Area News

County Asks Deer Hunters To Clean Up After Themselves

Service Fees At Animal Shelter Go Up Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County has a problem with improperly disposed deer carcasses, and they’re not talking roadkill. Officials are taking aim at certain trophy hunters who collect the antlers and feet then leave the carcasses on the side of the road for someone else to…

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For Harpers, Christmas Decorating Is A Family Tradition

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Holiday spirit is found all over Mercer County with the festive lights, decorations and the season’s jolly atmosphere. Some households make decorating a family tradition. The Harper House in Burgin is one of those households, with their extensive and bright light display that dances with music. Colby and Crystal Harper…

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Shepherd’s House: A Life Building Program

Program Helps Addicts Help Themselves Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Shepherd’s House Day Reporting Program in Danville serves both Mercer and Boyle Counties. And goal is to help addicts learn to help themselves, said Program Director Roger Fox. Shepherd’s House was selected by Mercer and Boyle Counties to operate a nonresidential substance abuse treatment…

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Resident Questions City’s $1-Million Campbellsville Commitment

City Bans Parking On North Side Of Pheasant Drive Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A local man is asking the Harrodsburg City Commission to reconsider their commitment to spend $1-million to build a road for Campbellsville University. At the commission’s last meeting in November, the City of Harrodsburg entered a tentative agreement with Campbellsville to…

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Kennedy Mill Bridge To Open Dec. 21

An Early Christmas Present To Herrington Lake Businesses, Commuters Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Commuters and businesses along Herrington Lake are getting an early Christmas present this year. The replacement for the Kennedy Mill Bridge will be open by the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 21. “Merry Christmas,” joked Kevin J. Buch, P.E.,…

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A Changing Of The Guard In Harrodsburg

Long And Greenburg Proud To Leave City A Better Place Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mayor Eddie Long said he will not appeal last week’s recount, which handed the victory to his opponent, Art Freeman. “It’ll be a little less money and a lot less grief,” Long said. “I’m not willing to fight for it.”…

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Dep. Bill Cruce Returns To Duty After Heart Attack

Retired Teacher Eager To Continue Second Career Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Dep. Bill Cruce of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is returning to full duty on Thursday. Cruce, a retired teacher who graduated from the police academy earlier this year, suffered a heart attack during a live shooting drill at Burgin Independent School on…

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Nearly Half Of Mercer Children Live In Poverty, Study Says

Mercer County Kids Count Profile Released Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County’s family, health, education and economic security profile from the 2018 Kentucky Kids Count report has some surprising statistics, according to Community Health Educator for the Mercer County Health Department, Emily Steer. The Kids Count Profile compares statistics from 2010-2012 to 2015-2018. “Some things…

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