The Mercer County Health Department tells us there has been a high amount of people stuck by needles in public places. The most recent being a Harrodsburg playground. The child was stuck by a needle while on the playground area in Harrodsburg. Their condition is not known at this time. The Mercer County Health Department has taken immediate action and has listed steps on their website of what to do if you are stuck. In addition, several needle disposals have been set up around the county. Every Harrodsburg police car has a sharps container where you can dispose of needles properly. From the city of Harrodsburg, Central Kentucky News.