HARRODSBURG - The coaching search at Mercer County is on hold for the holidays.
Mercer is in the process of finding a football coach to replace Duane Hammons, who resigned earlier this month, but school superintendent Bruce Johnson said the process has been temporarily suspended.
Johnson said Tuesday he has taken a few days off, and he said things would probably get rolling again in the first week of January.
"I've made some contacts and gotten a few names, and we're taking applications right now," Johnson said from Florida, where he joined Mercer's girls basketball team for a holiday tournament. "I worked on it a few days before I left, then put it off until I get back."