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Despite COVID Oktoberfest turns profit

Harrodsburg First Elects New Officers            Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The organizers of Oktoberfest announced that the festival recorded a profit, the second in its history. Since 2016, the festival has always drawn big crowds to downtown Harrodsburg. But it didn’t draw a profit until 2019, when the festival realized…

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Douglas sworn in as senator

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Dr. Donald Douglas was officially sworn into office as senator for District 22, which includes Mercer County. As the newest member of the senate majority, Douglas becomes the first black member of the GOP Caucus. A Republican from Nicholasville, Douglas won November’s special election to replace the late Tom Buford…

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Man charged with trafficking in heroin, meth and cocaine

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Harrodsburg man is in jail on drug charges after police searched a local motel and discovered substances they believe to be heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and a fentanyl derivative. Officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department executed a search warrant on two rooms at the Economy Inn on College Street on…

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‘A Christmas Carol’  is this weekend only

Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” will run on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. This is the tenth anniversary of the show here in Harrodsburg, which stars Ragged Edge Managing Director Allan Barlow. Barlow plays 24 characters using six British dialects.  “A Christmas Carol”…

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City reviews splash pad bids

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission has received two bids to build a splash pad and playground at Young’s Park. At a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 30, two bids were opened. The first was from DWA Recreation—whose representative, Bryan Noel, gave a presentation to the commission in October—for $147,205.84. The second…

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County OKs sewer rate reduction

Moseley Conducts First Fiscal Court Meeting Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Fiscal Court gave first reading to an ordinance amendment that would lower sewer bills across the county. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 30, the fiscal court gave first reading to an amendment that would lower sewer bills for customers…

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Scott Moseley Appointed Judge-Executive

Former Harrodsburg City Councilman Appointed By Governor Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Scott Moseley is the new judge-executive for Mercer County. On Thursday, Nov. 18, Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Moseley to serve out the unexpired term of former Judge-Executive Milward Dedman, who resigned Nov. 15 to take a position as deputy director with the Kentucky…

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