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Oktoberfest Returns To Harrodsburg Starting Oct. 1

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Oktoberfest is back and it’s bigger than ever. After a year off due to COVID-19, the biggest event in downtown Harrodsburg returns. The festival starts Friday, Oct. 1, starting at 5 p.m. and continues through Sunday, Oct. 3. “We have some exciting things planned this year,” said Allen Goldie, chair…

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Man Charged With Strangulation Following Domestic Dispute

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Harrodsburg man has been accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend during a domestic dispute. This is the second strangulation arrest made by the Harrodsburg Police Department this month. Police responded to a domestic dispute complaint in the vicinity of Franks Court on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 11:40 p.m.…

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Jail Committee Weighs Pros And Cons Of Home Incarceration

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The committee that oversees Boyle County Detention Center is advertising for a home incarceration monitoring system. At the last two joint jail committee meetings, representative for two different surveillance systems made presentations about putting such a system in place at BCDC. Last Friday, William Rayens of Commonwealth Testing Inc. discussed…

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Freeman Indicted For July Fatal Shooting

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A local man has been indicted for accidentally killing a woman this summer. Last week, the Mercer County Grand Jury indicted Robert Freeman, 18, of 243 Dix Dam Road, for reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence, both class D felonies. According to the uniform citation, Freeman and several other…

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Burgin, Mercer School Boards Vote To End Mask Mandates

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Both local school systems have voted to end the universal masking mandate. Masking had been mandated—first by Gov. Andy Beshear and then the Kentucky Board of Education—but the General Assembly passed Senate Bill I in a special session, giving local school districts control of the decision making process. While the…

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CU Harrodsburg Opening Kentucky’s First Chiropractic School

Katie Neal Contributing Writer In January, Campbellsville University will introduce a new model of chiropractic education with the opening of its School of Chiropractic.  With a recently completed state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot facility in Harrodsburg, the doctoral program will be the first in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the only one within a 300-mile radius.  Even though…

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‘Miracle Worker’ Starts Friday At Ragged Edge

    Classic Drama Runs Until Sept. 26 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Live drama returns to Harrodsburg when William Gibson’s classic play,” the Miracle Worker” premieres at Ragged Edge Community Theatre this week. Gibson adapted the play from Helen Keller’s 1903 autobiography, “the Story of My Life.” It first debuted on television in 1957…

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