• 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


    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.

  • 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



    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


    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


    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.  

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