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Mercer County Fiscal Court Gets Told: ‘Good Job’

Consultant Praises County’s Handling Of Finances, Warns About Future Uncertainty Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The way Mercer County Fiscal Court handles its finances has been under attack for the past year, with some taxpayers saying too much money is being kept in reserves. On Tuesday morning, they were told they had good reason to…

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In the Know: Sheriff Ernie Kelty

Thoughts And Goals From Community Leaders Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com  (Editor’s note: This is a weekly series interviewing community leaders to share their thoughts and goals for the community.) Ernie Kelty is currently serving his third term as Mercer County sheriff. Originally from Washington County, Kelty came to Mercer County in 1984 following four…

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Leadership Announced For 250th Birthday

Public Invited To Planning Meeting On April 11 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Leaders have been chosen to organize Harrodsburg’s 250th birthday in 2024. On Monday night, Mayor Art Freeman announced that he and Judge-Executive Milward Dedman had picked three people from 50 candidates to lead the semiquincentennial committee. Tony Dunbar was selected as chairman…

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Helping The Helpers

Local Churches Help Church Of God Repair Parsonage Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Several churches have come together to help Harrodsburg Church of God repair their parsonage for their new pastor and his family. Pastor Nate Todd, his wife, Raechel, and their two young children took over the parsonage in June of 2018 when Todd…

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Spinal Surgery Doesn’t Break Kim King’s Stride

Rep. King Attends Legislative Session After Spinal Tumor Removal Joe Hall Public Relations Manager Norton Healthcare Kim King has represented Mercer County in the Kentucky House of Representatives for almost a decade. She knows the halls of the state Capitol by heart and has cast hundreds of votes on the House floor. But this year’s legislative…

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Mercer Couple Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Poynter And Vandergriff Face 15–30 Years In Prison Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Mercer County man and his ex-wife have pled guilty to federal charges of producing child pornography. Rafael Poynter and Anastasia Vandergriff were arrested in 2017 for the sexual abuse and exploitation of minor children that occurred between June 1–Dec. 31, 2016. According to…

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Horror Comes Home To Main Street

Harrodsburg Native Launches Sci-Fi Book Series Set In Hometown Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg native Ray Coffman is announcing his new book “Derelict: Harbingers of Kromius,” on Monday, March 18. A release event called “Horror Comes Home,” is set for Saturday, March 30, at Old Towne Park  on Main Street, from noon-3 p.m. “Derelict” is…

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Planning And Zoning Tries To Help Mercer Grow Wisely

In the Know: Shawn Moore Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com (Editor’s note: This is a weekly series interviewing community leaders to share their thoughts and goals for the community.) Shawn Moore, executive director of the Mercer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission, has been working for Mercer County for 14 years. Originally from Western Kentucky, Moore…

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Catch An Old Time Radio Show At Ragged Edge On March 10

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Ragged Edge Community Theatre will be presenting the first Old Harrod Radio Hour, a country music/variety show hosted by local favorites Natalie Berry Marshall and Josh McMillen on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. “I’m especially excited about this new series, because it’s not only a wonderful fundraising opportunity, it…

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Free Class Teaches Genealogy Research Through Military Records

Public Library Offers Free Genealogy Class On Thursday, March 14 Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Public Library is hosting a military record genealogy class on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. The class teaches the different kinds of military records that can be beneficial to genealogists. From the American Revolution to the…

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