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CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR & ASSISTANT EDITOR What happened to 2021 y’all? Is anyone else staring at the calendar wondering how we’re already well into summer, and the year has flown by? So much goodness has come with our state opening back up, and everywhere I look, things are growing—including Elizabethtown Lifestyle. BIG THANKS to all of our readers, followers, advertisers, and everyone in the community, and I am so appreciative of your inspiring support of Elizabethtown Lifestyle Magazine. We’ve been out and about learning about local happening and connecting with members of the community and entrepreneurs alike. Issue 8 is jam-packed with awesomeness, and I am so glad you’ve grabbed a copy! Our cover feature this issue showcases some Insta-worthy picnic inspiration with The Summertime Spread featuring some of our faves, FINE House & Garden and Raiment + Boon, at Freeman Lake. As always, Amanda Burris with Type A Style is coming through with vacay-ready fashion inspiration. A couple of issues back, we added a series on history-rich buildings in Hardin County; this issue, we’re highlighting downtown spots The Stewart Opera House and The Samuel Roberston House. Habitat for Humanity needs your help—volunteer today or shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Something epic is happening at Baptist Health Hardin; the hospital has invested in a multi-million-dollar Epic Health Record system paving the way to more efficient healthcare in Hardin County. When I’m not styling a magazine shoot, wading through flowers, staring at my computer, or snuggling Henry, you might just find me walking through some new homes in Elizabethtown with local builders. Meet the Builders gives insight into the family lives and values with the best in the building biz.
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SOMETHING COOL, SOMETHING CLASSIC We’ve packed a picnic basket—a cool, vintage one—with some Topo Chico, FINE’s classic diner-style glassware, and the ingredients for an easy spread of charcuterie essentials.
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Flower power! Whether it’s enjoying a nice dinner or attending a destination wedding, floral print is all the rage this summer. This dress is so sophisticated, so why not show it off while on vacation. Along with florals, satin material is also in, making you timeless and stylish all at the same time in this stunning number.
When I am packing for vacation, I also include a pair of white denim. They are so versatile and can be worn at a more casual dinner. Plus, it acts as a blank canvas for an elaborate, fun blouse you can show off in the tropical heat. The more ruffles, the better, and this top is just that!
Tassels and rattan, oh my! I love taking a simple dress and amplifying it with summer accessories and colors. This yellow is the ultimate vacation vibe and pairs super well with straw accessories and teal accents. Plus, the comfort level on this piece is next-level, and the ruffles add the perfect touch!
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Many have heard of the Helm House and the Brown-Pusey House, but it is not nearly common for locals to know about Samuel Robertson’s historic home. Located at 214 W. Poplar Street, The Samuel Robertson House sits tall and regal while also exuding an air of mystery to passersby. The exterior of the home is beautiful and stately. The white paint and immaculate detailing around the doors and windows tell a story of a time long gone.
Built in 1872, the Samuel Robertson House is utterly awe-inspiring. Designed in the Italianate Style (which was popular during 1860 -1890), this 5,000+ square foot, five bedroom, three full bath home has enough charac ter and charm to fill up a dozen houses. An open floor plan that flows naturally from one side of the house to the other was necessary. Before funeral homes, deceased loved ones would be placed in the parlor room for people to visit before burial. The houses would naturally start on one end of the house, allowing visitors to walk into the home through the main front door, and end on the opposite side where visitors would depart. This helped ensure a steady flow of traffic while avoiding any significant pileups in hallways and other rooms. The Samuel Robertson House has had a total of five owners throughout its existence. A local man, who was the editor of The News Enterprise, was the one who built the home. Shortly after, the house was vacant, and the Robertson family moved in. Samuel Robertson was a respec ted man who was the Head Cashier at a local bank. He also had a small store on the square. When Samuel Robertson, and his eight children, moved into the home, there were no bathrooms or running water. An outhouse was conveniently located behind the house. The house has many notable features that any architec tural enthusiast would enjoy. The foundation is stone-laid and is famous for its two-door entry way on the front of the house. Inside, the exposed brick walls and tall ceilings are not the only focus of each room. The incredibly gorgeous, unique fireplaces are what catch the eye. There are seven fireplaces scattered throughout the home, and each one is unique with its own flare of beauty, design, and detail. On the main floor, you will find 14’ ceilings, as well as 10’ tall doors and door frames. The doors are original to the house and are extremely heavy. Upstairs, you will find built-in cupboards that still have an original 150+-year-old skeleton key to unlock them. You will also find a mysterious door in the hallway located high up on the wall, close to the ceiling. A ladder allows visitors to climb to the doorway and enter a makeshift two-bedroom apartment that served as the servants’ quarters. The Samuel Robertson House is on the National Historic Register and must adhere to stric t rules when making any changes to the home, including paint color. Sherwin Williams has their own Historic Register Palette with beautiful grays and cool earth tones. All of which fit perfec tly with the style of this home. Surprisingly, the house is relatively untouched when it comes to any renovation. The most significant upgrade is the kitchen, which is spacious, light, and airy, perfec t for holidays and family gatherings. Joe and Tiffany Hurley purchased the home in 2018 and shortly after that got married inside their fabulous, newly owned house. Both Tiffany and Joe have so much enthusiasm for the history of the home, as well as the struc ture itself. Tiffany’s eyes light up when talking about the house, and Joe is so full of knowledge, both showing the passion, love, and bond they have for their home. The Samuel Robertson House has witnessed American history for 150 years. During all that time, the home has been respec ted, valued, loved, and most importantly, preserved. It will no doubt withstand the test of time.
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Greenspace’s Summer Concert Series has begun! On May 14, 2021, Greenspace hosted its first concert of the summer. Many people throughout the community arrived to support Greenspace’s mission while also enjoying live music. County Wide and Common Wealth performed Country/ Southern Rock music that had the crowds on their feet and moving to the beat. Thanks to the sponsors and local supporters, it was a huge success, which raised money for local trail improvements and bridge replacement along the Greenbelt. Greenspace is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving trees, streams, and trails throughout the area. Their goal is to ensure that the nature we see today will still be here many generations later. Volunteers are always needed! On Greenspace’s website, you will find an extensive list of trails that are in Elizabethtown. They explain the difficulty level as well as what the terrain of each trail will be like. You can check out their trail list and keep up to date on any upcoming events at www.greenspaceky.com, or please visit them on Facebook. Greenspace’s Summer Concert Series is sponsored by UPS, State Farm, Altec, and 180 Talent Group. It is located at Emerald Cathedral Amphitheater, built by Greenspace. The next concert, called “A Night of Bluegrass Music,” is on June 5, 2021, from 6:00 -9:00 pm. The Porch Possums are performing, with special guest Southern Mash. The “Final Show” concert is on August 14, 2021, from 6:00 -9:00 pm, featuring MUDBONE and the Thunder Bayou Band, as well as Van Winkle and The Spirits. Tickets are $10. If you love music, supporting important causes, and care about our community, we highly recommend you reserve tickets for Greenspace’s next Summer Concert Series night.
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The summer season has finally arrived, and there is no better way to enjoy the beautiful, warm weather than spending an evening sipping drinks and hanging out on the patio of one of Elizabethtown’s wonderful local eateries. As the seasons have shifted, local restaurants are changing up their menus to provide the ultimate patio experience.
IMPELLIZZERI’S PIZZA 14 Public Square Unit 101, Elizabethtown Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM www.impellizzeris.com DRINKS TO TRY: •
Blackberry Whiskey Sour - Whiskey sour mixed with local Blackberry flavored Bird Dog Whiskey Lemonberry Martini - A classic Cosmopolitan with a spring twist $5 Martinis on Ladies Night - flavors include Chocolate, Caramel Apple, Peach, Pomegranate, & Lavender Lemon Drop
WATER’S EDGE WINERY & BISTRO 114 S Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM www.wineryetown.com WINES TO TRY: • Princess- A Raspberry Dragonfruit blend that creates a refreshing, sweet wine. • Southern Peach- An off-dry white that combines delicious Peach and Apricot flavors. • Golden Horse- Sweet and juicy flavors of pears balanced with a hint of acidity, creating a delicious Pineapple Pear flavor. • Pair the wine with one of their delicious appetizers, salads, or sandwiches for the perfect summer dining experience.
HEARTLAND SPORTS PUB 850 Pine Valley Drive, Elizabethtown Every Day 11:00 AM – Midnight www.facebook.com/heartland.sportspub DRINKS TO TRY: • Slushes: Margarita flavor daily, other flavors that will make appearances are Jim Beam Orange Freeze, Hurricane, Raspberry, and Watermelon. • 99 cent Margaritas only on Tuesdays Coming Soon: A total expansion of Heartland indoors and out that will include the ultimate experience of Cosmic Golf.
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It all started with a goat, more specifically Houdini the Goat, a lost goat running along I-65. When Jesse and Mary Key captured Houdini and contacted Hardin County Animal Care & Control for assistance, a connection was formed with Mike McNutt (Hardin County Animal Care & Control Director) and Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter. After witnessing the incredible dedication and care the Hardin County Animal Care & Control gave to Houdini the Goat, Mary, and her husband Jeff, felt impassioned and wanted to do all they could to support the shelter. With that drive and inspiration, Mary and Jeff created a fundraising event called The Dirty Dog Bash. The Dirty Dog Bash is an annual fundraiser that provides terrific music, food, and auction items, raising money for FOHCAS. FOHCAS helps care for stray pets in the community, and in 2019, they raised more than $20,000, which helped fund the Community Cat Program. The Community Cat Program provides spay/neutering and vaccines for stray cats in Hardin County. Through the Community Cat Program, the Hardin County Animal Care & Control have achieved Pro-Life Status.
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Investing in award-winning technology. Baptist Health Hardin launches new multimillion-dollar Epic health record system.
In 2016, when Hardin County Government began discussions about selling Hardin Memorial Health (Hardin) to secure capital for major expansions and to guarantee the strongest future possible, it mandated that the future owner commit to significant technology investments. Fortunately, Baptist Health emerged as the best possible owner for Hardin, and the sale closed in September 2020. In the months since, local officials and Baptist Health leaders worked diligently to make good on the first dramatic improvement of many. Hardin recently unveiled the new Epic electronic health record system, Baptist Health’s first of several planned significant multi-million-dollar investments in the Central Kentucky health system. Baptist Health spent more than three years optimizing the Epic system at its other hospitals with hundreds of physicians, nurses, and more. The staff helped customize Epic to streamline and maximize their daily efforts. For patients, the Epic system will improve patient care by reducing care variation risks through standardized workflows, and by offering better provider-to-patient communication. “Baptist Health is delivering on its promises to invest in the health of this community, starting with an electronic health record system that will benefit patients and their families, and give providers more efficient access to that information,” said Gerard Colman, Baptist Health CEO. The Epic system, which replaces the hospital’s current electronic health record system, enables providers to easily access patient health data at all hospitals throughout the Baptist Health system and all Baptist Health Medical Group physician offices. Baptist Health system providers will also benefit from automated clinical workflows for more efficient patient care delivery.
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“BAPTIST HEALTH IS DELIVERING ON ITS PROMISES TO INVEST IN THE HEALTH OF THIS COMMUNITY, STARTING WITH AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM THAT WILL BENEFIT PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND GIVE PROVIDERS MORE EFFICIENT ACCESS TO THAT INFORMATION,” — GERARD COLMAN, BAPTIST HEALTH CEO
“Previously, the Baptist Health Hardin team used a number of different electronic health record systems in addition to Change Healthcare’s Patient Portal. This made accessing and sharing patient information a significant challenge for our clinicians, caregivers, patients and families alike,” said Baptist Health Hardin President and CEO Dennis Johnson. “Now, with Epic, providers and patients will have a smoother experience. Through MyChart, patients can keep track of their appointments, request medication refills, view test results, and securely communicate with their healthcare team.” Sixty-five percent of health systems and retail pharmacies across the country use Epic, including Cedars Sinai, Cincinnati Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson, Mount Sinai, and many others. This makes patient information sharing on a local, regional and national level easier, benefitting patient care anywhere. It also means that Epic’s MyChart is the avenue patients will use to access their own health information in one convenient location electronically. MyChart is a secure web-based portal that displays patient health data, which can easily be accessed through desktop computers, smartphones, or tablets. “Hardin ranks in the top ten of Kentucky hospitals by patient volumes, including the number of baby deliveries, emergency department visits, and more. It is so appropriate that we can now offer patients and our caregivers the very best electronic medical record tool available to add convenience and complement the outstanding care we provided,” Johnson said. Epic will also serve as an important tool to help recruit new physicians to Baptist Health Hardin. Mike Bowers, a Baptist Health Hardin Board Member and Baptist Health Foundation Hardin Vice-Chair considers this a promising feature that will ensure Baptist Health Hardin continues to recruit the best of the best. “Hardin executed so well on its strategy to focus on recruiting the best physicians, improving facilities and services, and the resulting growth and strength we see today is unprecedented. Since a majority of the best medical universities use Epic and train future physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and nurses with it, this dramatic upgrade in technology will help us secure top talent,” said Bowers. Follow along with Baptist Health Hardin’s continued growth at BaptistHealth.com/Hardin. ______________________________________________
How to Set Up a MyChart Account ON A COMPUTER: • Go to MyChart.BaptistHealth.com to start. • Create a MyChart account (you will need your date of birth, Social Security number, and an email address). • Follow prompts to set up an account. ON A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET: • Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the MyChart mobile app. • Create a MyChart account (you will need your date of birth, Social Security number, and an email address). • Follow prompts to set up an account.
For questions, contact Baptistphrquestions@bhsi.com or call the MyChart Patient Support Line at 502.253.4820 or toll-free at 844.764.7820.
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Raja Wellness is a full-service acupuncture and well-
tients and serve the community through these challeng-
ness clinic located in the heart of Elizabethtown, KY. Our
ing times, we have made many exciting changes to our
mission is to provide world-class natural healing with a
services. One of these changes was how to extend our of-
combination of Eastern Medicine and other proven treat-
ferings through the virtual world better. Our studio will be
set up to support virtual participation as well as in-person classes. In addition, some of our classes will be recorded
Since our last feature, a lot has changed. 2021 is shap-
and available online for those who can’t attend live.
ing up to be a year of growth for us here at Raja Wellness. We’ve opened a second location in Magnolia to serve the
With this expansion, we are also introducing our two
southern region of the state better. What’s exciting is we
new businesses, our equine-based therapy Raja Riding
now have enough space to have a dedicated studio for
and our new storefront Raja Goods.
Tai Chi and Yoga classes. As we continue to help our pa-
Raja Riding brings equine-assisted healing and learning to our list of services. Our Equine Experiences are unlike any other available in the area. I have a unique background as an acupuncturist and as a yoga teacher, martial artist, and lifelong horsewoman. Horses make incredible partners; they are highly perceptive to our emotional states. Horses can read us in a way other humans usually cannot. I incorporate groundwork combined with breathwork and tai chi to help people better understand themselves as part of their healing journey. On the surface, it seems very simple, but for those who have participated in our programs, the experiences they have can be life-changing. Raja Riding recently held our first Women’s Retreat. The retreat was a terrific success, and we are planning more events for this year both locally and in partnership with the Pine Knoll Center for Integrated Horsemanship.
We a r e e xc i t e d t o o p e n o u r n e w storefront, Raja Goods. Raja Goods will provide a unique shopping experience w i t h a t e a b a r, s p e c i a l t y g o o d i e s f o r your home and kitchen, and fantastic one - of-a-kind produc ts from local ar tists. Raja Goods reflec ts a collec tion of our most requested items, from healing stones and salt lamps to herbal p r o d u c t s a n d s e l f - c a r e. We a l s o o f f e r qualit y ingredients for creating healthy meals, natural beauty produc ts, books, a collec tion of teas, and now featuring o u r e xc l u s i v e n e w d e v e l o p m e n t , Mocktails. Mocktails are individually f o r m u l a t e d f o r a n y t h i n g f r o m s l e e p, s u g a r c r a v i n g s t o s t r e s s r e l i e f, a l l without alcohol, an exper tly craf ted blend of the highest qualit y ex trac ts. In addition, we will have a tea bar with daily offerings of different hot and cold t e a s t o s a m p l e, i n c l u d i n g s o m e u n i q u e e xc l u s i v e b l e n d s .
All of this is coming together to make a groundbreaking year for Raja Wellness. As our list of services, products, and locations continue to evolve, we are excited to both serve and thank the community for their continued support. We hope to see you soon in one of our locations, so stop by or make an appointment online at rajawellness.com. Begin your journey to a healthier future today!
To learn more about the offerings at Raja Wellness, Raja Goods hours, or to book a class or schedule an appointment, visit the website at www.rajawellness.com. Facebook: Raja Wellness Instagram: @RajaWellness (270)506-3853
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THE STEWA RT OPER A HOUSE It is hard to picture when downtown Elizabethtown was newly built with dirt roads where people on horseback slowly made their way around the Square. Every single building was artistically designed and built in Italianate and Revival styles. Each establishment had a specific purpose for the town and its citizens, and no matter how many decades have gone by, each building still stands, timeless and full of history. According to the January 9, 1980 application for the downtown district to be added to the historic register, the area “contains the only collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century buildings comprising the historic core of the city.” The Stewart Opera House makes up one-fourth of Public Square. Located at 14 Public Square, and built in 1907, The Stewart Opera House was designed to make a beautiful impact in the city. The three-story, brick building housed the Opera House on the second floor, while the ground floor hosted a wide range of businesses consisting of a Saloon (one of at least five in the town), hardware stores, a barbershop, and a restaurant. A ticket office, a large stage with a curtain loft, dressing rooms, and 200 seats were what comprised the Stewart Opera House. The opera house provided a variety of shows, including movies, home-talent plays, and musical groups. The local Masonic Lodge held their meetings there before the Masonic Temple was built one block over. Shows came to a screeching halt when World War One began. As the revitalization of our historic downtown has taken place, exciting new businesses have set roots within the Stewart Opera House’s walls. The Original Impellizzeri’s, Running Soles, and The Gray Comb have solidified the square as a point of interest for all ages, each significantly different from one another yet valuable to the city. These businesses have contributed to the success of Downtown Elizabethtown.
The Original Impellizzeri’s was founded by Benny Impellizzeri and opened in Louisville in 1979. The Elizabethtown branch opened in December 2017 with Wes Phillips and the help of local investors, the Elizabethtown Renaissance Associates. Known for their delicious and diversely flavored pizzas, Impellizzeri’s has become a town favorite for locals (and visitors). Their antique bar (originally from Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville), signature cocktails, and outdoor seating make Impellizzeri’s a major success. Customers and staff all report that the atmosphere, incredible food, and clientele are what makes this restaurant so unique and special. For more info, visit www.impellizzeris.com. If you are an avid runner, you are guaranteed to love Running Soles. According to their website, www. runningsoles.us, Running Soles is the “first and only specialty Running/Walking Store in Hardin County.” Inside the corner shop, you will find running and hiking shoes, clothes, and accessories that fulfill a runner’s every need. The store initially opened in 2013 on Ring Road and moved to the Square in the fall of 2016. Since then, Running Soles has had a steady stream of runners walking through their doors. Running clubs now meet downtown at Running Soles, lending to a thriving athletic scene for seasoned athletes and beginners alike. Will and Madeline Rivera have found so much joy in watching the once blank space come alive. James Gray opened The Gray Comb barbershop in 2017. The incredible location was previously Skaggs Brothers Barber Shop. Located on the Main Street side of the Stewart Opera House, The Gray Comb stands out due to its open windows and custom art displayed for all to see. Inside, customers are met by three barbers, one-of-a-kind paintings (all by local artists), old concert posters, Indie music, and a custom mural painted by Adrian Wright. The Gray Comb has become a staple of downtown Elizabethtown and will be a mainstay for current and future generations. To schedule your hair cut, visit www.thegraycomb.com. While the original intention is gone by the wayside, the Stewart Opera House is undoubtedly fulfilling its purpose of bringing the community together for Elizabethtown and local citizens every day of the year.
Meet the B Building the perfect family home is the American Dream. Marble countertops, custom closets, fireplace (or no fireplace), hardwood floors, and giant bathtubs are some of the common requests families have when they trust and hire a builder to fulfill their dreams. Finding a reputable company that goes above and beyond for each of its clients is a must. Elizabethtown is home to many building companies, all wonderful in their own ways. Four local family-owned building businesses stand out due to their dedication to clients and for the quality of work they provide. You may be familiar with the businesses themselves, but do you know much about the family members that have dedicated their lives to helping others create their dream home? It is time to meet the builders! Will Harris has been building homes since 2005, over 16 years building their legacy, a future family business. Will and his wife Heather have five children ranging from fifteen to two: Emma, Michael, Houston, Lincoln, and Sawyer. When not tied up with building projects in and around Etown, you might find the Harrises watching a game—volleyball with Emma at Central, basketball, baseball, and football at LaRue County for Michael, or at a league game as all boys play all three sports. The Harrises love trips to the beach; they take vacations as a family to their condo in Pensacola Beach, Florida, every chance they get. Will is best known for custom homes and building luxury in Hardin County. The experienced team can build diverse homes in a wide range of styles: Neocolonial, mountain modern, modern farmhouse, Scandinavian—you name it. The company prides itself on being up-to-date on current housing market trends and bringing unprecedented style and craftsmanship to the local scene. When Will Harris Homes parts ways with customers, they have built not only a home but an authentic friendship. Grabbing lunch with past clients is a common practice, and new homeowners often swing by with goodies for the Will Harris team. Communication is constant, paramount for the company to manage expectations and to over-deliver every time. Progress walkthroughs guarantee that the final product is precisely what the homeowners want. Location is everything, and in addition to building the perfect home, the Will Harris team can help future homeowners find the perfect lot. Subdivisions Will has developed include the prestigious Magnolia Farms, Briarwood Reserve, and Still Meadow Estates, plus the Courtyard at Robinbrooke.
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Paul Brantingham began Brantingham Builders over 40 years ago, and has worked extremely hard over the years to achieve the level of Master
Builder. Paul’s children, Michael Brantingham and Rachel Brantingham are equally as passionate as their father when it comes to providing beautiful, quality, energy efficient homes. Both Rachel and Michael grew up in the industry. Rachel is honored to be a part of the beautiful development of Elizabethtown and values the relationships she develops with her clients. To her, they become family. Michael takes great pride in creating something of value in the community and loves that he can help make people’s dreams come true in the process. Paul is the father of seven children, and most of them are related to the construction industry in some way. As a family they enjoy golfing, spending time on the lake (they prefer Nolin), and spending time together and enjoying each other’s company. Brantingham Builders not only build beautiful homes, they help their clients to find a lot, set a budget without compromising their dreams, and provide lifetime support. They value the relationships they’ve built with their clients and the community and are excited about continuing the work that they love so much.
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Clay and Mary Smith’s building journey began with the purchase of a foreclosed home that they remodeled. It sparked a
passion in both of them to continue the work they fell in love with. Smith Family Homes opened its doors in April 2005. Parents of six children, Clay and Mary have always been very family-oriented, and you will find some of their children involved daily. They love to relax as a family at Dale Hollow Lake enjoying the water. In business, both Clay and Mary are active with clients from the start of a project to the finish. A benefit of working with them is the fact that a client will have two sounding boards, two different perspectives, which is incredibly valuable during the decision-making process. Smith Family Homes is known for its above-grade methods. Each SFH home includes foam insulation, 2x6 exterior walls, and ensure building methods that allow homeowners to enjoy low utility bills in their new homes. A home is so much more than a house—it’s where memories are built! The Smiths build high-quality homes that will stand the test of time, sturdy walls where family photos will hang, and spacious kitchens big enough for everyone to gather ‘round at the holidays. They take the job that they’ve been entrusted with seriously,
and it shows in every home the Smiths build.
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Andy and Michelle Wilkins started Wilkins Family Custom Homes in 2014, fulfilling Andy’s lifelong dream of owning and operating a custom home building business. Andy wakes up every morning living his dream, and the enthusiasm and attention to detail shine through in the custom homes they build. When walking through a Wilkins Family Custom Home, you will notice the clean edges and seams, impeccable flooring, and pristine tile work—every last detail is precise. The company has always maintained core values of being very family- and detail-oriented. They pride themselves on maintaining constant and continuous communication throughout the home building process. Wilkins Family Custom Homes utilizes state-of-the-art software and technology to make your home building experience unparalleled to any other in Hardin County and surrounding areas. The Wilkins Family is proud to call Elizabethtown home. When they aren’t working, Andy and Michelle, along with two daughters Jenna, 15, and Janslee, 7, enjoy camping and boating, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Andy and Michelle love watching their kids play sports and appreciate the strong friendships the whole family has developed over the years.
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Most people have heard of Habitat for Humanity, but measuring the
tle-known fact is that the payments made by each family go directly to pay
benefit of this incredible organization is not always easy for the public. It is
for the next house Habitat for Humanity builds. It is a full-circle method that
commonly understood that Habitat for Humanity builds houses for families
ensures the success of the organization’s mission.
that have hit hard times. Still, we cannot grasp and understand what Habitat does for our community with that generalization.
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is a local facility that “accepts donations and sells home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the
To quote their website, “It’s Simple. We acquire land, find families,
retail price.” The proceeds help to support Habitat for Humanity’s work.
raise money, recruit volunteers, build houses, and sell them to families on a
Store manager Arnel Megino is passionate about what the ReStore offers
zero-interest, 25-year mortgage.” From start to finish, Habitat for Humani-
and the mission it supports. The diversity of the items sold (furniture, appli-
ty walks each family through the process of fulfilling the American Dream.
ances, and building supplies) makes the store successful. One thing Arnel
They provide a safe, financially feasible option for families that might not
wanted the public to understand was that the ReStore’s items are not all
have the ability to obtain or afford safe and suitable housing.
donated. The store purchases furniture and other items to resell to offer brand new, never been used, diverse, good quality pieces. This can often
Scott Turner, the CEO of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, has a wealth of knowledge about the entire process. In the past nine years, Scott
result in higher prices for some of the items sold, but rest assured, profits benefit a phenomenal cause.
has built 27 homes for people in the community. Even when volunteers are scarce, especially during Covid, he and his foreman will build homes all on
To continue building houses, Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers.
their own. Nothing seems to stop him from continuing the vital work bene-
Military squadrons, high school groups, and even college kids from out of
fiting so many families in the area.
state have given their time and efforts to the organization. Many have left incredibly inspired and empowered after realizing their immense capabili-
Habitat for Humanity has helped to revitalize the Haycraft District of Elizabethtown. Neighborhoods that families would often deem unsafe for
ties of building an actual house while also being a part of something paramount in improving the quality of life for others.
their young children to play in have entirely transformed into safe areas where kids can play outside, be active, and make friends. “Habitat, and the houses we build, changes lives,” explains Scott Turner.
To date, Habitat for Humanity has helped 74 families in Hardin County. They build energy-efficient homes, which ensures significantly lower utility bills. The Hardin County branch is in the top 5 for building Energy efficient homes in the state of Kentucky.
It is important to note that Habitat for Humanity does not give away homes. They help the families they work with to have the knowledge and
Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2816 Ring Road, Elizabethtown Tuesday-Saturday 8:30AM-4:30PM If interested in volunteering, contact Iryna Stanisic at (270) 300-9900 or visit www.hardinhabitat.com/Restore.asp Facebook: Hardin County Habitat ReStore
skills to budget, pay bills, and afford a home of their own. The mortgages that the families take on are heavily restricted and have 0% interest. A lit-
ISSUE 7 LAUNCH PARTY
Venue: Waters Edge Winery I Planning : Goldenrod + Glory I Floral Design: Denizen Live Entertainment: Matt McDougal & Rebekah Wilson I Rentals : Bryant’s Rent-All (Lexington)
Throwback to our Issue 7 Launch Party! Wine Wednesday at Waters Edge Winery. The event was a success, to say the least. This floral-full fête was overflowing with wine literally with stations of red, white, and rosé; all made locally here in Elizabethtown. Did you know we have a launch party every issue? An event planner at heart, hosting events that bring the community together is my favorite part of Elizabethtown Lifestyle. over the past year of “healthy at home” and quarantines, I’ve become so much more grateful for face-to-face interaction with others in the community. It’s so much more than swag bags or free drinks—although those are a nice touch. Anyways, I hope to see you at our next event! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ElizabethtownLifestyle or subscribe to our email list for upcoming announcements.
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