Butcher Holler native Loretta Lynn gets Presidential Medal of Freedom

Herald-Leader Staff, Wire ReportNovember 20, 2013 

Kentucky native and country music legend Loretta Lynn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Lynn was honored with a group that included Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton. Irene Hirano accepted a posthumous award for her husband the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. Others recognized included psychologist Daniel Kahneman, former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar and chemist Mario Molina.

See photos from Lynn's White House appearance Wednesday

From Aug. 8: Loretta Lynn to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

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