Area News

Sam’s Choice Beef Ravioli Product Recalled

A brand of beef ravioli products sold at Walmart has been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Approximately 61,538 pounds of “Sam’s Choice Asian Style Beef Wonton Ravioli” is being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product, manufactured by the Wornick…

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Harrodsburg First Bets Big On Oktoberfest

The Harrodsburg First Main Street Program is betting big on Oktoberfest Last year, the festival—the first to offer beer since Harrodsburg went wet in May—achieved what had seemed impossible: attracting new visitors to Main Street. According to the Harrodsburg First, 8,000 people visited the city’s downtown business district over three days. Earlier this year, the…

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Mercer School Bumps Administrators’ Pay

The Mercer Board of Education approved a pay increase for school administrators. Last month, when the Board approved a $19-million tentative budget for the 2017–18 school year, they postponed adjusting the extra duty stipends collected by the administrative staff. There has not been an increase in those stipends since 2005, district officials say. Chairwoman Marianne…

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Burgin Chooses Blue Zoom For Wi-Fi

After months of presentations, negotiations, charges and countercharges, Burgin City Council has chosen to allow Blue Zoom Wifi of Harrodsburg to install an antenna on the city water tower. Even though Councilman David R. Peavler said he wasn’t “too keen” on the idea of giving one internet service provider exclusive access to the water tower,…

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Easterling Returns to Court

Trenton Easterling’s attorney said he is ready to discuss a possible plea bargain agreement with the commonwealth’s attorney. Easterling, 17, is charged with first-degree murder and robbery for shooting and stealing from Tristan Cole on April 12, 2016. Easterling’s lawyer, defense attorney Ephraim Helton of Danville, said the discovery process—the process in which both the…

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Burgin Independent Looks Into Charging Tuition

The Burgin Board of Education is looking into charging tuition to nonresidential students who don’t have out-of-district contracts. Parents who wanted to enroll their children at Burgin would pay $2,400 a year, either on a monthly basis or in a lump sum. “It will strengthen us a little bit financially,” said Principal Chris LeMonds, who brought…

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Yeast Named Interim Principal at MCSHS

Terry Yeast has been named interim principal at Mercer County Senior High School. Yeast, who has served as assistant principal at MCSHS since 2008, will take over for the former principal, Malissa Hutchins. Hutchins resigned to take the principal position at Washington County. Her final day is June 30. Yeast will serve until a permanent…

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Kentucky Changers: Lifting Roofs and Spirits

Kentucky Changers is a group of high school age volunteers who are spending a week in Harrodsburg working on various house projects in the community. The goal is for students to live out their faith  through hands-on work. “It’s awesome because they can come here and help these people that need some work done on…

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Burgin and Mercer County Sanitation District Agree to Agree

The City of Burgin and the Mercer County Sanitation District have come to terms over handling billing for the city’s new sewer system. The Burgin City Council voted unanimously to accept the District’s latest offer, which includes a $7,500 startup fee and a monthly service fee of five percent of sewer billing. The five year…

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Anderson-Dean Addresses Bathroom Problem

Last month over 400 people visited the Anderson-Dean Community Park for the grand opening of the Kendyl and Friends Playground. Crimson Claycomb, who spearheaded the project, said 382 people from 31 different counties registered at the event. While the ribbon cutting at the new playground was an overwhelming success, one problem has arisen: the lack…

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