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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Jaggers steps down as football coach after Thursday meeting

    Two seasons ago, Josh Jaggers was voted Class 3-A, District 3 Coach of the Year by his fellow district coaches. On his 33rd birthday, Jaggers was out of a coaching job.

    After a brisk meeting Thursday with LaRue County administrators who he would not name, Jaggers resigned Friday morning and promptly met with the team he had coached for the past three seasons.

    Jaggers said he did have the “full support” of LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett and Athletic Director David Dawson when it came to running the program.

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred Thursday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    At 1:04 a.m., Glenn Edward Stratton III, 21, of New Haven, was traveling east on the Parkway at the two-mile marker.

    For unknown reasons, Stratton’s 2000 Chrysler 300M left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. 

  • 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.

  • Cheerleaders are second in State

    The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders took second in their division at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in the third annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships.

    The competition featured 77 squads spread among six divisions.

    LaRue County (269.1 points) was second in the 15-squad all-girl small division.

    Coach Renee Wright said the squad set a goal to finish in the top-10 at State.

  • City council will have new look

    City council members Glenda Wathen, Alex LaRue and Jim Phelps were honored Monday at their last council meeting.

    LaRue is finishing up a two-year term, while Wathen and Phelps have served in some capacity a total of 41 years. Wathen was either mayor or on the council for 19 years while Phelps served 22 years as a councilman.

    New council members Mitchell Key, Don Costello, Larry Davis and Sharon Hornback were sworn in, along with those elected to another term: Bonni Clark and Woodie Handley.

  • Endangered whooping cranes spotted in Kentucky

     Wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of five federally protected whooping cranes in Hopkins County and sixth in Barren County. In addition to these confirmed reports, whooping cranes have been seen in more than a dozen counties across Kentucky in the last two weeks.

    Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources caution hunters to be vigilant for the possibility of whooping cranes being present in areas being hunted.

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  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.