Area News

Celebrating The Heroes Behind The Headset

Gail Napier Celebrates Her 19th Year With Harrodsburg 911 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com This week, April 14-20, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It’s a time to recognize over 200,000 people across America who play critical roles in the delivery of public safety services. Being one of the “heroes behind the headsets” can be…

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Getting Public Input for Harrodsburg’s 250th

Planning Begins For Big Bash In 2024 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com In 2024, Harrodsburg will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its founding. Five years may seem like a long way off, but it’s not a lot of time to plan a party as big as a 250th birthday. “We’re going to bring the nation and…

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Mercer County Grand Jury Indicts 12

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including burglary, bail jumping and drug offenses. DRUG CHARGES Two people were indicted after being found with a large amount of drugs last December. Justin Williams, 33, of 1355 South Buster Pike, is charged with two class B felonies—1st-degree…

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City of Burgin Adjusts Sewer Bills

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The City of Burgin is purchasing new water meters and software from United Systems. The change had been discussed over several meetings this year and two separate presentations were given to the council. Mayor Jim Caldwell said the new meters should give more accurate readings as well as detect leaks…

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In the Know: Burgin Mayor Jim Caldwell

Thoughts And Goals From Community Leaders Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com (Editor’s note: This is a weekly series interviewing community leaders to share their thoughts and goals for the community.) Mayor Jim Caldwell says he wondered into Burgin in 1995 to apply for their police chief position and never left. A native of Jackson County,…

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A Horse Of A Different Color

Local Artist Harry Humes Paints Horse to Honor Veterans Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Local artist and Navy veteran, Harry Humes, is painting a horse in hopes to represent military contributions in Lexington this summer. “I started doing art after Vietnam to cope with my depression,” said Humes. “I was in the navy and did…

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Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play Sleepers Recalled

Sleeper Connected To 32 Deaths, Many Of The Victims Were Less Than 3 Months Old Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling all models of Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play sleepers, which have been linked to over 30 infant deaths. According to the CPSC, over 30 infants have been asphyxiated in…

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Mercer Fiscal Court Gets Clean Audit

State Transportation Officials Visit Fiscal Courthouse Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Fiscal Court has received a clean audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. The auditors reported that they “did not identify any deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that we consider to be material weaknesses.” Find the rest…

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Lakeside Dollar General Left In Limbo

Second Project In Two Months To Face Widespread Opposition Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission failed to either approve or deny a map amendment that would allow a 9,100 square foot Dollar General store to be built at the intersection of Ashley Camp and Chimney Rock Roads. The…

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Arts Council Requests Funds From City Commission

Arts Council Calls Investment In Arts An Investment In Harrodsburg’s Growth Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Members and supporters of the Arts Council of Mercer County went before the Harrodsburg City Commission Monday night to ask for increased funding. Local artist Laura Sullivan, who acted as a spokeswoman for the group, said small cities from…

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