Area News

Burgin’s New School Year Is Off To A Great Start

Renovations, Eight New Staff And The Highest Enrollment At Burgin Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The first week of school is complete for Burgin Independent and administrators agree school is off to a great start. “We are pretty excited about it all,” said Superintendent Will Begley. “The bathroom renovations are nearly complete with the partitions set to…

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Look Out For School Traffic

Right Turns Only On Moberly And Tapp Roads During Dropoffs and Pickups Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The beginning of the school year means many things to many people, but for Harrodsburg residents living on or near Moberly Road it means one thing: the return of school traffic. Starting Wednesday, Aug. 8, officials are implementing a “right…

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Meth Problem Growing Across State

Many Users Of Opioids Switching To Other Drugs Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com State and federal officials are lauding a decrease in prescriptions for opioid painkillers. However, many users are transitioning from opiates to  other drugs, including methamphetamine. On one day last week, three people were arrested for dealing in meth as a result of two different…

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Teaching Seniors How To Deal With Scammers

Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com McDowell Place of Danville will host “Senior University” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, entitled “Senior Swindles” and will be presented by Lori Farris, outreach coordinator for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Senior Protection. Senior University is an educational series offering persons over 50 years or older intellectual stimulation, cultural experiences and personal…

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Veterans To Be Honored With 10K Run

VFW And The 103rd Brigade Support Battalion Are Looking For Community Participation Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, better known as the VFW, is  teaming  up with the Kentucky Army National Guard to stage a ruck run to commemorate the Harrodsburg Tankers on Nov. 10. “103rd Brigade Support Battalion…

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State, Contractor Discuss Speeding Up Kennedy Bridge Replacement

Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com There may be some good news to local businesses, commuters and tourists who have been left high and dry since the Kennedy Mill Bridge was closed earlier this year. Negotiations to accelerate construction of the replacement are still continuing between the contractor and the state. If both sides can reach an agreement,…

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Few Have Filed To Run In Burgin So Far

Aug. 14 Is Final Date To Enter Mayor, Council Races Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Burgin Mayor George Hensley has not decided whether he will run for reelection. “I don’t know,” Hensley said at his office Tuesday. “Part of me says I need to and part of me says I don’t.” While several people have discussed running…

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Pioneer Days returning to the Fort

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Pioneer Days Festival, sponsored by the Mercer Chamber of Commerce  is returning to the Old Fort Harrod on Aug. 17-19 with live music, demonstrations, food, antique cars, inflatable and over 100 vendors. “20,000 people attended the 2017 pioneer days and it is returning because people want it back,” said…

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Move over; State Police enforcing new move over law

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Kentucky State Police has joined a six state   project to enforce the ‘Move Over’ law through Saturday, Aug 4. The move over law says  vehicles must move over or slow down when an emergency vehicle is pulled over on the side of the road. It is designed to…

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Relay For Life at CU-Harrodsburg

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer and Boyle Counties will join together to fight cancer at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boyle-Mercer event on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Campbellsville University–Harrodsburg Education Center. This year’s theme, appropriately enough, is “Joining Forces.” Relay For Life is a free, family friendly…

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