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HARRODSBURG — A boil-water
advisory has been issued by the Harrodsburg Water Department, effective from 6 p.m. today until further
notice, according to Walter Bottoms,
water treatment plant superintendent. A notice was issued to all city of
Harrodsburg water customers, the
North Mercer Water District, and
Lake Village Water Association customers along the U.S. 68 corridor
from Shaker Village to the Kentucky
The clear well at the water treatment plant will undergo a second
modification in which the last interconnect from the old clear well to
the new is installed. The work is part
of Harrodsburg’s water plant expansion project.
A release from Bottoms said the
situation “poses a health concern for
water users by virtue of the possibility of contamination of the drinking
water in the area.” Water for human
consumption should boiled at least
three minutes before use.
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to have sparked
blaze at fairgrounds
By STEPHANIE MOJICA
Consultant Charles Raymer talks to Rep. Kim King about plans for replacing Kennedy Bridge, which connects the Garrard and Mercer
County sides of Ky. 152 over Herrington Lake. King said she has been contacted by many of her Mercer constituents concerned they could
have to drive 30-40 minutes out of the way for more than a year if the bridge is shut down for construction.
State considers two options
for replacing Kennedy Bridge
By DAVID BROCK
BURGIN — Throngs of Mercer
and Garrard County residents filed
into the gymnasium at Burgin
School on Tuesday night to get information on a bridge replacement
project that could seriously impact
their daily lives.
The public meeting was conducted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. It gave people a
look at two
possible scenarios for reSO YOU
Kennedy Bridge Bridge where
will shut down April Ky. 152 crosses
16 for two to three H e r r i n g t o n
weeks for a geo- Lake at the
Me rc e r- Ga rtechnical study.
rard line near
Pandora Marina and allowed them to give
The cabinet and consultant
WMB Inc. are considering either
building another bridge adjacent
to the current one but downstream, which would allow the
current bridge to stay open, or replacing the bridge at its existing location, require the bridge to be
closed likely for more than a year.
Two alternatives for new bridges
— one spanning the lake between
Chimney Rock Marina and Kamp
Kennedy Marina, and another farther downstream — have both
been ruled out. Most who attended Tuesday’s informational
meeting said they understand reasons for the project much better
but still dread the possibility of
losing local access if the existing
bridge is replaced.
Bill and Donna Rulon live on
Persimmon Way off Ashley Camp
Road but also have a son and
daughter-in-law who live on the
Garrard County side for whom
Donna helps babysit on a regular
basis. They sometimes cross the
bridge more than 10 times a day.
HARRODSBURG — e
investigation into what
caused a Monday ﬁre at the
Mercer County Fairgrounds
will take weeks to complete,
but it appears the ﬁre was
set either intentionally or
accidentally, oﬃcials said.
Early Monday morning,
30 ﬁreﬁghters from Harrodsburg, Mercer County and
Burgin extinguished a blaze
that destroyed an 18-stall
barn at the Linden Avenue
fairgrounds. Authorities including a state ﬁre marshal
and a Kentucky State Police
arson investigator surveyed
the scene Monday, said Jay
Anderson, treasurer of the
Mercer County Fair Board.
Anderson said there is no
source of active electricity
near the barn, which rules
out an electrical cause. Also,
there was no thunderstorm
around the time of the ﬁre.
Harrodsburg Fire Chief
Chris Dean declined to discuss speciﬁcs of the investigation, stating only that it
will take weeks to complete.
See MERCER, on A8
Ananias Calvin III, standing, an engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, talks
to, from left, William Southers and Chris and Cheryl Neal, who live near Kennedy Bridge.
By TODD KLEFFMAN
hand to gather more information
on a project she has been asked
about repeatedly by worried constituents.
“People are scared to death
HARRODSBURG — It’s
been five days since a Mercer County farmer was
killed while driving his
tractor on U.S. 127, and
Harrodsburg police continue to withhold basic information about the crash.
Saying the matter is still
under investigation, Officer
Jeff Pearce declined on
Tuesday to answer most
questions about the Friday
night collision that took the
life of John “Van” Landrum,
52, whose tractor was
struck from behind near
Stone Oak subdivision.
Pearce, who is the lead
investigator, initially refused to release any information on the crash, but
under direction from Chief
Billy Whitenack, the officer
identified the driver of the
See BRIDGE, on A8
See CRASH, on A8
Consultant Charles Raymer talks to Laura Youngworth of Lexington about the options
for rebuilding Kennedy Bridge over Herrington Lake. Youngworth was one of several people
with lake property who attended an informational meeting about the project Tuesday at Burgin School.
“We’re back and forth on the
bridge constantly,” said Donna
Rulon. “If they close it, instead of a
10-minute drive, it becomes a 30minute drive.”
State Rep. Kim King was also on
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