HARRODSBURG - When the Mercer County Fair and Horse Show gets under way tonight, fairgoers will notice two changes.
A new traffic plan has been put in place, and admission will be collected at the car before the vehicles enter the fairgrounds, and new this year is a Web site where some contest results will be posted.
Officials hope the new traffic plan will end a bottleneck that had vehicles lined up last year on U.S. 127 from Linden Avenue to Wal-Mart. The fairgrounds are on Linden Avenue, most of which runs parallel to College Street.
Volunteer April Ellis said all southbound traffic on U.S. 127/College Street will have to turn right onto Mooreland Avenue near Mr. Kwik and then left onto Linden. Traffic will not be allowed to turn right onto Linden Avenue at the intersection with College Street.