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Mercer, Boyle Counties ‘Lost at Sea” Struggling With Jail Overcrowding

  After two meetings, the Boyle and Mercer County Joint Jail Committee have not reached a decision about hiring a consultant to research solutions to overcrowding at Boyle County Detention Center. The committee met Friday, Aug. 4, at the Mercer County Fiscal Court to hear presentations from three consultants: Brandstetter Carroll Inc. of Lexington, CGL, an international…

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Catch the Eclipse at Mercer County Public Library

The Mercer County Public Library is handing out special glasses so you can safely watch one of the most spectacular—and rarest—sights in the sky: a total eclipse of the sun that will happen on Monday, Aug. 21. This is the first time in American history that a total solar eclipse will be visible only in…

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Mercer’s First Week Back In School Is ‘Exciting’

School started last Wednesday for the Mercer County School district, with new district wide teaching tools and coaches, new transportation programs and Spencer Tatum, the new principal at the Senior High. How does Superintendent Dennis Davis describe all the new going on in the school? Exciting. “From our staff members, custodians, bus drivers, teachers and…

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Walking the Walk at Relay For Life

Mercer County residents gathered at Anderson-Dean Community Park Saturday to raise money in the fight against cancer. The event featured a walking path lined with white bags called luminarias that feature the name of a loved one who is either battling cancer or passed away from the disease. Walking wasn’t the only fundraiser offered at…

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Burgin has big things in store for the future

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com A new school year calls for new agendas and goals. That is the case for Burgin principal Chris LeMonds and new appointed Superintendent, Will Begley. Burgin Independent Schools started their academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and it was a success, according to LeMonds. “It’s been a smooth transition, probably the smoothest…

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Burgin ranks first in Career Energy and Power

Dalton Christopher Herald Staff dchristopher@harrodsburgherald.com           Colin Powell once said there is no secret to success, it is simply the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. Students at Burgin Independent School are putting that theory to the test. Chad Terrell is the head coach for girl’s basketball at…

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Pioneer Days gears up for family fun

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Pioneer Days is right around the corner, Aug. 18-20 at Old Ft. Harrod State Park, and should be filled with countless activities for all families to enjoy. Pioneer Days is sponsored by the Mercer Chamber of Commerce. Pioneer Days committee member and Board of Directors member Adam Johnson shared his…

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Relay For Life this weekend

Dalton Christopher Herald Staff dchristopher@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Relay For Life will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12  at Anderson Dean Park. Relay For Life is a free community event for the entire family focused on honoring cancer survivors and those who have passed from the disease. Although the event is free to…

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Garden promotes community and sufficiency

Dalton Christopher Herald Staff dchristopher@harrodsburgherald.com There is nothing that can bring a community together quite like growth. Whether it be new industry, business, or progress in sports and life, there is something about seeing something grow that causes inspiration. For further proof, look no further than the backyard at the Mercer County Senior Citizen Center.…

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