Meeting about Historical District set for Thursday

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Family Fun Day was a success

By The Staff

The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.

Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.

Because of the questions that may arise and general public interest, Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance and the City of Hodgenville will host a meeting in the Lincoln Museum Community Room on the Square 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Marty Perry, the Kentucky Heritage Council’s National Register Coordinator, will address questions about what potential National Register listing means to property owners and to the city.

If you are one of those whose property is being considered, please come to learn more. If you have an interest in Hodgenville’s historic downtown area or have been wondering what happened to the grant money to start this process, here’s a chance to get your answer.

Family Fun Day

Kids of all ages gathered at Creekfront on Saturday to try their luck at games, buy goodies from booths or cheer on their favorites in the Duck Derby for Family Fun Day.

Mayor Terry Cruse and Main Street President Larry Davis made brief remarks about the Main Street program and Hodgenville’s affiliation with the state group now celebrating its 30th birthday. Birthday cupcakes were available to the crowd.

There were 134 tickets sold for the Duck Derby. Winners were: Anita Laha ($30), Paula Varney second ($10) and Ann Milligan third ($5). A few ducks lost their way in the creek, but most found their way into the big net wielded by Wally Sparks, standing in the creek. The little yellow guys in fancy hats made quite a picture enjoyed by the crowd standing at the edge of the creek to watch.

The Duck Derby was sponsored by the Lincoln Museum.