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Burgin Gets Update On Flooding Relief

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman gave an update on flood relief for Burgin on Sept. 26. Guthrie said $650,000 in direct spending has been approved by the House of Representatives to install two 30 inch pipes to drain water from the old sink hole on Water…

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Two Election Forums On Oct. 24 And Oct. 25

Learn About Candidates In Mercer And Burgin There will be two Mercer County General Political Candidate Forums in October. The first will be held in Harrodsburg on Monday, Oct. 24, and the second in Burgin on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Both start at 6:30 p.m. to give Mercer Countians an opportunity to see and hear the…

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Tourist Commission Agrees To Pay For New Mural On College Street

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com One of Harrodsburg’s most eye-catching–and controversial-–landmarks may be getting a face lift just in time for Harrodsburg’s 250th anniversary in 2024. Last week, the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission approved paying up to $20,000 over two years to paint a new mural on the back of the Mercer County Fiscal Court,…

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Oktoberfest Returns—Bigger And Better—Friday, Sept. 30

Organizers Promise A Bigger And Better Festival Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Organizers say there are only two words you need to describe the sixth annual Oktoberfest, which returns to downtown Harrodsburg next week: bigger and–hopefully–better. The festival is not only physically bigger, with the addition of a second stage and a Kids Zone at…

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Food Drive To Honor Gail Napier

Donations Accepted At City Hall Starting October  Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County is getting the chance to remember one of the people who worked long hours to make this a great place to live starting next week. Harrodsburg City Hall is holding a canned food drive starting Saturday, Oct. 1, and running all…

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Harrodsburg City Commission Approves Compensating Tax Rate

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission approved new real estate and property tax rates for the new fiscal year. At a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the city commission voted to take the compensating rate, which is calculated by the state to generate the same tax revenue produced the preceding year. Last…

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Burgin Blood Drive On Monday, Sept. 26

All Donations Help Burgin Independent Earn Scholarships For Seniors The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burgin Independent School (440 East Main Street, Burgin). All blood donations help Burgin Independent earn scholarships for seniors. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Drive…

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In Pictures: Friday Night On Main Sept. 9, 2022

Friday Night On Main Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg First Main Street Program hosted the last Friday Night On Main of the year on Friday, Sept. 9 at Olde Towne Park in downtown Harrodsburg, featuring music, food, shopping and fun. The Harrodsburg Herald was there to take pictures. Harrodsburg First will host Oktoberfest,…

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Kentucky Heritage Jazz Festival Sept. 17-18

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Two days of jazz at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (3501 Lexington Road) happen on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. The festival will feature performances by 17 regional and national jazz acts along with a dozen food trucks and more. And it’s still free. Here are some pictures…

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