An addition to Lincoln Days this year will be an indoor stage presenting insiders’ stories about the history and culture of Hodgenville’s annual festival. Based on the Smithsonian Festival’s annual narrative stage—where visitors get up-close experiences with artists from around the world—Lincoln Days will present local festival participants sharing their stories and experiences about their role in the festival. These oral histories will be presented in the Lincoln Museum Community room on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The LaRue County Public Library will host a book signing by Eddie Price, author of Widder’s Landing, on Oct. 10.
Widder’s Landing is a historic novel about frontier life in Kentucky in the early 1800s, and the state’s role in the War of 1812. It centers around a young gunsmith from Pennsylvania who arrives in Kentucky via flatboat. He falls in love with an outlaw’s wife and learns to make whiskey.
Santa Helper Project roadblock
A roadblock to benefit the Santa Helper Project will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Lincoln Parkway/Hardee’s intersection and Shawnee Drive/Lincoln Boulevard intersection. Proceeds will be used to purchase new toys for Christmas for those in need.
Yard sale and fish fry at Lane Lincoln CME
Prime Time Band to perform
A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band with Jim Walters, Leroy Sherrard, David Sherrard and Doug Gary, will perform a variety of music. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655 or 766-4437.
Looking to dig up your family roots, search your ancestors or just looking for some history on LaRue County?
Why not come by the LaRue County Public Library and check out our genealogy collection? We have issues of The LaRue County Herald News, dating from 1885 to 2008, census records, tax records, marriage records, wills and index deeds on microfilm. We also have many things in book form.