Area News

Mercer County Community Endowment Provides Funding For Cradle School

Cradle School Continues After State Cuts Funding Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County community Endowment  agreed to fund the Cradle School through the end of the school year. Cradle School was facing new challenges in 2019 after losing grant funds because they were paying a certified teacher. The Governor’s Office for Early Childhood Development…

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Smoking Cessation Classes Start Jan. 29 At Health Department

Get Help Kicking The Habit At Mercer County Health Department Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com There’s no way around it. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. According to a 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung…

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Authorities Ask Public To Plan Ahead Before Winter Storm Gia Hits

Massive Winter Storm Headed For Kentucky Authorities are warning the public, especially motorists, to prepare for Winter Storm Gia, which is predicted to hit Kentucky early Saturday morning. Forecasters predict Gia will spread snow and ice across the county this weekend, all the way from the Rockie Mountains to the mid-Atlantic. According to Weather.com,  accumulations…

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Burgin Breaks With Its Contentious Past

New City Government Takes The Reins Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Update: After press time, Mayor Caldwell announced Billy Whitenack would not be taking the position as chief of the Burgin Police Department due to personal issues. For once, the friendly little city lived up to its name. The first meeting of the Burgin City…

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Crime Stoppers Seeks Public’s Help In Finding Dog Abusers

Mercer County Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help on solving a heinous case of animal abuse. On Sunday, Dec. 16, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that someone in the Duncan community close to the intersection of Bohon and Grapevine Roads had tied the legs of two dogs, duct-taped their muzzles shut…

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Losartan Manufacturer Expands Recall

Over 50 Companies Have Recalled Losartan, Valsartan Since July Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A massive recall of some of the world’s leading brands of hypertension medication continues. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its  recall of Losartan potassium tablets USP due to the detection of trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing impurity, according to a…

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MLK Celebration Set For Jan. 21 At Harrodsburg Baptist Church

Jan. 14 Is Deadline For T-Shirt Contest Entries Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Coordinators of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration are calling for artists to submit designs for their annual t-shirts. The designs must cover the theme which is “Overcoming Today”  and presented on an 8-by-11 inch piece of paper to the…

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Investigators Still Searching For Cause Of Storage Facility Fire

Reported Explosions Possibly Caused By Helium, Expert Says Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Investigators are still trying to determine what started a blaze that damaged a dozen storage units Saturday night. According to Chief Scott Hammons, the Harrodsburg Fire Department received the call about smoke at T. Peavler Mini Storage on Morris Drive a little after…

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New IDs Will Become Available In Mercer This April

State Announces County By County Rollout Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Circuit Court Clerk’s office will begin offering new standard and Voluntary Travel ID credentials during the week of April 8–12. That’s according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, who have announced a county-by-county rollout of new Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and IDs…

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Request To Turn Harrodsburg High School Into Drug Rehab Denied

Residents Voice Their Opposition Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Organizers hoping to reopen the former Harrodsburg High School building as a drug rehab have hit a snag. On Tuesday, the Mercer County Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted unanimously to deny a conditional use permit to open a 100-bed addiction treatment center. A new company,…

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