Area News

Local Governments Proclaim Their Support For Second Amendment

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com (Editor’s Note: The print version of this story states, incorrectly, that Mercer County was proclaimed “a second amendment sanctuary” due to the reporter being given the wrong version of the proclamation. This story has been changed to more accurately reflect the county’s actual proclamation as well as the vote of…

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MLK Day And More This Week

Weekender Jan. 16-23 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com There is a full week of events ahead, with the grand opening of a new business, Harrod’s Perk & Chill, on Saturday, Jan. 18, and the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20. Thursday •  Live music at Lemons Mill Brewery (166…

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Mercer County Will Honor King’s Legacy On Jan. 20

Breakfast And Program At Harrodsburg Baptist Church, March On Main Street Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County residents will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20, at Harrodsburg Baptist Church. The celebration kicks off with a breakfast at 8 a.m. Luci Hockersmith, extension agent for family and consumer…

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BCDC Gets Funding For HIV/AIDS Meds

Federal Funding Could Save Regional Jail–And Taxpayers–$125,000 A Year Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Boyle County Detention Center is one of the first jails in Kentucky to qualify for federal funding to purchase HIV/AIDS medication for state and county inmates. Boyle County Jailer Brian Wofford said the two counties pay $72,000 to $150,000 in HIV/AIDS…

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City Closes Olde Towne Park Due To Safety Concerns

Park Closed Until Wall Is Repaired Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Olde Town Park on Main Street is closed until further notice. According to Mayor Art Freeman, the park was closed after the wall at La Fonda Mexican Restaurant was condemned. The 24-inch thick wall was damaged when city workers removed creeping ivy planted when…

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Sheriff’s Deputy Placed On Leave Following Arrest

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Mercer County sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave after he and his wife were involved in a domestic dispute last week. On Friday, Jan. 10, at 10:37 p.m., officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department and the Kentucky State Police were dispatched to a home on Greenwood Drive. According to…

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KSP Seeks Help In Identifying Murder Victim

Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg (Henry County ) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a cold case murder victim. In 1988, a female victim was located in a rural area laying in close proximity to a roadway.  Due to decomposition, the victim has not yet been identified. New information has led…

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First Sketches For Harrod Memorial Released

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Forest Boone, a direct descendent of Daniel Boone, will be the artist behind the new bronze sculpture of James Harrod destined to be placed at Old Fort Harrod. A Louisville native, Boone said he has a serendipitous connection to Harrodsburg. “I always had a strong draw toward Harrodsburg. My family…

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Events This Week And The Next Three Months

Weekender Jan. 9-16, 2020 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Thursday •  Live music by Kentucky High Times at Lemons Mill Brewery (166 Marimon Avenue). Thursday, Jan. 9, 7–10 p.m. (859) 265-0872 or Facebook—Lemons Mill Brewery. Saturday • Pickers and Grinners at Kentucky Fudge Company (225 South Main Street). Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.–noon. 733-0088 or…

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Hilpp Family Creates CU-Harrodsburg Scholarship Fund

Family Creates CU-Harrodsburg Scholarship Fund Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A scholarship fund has been set up for Campbellsville University Harrodsburg. Hilpp Construction of Lebanon, led by Freddie Hilpp, Sara Hilpp and Paul Hilpp, have established a fund to provide academic scholarships. According to a university press release, the Hilpp family’s  cumulative donations to CU…

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