In 2013, I was asked to be a part of Leadership Larue County. When the class started they guaranteed us that we would learn something about the town we lived in. I’ll be honest, I thought that was impossible since I was born and raised here. Ironically, I ended up learning many things I never knew, but the thing that stuck with me the most was the sense of civic duty that I felt.
The second Juneteenth LaRue County celebration was held Friday, June 19, at the LaRue County Civic Center in Hodgenville. Juneteenth is a national celebration marking the celebration of freedom from slavery, June 19, 1865, the day the slaves of Texas learned they had been freed.
Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore read a proclamation from Governor Steve Beshear honoring the day by declaring June 19 as National Freedom Day for Kentucky.
The Nancy Lincoln Inn will be hosting a Craft Fair on June 26-28 and July 2-6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET.) Craft vendors who wish to set up outside the inn may do so free of charge. All crafts must be hand-made in Kentucky, such as quilting, paintings, hand-woven baskets, wood crafts, and candle-making. Items for sale are subject to approval by Eastern National.
The Nancy Lincoln Inn is also looking for individuals to do demonstrations during the Craft Fair. Weavers, wood-workers, musicians, quilters, candlemakers, and other frontier-era demonstrations are welcome.