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Wanted Fugitive Caught In Salvisa With Guns And Drugs

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A wanted fugitive is now in custody after being caught with firearms and drugs this weekend. At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, a Mercer County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a suspicious activity complaint in Salvisa arrested Justin Todd Jones, 40, of Harrodsburg. After a search of Jones’ vehicle, he was…

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April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Perkins Provides Books To Raise Awareness Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com As National Child Abuse Prevention Month winds down, books for awareness and prevention are being handed out to the children of Mercer County thanks to the effort of many organizations and the determination of Sharon Perkins, coordinator for Burgin Family Connections and Family Resource, Youth…

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Drug Take Back Day On April 27

The Mercer County Drug Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in front of Kroger (844 South College Street). Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means for disposing of prescription and nonprescription drugs while also educating the general public about…

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Man Threatening Suicide Barricades Himself In Home

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com An armed man who is threatening to kill himself has barricaded himself in his home at Cottonwood Estates for the second time this month. Sheriff Ernie Kelty has been talking to the man over the phone or through the wall of his garage since around 9:30 a.m, according to the…

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Speeder Caught With Drugs And Cash

Life in the Fast Lane On Tuesday, April 16, Michael David Brown, 34, of Danville, was pulled over for speeding by Patrolman T.J. Wren of the Harrodsburg Police Department. Brown was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana, as well as a large amount of cash, scales and other paraphernalia. He was…

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Celebrating The Heroes Behind The Headset

Gail Napier Celebrates Her 19th Year With Harrodsburg 911 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com This week, April 14-20, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It’s a time to recognize over 200,000 people across America who play critical roles in the delivery of public safety services. Being one of the “heroes behind the headsets” can be…

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Getting Public Input for Harrodsburg’s 250th

Planning Begins For Big Bash In 2024 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com In 2024, Harrodsburg will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its founding. Five years may seem like a long way off, but it’s not a lot of time to plan a party as big as a 250th birthday. “We’re going to bring the nation and…

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Mercer County Grand Jury Indicts 12

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including burglary, bail jumping and drug offenses. DRUG CHARGES Two people were indicted after being found with a large amount of drugs last December. Justin Williams, 33, of 1355 South Buster Pike, is charged with two class B felonies—1st-degree…

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City of Burgin Adjusts Sewer Bills

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The City of Burgin is purchasing new water meters and software from United Systems. The change had been discussed over several meetings this year and two separate presentations were given to the council. Mayor Jim Caldwell said the new meters should give more accurate readings as well as detect leaks…

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