Area News

Blood Drive On March 3

The Mercer County Community will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lions Park Community Center (133 Factory Street). Every day, the Kentucky Blood Center needs more than 400 donors to give blood so that local patients’ lives can be saved. Patient need blood for a…

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Moseley Resigns From City Commission

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] Commissioner Scott Moseley has resigned from the Harrodsburg City Commission. Moseley, who works with the Kentucky Department of Insurance, has been promoted to division director over property and casualty. He said as a state officer, it is considered incompatible with serving on the commission and this meeting would be his…

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Harrodsburg 250th Commission Bill Passes In Kentucky State House

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] The Kentucky House of Representatives has established a commission to celebrate Harrodsburg’s Sestercentennial. This is not the same group as Harrodsburg 250th Inc. House Bill 256, which was sponsored by Rep, Kim King, will set up a commission responsible for overseeing the 250th anniversary of Harrodsburg’s founding. “Harrodsburg is my…

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Fiscal Court Questions Jail Expenses

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] The Mercer County Fiscal Court want to discuss jail expenses with Boyle County. Again. The two counties have, in one way or another, been talking about jail expenses since they joined together to build Boyle County Detention Center nearly three decades ago. In 2018, the two counties agreed to a…

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Historic Gavel Returns To Harrodsburg

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] A historic gavel believed to have once been owned by James Harrod, returned to Harrodsburg last Friday, according to Bobbie Dawn Rightmyer. “I received the gavel on Friday afternoon, along with a Senate Citation of Julian Carroll giving it back to the City of Harrodsburg,” said Rightmyer. “According to the…

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Toxic Metals Found In Baby Food

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] The authors of a recent congressional report found toxic heavy metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury in many leading brands of baby food. In addition, some leading manufacturers, including Walmart, Campbell Foods and Sprout Organic Foods, refused to cooperate with the investigation. Following reports of high levels of toxic heavy…

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Governor Says Schools May Open March 1

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] All public schools may offer or expand in-person instructional opportunities beginning Monday, March 1, or seven days after district personnel receive their second COVID-19 vaccination. That’s according to a new executive order from Gov. Andy Beshear. While schools can reopen, everyone will still have to mask up. Students, educators and…

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A Winter Of Firsts At Ragged Edge

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] Even with the pandemic canceling much of the theatrical season, Ragged Edge Community Theatre has stayed busy. Managing Director Allan Barlow said they have completed building upgrades and they are now hosting theater camps. “The theater camps have been a goal of mine since the day I took the job…

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