In his life before Congress, Ron Lewis served as minister of a Baptist congregation in LaRue County.
He returned to Hodgenville to be honored Friday for more than 14 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. The ceremony at the Lincoln Museum focused on his efforts on behalf of the community, the museum's development and local tourism.
"We're going to miss you and in particular your knowledge of the economic impact tourism has," said Iris LaRue, museum director.
Judge-Executive Tommy Turner praised Lewis' responsiveness.