Stephen Van Zant
He is now a partner in the law firm of Bell, Hess, & Van Zant, PLC, practicing primarily in the areas of real estate, probate, and contract law. For five years he served as chairman of Elizabethtown’s Civil Service Commission, a body that oversees the police and fire departments. He is also general counsel for the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers. His interest and experience in sports have led him to do color commentary for radio broadcasts of high school basketball games.Van Zant was five years old when his parents sold their home to a family with a three-year-old daughter named Kelli. When Stephen and Kelli grew up, they married. Now, in addition to being life partners, the VanZants are also business partners. They co-own the Basketball Academy (www.basketballacademy.org), a 60,000-square-foot basketball and volleyball facility.
The Van Zants have four children: Zack, Katie, Abbey, and Adam. They live in Oldham County, Kentucky.