Linda Ireland
Lincoln Jamboree owner/emcee Joel Ray Sprowls stood with one arm on a piano as he watched the Jamboree Gang play during his 60th anniversary show.
The Legacy Lives on

1954 was a busy year in LaRue County.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, placed a wreath at the foot of the seated Lincoln statue and dined at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club where he requested seconds of – and the recipe for – the sumptious cheese pudding.

An up-and-coming Everett G. Sanders was named principal of Hodgenville High School. Sanders was later hired to be superintendent of schools – a position he held for decades.