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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Three local women will become members of the Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at noon on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    The new members’ ceremony will welcome Nancy B. Raine, Betsy Tucker and Cynthia Carter of Hodgenville.

    Don and Glenda Patterson and Lorinda Jones will present a program in their series, West of the Alleghenies, “Christmas in the Colonies.”

  • 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.

  • There was great rejoicing at the palace for the prince had just been born. All near the throne were excited. How could they share the news with their people?

    Elaborate suggestions were made. One even said, “We could send some messengers to tell the shepherds.” Everyone thought it was a ridiculous idea.

    And yet, this is the very way God chose to announce the birth of his son into the world. God’s ways are certainly not our ways.

  • On behalf of the Sunrise Manor volunteers, I would like to wish everyone in our community a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This is the time of year we celebrate Jesus Christ’s birthday and look forward to happiness and joyfulness in the coming year that he will provide.

    Tim Shockley, a Sunrise Manor chaplain, is organizing a Sunrise Manor choir. The choir’s first presentation will take place Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Sunrise Manor.