Living in Mercer County
Mercer County, Kentucky is a largely rural county with about 21,300 residents. Its county seat is Harrodsburg, which accounts for about one-third of Mercer County’s population and was the first city formally established in what later became the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mercer County is known as a dry county, meaning most forms of alcohol sales are prohibited here. However, it is technically a “moist county” because limited alcohol sales are permitted in Harrodsburg and the town of Pleasant Hill, mostly at restaurants.
Almost everyone who is employed in Mercer County either works at a private company or is self-employed, with only about 1% of residents working for the government. Top employers include food service, retail, and the agricultural/livestock industry. The median household income here is close to the U.S. average and just above the Kentucky average.
The median home value in Mercer County is far below the national average, meaning it’s considerably less expensive to buy a home here than most of the United States. The county’s cost of living index is at 80 compared to the national index of 100, making Mercer County an overall very affordable place to live.
Driving in Mercer County
Mercer County is crisscrossed by rural highways like Highway 127 and Highway 68. These are some of the main arteries to large nearby cities like Lexington and Louisville, which is why they handle almost constant heavy traffic. The roads are covered with commuters, delivery trucks, and big rigs on their way to various destinations inside and outside Mercer County.
Almost every major road in Mercer County crosses through Harrodsburg, which is positioned in the heart of the county. This means we have fairly high-speed traffic that travels across the state and straight into the county seat. At times, driving here can be dangerous, especially at busy intersections where traffic meets at stoplights and stop signs.
Dangerous Roads in Mercer County
Personal injury attorneys see many types of auto crashes, including head-on collisions, sideswipes, accidents at stoplights, rear-end crashes, motorcycle crashes, truck crashes, and multi-vehicle pile-ups. Country roads can be beautiful, but they are often hazardous.
When driving in Mercer County, be particularly cautious in these areas:
- Highway 127, which has been named one of Northern Kentucky’s most dangerous roads due to a high number of collisions
- Highway 127 bypass around Harrodsburg
- Highway 127 on the south side of Harrodsburg near the Walmart Supercenter
- Highway 127 Bypass near 598/Sparrow Lane
- Highway 127 Bypass along Industry Road in Harrodsburg
- Highway 127 Bypass at the KY 390/Bohon Road intersection in Harrodsburg
- North College Street at Perryville Street/Highway 68 in Harrodsburg
- North College Street at Cornishville Street in Harrodsburg
- Highway 68/Perryville Street at Mooreland Avenue in Harrodsburg
- 152/Burgin Road between Harrodsburg and Burgin
- 152/Burgin Road intersection with KY 33 in Burgin
- KY 1987/Kirkwood Road at Highway 127 in Salvisa
- KY 1989/Cornishville Road at KY1941 in Cornishville
After a Car Crash, Count on McCoy & Sparks for Experienced Legal Representation
Were you in a car crash in Mercer County? We are an experienced Central Kentucky law firm for car accident claims. McCoy & Sparks helps Kentucky people who are struggling after car accidents.
We start by getting to know your story and asking about your car crash. Next, we will explain your options. We’ll give you the pros and cons of each choice so that you will be empowered to make informed decisions about moving forward with your car crash case. We seek to help you collect everything that the law entitled you to recover.
As you begin working with McCoy & Sparks to make a claim regarding your car accident, you owe us nothing until we recover compensation for you. This affordable approach gets your case going as quickly as possible and is such a relief for those who are already coping with the trauma of a road accident.
We cover the following practice areas, among others:
- Personal injury
- Car accidents
- Distracted driving
- Truck and semi accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall injuries
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Criminal law
- Child custody and Family law
We serve the people of Kentucky in a wide variety of legal issues. When you need us, we’re here to help you during a challenging time when it seems that nobody else is on your side. Your lawyer is always there to look out for your best interests and seek the best outcome possible.
Read on to learn more about the individual practice areas McCoy & Sparks law office serves, in case you ever need our services in the future.
Personal Injury Claims in Mercer County
If you are injured on someone’s Mercer County property due to their negligence, our personal injury team can assist you. Here in Kentucky, homeowners and business owners must address hazards and keep people safe. File a personal injury claim to seek the compensation needed to cover your medical bills and other losses.
Car Accidents in Mercer County
When you have a car accident on Mercer County’s roads, your car accident lawyer helps you sort through your legal options and seek the compensation you need. This may be your best route to fixing your car, paying your medical bills, and moving on with your life.
Distracted Driving in Mercer County
Distracted driving is on the rise around the country, as well as right here in northern Kentucky. When drivers are tempted to take their eyes off the road, something catastrophic can happen extremely quickly. When someone hits you in a Mercer County distracted driving accident, you can sue them for damages.
Truck Accidents in Mercer County
A truck accident can easily happen as deliveries zip across Mercer County. Take action after the accident by filing a claim against the trucking company and their insurance carrier. Here’s some good news: You may be able to settle your claim without ever setting foot in a courtroom.
Motorcycle Accidents in Mercer County
Your Mercer County motorcycle accident doesn’t have to ruin your life, but it could if you don’t take the right legal action. Get compensation for your medical bills, plus the cost of damage to your bike, lost wages, and more.
Medical Malpractice in Mercer County
Medical providers take an oath to take good care of people. If your health is in jeopardy from medical malpractice, legal action helps protect your future. Hold the healthcare professional to their duty of care and get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Slip and Fall Injuries in Mercer County
Slip and fall accidents are the #1 cause of emergency room visits in the U.S. If you were hurt in a fall that was someone else’s fault, a personal liability claim can help you recoup your costs.
Product Liability in Mercer County
When a company manufactures a product that’s faulty or hazardous, a product liability lawsuit may arise. Our law firm can help you sue over a product that hurts you, like unsafe electronics, toys, vaping devices, furniture, bath and body products, and much more.
Dog Bites in Mercer County
In Kentucky, there have been some devastating dog bite injuries. Some owners just don’t take enough care to keep their dogs under control. But the good news is that you can make a claim for dog bite compensation and get your medical bills and other costs paid.
Wrongful Death in Mercer County
Here in Mercer County, a wrongful death claim is possible when a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence. McCoy & Sparks provides caring, compassionate legal representation in wrongful death cases.
Emergency Contact Information for Mercer County
In an emergency, always call 911.
Mercer County Sheriff’s Office – (859) 734-4221
Mercer County Fire District – (859) 325-0731
Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital – (859) 734-5441
Trust McCoy & Sparks – Premier Personal Injury Attorneys in Mercer County
In Mercer County and across Kentucky, we’re recognized as one of the area’s best law firms for over a decade and counting. McCoy & Sparks works to help people in trouble, representing thousands of clients in Central Kentucky with a focus on providing premium service and delivering superior results. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to develop a strategy that best serves your personal needs, then draw upon our skills to help you reach the best possible result.
Here’s how it works: We start by getting to know you and understanding the circumstances involved in your situation. Next, we will explain all your options, giving you the pros and cons of each choice so that you will be empowered to make informed decisions. Finally, we will help you negotiate a settlement or provide a strong case for you in court.
Our name is well-known in Central Kentucky for having a stellar legal reputation and a true dedication to our clients. Plus, our services are affordable for local folks.
You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Make the right call to 1-844-4KY-WINS for a risk-free consultation with one of our attorneys today.