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Homes

  • State association recognizes area home builders

    The Home Builders Association of Kentucky recently recognized the work of two area builders.

    Bobby Whitehead, a custom home builder for more than 27 years, was honored with the Norris “Pup” Robertson Builder of the Year ward.

    Whitehead is the sixth recipient the award, which applauds outstanding efforts on behalf of Kentucky’s housing industry, according to a press release.

    Whitehead appreciated being recognized by his peers, he said.

    “It was pretty awesome,” he said. “I was just in shock.”

  • LTHBA announces People’s Choice winner

    Parade of Homes visitors bestowed the 2013 People’s Choice Award on a custom house built by Blake Duggins of The Home Place of Kentucky.

    The house at 291 Chinoe Drive in Radcliff was listed on the Parade route map as No. 10 among the 12 homes on display over two September weekends. More than 1,600 people toured the homes and any guest that visited at least 10 of the participating homes was eligible to vote for the People’s Choice winner. 

  • Parade of Homes announces multiple winners

    Experts visiting the 12 residences on the Parade of Homes tour have selected their favorites in multiple categories divided by size of the home.

    Members of the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, a regional trade association, annually put new premier homes on display. The second weekend of the tour runs from noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Admission tickets, which cost $5, can be purchased at any residence on the Parade route.

  • Parade of Homes celebrates a decade of design

    Area builders are celebrating 10 years of showing off their prized designs during the 2013 Parade of Homes.

    The event, organized by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association, allows area builders to feature some of their best work and provides prospective buyers with houses to tour.

    This year’s event is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as Sept. 21-22.

  • Brown-Pusey House showcases holiday décor

    The Brown-Pusey House is dressing up for the holidays.

    The front exterior and most of the interior will feature Christmas décor at an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

    “We have created holiday décor for each of the different rooms and will be showcasing what’s old and what’s new,” said Beth White of E’town Florist, which partnered with the Brown-Pusey House for the event.

  • People's favored home announced

    French country design with a southern flair appealed to many visitors of the 2012 Parade of Homes, presented this month by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association.

    A custom home at 320 Graceland Trail in Elizabethtown earned the People’s Choice Award, based on votes cast by guests who visited all 13 homes on the tour, the association announced this week.

  • Renovation under way at former Buffalo hotel

    A hundred years ago the structure at 110 College St. in Buffalo was a much different place than the worn and weathered building that stands there today.

    Built sometime in the early 1900s — probably about 1908 — the Queen Anne-influenced building welcomed guests as one of two hotels in a growing community thriving with commerce.

    Those days vanished, and the structure became a private residence, but if Ron Meyer has his way, those days are on the way back.

    “I had the idea to open a bed and breakfast,” Meyer said.

  • Huge blue bloomer goes multicolor

    Decades ago, Carrie Richardson accepted a small piece of a relative’s hydrangea. She and her husband toted the starter, wrapped in brown paper and placed in a small foam cooler in the trunk of the car, from Alabama to their home in Elizabethtown.

  • How does your neighbor's garden grow?

    From the smaller yards of established neighborhoods to wide open farmland, there’s always a place for planting. That’s made evident by the lineup of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown’s annual Garden Tour and Tea.

  • Kilgore tour includes premier Louisville gardens

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    Five premier Louisville gardens and two homes will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday during the 12th annual Kilgore House and Garden Tour.

    The gardens at Oxmoor Estate, also known as the historic Bullitt Estate, are the centerpiece of the tour. The gardens include a 100-year-old stand of pines and other trees, a rose garden, perennial border garden and a color-coordinated shrub bed, according to the tour website.