Today's Features

  • Hodgenville City Hall

    The offices of the Hodgenville City Hall have the following holiday office schedule. City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. until noon, Wednesday, December 23 and will be closed December 24 and 25. City Hall will be opened 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday December 30 and closed December 31 and January 1.

    LaRue County Public Library

  • A LaRue County Kentucky Transportation Cabinet employee was one of 144 Roads Scholars and 122 Road Masters who recently completed the 2015 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.

    Troy Benningfield was recently honored for his outstanding efforts and commitment to quality roads in Kentucky. Benningfield was honored as a Road Scholar and Road Master at Rough River State Resort Park in Falls of Rough on November 5. He joins the ranks of 2,586 Road Scholars and 1,927 Road Masters who have already completed the program.

  • 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.