Today's Features

  • Martha Washington Candy


    4 c powdered sugar*

    1 stick butter, room temp (not melted)

    6 oz sweetened condensed milk

    1 c finely chopped pecans

    1 c coconut**, chopped in food processor

    2 c chocolate candy melts (You can find tips on melting chocolate here.)


    Cream sugar and butter together. (This mixture will be thick.)

    Add milk, pecans, and coconut.

    Roll into small balls and chill at least 1 hour.

  • Thought for the week: Remember as you slide down the great banister of life, there are going to be people who are splinters in your butt. Pick ‘em out and slide on!

    Well Christmas is in full swing now that it is second week of December. Make sure you don’t blink too fast because Christmas Eve will be here before you know it. There was a good turn out on the square for all the activities that were held last weekend. I have several Christmas luncheons and a plays to go to this week. It’s the busy time of the year, but I love it.

  • Julia Cox was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last week and Patti Lou Garret was also admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 6.

    First Baptist- Wednesday, December 9 at noon will be Bible study. Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal. Sunday, December 13 will be Senior Citizen Day during morning services.


    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Women

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Women will be hosting their annual Cakes, Candy and Cookies Sale from 9 a.m.– Noon, Saturday December 19, in the fellowship hall at 4341 Campbellsville Road. Containers for candy and cookies will be for sale, or you can bring your own container. All proceeds go to mission projects sponsored by the UMW. For more information contact Betty Allen, 270-358-3300 or Doris Jones, 270-358-3065.

    LaRue County Church of Christ Food Pantry

  • “Are you ready for Christmas?” This phrase often means, “Do you have all your shopping done?”

    It is so easy to walk past the manger and Jesus with our arms filled with gifts. Have we allowed the Savior to be stolen from our Christmas celebration?

  • Mrs. Allison Shepherd gave me the opportunity to dive into the archives of The LaRue County Herald News to discover the changes that have been made over the last 20 years. She wanted me to look at what I thought has improved in the paper and what can be improved in the future to keep the readers interested. So, I took a “time travel” into past 20 years of archives. So what has changed? Everything from the structure, the colors, the online access and the people who operate the paper. Here’s what I found out about the changes.

  • Winter is coming which means so is the peak of flu season. Flu season begins in October and lasts through March peaking in December through February.

  • In this article I would like to mention the Sunrise Nursing Home Staff. We, as volunteers, would like to thank the wonderful staff for not only their job skills, but also for their dedication to helping residents be comfortable and happy at Sunrise Manor. Hats off to the staff at Sunrise Manor Nursing home.

    Volunteers would like to express our best wishes to LaRue County residents; Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Thank you also for your supporting volunteers throughout the year.

  • According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a strong body of evidence in adults documents that as sodium intake decreases, so does blood pressure.

    Keeping blood pressure in the normal range reduces an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. Therefore, everyone should limit their intake of sodium.