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Questions Remain About City Police Chief’s Departure

Allen’s Exit Has Some Wondering About HPD’s Ability To Recruit Qualified Officers Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The sudden department of the chief of the Harrodsburg Police Department has left many wondering why and some worrying about the city’s ability to recruit qualified law enforcement officers in the future. The mystery began at the Harrodsburg…

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Public Service Commission Grants Mercer County’s Motion To Intervene In KU’s Solar Plan

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted the Mercer County Fiscal Court’s motion to intervene in Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ plan to build a 120-megawatt solar array in Mercer County. In a ruling dated Feb. 7, the Public Service Commission granted the motion to intervene, which entitles…

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Fiscal Court Moves Forward With Mercer Broadband Expansion

All Points Broadband To Apply For Funding Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Fiscal Court has agreed to enter a partnership with All Points Broadband to expand broadband internet service to unserved and underserved areas in the county. At a special-called meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m., the fiscal court voted unanimously…

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Clean Up Scheduled For Lexington Road/US 68 Starting Feb. 6

Clean Up Operations Between Milepoints 18.0 – 20.0 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of scheduled operations for Lexington Road/US 68. The District 7 Mercer County Maintenance crew will be working to clean ditches and drains. Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10 – 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day Lexington Road/US 68…

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Weekender Feb. 2–9: Pancakes, Maple Syrup And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com This Friday is perhaps the greatest day in the Mercer County calendar: Pancake Day! That’s right, the Harrodsburg Rotary Club will host Pancake Day on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lion’s Club Community Center (450 East Factory Street). Tickets are $5 at the door. You…

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Mercer County Seeks To Intervene In Proposed Solar Facility

Fiscal Court Files With State In Response To KU Plans Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County is seeking to intervene in Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ plan to increase their solar generation capacity in the county. KU is asking approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission on a plan that includes building…

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Jail Committee Votes To Rebid Home Monitoring Provider

Counties Cancel Contract, Seek Alternatives Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer-Boyle County Joint Jail Committee has reversed course, voting to rebid a contract for their home incarceration program. Mercer County Jailer Bret “Chambo” Chamberlain and his staff were to install and remove the units, which officials said would only take about 30 seconds. Jail…

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Mercer Fiscal Court Okays Purchase Of New Election Equipment

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Fiscal Court approved a provider for election equipment, but not voting machines. At their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the fiscal court heard from County Clerk Chris Horn, who said county election officials have been tasked with finding a new provider for electronic poll books. Horn said…

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Inter-County Energy Gets $30 Million To Build And Improve 228 Miles Of Line

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $30 million to the Inter-County Electric Cooperative Corporation. The Rural Development investment will be used to connect 2,360 consumers and build and improve 228 miles of line. This loan includes $9,284,972 in smart grid technologies. Headquartered in Danville, Inter-County Energy serves 26,278 members in twelve counties in Central…

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