• Raising awareness for energy savings

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.

    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.

  • Fundraiser fairness with kids
  • Why we do what we do

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is special. It’s a sponsored newspaper, and that means that non-subscriber households are receiving today’s edition for FREE all across LaRue County.

    Why? Well, it’s simple. We want you to take another look at the Herald News, and make a choice to subscribe to the paper.

  • Health benefits of winter squash

    Winter squash, such as butternut or acorn are at least as nutritious as pumpkin and deliver more nutrients than summer varieties like zucchini. Winter squash are low in calories with just 80 calories in a cup of cooked butternut squash. They are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C. It is a good source of fiber with 6.6 grams of fiber in one cup of cooked butternut squash and also a good source of potassium.

  • Is a tablet right for you?

    There was a lot of hype last month over Apple’s new iPad Pro. Available in the usual colors with either 32GB or 128GB of storage, and Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi+Cellular. All pretty standard stuff if you already own an iPad.

  • 529 plans help save for college expenses

    Higher education costs continue to rise, leaving many of us wishing we had a secret nest egg just for college expenses. A 529 savings plan is one way for parents of young children to have a little extra money saved for future college expenses. The plan gets its name from Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, which created these types of savings accounts in 1996.

  • Laws passed to decrease traffic fatalities

    For nearly a decade now, Kentucky has made significant progress when it comes to reducing the number of traffic fatalities in the state. Totals that topped 900 annually between 2002 and 2006 dropped to 638 in 2013, a number not seen since the late 1940s.

    That downward trend, unfortunately, has begun to move in the other direction. Last year’s total was 34 higher than 2013’s, and through the first week of this month, we’re 58 ahead of the same point 12 months ago.

  • Fall is Here… Let’s Eat some Color!

    The leaves are changing, there is a chill in the air and the colors are becoming more vibrant. Fall is here and it might be time to add some of those vibrant colors to your plate.

    Pumpkins are an excellent choice to add some color to your diet this fall. Yes, pumpkins. They are not just for decorations, although they are definitely great for that as well.

  • Reduce clutter for easier cleaning

    With the County’s Fall Recycling Day coming up on Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 am to Noon at the County Road Department, you may want to think about doing some decluttering and organizing at home.


    · Do you really need multiple versions of the same item? Keep one or two that you love and donate or sell the rest.

  • Impact of aerospace aviation on the Kentucky

    Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry. In fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do, but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it.

    Last year, that industry accounted for nearly $8 billion in exports, topping the $5.9 billion generated by our auto parts and assembly factories. Overall, about half of everything that Kentucky ships beyond our borders ultimately goes toward moving people and products over the ground and in the air.