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Weekender June 9–16: Juneteenth, Settlement And Raid And More

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The second annual Heart of Kentucky Juneteenth Festival happens Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, at West Lane Park. Also coming up this week: PlayThink Festival at Terrapin Hill Farms starts Wednesday, June 15; Harrodsburg celebrates Founders Day at Diamond Point Welcome Center on Thursday, June 16; Ragged Edge…

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Celebrate Juneteenth On Friday, June 17, And Saturday, June 18

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The second annual Heart of Kentucky Juneteenth Festival happens Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, at West Lane Park (345 West Lane). In addition to food, vendors and speakers, there will be a jazz concert featuring Blue Groove Jazz starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Juneteenth is…

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David Taylor Unfiltered: Local Attorney Retires After 56 Years

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. This week sees the end of one of Harrodsburg’s most venerable and colorful institutions. Local attorney David Taylor—known by some as the Notorious D.A.T.–is retiring after 56 years. They’re having a retirement party and 80th birthday party on Friday, June 17, at the Glengary…

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Commission Cuts Their Pay Raise From Proposed $16.2 Million Budget

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg City Commission held off on a proposed $16.2 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year until they had eliminated a pay increase for the city commission and mayor. At the Harrodsburg board of commissioners regular meeting on Monday, June 13, the commission tabled giving first readings to ordinance…

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Abandoned Dogs Responding To Treatment, Sheriff Says

Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Sheriff Ernie Kelty say the abused dogs discovered last week are responding to treatment. According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, a couple who formerly lived in Mercer County moved to Liberty about four months ago, leaving behind their dogs. The sheriff’s office received two…

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Beaumont Inn Changes Hands, But Stays In Dedman Family

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Editor’s Note: The Beaumont Inn’s new owners outline their plans for the historic attraction in next week’s issue of the Harrodsburg Herald. One of Mercer County’s biggest attractions is changing hands. After more than a century, Chuck and Helen Dedman and their family are selling the Beaumont Inn. However, the…

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Slip On Your Ruby Slippers To Meet The Wizard At Dinner On Main

Sneak Preview Of Ragged Edge’s Production ‘Wizard Of Oz’ On Friday, June 10 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Get a sneak peek at the Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” this week at the Dinner on Main. The picnic-style community meal happens Friday, June 10, starting at 6…

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