Area News

Party Like It’s 1799 At Pioneer Days

Festival Aug. 16–Aug. 18 At Old Fort Harrod State Park Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Once again it’s time to party like a pioneer. Pioneer Days runs Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18, at Old Fort Harrod State Park. The festival is put on by the park, the Friends of Fort Harrod and the…

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Chamber Of Commerce Looks For Input On Community Profile

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County has seen a few changes lately including the addition of the economic development advisor, Terri Bradshaw, a new logo and new voices in the committees around town to name a few. The Mercer County Chamber of Commerce has decided to create a community profile magazine to highlight the…

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Mercer Still Waiting For Real IDs

With Federal Deadline Looming, States Scramble To Provide New IDs Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com There is still no word on when the Mercer County Circuit Court Clerk’s office will begin offering new standard and Voluntary Travel ID credentials. According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Mercer was supposed to begin issuing…

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Investigators Seek Cause Of Lincoln County Pipeline Blast

Explosion Leaves One Dead, Five Injured Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of last week’s pipeline rupture in Stanford. The ensuing explosion killed one person and injured five others and left at least 10 families homeless. The blast was so violent it could be heard and seen here…

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Police Search For David Jones

Mercer County Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in finding David Patrick Jones, 41, of Harrodsburg, who has an active arrest warrant for felony assault in Washington County. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information which leads to an arrest and conviction. Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. Call…

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Support New Playwrights At Ragged Edge New Works Festival

New Works Festival Runs Aug. 2—Aug. 4 Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Ragged Edge Community Theatre is hosting the first ever New Works Festival. Theater lovers get a chance to watch three new shows by local playwrights starting Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4. The festival is a steal. One ticket is good for…

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127 Yard Sale And More This Weekend

Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com School starts on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Burgin Independent and at Mercer County Schools on Wednesday, Aug. 7. But summer is only heating up, with the 127 Yard Sale, the New Works Festival at Ragged Edge Community Theatre, the Cruz On Chiles Car Show and the Shaker Village Crafts Fair all…

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Search Continues For Melanie Flynn In Mercer County

Police Work With Archaeologists To Solve One Of Kentucky’s Most Notorious Missing Persons Cases Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Police are working with a team of archaeologists from the University of Kentucky to find Melanie Flynn, who disappeared in 1977. Flynn was from Lexington, but for decades there have been rumors that she was buried…

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Will The Real Officer Baker Please Stand Up?

An Online Attack Of The Clones Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The next time you receive a friend request on Facebook, you might want to check carefully before you approve it. The person making the request might not be who you think they are. For instance, most people know who Officer Baker is. He’s Burgin…

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