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​Get Moving Kentucky

Offered in conjunction with the Mercer County Cooperative Extension Service, this walking program is offered annually in the Spring and provides structure and incentives for those interested in improving health through physical activity. Free.

Places to Walk in Mercer:

Harrodsburg Baptist Church/ROC (Recreation and Outreach Center)

Indoor Walking Track. Open 8-5 weekdays. For more Information call 859-734-7004. Located on South College Street. Fee $10/year

Anderson-Dean Park

Located at1501 Louisville Rd, just north of US 127 Bypass. 2 mile paved walking track surrounds park area. Open during daylight hours year-round. Free.

Springhill Cemetery

529 North Greenville Street. Open during daylight hours.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. Entrance fee not required to use hiking trails.
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Fort Harrod State Park

South College Street Harrodsburg. Open daylight hours. Free
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Harrodsburg Walking Tour

The map starts at Diamond Point, 488 Price Avenue in Harrodsburg and tours historic homes and buildings on municipal sidewalks. Free.
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Devine's Corn Maze

623 Talmage-Mayo Rd. Open September through October 31st. Walk through the maze. Admission fee.

The Mercer County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health Nurse I
General Duties include:
This position serves under the direction of the Director. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Provides entry-level nursing functions and services to individuals and families under close supervision in a clinic or community setting, focusing on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. The nurse in this classification would receive job specific training in the requirements and scope of practice of the various assigned health department programs and services.Health department services are provided to all age populations. A brief description of health department services include adult and child immunizations, well child examinations, family planning exams, WIC services/promotion, dental varnish for children, pandemic response, public health preparedness, basic patient care, harm reduction services and promotion of the health department within the community.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
See special requirements.
Special Requirements:
(Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041.
Starting Salary:
$20.30-$25.24/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 17
Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME. Create a citizen account and search LHDCOS (search and apply) Completed application must be submitted by November 11, 2022. Transcripts must be provided before the close date if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience. Transcripts must list the degree awarded.  Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.