It was front page news when the Boundary Oak died.
An impressive figure, the tree was six feet wide and 90 feet tall with a crown that spread 115 feet. A tree of that size casts quite a shadow.
Its fame came not from its size but from the unique spot of Kentucky soil where the acorn fell. About a quarter century after it sprouted, a surveyor used the oak as a point of reference on a deed for the Sinking Springs farm.
The decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands that are part of the annual Festival of Trees will be on display at The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square in Hodgenville through Saturday, Nov. 19.
That’s the last day to participate in a silent auction, bidding on seasonal items for local nonprofits.
The public can vote for their favorite tree or wreath. A “People’s Choice,” based on votes will receive $25.
The Festival will be open to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
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New officers for the Hardin County Historical Society were elected Oct. 24.
They are: president, Judith French; first vice president, Twylane VanLahr; second vice president, Susan McCrobie; secretary, Charles Skees; and treasurer, Larry J. Hall. They will serve three-year terms.
Speaker for the meeting was James Caufield. His program complete with Civil War memorabilia was entitled “J. D. Shacklette – Recalling Service to Hardin County and Dixie’s Land.”
The elders (residents) at Sunrise Manor are taking part in culinary therapy in the new facility’s therapy kitchen. Above is elder Mary Bryant showing off her buttermilk biscuit baking skills in the therapy kitchen.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.
Central Kentucky Community Action will take applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program through Dec. 16. LIHEAP helps families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.
The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from LaRue County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.
CKAG holds ‘Five by Twenty’ exhibit
The Central Kentucky Art Guild Gallery in the Hardin County History Museum is featuring an exhibit “Five by Twenty” beginning Nov. 9. Twenty artists have agreed to paint the same five objects in a painting using their own style. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular museum hours. The public is encouraged to stop by and search for the items in the paintings. For more information, call Mary Lou Hall at 765-7156.