Friday marks the third week of a partial government shutdown stemming from the debate over funding for President Donald Trump’s southern border wall. One of the towns feeling the effects of the debate is Hodgenville, Kentucky, the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln.
When you drive through Hodgenville, you soon notice that it's Lincoln country. The presence of our nation’s 16th president is felt everywhere: statues in the middle of the town square, the Lincoln Museum, Lincoln National Bank, the Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore, and the local radio station, Abe 93.7.
“Our town sees anywhere from 200,000 to 250,000 visitors each year," said Lincoln Museum Assistant Director Rob Thurman.