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Weekender Nov. 17–24: Rudolph, Bazaars And Dinosaurs Galore And Thanksgiving With All The Fixings

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.” continues at Ragged Edge Community Theatre. The play, based on the 1964 Rankin-Bass stop-motion Christmas special, is filled with holiday hits like “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and the title number as well as characters like Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon…

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Burgin Approves Variance For Triplex Development

City Council Still Dealing With Growing Pains Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Burgin City Council approved a variance for a proposed real estate development and held firm on an offer to buy another property as the city continues to deal with growing pains. New construction is booming in Burgin, Commissioner Syndicat “Sid” Dunn joked…

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Despite Neighbors’ Opposition, Planning And Zoning Approves Cell Tower

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Despite hearing a lot of static from some of the neighbors, the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Planning And Zoning Commission approved the construction of a cell phone tower on Kennedy Bridge Road. At last week’s meeting, the planning and zoning commission held a public hearing on an application submitted by WC22-01 CellCo.…

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Harrodsburg City Commission Okays Paving Bid

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission approved a bid to pave city streets. At their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, the commissioners awarded the $136,506.85 blacktopping bid to Mega Construction, who were the only bidder. The total bid is above the amount in the city’s budget for paving, $127,000. “We are…

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When Roosevelt Came To Harrodsburg

President Dedicated Pioneer Memorial In 1934 Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer Guest Writer Wednesday, Nov. 16, marks the 88th anniversary of the dedication of the George Rogers Clark Federal Monument at Pioneer Memorial Park—now Old Fort Harrod State Park—by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The monument was originally commissioned by the Kentucky Pioneer Association, a group of local…

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Getting A Hop On The Holidays: St. Andrew Christmas Bazaar And Winter Bazaar And Concert

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Get ready for the holidays at the 32nd annual St. Andrew Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction Nov. 18—19 and the Mercer Transformation Community Tutoring Initiative’s Winter Bazaar and Concert at Lions Park Community Center on Nov. 19. The Christmas Bazaar happens Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19,…

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Jail Committee Approves Home Incarceration Provider

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer-Boyle County Joint Jail Committee approved a provider for their home incarceration program. After months of deliberations, the committee voted to go with Buddi US, of Dunedin, Florida. The smart tags will cost $2.77 per day plus .50 cents per day for insurance. The one piece units weigh 2.4…

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Internet Expansion Could Cost $25.5 Million, Officials Say

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Editor’s Note: In the first sentence of the print version of this story, it was incorrectly reported that the county’s cost for expanding internet service was $25.5 million. Actually, the county’s cost could range from $2.5 million to $4.4 million, as stated in this article. We apologize for the confusion.…

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