Of Country Ham and Laundromats

You thought Lebanon was a mostly Muslim country where they don’t raise no pigs? It is, but this one ain’t. This Lebanon is 20 miles up the road from Campbellsville. Country ham is an acquired taste, and like chitlins’, its odiferous boiling creates that rarest of occasions when the flies on your window screens struggle to get out.

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Whiskey and Tobacco

You’d expect tasting booths everywhere, but they all were locked up behind a fence with a cover charge at the gate. Pay the cover and each booth demands a couple more bucks for jus’ a lil’ tase. Few visitors went into that Spirit Garden, possibly on account of the early hour rather than the profit motive, or else they were Baptists who didn’t want to be seen by their neighbors.

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The Forkland Heritage Festival

The beans start cooking at 6:00 each morning and smell delicious all day. Talented local performers will entertain during the supper served by local youth (all the beans & cornbread you can eat, plus sorghum cake & more!).

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