Community News

  • Sunrise Volunteers

    Bob Wilson

    I would like to pose a question to LaRue Countians: How willing should we be to help those who are hurting? Maybe it’s someone at work, a neighbor, a friend or someone in our own family. I’m sure we all try to help someone in need. Here at the nursing home volunteers try to help residents enjoy life even more than they normally would. We as volunteers would like to invite you to join us in helping those who are hurting.

  • Be a Gift to the World

    Special to the LaRue County Herald News

    The Rotary Club of Hodgenville welcomed District Governor Mike Kull to their weekly meeting, on July 23. He enjoyed the one on one time with one of the 57 Rotary clubs in the western district of Kentucky.

    The local club was able to share with Governor Kull information about the many service projects that the Rotary club has participated in during the last year.

  • Elusive mink spotted
  • Promotion ECTC

    Martha Page

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the promotion of Martha Page from Assistant Professor to associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Department.

  • Senior Activities July 29, 2015

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily activities

  • Cooking Corner - Pecan Pie Cookies

    Pecan Pie Cookies

    1 prepared single pie crust (homemade or purchased, I used Pillsbury)  

    3 tablespoons butter, melted  

    1/2 cup pecans, chopped  

    1/3 cup brown sugar  

    1/4 cup corn syrup  

    2 eggs  

    1/2 teaspoon salt


    1/4 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chip for decorating

    Preheat oven to 400  degrees.

  • Community Calendar July 29, 2015

    Free program on computer questions

    LaRue County Public Library will have a free program on Computer Questions at 5:30 p.m., July 30. Please write down two questions about computers that you want answered. Call 270-358-3851 to register.

    Back to School Supply Closet

    A back-to-school supply closet will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office for LaRue County students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Bring a supply list and the names of each student’s teachers. For more information, call 270-401-9224.

  • Hodgenville News July 29, 2015

    Thought for the week: One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

    Out and about in Hodgenville: Congratulations to Jimmy and Janis Rogers on their 50th wedding anniversary.

    On July 25, I spent the day with good friend Daphne Hatcher in Campbellsville; we ate out at Creek Side. Happened to run into friends Mike and Jean Judd, and it was so great to see them. I talked to Carrie Kidd over the weekend, who told me her brother, Eugene DeSpain of Gray, Tenn., had died on July 17.

  • Community News July 29, 2015

    Saturday afternoon at Sunrise Manor, the Rev. George Nelson and Pleasant Run Baptist Church was the guest.

    Everyone really enjoyed the songs of praise and the inspiring words from the Rev. Nelson. The Rev. James Barleston, retired, visited First Baptist Church on Sunday with his wife and daughter. He recently retired as pastor of Maple Street Baptist Church, Somerset, and is former moderator of the South District and Auxiliaries.

  • Laundry-detergent packets pose poison threat to young, old

    Although single-load laundry detergent packets have been on the market since 2012, children and even some senior citizens continue to be exposed to and poisoned by them.

    Poison centers have received so many calls that the American Association of Poison Control Centers continues to warn about them, even after issuing its first warning three years ago.