Couple work to bring vision of revitalized community to life



ELIZABETHTOWN

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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