Area News

Still Time To Volunteer For 2018 River Cleanup

Volunteers are still needed for the Kentucky River Cleanup, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and a certificate of participation as well as a free lunch, said Franklin Nooe, a volunteer with the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce. Nooe is organizing this year’s river…

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Busy Weekend At Northpoint: One Escape, Four Injured

This past weekend was a busy one at Northpoint Training Center in Burgin. An inmate briefly escaped on Friday while four other inmates were injured during a blackout on Sunday night. The escapee, Alfred Knox, 26, was recaptured  on U.S. 68 by staff approximately three hours after escaping early in the morning on June 8, according…

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Mercer Extends 911 Address Revision Contract

The Mercer County Fiscal Court has extended a contract with the Bluegrass Area Development District to revise street addresses. Bluegrass ADD failed to meet the July deadline to complete the project, Mercer County Judge-Executive Milward Dedman said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Mercer County Fiscal Court. Dedman said AT&T did not provide the new numbers…

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Enjoy Lights On The Lake June 23

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The second annual Herrington Lake Conservation League Lighted Boat Parade is scheduled to assemble at dusk on Saturday June 23. Come watch the parade at the Kennedy Mill Bridge for free or support the cleanup fund for lake Harrington by entering your boat for a $50 entry. A bourbon barrel…

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Burgin Residents Honored By Campbellsville 60 Years Apart

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Landon Dean Rogers and Christy Baxter Ingram of Burgin have been named Mr. and Miss Campbellsville University for 2018, 60 years after Gene Robinson and Jan Parrott Robinson of Burgin were named Mr. and Miss Campbellsville University in 1958. Ingram and Rogers were honored at the annual Awards and Honors…

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Joint Committee OKs New Division Of Jail Expenses

Mercer and Boyle Counties have formalized an agreement to reduce Mercer’s share of jail expenses. At last week’s meeting of the Boyle-Mercer Joint Jail Committee, both counties agreed to amend the interlocal agreement, which will allow Mercer to pay a smaller share of operating costs at the Boyle County Detention Center. The change in the…

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Making A Difference With Flowers

The Mercer County Fiscal Court has extended a contract with the Bluegrass Area Development District to revise street addresses. Bluegrass ADD failed to meet the July deadline to complete the project, Mercer County Judge-Executive Milward Dedman said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Mercer County Fiscal Court. Dedman said AT&T did not provide the new numbers…

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Continental Claims Beef Festival Grand Prize

The Continental Barbecue Company of Charlestown, Indiana, won the overall award at the 2018 Kentucky Fort Harrod Beef Festival. It is the first time the team, which consists of Kent Schultz and his wife Rachel and children Sebastian and Morgan—have competed. They also collected the awards for best burger, best steak and best brisket in…

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No Roadwork On City Streets Until This Fall

Paving On College Street To Begin In Two Weeks Harrodsburg residents are fed up with the condition of city streets. But a solution might not be right around the corner. While repairs on streets damaged during utility work should begin within the month, Commissioner Charlie Mattingly, who oversees the city’s public works department, said work…

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