Area News

Honoring the Harrodsburg Tankers of Bataan

Kandie P. Adkinson Contributing Writer I remember that Sunday morning at Cornishville Christian Church so well. The summer weather was sunny and extremely hot. The sanctuary wasn’t air conditioned at the time so the two screened front doors and all of the windows were propped open. My father, Marcus Prather, was preaching with a louder…

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Where To Vote In Mercer County

Voting in Mercer County is on Tuesday, Nov. 6. “Voters can go to mercercountyclerkky.com or elect.ky.gov and inquire about their voting location and also view a sample ballot for Mercer County,” said Chris Horn, Mercer County clerk. “I would like to share with all registered voters in Mercer County that we are located in the…

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Shop Local On Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

Shop Local, Shop Small Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Small Business Saturday is Saturday, Nov. 24, with local shops contributing sales, promotions and local charm not found anywhere but Mercer County. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by credit card company American Express to help small businesses gain additional exposure and to change the way consumers…

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Mercer County Is Open For Business

Things Are Picking Up After A Bleak Summer Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com While a debate has been raging over the last few months about whether Harrodsburg and Mercer County are business friendly, a group of local and out of town entrepreneurs have been busy opening up new businesses. In the past few weeks, Harrodsburg has gained…

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K.U. Lowers Lake For Bridge Work

Lowering Herrington Lake To 727 Feet Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Kentucky Utilities announced winter pool on Herrington Lake will be 727 feet this year. Currently, the lake level is at 730.3 feet and the Dix Dam hydro units are in service to draw down the lake level. According to the Herrington Lake Conservation League, it will…

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Applicants Show Up For Job Fair

Help Fair On Friday, Nov. 2, At Library Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Public Library hosted a job fair on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library Director Robin Ison said over 90 people had walked in by 2:30 p.m. There, job hunters could talk or fill out applications with over…

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Mercer Fiscal Court Opts Not To Repeat Themselves Again

Derelict House In Cornishville To Be Demolished Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Fiscal Court has opted not to repeat itself a third time, refusing a request to revisit their new tax rate. Waldon Adkinson, who calls himself an “unhappy taxpayer” asked the fiscal court to revisit the question at their last meeting, which had…

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of A Police Officer

Assault Complaint Leads To Shooting Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com A local man has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after a shooting early Sunday morning. According to the arrest citation, officers from the Harrodsburg Police Department responded to an assault complaint at 330 Bacon Court at 3:05 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Officers…

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City Hears Update On Sidewalk Project

Commission Creates Economic Development Position Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Nothing moves fast when it comes to transportation infrastructure. Just ask Julie Wagner, executive director of the Harrodsburg First Main Street Program, who has been working on a sidewalk project since 2014. In that time, Wagner has secured funding through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program and the…

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Candidates Meet The Public

Voters Get Chance To Meet Candidates At Monday Night’s Forum April Ellis aellis@harrodsburgherald.com On Monday night, candidates for five elected offices—PVA, jailer, sheriff, magistrate district 4 and constable district 3—addressed community concerns at the Lions Community Center. First to take the stage were Mercer County Property Valuation Administrator David Best, the Democratic incumbent, and his…

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