Hodgenville marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of its most famous son Thursday with a gun salute on the square, a banquet and an opera performance. But the highlight of the day only cost 1 cent.
The new Lincoln penny, the first of four to be released in this bicentennial year, still has the famous Lincoln profile on the front. But now tails shows a frontier cabin, like the one Lincoln called home at the Sinking Springs farm and later at Knob Creek.
About 1,200 people attended the 10 a.m. coin unveiling ceremony, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln