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A High Old Time In Harrodsburg

It Was All Smiles Downtown During Fourth Annual Oktoberfest Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com There was no stopping the flow of fun during Oktoberfest this year. For the first time in the event’s short history, no days were lost to rain. Organizers from the Harrodsburg First Main Street Program even set up a giant screen…

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The Most Spectacular Art Show Is Right Outside Your Door Right Now

Weekender Oct. 17–24 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com After celebrating Oktoberfest and the Fort Harrod Beef Festival and with Halloween coming up, Mercer County is taking a breather this weekend. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. One thing everyone needs to do is go outside and check out the fall colors, which are…

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Drought Puts Firefighters In The Hot Seat

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The burn advisory continues in Mercer County as the drought that has ravaged most of the state enters a second month. Even with recent rains and cooler temperatures, Mercer County is still at least two inches below the normal rainfall. This past month was the hottest and second driest September…

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Mercer Grand Jury Indicts Nine

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including forgery and burglary. POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT Charles Short, 34, of 689 Mooreland Avenue, and Annette Rodriguez, 43, of 3032 Mando Tree Drive, Edgewater, Florida, have both been indicted on 11 class C felony counts of 1st-degree possession…

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Last house Hooks Into Burgin Water

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The last home not connected to Burgin water within the city limits of Burgin on Shakertown Road is being added to the city’s water service. A new hydrant will also be installed on Shakertown Road. The water and sewer project in Burgin was started in 2016 and is expected to…

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Unidentified Object Flies Through Wall Of Burgin Home

Investigators Seek Help In Identifying Object Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Burgin man found an unidentified flying object at his home Sunday. This UFO is not alien in origin. There is English writing on the side. But how it got lodged in the wall of a house is still a mystery, and officials are…

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City Seeks To Flush Out Bad Tasting Water

Water Still Safe To Drink; Drought Blamed For Contaminants Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com City officials are advising concerned residents there is nothing wrong with their drinking water. The Harrodsburg water department has received complaints for the past week about bad tasting or smelling water. They have been reassuring the public—via their Facebook page, the…

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Trick or Treat! Halloween Happenings In Mercer County

Mercer County Will Give Them Pumpkin to Talk About Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Nationwide, Halloween is big business. The National Retail Federation is forecasting sales this year of $8.8 billion in total spending based on consumer surveys. And while that’s down from last year’s $9 billion, it’s still good enough to be  the third-highest…

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Taco Bell Beef Recalled After Metal Shavings Found In Product

The beef filling for burritos and tacos sold at Taco Bell has been recalled because of possibile contamination. Kenosha Beef International, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.…

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Oktoberfest Promises A High Old Time On Main Street

Organizers Plan A Carnival, Axe Throwing And More This Year Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The fourth annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 13. The three-day event will feature 12 bands; vendors selling everything from arts and crafts to food; adult games such as giant Jenga, cornhole, Connect Four and…

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