Community News

  • Senior Calendar - December 9, 2015

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center in 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

  • Fundraising calendar - December 9, 2015

    Relay for Life – Living Strong

    The Relay for Life – Living Strong is having an Adopt-A-Relay Pig fundraiser where contestants can win a prize for the heaviest, most traveled, biggest bucks or best decorated plastic purple pig with relay donations. For more information call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    Relay for Life - Nationwide Circle of Friends

  • Community Calendar - December 9, 2015

    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

  • LaRue Co. KYTC employee honored

    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.

  • Cooking Corner - December 9, 2015

    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.

  • Hodgenville News - December 9, 2015

    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.

  • Community News - December 9, 2015

    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.

  • Time Travel

    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.

  • Nearing peak of flu season

    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.

  • Sunrise Volunteers - December 9, 2015

    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.