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Community News

  • COLUMN: Follow recommendations for baby's safe sleep

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reminds parents to follow recommended safe sleep practices for infants, particularly during the colder winter months, which present different challenges for keeping babies warm and free from danger.

  • The secret to a long life: Mac Mather celebrates centennial birthday

    One hundred years ago, a baby boy was born in the Tanner section of LaRue County.

    Madison “Mac” Mather was born on Friday, Dec. 11, 1914 – in the same year that World War I began, the Panama Canal opened to traffic, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo, and Charlie Chaplin made his film debut.

    He is the oldest son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, and their only surviving child. He lost his parents in 1975. They died within weeks of each other and were buried at Barren Run Cemetery.

  • Bull-fighting technique used to train horses

    A Buffalo woman is helping to popularize a different form of horse training. The technique of garrocha originated in the Spanish bull-fighting scene.

    Karen Weaver, originally from Voorheesville, New York, discovered the method of training while watching videos of the bullfighters herding bulls. She is one of a handful of American practitioners of the art.

    Garrocha is a Spanish word meaning “vaulting pole.” It is also a method of training horses.

  • Bennett hired as deputy

    Kevin Bennett is the newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    He was hired as a deputy on Oct. 1.

    Bennett said his new job has “been a dream of [his]” since he was a child, but he only actively started pursuing it in the last seven or eight years.

    Bennett said being from the area gives him an advantage when it comes to knowing how to get places and people to talk to. He’s always had a desire to help people, and when the job came open, he felt like he should pursue his dream.

  • PHOTO: Lots of LaFollettes
  • PHOTO: Firefighter of the year
  • Benningfield inducted into Order of Omega

    Michelle Benningfield was inducted into Order of Omega on Nov. 3.

    The Order of Omega is an honor society for the top 3 percent of members of Greek organizations. Benningfield is a member of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture sorority.

    She is a junior at Western Kentucky University, majoring in animal science and pre-veterinary studies. 

  • Community News

    Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    Joel Curle passed away last week in South Carolina. The visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home. The funeral will at 2 p.m. with burial at Buffalo Cemetery.

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  • ENGAGEMENT: Sarah Elmore and Jonathan Elmore

    Sarah Elmore and Jonathan Elmore, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is a 2007 graduate of Green County High School and 2013 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is employed by the Department of Juvenile Justice in Elizabethtown

    She is the daughter of Martie and Carol Elmore of Greensburg.

    The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at Houchen's Industries in Munfordville.