He would have been 200 years old in a couple of years, but Kentucky native Abraham Lincoln has never been a hotter commodity.
From a Steven Spielberg film in the works to a published biography by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, the 16th president remains an A-list celebrity.
Before all this attention and even before he became known to his contemporaries as Honest Abe, the man on the $5 bill had a powerful connection to Centre College.
Lincoln, who was U.S. president from 1861 until his assassination in 1865, was indeed born Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hodgenville. He guided the country through one of its greatest crises, the Civil War, and went on to become perhaps our most cherished president.