LYNN’S BUTCHER HOLLER ROAD GETTING PAVED

VAN LEAR, Ky. (AP) – The way to Loretta Lynn’s famous “cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler” is about to go from hardscrabble to a smooth ride.

Construction crews are preparing to pave the mile-long gravel road that winds its way into Butcher Hollow, the mountain community of Lynn’s youth that she made famous in the autobiographical song and later the movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”