Area News

Huffman Going From UK To The UK

Harrodsburg Resident To Spend Summer Studying At Oxford Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Katie Huffman of Harrodsburg is one of two juniors from the University of Kentucky who will get a chance to study at the University of Oxford, in England, this summer. Huffman and Shania Goble of Inez have earned English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarships…

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Harrodsburg First Looks At Growing Downtown District

In the Know: Julie Wagner of Harrodsburg First Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com (Editor’s note: This will be a weekly series interviewing community leaders to share their thoughts and goals for the community.) Julie Wagner, executive director of the Harrodsburg First Main Street Program, has worked on Main Street revitalization for 21 years. Originally from Ohio,…

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Boyle County Detention Center To Stop Accepting Money Bonds

Move Is Question Amid Overcrowding Concerns Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com At a time when Boyle County Detention Center is under fire for the way offenders are processed, newly elected Boyle County Jailer Brian Wofford has changed the way the detention center handles financial bonds. Officers will no longer handle financial bonds Monday through Friday. Arrestees…

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Horsing Around With Mustangs

Teen Trains Horses For Mustang Heritage Foundation Challenge Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Some 16-year-old girls are into fashion, boys and Instagram but local teen Haleigh Denny says horses are more her style. Denny is competing in the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive program (TIP) that challenges trainers to a 90-day training period to tame…

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Beaumont Inn Celebrates 100 Years

Dedman Family Looks Forward To A Year’s Worth Of Celebrations Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com In 2019, the Beaumont Inn celebrates its 100th anniversary, and the Dedman family are holding two celebrations: a 100 Years Celebration Weekend July 19–21 and a 100 Years Celebration Gala on Sept. 20 Dixon Dedman, whose family has owned and…

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In The Know: Harrodsburg Police Chief Brian Allen

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com (Editor’s note: This will be a weekly series interviewing community leaders to share their thoughts and goals for the community.) Harrodsburg Police Chief Brian Allen began his career as a patrolman in Magoffin County in 2002. He joined the Harrodsburg Police Department in 2005, working his way up to chief…

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After A Tough 2018, Jackie Claycomb Is On The Mend

February Is American Heart Month Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com There is a reason heart disease is called the silent killer. Nearly half of all heart attacks—45-percent—are silent myocardial infarctions, which lack the intensity of a classic heart attack such as extreme chest pain and pressure, sudden shortness of breath and dizziness. Just ask Jackie…

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Pension Reform: Round Two

Questions Swirl Around Pension Reform During This Year’s Legislative Session Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Local educators find themselves almost exactly where they were last year: looking to Frankfort and wondering what state legislators are going to do with the state’s ailing pension system. “The only thing I’ve been told is they’re pretty much starting…

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Celebrating Mercer’s School Counselors

National School Counselor Week Recognized Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com This week is school counselor week and Superintendent of Mercer County Schools Dennis Davis declared National School Counselor Week in Mercer on Monday, Feb. 4. The American School Counselor Association said the special week is not meant as a time of gift-giving, but instead seeks…

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Making A Difference In A Dog’s World

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Making a difference means something different to everyone. To Salvador Paradise it is walking shelter dogs four times a week. But Paradise doesn’t see it that way. “I’m just the human the dogs walk,” he joked. For almost two years, Paradise has devoted himself to helping the shelter. He grew…

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