Couple work to bring vision of revitalized community to life

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Rebecca and Fred Barnett, who moved to southern Indiana two years ago from Nashville, Tenn., drive through their new hometown of Elizabethtown, past abandoned homes with caved-in roofs, past vacant fields strewn with trash, and they envision a better place.

In their optimistic eyes, Elizabethtown — with a population of 400 — soon will have a children’s playground where an empty field now sits. A community garden will flourish not far from the metal grain silos of Consolidated Grain and Barge that now dominate the town’s largely one-story skyline.

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