Former Elizabethtown courthouse takes next step to becoming hotel

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) — After approval from the Historical Preservation Commission, the former Hardin County Courthouse in downtown Elizabethtown is another step closer to becoming a boutique hotel.

Weyland Ventures, which is designing the hotel, presented some of the renderings to the commission Thursday.

Plans for the hotel include 25 rooms throughout three stories. A restaurant and bar are planned for the third floor. The courtroom and judge’s chambers were once located on the same floor.

Most of the renovations will happen inside the building while trying to preserve the exterior of the former courthouse.