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  • Country singer Kevin Sharp dies

    April 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    (CNN) -- Country singer Kevin Sharp has died from "complications due to cancer," his mother told CNN. He was 43. Sharp was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. He was treated and the disease did not reoccur, but he had problems later in life because of the radiation and... more »
  • Hunter Hayes Home for the Holidays, Reflects on Accomplishments

    December 28, 2012 7:21 PM

    He started out as a little boy playing the accordion, now he is nominated for three Grammys. With his rise to stardom, country superstar Hunter Hayes still finds the time to come home for the holidays. Wowing the crowds at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival to captivating a national... more »
  • Carencro Country Christmas

    November 30, 2012 10:09 AM

    The Carencro Country Christmas happens at the Carencro Community Center Saturday, December 1, 2012. The Carencro Business Association have planned a traditional family event with area choirs, singers and musicians providing holiday entertainment. There will be booths with arts, crafts, and food from local artists and cooks. Pictures with Santa... more »
  • 'Cable Guy' tours country for History Channel

    January 5, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Funny man Dan Whitney, the Blue Collar Comedy crew member known as "Larry the Cable Guy," says Louisiana and Alaska are among the states that gave him great fodder for the second season of his History Channel show "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,"... more »
  • Second Annual Bayou Country Superfest Kicks Off

    May 28, 2011 11:54 PM

    In Baton Rouge this weekend, it is one big party over at Tiger Stadium. The Bayou Country Superfest kicked off Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there and met up with some die hard country fans. "Good music and let the good times roll cher," said Dylan Ainsworth... more »
  • Long-Feared Flood Rolls Toward La. Bayou Country

    May 19, 2011 6:02 AM

    AMELIA, La. (AP) - The oil-and-seafood hub of Morgan City, La., has been hit by one disaster after another, from hurricanes to the BP oil spill. The latest trouble involves a deluge of water that was diverted from the Mississippi River and is headed toward the town of about 12,000... more »
  • Cajun Country Braces for Floodwaters From River

    May 13, 2011 9:35 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - Cajun country residents threatened by Mississippi River flooding were packing their things Friday as they anxiously awaited word on when federal engineers could open a massive spillway that would inundate hundreds of thousands of rural acres and swamp thousands of homes. The Army Corps of... more »
  • Actor/Singer Christian Kane visits Lafayette

    November 17, 2010 10:32 AM

    TV star Christian Kane who stars in the TNT series "Leverage" is releasing a country music song called "House Rules" which he cowrote with a Louisiana native. Kane visited local radio station 97.3 The Dawg Wednesday morning. GMA's Tracy Wirtz and GMA camera girl Lauren snuck in for a meet-and-greet... more »
  • KATC is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the Bayou Country SuperFest This Weekend

    November 3, 2010 2:58 PM

    All week during our 10:00 newscast, one lucky viewer will win a pair of tickets to Bayou Country Superfest this weekend. Register online, then watch each weeknight at 10:00 to see if you're a winner! Click HERE for the registration form and rules.The second annual Bayou Country Superfest in... more »
  • Brad Paisley is Coming to the Cajundome

    October 22, 2010 10:39 AM

    Brad Paisley will be coming to Acadiana. On February 12, 2011 Paisley and his band will be performing at the Cajundome along with Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann. Tickets are $52.75 and $29.95 reserved. A special four-pack of reserved tickets will be available for $90 while supplies last. They... more »
  • Money Stolen From Abbeville Country Club

    August 4, 2010 6:05 PM

    Over $3,000 dollars has been stolen from the Abbeville Country Club and authorities are hoping you know something. The building was broken into late Sunday or early Monday. Police say the suspect entered through the roof and disarmed the alarm.. If you have any information call the Vermilion... more »
  • Abbeville Country Club broken into

    August 3, 2010 4:33 PM

    by Chris Rosa Just over $3,000 was taken from the Abbeville Country late Sunday or early Monday morning. The Abbeville Country Club was broken into late Sunday night or early Monday morning and just over $3,000 was stolen. The person or people entered the club through the back... more »
  • Prayer and Recognition of Those Serving Their Country at St. Michael Catholic Church

    July 19, 2010 1:35 PM

    Lending support to families with soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is the goal of a special Mass set for Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley. Prayer and recognition of those serving their country will be offered by Bishop Michael Jarrell who... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest Drew More Than 85,000 People

    June 3, 2010 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers, sponsors and supporters have deemed the star-studded music festival a success, saying it drew more than 85,000 people to LSU's Tiger Stadium over the Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer Quint Davis says the event will return next year, again over the... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest: Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2010 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest

    May 24, 2010 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »
  • Two Men Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    May 23, 2010 11:46 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two men who often felt like outsiders in Nashville, even as they took country music to new heights, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Ferlin Husky and Billy Sherrill were responsible for dozens of No. 1 hits and helped bring the... more »
  • Sammy Kershaw Running for Lt. Governor

    May 3, 2010 2:38 PM

    Press Release from Sammy Kershaw Campaign: Sammy Kershaw, a Republican from Lafayette, announced today his candidacy for Lt. Governor of the state of Louisiana. Kershaw, known as one of country music’s greatest talents, has spent almost 25 years promoting the state of Louisiana throughout the world and is now... more »
  • Census Forms Arrive In Mailboxes Across The Country

    March 15, 2010 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Let the count begin. More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, in the government's once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Ortego Oil

    November 18, 2009 10:32 AM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a burglary that happened in Opelousas, La. Sometime between 5:45 PM on November 11th and 6:40 AM on November 12th, someone went 125 Country Lane, Opelousas, and burglarized Ortego Oil. Entry was gained by someone throwing a large concrete... more »
  • OGHS: ‚ÄúPink Bag Luncheon & Fashion Show"

    November 6, 2009 11:22 AM

    Opelousas General Health System recently held a Pink Bag Luncheon and Fashion Show in conjunction with the "Paint the Town Pink" campaign, which is supported by a grant from the Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event was held at Indian Hills Country Club. Breast Cancer... more »

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