, with Harrodsburg set to receive more than a million dollars. The cities received their first tranche…

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Over The Rainbow: A Colorful Evening At Olde Towne Park

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Olivia Yeager and Presley Boyne, who are sharing the role of Dorothy in Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard Of Oz” appeared with the rest of the cast at the Evening On Main, a fund-raiser for Ragged Edge held by the Harrodsburg First Main Street Program. The production…

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