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Juneteenth Celebration this weekend

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] Mercer County will celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday at West Lane Park, located at 345 West Lane with events starting at 10 a.m. A pre-celebration will be held Friday, June 18 at the park with a movie and street dance at dusk.  The US House passed legislation Wednesday, June 16, that…

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VFW Poppy Sales this Saturday

The Harrodsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) annual memorial day Poppy Sale will be set up in front of Bluegrass Chriopractic on Saturday, May 29, from 8 a.m. to noon. The VFW building is in desperate need of repair and member Jo Lynn Pike has been holding online sales, rummage sales and online auctions since…

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Park board ready for new year

Jennifer Marsh Herald Staff [email protected] The first meeting in 2021 for the Anderson Dean Park Board was full of ideas and possibilities. Don Wilburn, event organizer for the park was excited to finalize the plans for the upcoming baseball tournaments run by the park. March begins tournament season and 2021 will be the first year…

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Beverly Baird

Beverly Baird Beverly Grall Baird, 63, wife of Keith A. Baird, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, from complications due to Alzheimer’s. Born Feb. 12, 1957, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. Grall and Conchita (Brashear) Grall. She was a 1975 Harrodsburg High School graduate and was a clinical psychologist in…

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Patricia Semones

Patricia Diana Semones, 74, of Harrodsburg, died  Friday, July 24, 2020, at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born Feb. 21, 1946, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Henry Homer and Eva Beulah Thompson Bussell. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington, an employee of IBM/Lexmark and was a member of…

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Pickling cucumbers made easy

Pickles are a summertime favorite for some families but the act of making them isn’t as common it was in the past.  Bobbie Hancock of the Mercer County Nutrition Education Program shared an easy pickle recipe for kids from Chopped Magazine on social media. “I think all kids like pickles,” said Hancock. “They’re incredibly easy…

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Sheriff’s office reacts quickly to prevent accident

Deputy Wes Gaddis was able to react quickly Monday afternoon when he received a distress call  at 1 p.m. about a mother on Highway 127 who was unable to stop her vehicle. Lyndsey Tyler called the Harrodsburg 911 Center when her vehicle began  accelerating with no way to stop it. Deputy Wes Gaddis and Sheriff…

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When Harrodsburg isn’t home

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] Government officials and members of the public met last week to discuss one of the most vexing problems facing Harrodsburg and the nation: the swelling numbers of homeless people. Over half a million Americans are homeless, according to endhomelessness.org, with 4,079 people in Kentucky being homeless. But it’s a difficult…

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Texas man charged with kidnapping

Robert Moore Herald Staff [email protected] A Texas man is being charged with kidnapping a minor from Mercer County. According to a complaint, Cameron Wesley Cribbs, 20, of Hempstead, Texas, took the child, a 16-year-old girl, from her mother’s home at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22. Cribbs and the victim were located in St. Francis,…

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