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Weekender For Feb. 29—March 9: ‘Cat In The Hat,’ Spaghetti Dinner, Spelling Bee And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of Dr. Suess’s “The Cat in the Hat” continues for another weekend starting Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. In addition to “The Cat in the Hat,” Ragged Edge will also present “Green Eggs and Ham” and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”…

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Harrodsburg Mayor Bob Williams: A Closer Look

Samuel Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Bob Williams collected 746 votes on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 7, enough to defeat write-in candidate and interim Mayor Sam Carr by just 33 votes. Williams was born and raised in Russellville, Kentucky, and graduated from Russellville High School in 1976. He ran track and field in high school and…

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Arizona Woman Indicted For Theft

Mercer County Indictments Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com An Arizona woman has been indicted by the Mercer County Grand Jury for engaging in organized crime and theft of cash from Walmart. Linda Marie Owens, 63,—alias Eva Adamson—of 4750 East Union Hills Drive, Apartment 2010, Phoenix, Arizona, was indicted on a class B felony count of…

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City Awards Contracts For Water And Sewer Improvements

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission awarded construction contracts at their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, including projects to build new sewer mains and a pump station, to replace water lines and hydrants and to repaint a water tower. First, the commissioners voted to award a $1.6 million contract for the…

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Residents Voice Opposition To Proposed Residential Development

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com More than 70 people showed up at last week’s meeting of the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission, most of them there to voice their opposition to a proposed development. AFI 001 LLC requested a public hearing to consider rezoning 104.41 acres of land at the southeast corner of…

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County Gets Update On Internet Expansion Project

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Fiscal Court received an update on efforts to provide broadband internet service to unserved residents. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Phillip Brown, director of government affairs for Kentucky. for All Points Broadband, introduced himself to the magistrates and discussed the effort to provide fiber…

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Weekender Feb. 22—March 1: Black Film Festival, ‘Cat In The Hat’ And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Mercer County Public Library will present “Till.” Mamie Till (Danielle Deadwyler), the mother of Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), exposes the brutal racism behind the kidnaping and murder of her son in 1955. It’s part of the Black Film Festival presented by the Harrodsburg-Mercer County African…

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Titans Earn First Win Over Lincoln County Since 2018

Samuel Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titans ( 17-10 ) faced 12th Region rival Lincoln County (15-11) in Harrodsburg with only one week of the regular season left to play. The Titans had not defeated Lincoln County since Feb. 6, 2018, when Trevon Faulkner, Gunnar Gillis and Kaelin Drakeford combined for 50 points…

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Sanitation District To Receive $3.6 Million For Gwinn Island Project

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Sanitation District has been informed they will receive funding to proceed with the Gwinn Island Road Sanitary Sewer Extension, a project with an estimated cost of more than $3.6 million, which includes a $425,000 contingency. “This will be quite a mouthful,” said Mike Sanford, executive director of…

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Tourist Commission Purchases Ads For 250th Celebration

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com After a long deliberation, the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission voted to place an advertisement in the April issue of Kentucky Living magazine. That’s in addition to billboards and advertisements with Kentucky Monthly magazine, as well as a possible TV ad campaign. “We’re four months away from the big festival,” said…

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