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Homes

  • Featherstone selected as Realtor of the Year

    After 16 years in the real estate business, Pam Featherstone has been recognized for her contributions.

    Featherstone, a Realtor with Network Realty who is moving to Semonin Realty, was awarded the title of Realtor of the Year from the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    Featherstone has been in real estate since 1995, and involved on the board of the association for the past several years, including serving as board president for the past year.

  • Parade of Homes winners named

    Of the nine showcase houses in this year’s Parade of Homes, the People’s Choice overall winner was built by The Home Place of KY.

    Guests who paid to tour the houses over the two weekends determined the honor. Blake Duggins and Charles Ferguson accepted on behalf of The Home Place.

    The house on Reserve Court in the Thousand Oaks development in Elizabethtown was one of two custom-built houses the company entered in the Parade, which is staged annually by the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association.

  • Garden Variety

    By SARAH BERKSHIRE

    sberkshire@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown Annual Tour and Tea will showcase five unique Elizabethtown landscapes in addition to the Brown-Pusey House garden. Here’s a preview of each property.

    An aquatic yard

  • E’town’s Nathan Bush flexed his creative muscles in design challenge

    A visit to a green roof atop a Louisville building and a contest held by a floor covering company allowed Elizabethtown resident Nathan Bush an opportunity to do what he loves — create and design.

    Bush, who graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in interior architecture, entered Mannington Commercial’s tx:style Design Challenge 2011 with a carpet design called “Squiggle.”

    “I always had an interest in art and design,” Bush said.

  • Staging: Get organized in the new year

    By SHEILA O'MARA

    It appears the season to reorganize is upon us. Whether I pick up a newspaper, magazine or an advertisement for any store, tools for organization seem to be front and center. Even at Corvin’s Furniture this week, many customers who have come in inquiring about bookshelves, shelving units and file cabinets. It seems that resolutions to organize are as prevalent as weight loss resolutions this year.

  • Tucking away Christmas

    By BECCA OWSLEY
    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Christmas is over and you’re once again faced with a dilemma. Do you shove all the decorations back in the attic or are there better ways to organize your Christmas gear?

    Creative storage solutions can be found in the aisles of most department stores as they are clearing away all their seasonal products.  

  • Ho Ho homes
  • Janet Perkins named Realtor of the Year

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com
    When the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors was looking for a recipient for the Realtor of the Year award, they decided to Just Call Janet.
    Janet Perkins of the Janet Team RE-MAX Center has been named Realtor of the Year by the association. Perkins received the award, which was a surprise, at a ceremony last week.
    “I was shocked at first,” she said.

  • Decoration domination

    By MARTY FINLEY
    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

     

    With Christmas season in full swing, minds now shift to decorations as families come together to resurrect the Christmas tree, string lights and prepare their yards with festive décor.

    And local stores are seeing their share of Christmas fever from shoppers.

    Steve James, owner of Cottage Charm in Elizabethtown, said his store offers both Christmas gift ideas and ornamental accessories to perfectly accentuate a home for Christmas.

  • Puppy-proof your home

    TO ADOPT FROM HARDIN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL:

    To adopt Petunia, a 7-8 week old heeler mix, other dogs or cats, applications are available at Hardin County Animal Control, 116 Nicholas St., Elizabethtown, (270) 769-3428. Basic adoption fee is $15.

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    The holidays are traditionally a time for family to come home, and if a new puppy is arriving home as well, it’s important to prepare for the new houseguest.