Bill and Betty Swope were married in 1945 right after their service in World War II ended. Shortly thereafter they planted their roots deep in Kentucky and especially in Elizabethtown where they moved in 1961. Together, they raised a loving family with three sons and a daughter (Bob, Dick, Katherine and Carl); an Italian daughter, Angela Riccobono Keith, that came to live with them as a high school exchange student in the late 1960s; and a foster son, Larry Hornback that joined the family at the age of 12. Betty invested her time focused on both her family and her community, well-known for her involvement in many causes that were close to her heart. That legacy of community involvement is still at the heart of the Swope Family of Dealerships.