Area News

Easterling’s defense puts the blame on Zachary Lay

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The trial against Trenton Easterling began Tuesday morning at Mercer County Judicial Center. While Easterling is accused of murdering and robbing Tristan Cole nearly two years ago, everyone who once hung out at the house on Story Avenue is on trial with him. And in the first day of Easterling’s…

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Water meters being replaced across city

Dalton Christopher Herald Staff dchristopher@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg water customers have been calling the City of Harrodsburg Water Department claiming higher than normal bills. Commissioner Jack Coleman said a number of factors can contribute to the recent spike. “We had a perfect storm of things going on,” Coleman said. Amy Kays-Huffman, water administration supervisor at City Hall,…

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Budget cuts may force schools to close

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Proposed budget cuts at the state level will force local schools to make some hard decisions over the next several years. It might even force some school districts to insolvency. There are currently 173 school districts in Kentucky. If the budget cuts go into effect, 120 of them—including Mercer County—would…

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Plenty of blame to go around for Burgin’s poor streets

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The one thing everyone in Burgin can agree on is that city streets are terrible. Rough uneven asphalt, manhole covers so high up  they prevent the streets from being plowed and rampant flooding. However, no one in Burgin can seem to agree who’s to blame. While some blame the Mercer…

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Best is asking Mercer to speak up

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County Property Valuation Administrator David Best is trying to get the word out about the impact state budget cuts could have locally. The state government already cut funding for PVA offices across the Commonwealth by 5.1-percent in December. If the proposed budget is passed, there would be another 23.5-percent…

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Kennedy Mill Bridge Will Be Closed For Repairs Starting Next Week

Kennedy Mill Bridge is closing for repairs. Again. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m., the bridge will be closed to traffic for one week, reopening Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways. KYTC called the closure  “temporary” and said it was necessary for rehabilitation work to be…

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Mercer County Hires Lawyer To Look At Jail Agreement

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County is hiring a lawyer to look into the financial arrangements at Boyle County Detention Center. Mercer County Judge-Executive Milward Dedman announced Tuesday morning the county was hiring J. Robert Lyons Jr., a partner with Dinsmore and Shohl LLP of Lexington, to look into the interlocal agreement that splits…

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Opening Arguments In Easterling Murder Trial To Start Tuesday

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com UPDATE: (Monday, Feb. 19) Court officials are saying the jury has been selected for the Trenton Easterling trial. Opening arguments will begin tomorrow morning at Mercer County Judicial Center. Jury selection ran all day Monday, with potential jurors screened by the prosecution and defense. Insiders were expecting the process would last until at…

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Lexy Lake Needs Your Vote

April Ellis Herald Staff aellis@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County Lady Titans senior basketball player Lexy Lake knows how to sink a three point shot. As a matter of fact, she’s hit 307 in her career so far. Now Lake has the opportunity to show off her skills nationally in the High School Slam Dunk and Three-Point #DreamFearlessly …

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