Area News

Veteran’s Day Celebration On Nov. 10

Commemorative March, Parade And More Planned Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The 103rd Brigade Support Battalion Company, Kentucky Army National Guard, the city of Harrodsburg and VFW Post 6935 is honoring the 66 Harrodsburg Tankers, who endured the Bataan Death March in 1942, with a day of events on Saturday, Nov. 10, that includes a…

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Burgin Residents Tie Slow Flood Relief To Missing Audits

Mayor Hensley Cleared Of Ethics Charges Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Despite Mayor George Hensley’s assurances to the contrary, some Burgin citizens believe the city has not received any help from either the state or federal government after last month’s catastrophic flooding because Burgin has not completed an audit since 2011. Mayor Hensley said no one at either…

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Tourist Commission Pledges $100,000 To Old Fort Harrod

Taylor And Morris Join Tourist Board Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission is pledging $100,000 to Old Fort Harrod State Park. The money, which is being drawn from the tourist commission’s operational reserve account, is to be used to help the park prepare for Harrodsburg’s 250th anniversary celebration—which is six years away—as well…

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Training Exercise Interrupted By Real Emergency

Deputy Suffers Heart Attack During Active Shooter Simulation Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com A live shooting drill at Burgin Independent School was interrupted by a real emergency when an officer suffered a heart attack on Saturday, Oct. 20. Dep. Bill Cruce had to be transported to Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville after suffering chest pains. Mercer Sheriff…

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Cold Weather Doesn’t Dampen Enthusiasm For Oktoberfest

Ferris Wheel On Main Street Is Big Hit Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Despite the cold weather and rain, organizers and merchants said they were happy with how Oktoberfest 2018 turned out. “It was the coldest autumn Saturday since the 1970s and Harrodsburg didn’t let that stop them from Oktoberfest!” said Julie Wagner, executive director of the…

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Campbellsville Coping Seminar On Oct. 23

Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Campbellsville University is hosting a “Coping Toolkit” seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30- 8 p.m. at the Harrod Dorms, located at 200 Conover Drive, in a partnership with the Mercer County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. The seminar hopes to teach families how to care for themselves while their loved one…

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Students Help Build New Fire Substation

Learning While Building Living Area And Training Room Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg Area Technology Center students are helping remodel the new headquarters for the Harrodsburg Police Department as well as a substation for the Harrodsburg Fire Department that will be housed in the old Caludwell building on Louisville Road. The students were building the two-story…

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Truth And Consequences On Oct. 23

Students Learn The High Cost Of Getting High More than 250 sophomores from Mercer and Burgin will participate in “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercer County Senior High School. The purpose of the annual program is to allow students to see the…

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Jail Officials Want To Talk To The Judges

Consultants Calling For New 450-Bed Jail Robert Moore rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com Consultants say Mercer and Boyle Counties will need to build a 450-bed jail but officials want to speak with Circuit Court Judge Darren Peckler and District Court Judge Jeff Dotson first. A report compiled by Brandstetter Carroll Inc. said, without fundamental changes in the criminal justice…

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Mercer County Public Library Hosts Job Fair On Oct. 26

Library Plans To Host Job Fair And Help Fair Jennifer Marsh jmarsh@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Public Library will host a job fair on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a help fair on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 1-4 p.m. “We want to help the workers recently displaced by layoffs and the…

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