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Lien Notification System for the City of Elizabethtown

In conformance with KRS 65.8836, the City of Elizabethtown has developed a lien notification system relating to actions taken by the City in its code enforcement efforts.  Lienholders may register to receive electronic notice from the City by completing the lien holder registration form.  This registration form may be accessed by through the link at the bottom of the website home page or through accessing the Planning & Development Department page under City Departments from the website home page.  Once registered, under the provisions of state law, it is the responsibility of the registrant to maintain and update the information provided to the City.

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200-Foot Section of Woodland Drive to Close Sept. 22


ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Elizabethtown officials announced today that a 200-foot section of Woodland Drive, adjacent to the HMH Emergency Department, will be closed to traffic beginning Sept. 22. The closure will accommodate a new, efficient ambulance-only entrance to the hospital’s expanding Emergency Department.

Drivers who travel east on Cardinal Drive and turned left onto Woodland Drive near the Hospital’s emergency department will soon be directed to use the newly constructed Hill Street Connector to access Woodland Drive north of the HMH campus. 

Similarly, drivers on North Dixie Avenue will now be directed to use Layman Lane to access businesses or nearby residences on Woodland Drive north of the hospital campus.

Additionally, city officials are planning to install a new four-way stop at the intersection of Woodland Drive, Layman Lane and Hill Street. Beginning Thursday, electronic directional signs will be in place to help alert drivers to the upcoming changing traffic patterns.

 “We wanted to give drivers who frequent Woodland Drive time to adjust their routes in advance of the Sept. 22 change,” said Ed Poppe, Elizabethtown Director of Planning and Development.

 Poppe added that drivers such as those headed to Helmwood Heights Elementary School will still be able to access Cardinal Drive from the southern-most end of Woodland Drive where it intersects with Dixie Avenue, but a permanent barricade will be installed just north of the intersection of Woodland and Cardinal.

“That means drivers who live in the Deepwood Drive and State Street areas who may have previously traveled south down Woodland Drive and turned directly onto Cardinal Drive will now have to access Cardinal Drive via the Hill Street Connector,” said Poppe.

Public safety officials have adjusted their routes as needed to the Woodland Drive area and expect no changes to response times.

The changes come as HMH undertakes a 14,000 square-foot expansion of the Emergency Department. Originally built to serve 44,000 patients annually, the Emergency Department now sees upwards of 70,000, ranking the fifth busiest in Kentucky.

“We appreciate the city’s partnership as we expand an Emergency Department that meets the needs of our growing region,” said Dennis Johnson, President and CEO of HMH. 

Johnson touted the Elizabethtown City Council’s decision last year to approve the 200-foot closure as well as the construction of the Hill Street Connector to best accommodate the change. “We appreciate the Mayor and the City Council’s leadership,” Johnson said.

The pending traffic changes will not impact access to the Emergency Department. HMH officials encourage Emergency Department walk-in patients to enter the hospital campus from Dixie Avenue. 

The HMH Women’s Imaging Center and the center’s exclusive parking is easily accessible from Layman Lane, the new Hill Street Connector and Woodland Drive.

 The HMH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at 1010 Woodland Drive is also easily accessible from Layman Lane, the new Hill Street Connector and Woodland Drive.

For more information about the changes including maps showing the new traffic pattern and answers to frequently asked questions, visit HMH.net/emergency epartment.

About HMH: Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is an integrated system of healthcare providers throughout a 10-county region of Central Kentucky.  HMH is committed to delivering the highest-quality patient-centered healthcare to the more than 400,000 people it serves. With more than 2,100 medical professionals including 300 first-in-class physicians in over 45 specialties as well as primary care and a 300-bed hospital, HMH provides comprehensive healthcare close to home for the residents of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor counties.  HMH is a county-owned system under a management contract with Kentucky’s Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
 
Woodland Drive

FAQ

How and when is Woodland Drive changing?

A 200-foot stretch of Woodland Drive, adjacent to the HMH Emergency Department, will be closed to traffic Sept. 22. The closure accommodates a new, efficient ambulance-only entrance to the hospital’s expanding Emergency Department.

How do I get to the HMH Emergency Department?

The location for walk-ins to the HMH Emergency Department does not change.  Those seeking emergency care can most quickly gain access at the south end of the hospital campus, through the temporary canopy on the North Dixie Avenue side of the hospital. From the north on Woodland Drive, take Layman Lane to North Dixie Avenue, and turn right. Enter the hospital campus at the second entrance.

I’m visiting a patient at HMH. Where do I park?

Changes at Woodland Drive do not lessen HMH parking options. Visitor parking is located on all three levels of the parking garage, which is accessible from North Dixie Avenue as well as the southern end of Woodland Drive (that section of Woodland Drive will remain open to traffic). Parking also is available on the north side of the hospital and is accessible from both North Dixie Avenue and Layman Lane.

How do I get to HMH Women’s Imaging Center?

The HMH Women’s Imaging Center and the center’s exclusive parking is easily accessible from Layman Lane, the new Hill Street Connector and Woodland Drive.

-        From the south, take North Dixie Avenue northbound, turn left to Layman Lane and then turn left to Woodland Drive.

-        From the west, traveling on Cardinal Drive, take Hill Street and the new Hill Street Connector will lead you to Woodland Drive.

-         If you normally travel southbound on Woodland Drive to the Women’s Imaging Center, your route is not affected.

How do I get to HMH Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center?

The HMH Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at 1010 Woodland Drive is easily accessible from Layman Lane, the new Hill Street Connector and Woodland Drive.

-         From the south, take North Dixie Avenue northbound, turn left to Layman Lane and then turn left to Woodland Drive.

-         From the west, traveling on Cardinal Drive, take Hill Street and the new Hill Street Connector will lead you to Woodland Drive.

-         If you normally travel southbound on Woodland Drive to the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, your route is not affected.

How do I access businesses and residences on or near Woodland Drive?

By using Layman Lane or Hill Street, motorists can easily access any business or residence on or near Woodland Drive.

What do the changes on Woodland Drive mean for public safety?

The Elizabethtown Police Department and Elizabethtown Fire Department are aware of the changing traffic patterns in the Woodland Drive area and are prepared to adjust routes when needed. Police and fire officials expect no change in their response times.

Do the changes on Woodland Drive create any traffic safety concerns?

The changes do not create traffic safety concerns. In fact, because sight distances on North Dixie Avenue are better at Layman Lane than at Woodland Drive, traffic safety may improve.

Why are these changes necessary?

HMH is growing the Emergency Department to meet the needs of our growing region. Originally designed to serve 44,000 patients annually, the Emergency Department now sees upwards of 70,000, ranking the fifth busiest in Kentucky. The 14,000 square-foot expansion now underway is all about meeting emergency care needs close to home for the more than 400,000 people in a 10-county region. The expansion will create a more secure Emergency Department that responds to patient safety needs, optimizes flow and provides even higher quality treatment. Closing a 200-foot stretch of Woodland Drive accommodates a new ambulance-only entrance to the hospital’s expanding Emergency Department, allowing first responders, physicians and HMH staff to save time when minutes matter. 


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Downtown Design Guidelines

The Elizabethtown Heritage Council, with the assistance of the City of Elizabethtown, is proposing Design Guidelines that would be implemented in the historic downtown core.

Your input on this proposed guidelines is needed.

Click here to download a copy of the Design Standards and Guidelines (459kb PDF).

You may email comments and suggestions to Heath Seymour at info@etownheritage.org or Kevin Strader at kevin.strader@elizabethtownky.gov.



Annual Financial Report

The City of Elizabethtown's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2011 is available for viewing on the 'Downloads' page under the 'Other Documents/Reports' section.

The Financial Report can also be viewed by clicking here (3.1MB PDF).



Rental Income Info

If you have determined you need a Business License, then click here to access the “Initial Application for Minimum License Fee”. Mail the completed form and $25 payment to the city. All Business License are batch printed the first week of each month and will be mailed to you at that time.

“Amendment” to wording regarding Rental Income in the Occupational License Fee Ordinance approved August 20, 2012.

All Business Tax forms are available by selecting “Downloads” on the left hand side of the city’s home webpage. Then open the “Local Business Tax Forms” folder and make a selection.