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LOCAL NEWS: LANCASTER MINE SHIELD SUES FORMER MANAGER — STORY ON A8 SEASONINGS I A4 UK BASKETBALL I B1 An elegant Easter feast Fans welcome Cats back home Celebrate flavors of spring Stanford fans celebrate with team Advocate-Messenger The 75¢ | Danville, Kentucky Wednesday, April 4, 2012 SO YOU KNOW Cause of Mercer fire still unknown Harrodsburg issues boil-water advisory 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 River only. 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. Souvenir book coming soon The Advocate-Messenger will publish a souvenir book commemorating the University of Kentucky's eighth national championship, featuring photos by Clay Jackson and Victoria Graff and stories by Larry Vaught and Keith Taylor. The book consists of 128 fullcolor pages. It should be available at select retailers this weekend, specifically Sam’s Club, Walmart, Joseph Beth, and the UK College Store. You can also order online at or call 1-800-8884741 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The cost is $14.95 plus $6 shipping and handling. KENTUCKY LOTTERY TUESDAY MIDDAY Pick 3: 4-8-8 Pick 4: 2-3-7-8 EVENING Pick 3: 0-6-2 Pick 4: 0-1-5-9 Mega Millions: 11-35-38-41-52 Mega Ball 40; Megaplier 4 Cash Ball: 12-14-22-25 Cash Ball 14; Kicker 6-2-9-6-1 5 Card Cash: 6S, 3D, 3S, 4H, 8C TONIGHT Chance of rain 70 percent. High: 70s Low: 40s Complete weather map, A10 INDEX Advice Classifieds Comics Deaths Local News Opinion Seasonings Space Place Sports Scrapbook A10 B6-B8 B9 A2 A2-A3 A9 A4, A7 B10 B1-B5 A5 Vol. 146, No. 241 6 05358 12300 7 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger Lightning or electricity unlikely to have sparked blaze at fairgrounds By STEPHANIE MOJICA David Brock/ 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 building KNOW Kennedy 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 input. 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. RELIVE KENTUCKY’S DOMINATING DOMINATING SEASON 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 David Brock/ 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. Few details released about fatal crash By TODD KLEFFMAN tkleffman@amnews.con 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 David Brock/ 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 Advocate Communications Proudly Presents Our Exclusive Book On The Kentucky Championship Season! This commemorative full-color glossy book features 128 pages packed with powerful photos and captivating coverage of every regular-season and postseason game. 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