Webcam brings Harrodsburg to World Wide Web

December 16, 2004

HARRODSBURG - Main Street in Harrodsburg will now be accessible to the world through a live Webcam sponsored by 5D's Communications and SouthEast Telephone in Pikeville.

"We had a great team working on this project," said Jerry Castle of SouthEast Telephone. "Amy Sparrow of Harrodsburg First, Mercer County Judge-Executive John Trisler, and Harold Baker of the Mercer County Maintenance Department have all played an integral part in making this vision a reality."

Part of SouthEast Telephone's Kentucky-promotion venture, the newly installed Webcam is mounted on the Mercer County Courthouse Annex.

"Harrodsburg and Mercer County have so much heritage and history," said Judge Trisler. "I think that a live Webcam is a marvelous way to showcase our area and our assets."

"We are really excited to have the Webcam in Harrodsburg," said Sparrow of Harrodsburg First. "Main Street is the heart of our community, and I think that it is just wonderful that so many people will be able to view the historic courthouse and beautiful Victorian streets."


People can visit and to view the live Webcam. They also may click to see a photo gallery showcasing various locations throughout Harrodsburg and visit links to local Web sites.

Bambi Phillips, marketing director, said SouthEast Telephone's Webcams give viewers a unique down-home snapshot of the state.

"SouthEast Telephone is a Kentucky-based, Kentucky-focused company, so when we developed our Web site,, we also wanted to find a way to promote Kentucky and draw attention to all of the beautiful places that are located here," Phillips said. "We feel that our Webcams are an effective way to do that."

SouthEast Telephone first placed Web cams in Pikeville and Lexington and saw tremendous response from viewers who delighted in the fact that they could see the sites of home anytime of the day, from anywhere in the world by going to

SouthEast Telephone, with corporate headquarters in Pikeville, provides local and long distance telephone service, Internet, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), broadband wireless and paging services to customers in more than 60 Kentucky counties and parts of Virginia and Tennessee.

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