Area News

Dress For Success Fashion Show On Sept. 29

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Dress for Success is holding their second annual fashion show on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is a collaboration by four counties to help people find employment by build resumes and learning interview skills. They also help clients dress for success by providing one…

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Children Blessed With Sweets

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Sweet Blessings is a non-profit ministry that makes birthday cakes for children who are living in poverty, facing a life-threatening illness or have special needs. They are a volunteer organization that caters to children 4-17 that are recommended by a school, church or social service in Mercer or surrounding counties.…

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Dillon Carmichael Makes His Opry Debut

From Burgin To The Center Circle Of The Grand Ole Opry Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County native Dillon Carmichael achieved a dream when he played at the Grand Ole Opry last week. The story goes that Carmicheal had dreams of music fame and success and started out, as many do, on the ground floor as a…

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Ft. Harrod Jazz Festival Brings High Spirits And Hot Music

Former Prince Sideman Crutchfield Headlines Fifth Jazz Festival Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com There will be high spirits and hot music in Hog Town when the Fort Harrod Jazz Festival returns for three days of bands, art and good times starting on Friday, Sept. 14. The festival is in its fifth year and has grown from three…

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Where Is Harrodsburg Going?

Citizens Discuss Growth At City Meeting Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg city commissioners found themselves in a lively discussion about the future of the city and Mercer County Monday night. Many residents are looking over at Danville’s success at attracting national chains like Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx and Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Meanwhile, Harrodsburg has lost…

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Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers Today

Mercer County Students Learn How To Be Educators Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The principles of teaching class at Mercer County Senior High School is helping students gain teaching experience through internships and college level courses sponsored through Moorehead State University. Miranda Goodlett instructs her students on all aspects of teaching, including creating lesson plans and…

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Fiscal Court OKs New Tax Rate

Property Owners Will See A Modest Increase Robert Moore Herald Staff rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com After an unusually long hearing, the Mercer County Fiscal Court approved new tax rates. The fiscal court voted unanimously to increase the rate on real estate to 12.2 cents per $100 in assessed value and the rate on tangible personal property to 17.53…

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Mercer School Board OKs Tax Increase

Cite Declining State Funding As Reason Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Board of Education is raising the tax rate on real estate and personal property to 69.2 cents per $100 in assessed value from 66.5 cents. At a special-called meeting held last week, the school board voted 4-1 for the increase, with board member…

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Second Man Charged With Child Sexual Abuse

Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Another man has been taken into custody in a case of child sexual abuse here in Mercer County. Charles Lawrence, 20, of 2915 Louisville Road, was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Lawrence is charged with 1st-degree sexual abuse of a minor child, a class C felony. Carl Lawrence, 45, of the same address, was…

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Police Hope Parole Denial Sends A Message

Works Will Wait 10 Years For Second Shot at Parole Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com John Paul Works will have to wait another 10 years for his next chance to get out of prison. The state has denied parole to Works, who was convicted nearly 20 years ago of killing Regina “Jeanie” Nickles, the first female officer…

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