http://www.laruecountyherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en New Haven man dies in crash http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/new-haven-man-dies-crash-0 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stratton_for_web.jpg" alt="Glenn Edward Stratton" title="Glenn Edward Stratton" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred Thursday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway.</p> <p> At 1:04 a.m., Glenn Edward Stratton III, 21, of New Haven, was traveling east on the Parkway at the two-mile marker.</p> <p> For unknown reasons, Stratton&rsquo;s 2000 Chrysler 300M left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner&rsquo;s Office.&nbsp;</p> The secret to a long life: Mac Mather celebrates centennial birthday http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/secret-long-life-mac-mather-celebrates-centennial-birthday <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/madison_mather1.jpg" alt="Madison “Mac” Mather of Hodgenville celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 11, 2014. He shared stories of his youth, his marriage and his faith with The LaRue County Herald News. Above, he thumbed through one of his many photo albums." title="Madison “Mac” Mather of Hodgenville celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 11, 2014. He shared stories of his youth, his marriage and his faith with The LaRue County Herald News. Above, he thumbed through one of his many photo albums." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> One hundred years ago, a baby boy was born in the Tanner section of LaRue County.</p> <p> Madison &ldquo;Mac&rdquo; Mather was born on Friday, Dec. 11, 1914 &ndash; 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Hodgenville man dies in crash http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/hodgenville-man-dies-crash <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ross_baird_better.jpg" alt="Christopher Ross Baird" title="Christopher Ross Baird" align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> A Hodgenville man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.</p> <p> Christopher Ross Baird, 36, left his home about 6:30 a.m. to go to work, according to the Hardin County Coroner&rsquo;s office. The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Middle Creek Road, about 1/4 mile from the LaRue/Hardin County line.</p> Jaggers steps down as football coach after Thursday meeting http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/jaggers-steps-down-football-coach-after-thursday-meeting <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/coach_jaggers.jpg" alt="Coach Josh Jaggers resigned last week after three seasons as LCHS’ head football coach." title="Coach Josh Jaggers resigned last week after three seasons as LCHS’ head football coach." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> Jaggers said he did have the &ldquo;full support&rdquo; of LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett and Athletic Director David Dawson when it came to running the program.</p> Rolling Fork Christian to hold live nativity http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/rolling-fork-christian-hold-live-nativity <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nativity.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="97" height="85" /><p> Rolling Fork Christian Church, located in Lyons Station, is hosting a live nativity scene on Friday, Dec. 19.</p> <p> Tom Smith, who has attended the church with his wife, Phyllis, for the last six years, said the members have put on the sometimes-chilly production honoring the birth of Christ for about four years.</p> <p> The actors dress in robes and some of the men have grown their beards in preparation for the evening, he said. There will be a live camel, sheep and donkey.</p> Bull-fighting technique used to train horses http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/bull-fighting-technique-used-train-horses <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/garrocha_asheredit.jpg" alt="Karen Weaver rides her Friesian stallion, Asher, with a garrocha pole in hand. " title="Karen Weaver rides her Friesian stallion, Asher, with a garrocha pole in hand. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A Buffalo woman is helping to popularize a different form of horse training. The technique of garrocha originated in the Spanish bull-fighting scene.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> Garrocha is a Spanish word meaning &ldquo;vaulting pole.&rdquo; It is also a method of training horses.</p> Cheerleaders are second in State http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/cheerleaders-are-second-state <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cheer_to_use.jpg" alt="The LaRue County Cheerleaders are front from left, Autumn Roten, Darienne Grimes, Gabby Garcia, Montana Metcalf, Ally Hutchins, Mallory Skaggs, Brittany Blair, Morgan Jaggers; middle, Taylor Caylao, Kaylee Hornback, Rachel Armes, Grace Armes, Emma Bowling, Whitney Bauer; back, Madison Eads, Katelynn Lafollette, Emily Miller and Ashlen Grubbs" title="The LaRue County Cheerleaders are front from left, Autumn Roten, Darienne Grimes, Gabby Garcia, Montana Metcalf, Ally Hutchins, Mallory Skaggs, Brittany Blair, Morgan Jaggers; middle, Taylor Caylao, Kaylee Hornback, Rachel Armes, Grace Armes, Emma Bowling, Whitney Bauer; back, Madison Eads, Katelynn Lafollette, Emily Miller and Ashlen Grubbs" align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders took second in their division at the Kentucky Horse Park&rsquo;s Alltech Arena in the third annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships.</p> <p> The competition featured 77 squads spread among six divisions.</p> <p> LaRue County (269.1 points) was second in the 15-squad all-girl small division.</p> <p> Coach Renee Wright said the squad set a goal to finish in the top-10 at State.</p> DAR to present 'Christmas in the Colonies' http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/dar-present-christmas-colonies <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/don_glenda_patterson_photo.jpg" alt="Don and Glenda Patterson" title="Don and Glenda Patterson" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Three local ladies 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.&nbsp;</p> <p> The new members&rsquo; ceremony will welcome Nancy B. Raine, Betsy Tucker and Cynthia Carter of Hodgenville.</p> <p> Don and Glenda Patterson and Lorinda Jones will present a program in their series, West of the Alleghenies, &ldquo;Christmas in the Colonies&rdquo;.</p>