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County Will Pay To Clean Roadsides

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Instead of complaining about litter on local roadways on Facebook, why not do something about it? Mercer County is looking to pay local organizations to help keep the county clean. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Mercer County Fiscal Court, the magistrates voted to resume paying local groups to pick up…

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Weekender Oct. 7–14: KSR, Fall Brawl And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Editor’s Note: Please send any listing for upcoming Halloween events to rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com. The biggest event this week is the return of Kentucky Sports Radio to Mercer County. Matt Jones and crew will be at Lemon’s Mill Brewery on Friday, Oct. 8, with the show slated to begin at 10 a.m.…

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Three Candidates Vie For Buford’s State Senate Seat

Dunn Runs As Independent Write-In Candidate Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A Mercer County resident is one of three candidates running to replace the late Tom Buford in the state senate. Burgin City Councilman Sindicat “Sid” Dunn is running as a write-in candidate to replace Buford, who died July 6. Buford, a Republican, had represented…

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Becci Loomer Earns Blue Ribbons In International Dressage Show

April Ellis Herald Staff Mercer County native Becci Loomer recently won two championship classes in the international Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) and second in another class to take home the freestyle division reserve championship. Dressage—the French word for “training”—is about the balance and responsiveness of the horse. The horse and rider are judged…

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Zoning Commission Discusses Possible Text Amendment For ‘Granny Flats’

Commission Approves Site Plan For Sports Complex Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission is discussing possibly taking steps to curtail the use of structures which are not designed to be permanently inhabited as residential units. That includes “granny flats,”storage sheds which have been converted into dwelling spaces and illegal…

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State Releases School Report Cards

Burgin Celebrates Academic Achievement, Mercer Sees Room For Improvement Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Kentucky Department of Education released the annual School Report Card last week. More than 329,000 students across Kentucky were assessedlast spring, as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government gave states leeway…

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Weekender For Sept. 30–Oct. 7: Oktoberfest And So Much More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Are you looking forward to Oktoberfest? Do you like to play cornhole? Grab a friend and join the Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament at CAFCA Cares Inc. (100 South Main Street) on Friday, Oct. 1. It’s a double elimination tournament for two person teams, with the winning team collecting 15 percent of…

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From A Small Town To The Big Apple

Emma Buchanan Travels to Coterie Fashion Week in New York April Ellis Herald Staff Emma Buchanan recently returned from New York, which she called a “trip of a lifetime,” after being chosen as one of seven finalists—from 3,600 applicants—for the Jovani It Girl. “I still can’t believe it happened. After I’ve gone and come back,…

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Commission Approves Tax Increase

Average Homeowner Will See $3 Increase In Tax Bill, Officials Say Robert Moore Herald Staff adv@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission voted to raise property taxes. At Monday’s meeting, the commissioners chose to set the tax rate at .697 per $100, which will produce a total of $345,352.79 in revenues. The commission held a public hearing…

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Mercer, Boyle Officials To Discuss Jail Staffing Issues

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County officials are meeting with Boyle County officials to discuss staffing issues at Boyle County Detention Center. At the last joint jail committee meeting, Boyle County Jailer Brian Wofford said he is down seven spots. Boyle officials are looking at adjusting starting pay across the board to beef up…

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