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Bowling Green & South Central Kentucky 2010 EDITION

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THE BOWLING GREEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • COMMUNITYLINK

ACCE Names Bowling Green Area Chamber

#1 in the nation


President’s Club / Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce — Page 2 710 College Street P.O. Box 51 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0051 270-781-3200 fax 270-843-0458 www.bgchamber.com

The President’s Club was formed in 1998 to recognize Chamber partners who generously contribute to the economic development efforts of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

Orthodontics Lawless & Wiesemann Orthodontics — Page 54 895 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-1025 1337 North Race Street Glasgow, KY 42141 270-659-9500 148 South Summer Street Russellville, KY 42276 270-726-9250 208 South Main Street Franklin, KY 42134 270-586-6625

Physicians/Surgeons Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates — Page 55 165 Natchez Trace, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-782-7800 fax 270-843-0779 www.wkona.net

Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates offers MRI, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Bone Density Screening. All the physicians are board certified and stay current with up-to-date techniques and trends in their field.

Pools & Spas AquaLand Pool, Spa & Patio 1260 Campbell Lane, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-8981 fax 270-781-5655 aqualand@aqualand-pools.com www.aqualand-pools.com

AquaLand Pool, Spa and Patio has been South Central Kentucky’s premier dealer of premium pools and spas for over 25 years.

Real Estate A Gwynn Stewart Realty — Page Inside Front Cover 1314 Richland Drive Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-843-9111 fax 270-843-1877 gstew0407@aol.com

Through education and experience we have successfully networked attorneys, lenders, inspectors, etc. to make your move a smooth, economical, and joyous experience. We truly consider our clients as family.

The Hunt Real Estate Group — Page 45 1053 A Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-745-9900 fax 270-843-8287 www.huntrealestategroup.com

Proudly providing residential, commercial, and auction services for 38 years.

Relocation Moving Matters, LLC

221 Stagecoach Drive Alvaton, KY 42122 270-392-9646 kathryn@movingmattersky.com www.movingmattersky.com Professional help for seniors making transitions. We provide comprehensive moving services and assist with disposal of unwanted items. Let us help you with moving matters.

Restaurants Buckhead Cafe & Bakery — Page 3 760 Campbell Lane in Buckhead Square Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-846-0110 fax 270-781-0498 rkelley@mariahs.com www.buckheadcafe.net

Buckhead Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant in popular Buckhead Square. The menu includes pizzas and wraps from the wood-fired oven, panini sandwiches, burgers, fresh salads, and delicious homemade desserts.

Mariah’s Restaurant — Page 3 801 State Street P.O. Box 1802 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1802 270-842-6878 fax 270-781-0498 rkelley@mariahs.com www.mariahs.com

Mariah’s is located downtown in Bowling Green’s oldest brick home. Casual atmosphere and dining featuring a wood-fired brick oven, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, hand-cut steaks, and homemade desserts.

Retail Porter Paint

1495 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-3560 fax 270-796-2937 Painting Green with PPG. Improving both outdoor and indoor air quality is a key component of PPG. We are committed to providing a broad range of paint products with zero - or low - VOCs.

Security Systems Quality Security Systems, Inc. — Page 47 8020 Cemetery Road Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-0888 fax 270-721-0049 sales@qualitysecuritysystems.net www.qualitysecuritysystems.net

For Chamber Members*: • 15% Discount on Every Camera System • Reduced Monthly Monitoring Fee • No Installation or Activation Fee • Mention Our Ad to Receive These Offers

Security Systems / Bank Equipment AAA Systems — Page 65 1101 Shive Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-1443 fax 270-746-9011 frank@aaasystems.com www.aaasystems.com

Specializing in the design, sales and installation of security, bank and communications equipment. We carry the following products: Security and Fire alarms, CCTV, Access control, Telephones, Data and Fiber Cabling, Safes, ATM’s, Drive-up units, Vaults, Depositories, Bullet resistant glass and much more.

Shipping & Packing The UPS Store #2058 — Page 23 Thoroughbred Square

1945 Scottsville Road, B2 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-7299 fax 270-842-7320 store2058@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/2058 • UPS Shipping • Packaging Services • Fax Services • Freight Services • Copying, Finishing, & Printing Services • Mailbox Services • Office Supplies • Packaging & Moving Supplies • Notary Services Mon.–Fri. 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Shopping Mall Greenwood Mall — Page 65 2625 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-9047 www.greenwoodmall.com

Shop one of Greenwood Mall’s four department stores and over 100 specialty shops. Enjoy a quick bite in our family-friendly food court. Visit us online at www.greenwoodmall.com.

Telecommunications Bluegrass Cellular — Page 18

1661 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-8999 1355 Veterans Memorial Lane, Suite 102 (Oxford Center) Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-393-0355 www.bluegrasscellular.com Bluegrass Cellular is the area’s only locally owned and operated wireless carrier, offering coverage where you live, work, and play in central Kentucky and now in southern Indiana.

Comstar Systems — Page 23 944 Searcy Way P.O. Box 70067 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-7076 fax 270-782-6076 comstar@bellsouth.net www.comstarsystems.com

• Access Control • Cable TV • Closed-Circuit TV • Fire Alarm • Fire Extinguishers • Kitchen Hood Systems • Master Clocks • Computer Networks • Nurse Call • Public Access • Pro Sound • Telephone • Video • Data • Media Management

Star*Tel Systems, Inc. — Page 41 106 E. Wayne Street P.O. Box 515 Glasgow, KY 42142-0515 270-651-5597 fax 270-659-7829 www.startel-systems.com

• C-TAP Program • IP-VoIP Telecommunications • Remote Office Connectivity • Centralized System Management • Integrated Voice Mail • School Intercom/Clock/Paging • CCTV/MATV/CATV • Nurse Call/Patient Location

Transportation FedEx Ground — Page 63 155 Flex Park Drive S. Industrial Park Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-6480 fax 270-781-8073 www.fedex.com

GO bg transit / Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. — Page 10 921 Beauty Avenue P.O. Box 90014 Bowling Green, KY 42102-9014 270-782-3162 fax 270-842-5735 www.casoky.org

Community Action of Southern Kentucky operates GO bg transit for the City of Bowling Green. Public transit bus routes operate within city limits and GO, too, provides doorto-door transportation for persons with disabilities.

Travel Services Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau — Page 23 352 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104-7519 270-782-0800 fax 270-842-2104 info@visitbgky.com www.visitbgky.com

Staffed information center with maps and brochures. Gift Shop with Bowling Green souvenirs and Kentucky-made products. Convention services available: registration assistance, name tags, welcome bags, VIP gifts.

The Travel Authority — Page 58 1945 Scottsville Road, Suite C-3 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-745-7625 fax 270-843-0270 sandra.jenkins@thetravelauthority.com www.TheTravelAuthority.com

Since 1970, The Travel Authority, an American Express Travel Representative, has been assisting customers with their business and leisure travel needs. Visit our Bowling Green office today! Your Global Concierge®

Utilities Bowling Green Municipal Utilities — Page 17 801 Center Street P.O. Box 10300 Bowling Green, KY 42102-7300 270-782-1200 www.bgmu.com

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is your hometown utility, providing water, wastewater treatment, electric, and commercial high-speed data services to our community.

Tennessee Valley Authority 6045 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-7319 270-846-7040 fax 270-846-7045 www.tva.com

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federal corporation, the nation’s largest public power provider, a steward of the Tennessee River basin, a national center for environmental research, and an economic development agency for parts of seven states.

Warren County Water District — Page 17 523 US Hwy 31-Bypass P.O. Box 10180 Bowling Green, KY 42102-4780 270-842-0052 fax 270-842-8360 info@warrenwater.com www.warrenwater.com

Warren Water is recognized across the state and nationally for the professionalism and progressive approach we bring to ensuring clean, safe drinking water and reliable sewer services at affordable prices. Warren Water delivers quality and commitment in every drop.

Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. — Page 33 951 Fairview Avenue P.O. Box 1118 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1118 270-842-6541 fax 270-781-3299 www.wrecc.com

District offices in Bowling Green, Franklin, Leitchfield, and Morgantown. For 70 years, Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, a member-owned utility, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of its over 60,000 member-owners.

Vision Downing - McPeak Vision Centers — Page 55 1403 Andrea Street Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-4909 fax 270-843-9678 www.downing-mcpeak.com

Full-service ophthalmology and optometry practice offering complete eye exams, medical and surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, diabetic eye care, refractive procedures such as LASIK and CK, and a full optical shop with the latest fashions.

Love and Warden Eye Care

Dr. Tammy H. Love Dr. Trina R. Warden Dr. Darcy M. Coomer 1256 Campbell Lane, Suite 106 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-796-6021 fax 270-796-6072 www.loveandwardeneyecare.com Providing comprehensive eye care for the entire family. Diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases and injuries. Contact lens evaluations. Licensed optician to assist with the best frames and lenses for your prescription and budget.

Windows/Doors Window World — Page 8

324 Dishman Lane Bowling Greene, KY 42101 270-780-9600 fax 270-782-8090 bowlinggreen@windowworldinc.com www.windowworldinc.com Window World offers the highest quality vinyl window at the lowest possible price installed by professional craftsmen. We also offer the best warranty in the industry. Call for a free in-home estimate.


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Overview

Thriving Through Cooperation.................................5 Chairperson’s Comments.......................................6 Bowling Green Area Chamber Named #1 in the Nation.....................................7 Green Scene..........................................................9 Energize BG..........................................................10 Downtown Redevelopment....................................11 Ballpark, People, and Impact................................12

Community Profile The Bowling Green Area By the Numbers..............15 Government..........................................................16 Utilities: Doing it 21st-Century Style.....................19

20 Business and Industry

Beyond City Limits................................................22 CHEP Chooses South Central Kentucky for Multi-Million-Dollar Investment....................24 Korean Delegation Seeks Investment Opportunities in South Central Kentucky...........24 House Bill 3 to Boost Kentucky Development........25 FAM Tour Introduces Site Selectors to South Central Kentucky.................................26 India-Based Copper Company Invests Nearly $32 Million in Morgantown.....................27 South Central Kentucky Good for Startups............28 Pushing Boundaries: Business Retention and Expansion....................30 Green Machine: Kentucky Transpark Continues to Grow and Improve.........................33 Small Business Is Big in South Central Kentucky.................................34 Award-Winning Industrial Training Consortium.......34 Women Leaders in Business..................................35 Bucks for Bright Ideas..........................................35

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Public Pre-K–12....................................................37 School Construction Updates................................38 Private Schools.....................................................40 What’s New at WKU..............................................41 Student-Run Ad Agency Celebrates 5th Year..........42 Bowling Green Technical College...........................43 www.bgchamber.com 1


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Production Manager Matt Price Director of Publication Design Amanda White Managing Editor Laura Wilcoxen Contributing Writers Jennifer Bull, Brad Craig, Carol Cummings, Tim Hastings, Brandon Jones, Alan Palmer, Laura Wilcoxen Proofreader Christina Reese Director of Photography Kacey Wolters Photography Daniel Draper, David Francis, Devin Miller, Marshal Ray, Shutterbug Photo Mall Cover Photo Devin Miller Additional Images Provided by Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Bowling Green Technical College, Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra, DLR Group, Greenville Regional Hospital, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Junior Achievement, Logan County , Topura America Fastener Lead Design Matt Price Director of GIS Aimee Garcia Wheatley Web Site Creation & Support Josh Chandler

Director of Media Purchasing Diana Vaughn Director of Business Development George Prudhomme Director of Outside Sales Debbie Moss Marketing Specialist Shawna Williams Business Development Manager Bonnie Ebers Customer Service Director Kathy Risley Ad Research Mary Kopshever, Amy Schwartzkopf Ad Traffic Carol Smith Ad Design Josh Mueller Administrative Support Kathy Hagene, Carol Smith Account Support Terri Ahner, Tricia Cannedy Human Resources Assistant Teresa Craig Mailroom Technician Melinda Bowlin Publishing Systems Specialist Christopher Miller Chairman and Founder Craig Williams Chief Financial Officer Rhonda Harsy

This book is published by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce with CommunityLink, a publishing service of Craig Williams Creative, Inc. Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Tonya L. Matthews – Vice President, Chamber Operations Jessica Thompson – Communications Director 710 College St., P.O. Box 51, Bowling Green, KY 42102 Phone (270) 781-3200,  Fax (270) 843-0458 U.S. Toll Free (866) 330-2422 www.bgchamber.com 4742 Holts Prairie Road, P.O. Box 306, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 Phone (800) 455-5600  Fax (866) 381-9759 www.communitylink.com © 2010 Craig Williams Creative, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2 Bowling Green, Kentucky 2010 EDITION


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Residential Real Estate.......................... 45 Commercial Real Estate......................... 45

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Healthcare The Medical Center................................ 49 Graves-Gilbert Clinic.............................. 50 Greenview Regional Hospital.................. 51 Specialized Healthcare.......................... 52 Retiring in Bowling Green...................... 53 Chandler Park........................................ 55

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Worship Church-School Connections................... 57 Church Expansions................................. 58 Area Congregations................................ 59

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Entertainment & Culture Theatre.................................................. 61 Southern Kentucky 2010 Festivals and Special Events............... 62 Music.................................................... 63

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Recreation & Tourism Terrain, Cars, and Culture...................... 65 South Central Kentucky Attractions........ 66 Visitors Bureau...................................... 67 Outdoor Fun at Local Parks.................... 68

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List of Advertisers

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Overview

“The region enjoys combined advantages that few areas in the country can match.”

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Cooperation Thriving Through

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts — that’s the perspective of South Central Kentucky’s city and county governments, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, and allied economic development professionals, who work together to promote the region as a whole. South Central Kentucky’s cities and its economic development leaders actively strive to draw attention to the region’s many assets and to develop the support network needed for each sector of the community to maximize its potential. Because of these efforts, national recognition has flooded in for Bowling Green and the surrounding region in recent years. National Geographic Adventure, Site Selection, and Forbes magazines, along with CNNMoney.com, have all placed Bowling Green highly on “best places” lists in recent years. Based on forecasts for projected job growth and low unemployment rates, Developer magazine listed Bowling Green as a hot spot for new development on its 2008 list of “Dark Horse Markets.” The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has been the focus of peer recognition, receiving a long list of awards from local, state, and national organizations (see page 8). New and innovative businesses continue to build, expand, and relocate in the area. With a burgeoning economy and affordable living expenses, the region enjoys combined advantages that few areas in the country can match. Several factors are spurring rapid growth, including:

By Brad Craig

• A varied and affordable housing market. • Award-winning education at all levels, including the Bowling Green Independent School District, Warren County Schools, and nationally recognized Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green has the secondhighest secondary educational attainment in Kentucky.

• Abundant natural gifts, including rolling hills and dense woodlands, two rivers, five of Kentucky’s largest lakes, and Mammoth Cave National Park.

• A per-capita gross domestic product consistently above the national average. • A cost of living consistently 7 percent below the national average and an exceptionally low cost of doing business — the lowest in the eastern United States, and the seventh-lowest in the country. • A centralized location within 600 miles of almost half of the U.S. population, served by a transportation network that includes location on I-65. • The “South Central Kentucky: Central For Business. Southern for Living” campaign, spearheaded by the Chamber, designed to provide in-depth location assistance to site selectors (http://southcentralky.com). www.bgchamber.com 5


Chairperson’s It is a true honor for me to serve as the 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce — a nationally recognized chamber of commerce! Our Chamber works diligently to provide top-quality services to Bowling Green and the entire South Central Kentucky region, and I am proud to be a part of this work. By serving as chairman, I am able to take an active role in the growth and success of our community, which is made easier because of this region’s already established strength. Not only is our Chamber nationally recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives for its success, but our community is recognized as well, reaffirming the notion that we are a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Take a look at just a few of those rankings: National Geographic Adventure honored us as one of the best places to live and play in 2007, Site Selection magazine ranked us eighth in the nation for communities of our size for industry location and expansion projects in 2008, and Forbes magazine ranked us 19th out of 179 small cities named the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” in 2009. We’re also extremely proud of our award-winning school systems — from our city and county districts to our private schools to our community and technical colleges and our university.

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Joe Natcher, Jr. 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

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But it’s not just rankings on national lists that make our community impressive. We have a strong sense of family here, and our progressive mindset puts us on track to improve our community even more. Last year more than 6,000 residents witnessed the grand opening of our state-of-the-art minor league baseball field in Bowling Green, an integral component to our downtown revitalization. Also part of this revitalization are our Chamber headquarters, completed in 2007, and Circus Square Park, which opened in 2008. These buildings and grounds represent more than just a new look to the downtown; they represent the community’s commitment to creating a lasting impression for our residents and visitors. We watch the revitalization continue as plans are implemented for a performing arts center, along with retail, office, and living space. Flip through the pages of this magazine and you’ll find even more reasons why we are a region that is thriving, one that has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, one that urges you to call it home.


Bowling Green Area Chamber

Named #1 By ChamBer staff

We are so proud to be named Chamber of the Year because that is the highest compliment that ACCE can give. — Joe Natcher, 2010 Chairman

in the Nation

How does a chamber of commerce become a Chamber of the Year? Just ask the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce was named 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Representing more than 7,800 chamber professionals and more than 1,400 chambers, the ACCE is the premier institution representing chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada. Only top-ranked chambers are invited to take part in the threephase application process. Chambers are divided, according to size, into three categories — crowning a Chamber of the Year for each division. “We are so proud to be named Chamber of the Year because this award is the highest compliment that ACCE can give. We were in competition with chambers from across the nation, but we stood out because of what our organization represents,” said 2010 Chamber Chairman of the Board Joe Natcher. “I can’t tell you what a great feeling it is to say we’re the No. 1 chamber in the nation,” said Chamber President and CEO James N. Hizer, CEcD. “This is a tremendous accolade from our chamber peers across North America. To be named Chamber of the Year is not just a reward for the dedication of our Board, Ambassadors, volunteers, and staff; it also brings our Chamber, and our community, recognition on a national scale.” “This award represents success for all aspects of our organization, success that would not have been possible without the support and hard work of our Board, Ambassadors, volunteers, and staff,” said 2009 Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Todd Davis. “It’s a true testament of the commitment all of our partners have for our local businesses and the entire South Central Kentucky region.” Chamber Vice President of Operations Tonya Matthews, IOM, ACE, added, “It isn’t unusual at all for someone new to our community to mention to us that they’ve never seen a chamber like ours. So even though it is a difficult award to win, we knew sharing our Chamber’s story would leave an impression on the group.” “The fact that the Bowling Green metropolitan area, by virtually every measure, has been the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state of Kentucky is evidence that we are achieving our objective in spite of a challenging economic environment,” said Hizer. “Our application included an extensive summary of our regional menu of services program, which we launched in July 2008 to increase the competitiveness of the area counties, involving all organizations and officials in economic development efforts in the region. “Our principal responsibility is to bring wealth and prosperity to our community for the benefit of our business members, partners, and for all citizens,” Hizer continued. “This sends a message to the rest of the world that there are some special things happening here in South Central Kentucky.”

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ACCREDITED With over 7,000 chambers in the United States, accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by accredited state and local chambers of commerce. Among those, only 284 are accredited. Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is one of only a few chambers nationwide with the exclusive 5-Star Chamber designation. The accreditation process intensely scrutinizes and evaluates the organization’s practices in governance, finance, human resources, governmental affairs, program development, communications, technology, facilities, and benchmarking. Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities.

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RECENTLY AWARDED 2009 National Chamber of the Year Presented by American Chamber of Commerce Executives 2009 5 Star Chamber Accreditation U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2009 Excellence In Economic Development Award Honored: Regional Menu of Services Program Presented by International Economic Development Council 2009 Two Communication Excellence Awards Honored: Chamber’s Website and its Annual Report Presented by American Chamber of Commerce Executives 2009 Three Communication Excellence Awards Honored: Chamber’s Newsletter, Website and Special Event Presented by Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives

Legislative Initiative For 75 years, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to create and preserve a vibrant economic climate for business growth in the South Central Kentucky region. A powerful component is its active Chamber partnership base, which makes its voice heard by local, state, and federal elected officials. The Chamber’s legislative initiatives are: • Advocating pro-business legislation via its Grassroots Network. The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s Grassroots Network is a winning team, comprised of members who help identify the concerns and needs of the business community and then communicate them to elected officials. • Connecting the community with our legislative leaders. The Washington D.C. Fly-In, legislative forums, and annual legislative receptions hosted by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce connect citizens to the legislators, encouraging interaction and influence. • Making communication convenient at www.voiceforsouthcentralky.com. This website provides tools needed to contact elected officials and communicate with them on business issues. Also provided is a news archive filled with the most recent updates on issues and legislation that the Chamber is monitoring, as well as valuable resources that help you keep up-todate with the political process, issues, and candidates in order to make informed decisions.

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2009 Two Communication Awards Honored: iPod® Touch Treasure Hunt Campaign and Business Case Report Presented by Southern Kentucky Economic Development Council 2009 ADDY® Award Honored: Bowling Green & South Central Kentucky Magazine Presented by the American Advertising Federation 2009 Distinguished Non-Credit Program Award Honored: Industrial Training Consortium Presented by Association for Continuing Higher Education—South Region 2009 Markie Award Honored: Newsletter Presented by Professional Marketing Association


Green

Scene

http://bgchamber.com/media_room/blog/

By laura WilCoxen

Environmental consciousness is growing by leaps and bounds. To recognize partners on the forefront of innovative green technology, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has created “The Chamber Green Scene,” a blog detailing local businesses’ environmental accomplishments. The “Green Scene” not only serves to recognize these innovators, but to demonstrate to other businesses that green technology can benefit not just the environment, but the bottom line. For example, in June 2009 Service One Credit Union installed a LiveRoof® on its Campbell Lane branch. Designed by a team of growers, architects, builders, and logistics and ergonomic experts, the LiveRoof® actually has live plants growing on it, creating a habitat for butterflies, insects, and birds. But the system also has major economic benefits, including lowering indoor temperatures by up to 8 degrees — reducing air-conditioning costs by up to 50 percent — and extending the lifetime of the roof by protecting it from ultraviolet rays, fluctuating temperatures, drying winds, and other damage. The Chamber itself offers its partners low-cost use of its state-ofthe-art IP video conferencing system, saving them not only time and travel expenses, but also eliminating the CO2 emissions that would have been produced and saving the fuel that would have been used to travel. Other businesses recognized in “Green Scene” in 2009 include • Proforma Cornerstone Concepts: Creation of a recycled mug for businesses to present to new employees, reducing the amount of paper and Styrofoam waste at coffee machines and promoting awareness of eco-friendly choices.

• Comfort Systems USA: Audit program helps businesses investigate, identify, and quantify business systems improvements that provide energy and operational savings. • The Home Depot: Offers free compact fluorescent light bulb recycling at all their stores. • ZebraGraphics: Eco-friendly print practices include collaborating with environmentally sound paper manufacturers (including a wind-powered paper mill) and using up to 100 percent postconsumer recycled paper. • The Plant Lady: Living Gifts program offers live plants as an alternative to cut flowers.

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Energize

BG By Carol Cummings

www.energizebg.com

Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker is leading the charge toward a healthier Bowling Green. In 2009, Walker and the City of Bowling Green kicked off the Energize BG initiative, which encourages individuals to become actively engaged in physical fitness. The goal of the program is to log millions of minutes of physical activity that the community collectively achieves together, with each 1 million minutes achieved marked by a celebration.

On EnergizeBG.com, you can: • Log your exercise minutes. • Share stories on your goals and progress. • View videos on the program. • Convert miles into calories burned. • Find trail maps, park information, activity guides, and information on upcoming fitness events like runs, walks, and bike rides. • Access a variety of diet and fitness resources, including recipes.

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“Energize BG provides our citizens with a very easy-to-use tool to keep track of their daily activities,” Walker said. “The great thing about this is that it doesn’t matter if you’re doing gardening, cutting the lawn, riding your bike, or participating in an aerobics class — any minutes of activity count toward our goal of getting our citizens more active.” The program is a joint initiative of the City of Bowling Green and several community partners, including Barren River District Health Department, The Medical Center, Greenview Regional Hospital, local school districts, WKU’s College of Health and Human Services, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, and Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.


Downtown Redevelopment By Brad Craig

Bowling Green is no exception to the growing trend of communities’ refocused energy on downtowns, but this community’s efforts are exceptional. “Gateway to Downtown Bowling Green” is an ambitious revitalization that is far more than cosmetic. It comprises a series of new and improved facilities that make downtown a unique gathering place and a thriving commercial center. Efforts of multiple organizations, including the City of Bowling Green, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA), the Warren County Downtown Economic Development Authority, and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, have resulted in an economic impact of over $49 million in the community, as well as an unmeasurable improvement in residents’ quality of life. The goal is to obtain, by 2014, public and private investment of more than $150 million in a designated 383-acre tax increment financing (TIF) district downtown, which would in turn bring in millions of dollars of state funds to help defray construction costs under Kentucky’s Signature TIF plan. “The redevelopment of downtown Bowling Green is much more than a downtown improvement project,” said Mary Cohron, chair of the Warren County Downtown Economic Development Authority. “It is an economic development project that will positively impact the economy of all of South Central Kentucky for years to come.” Several important projects have been completed, while other highprofile projects are in the works for 2009 and beyond.

Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center groundbreaking.

• The Bowling Green Hot Rods, named to honor Bowling Green’s fastcar heritage, played their inaugural season at Bowling Green Ballpark in 2009. The Hot Rods will begin play in the Class A Midwest League in 2010 and are currently affiliated with the 2008 American League champions, the Tampa Bay Rays. Brad Taylor, general manager of the Hot Rods, noted, “The Hot Rods are happy to be at the forefront of the downtown revitalization effort in Bowling Green. It is our hope that the Hot Rods and Bowling Green Ballpark become a popular gathering place for the community, because we feel that Bowling Green is one of the country’s great places to build a career and family. Bowling Green truly has a great deal to offer, and we are proud to be part of its culture and attraction.”

Downtown Fountain Square

• Having officially opened in the summer of 2008, Circus Square Park re-creates downtown “green space” and serves as a catalyst for revitalization. An integral part of this plan is the acquisition and renovation of the building at 601 State Street. With renovations due to be completed in 2009, this facility will become home for the DRA and the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Concerts in the Park Series.

• The DRA’s long-term plan for revitalizing downtown includes making it a springboard for cultural growth by offering the Concerts in the Park Series, a free summer musical showcase. The series features an eclectic blend ranging from classic rock, to rhythm and blues, to soul, to country-western. • Scheduled to open in July 2011, the Southern Kentucky Regional Performing Arts Center, SKyPAC, will have 1,800 seats and a 1,000-square-foot visual arts gallery. According to Mary E. Carpenter, project director for SKyPAC, the facility will play host to a full slate of dramatic presentations, concerts, orchestras, and ballets. • Private investment downtown includes a $25 million mixeduse building being developed across from Circus Square Park by Music City USA. The development will cover about 133,000 square feet and will feature four floors: the first housing shops and restaurants, the second office space, and the third and fourth floors condominiums. Scheduled to be completed by October 2010, the development has already attracted tenants, including a gift shop, a gallery, and an office tenant. Future development of the block closest to the university is being planned to focus on WKU with an alumni center, a hotel, mixed-use retail, and a parking garage. • Downtown will be bridged with WKU through a seven-block corridor of Center Street. The plan will incorporate space for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians and includes improved streetscaping with lights and benches. Additionally, the expansion of the downtown district helped provide needed space for a new WKU nursing school adjacent to The Medical Center and Graves-Gilbert Clinic. www.bgchamber.com 11


Ballpark,

People & Impact By Carol Cummings

The Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball team blazed into Bowling Green with their inaugural 2009 season. A Class A affiliate of the 2008 American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays, the Hot Rods enjoyed a remarkable first season that garnered widespread community support, averaging 3,400 fans per game. “We are thrilled to be in Bowling Green,” said Hot Rods General Manager Brad Taylor. “We started in such a short amount of time as a business and a brand, but people have really taken to it. It’s a great thing to visit the square after a game and see all the people visiting local businesses, wearing their Hot Rods attire.” Taylor said the team has a positive impact on the Bowling Green economy as well, employing 18 people who live and work in the community. “We’ve created a six-month opportunity for an additional 30 people to rent in the area, as the team needs long-term accommodations,” he said. “And we’re making an effort to do as much of our business locally as we can. We buy our food from local suppliers, contracted our signage locally, and we hire local police and residents for part-time work.” The Hot Rods are also committed to assisting local nonprofit organizations in their fundraising efforts, offering goods, including suite nights and autographed balls, for charity auctions. Local groups can also buy game tickets and resell them at a higher rate to raise money, and they can provide workers for the concessions in exchange for a percentage of the night’s sales. The team also provides players and mascots to help at special events.

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We are thrilled to be in Bowling Green.

— Hot Rods General Manager Brad Taylor

For tickets, schedules, and a full slate of Hot Rod community activities, please visit www.bghotrods.com.

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Community Profile “All of our accomplishments...”

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Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 ranking among chambers of its size by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives IEDC’s ranking of the Bowling Green Area Chamber’s “Menu of Services Program” among “Regionalism and Cross-border Collaboration” projects

Years in a row Bowling Green has been among the top 20 on the Forbes list of the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”

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From 2007 to 2008, the Bowling Green Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw nearly a 3 percent positive growth in GDP, ranking it in the top 25th percentile for growth compared to the entire 368 MSAs in the nation (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

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Average growth of per capita income for Bowling Green and Warren County from 2005 to present (projected 2009 per capita income: $32,500)

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Stars of Accreditation received by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Site selectors hosted during the Chamber’s South Central Kentucky Familiarization Tour in June 2009

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Bowling Green’s ranking among 179 cities on Forbes’ 2009 list of the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”

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Bowling Green’s rank on the Milken Institute’s 2008 list of the 124 “Best Performing Cities”

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South Central Kentucky’s distance in miles from the Eastern U.S. population base

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Number of volunteers who donate time to support the efforts of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

Total of direct (1,326) and indirect (276) jobs created in South Central Kentucky in 2008

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(including lawn seating) in the 5,000+ Seats Hot Rods’ Bowling Green Ballpark Total of new jobs the region has created since 2004

Number of colleges and universities located within 60 miles of Bowling Green

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Bowling Green’s spot on Site Selection’s 2009 list for number of industry locations and expansions (Bowling Green’s second year in the top 10)

Number of counties partnering in the region’s one-of-a-kind, international-award-winning Menu of Services Regional Economic Development program

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Price of a box seat at Bowling Green Park to see the Hot Rods play baseball

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U.S. Census Bureau 2000 population for Bowling Green

U.S. Census Bureau 2008 population estimate for Bowling Green

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Government

MAYOR ELAINE WALKER, ON DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION: “When I consider all of our accomplishments, I’m particularly proud of what we’ve achieved downtown. Our historic downtown is the heart of Bowling Green, and the revitalization efforts we are embarking on are bringing this important area back to life. Crowds of people walking around Historic Fountain Square on a Hot Rods game night or families gathering for a concert in beautiful new Circus Square are symbols of what is becoming a 24/7 downtown. Quite simply, it is THE place to be.”

We are thrilled to be in Bowling Green.

JUDGE EXECUTIVE MICHAEL BUCHANON, ON GROWTH IN RECREATION: “I believe that our parks facilities, greenways, and recreation programming for youth is a huge part of the unsurpassed quality of life we can offer every family. In recent years we have added over 450 acres of perpetual green space in new county parks and recreation facilities. As a result, we have been able to grow our recreation programming over 600 percent. This means that over six times the number of kids participate in goal-oriented team sports. This builds character in our youth and provides exercise and family entertainment for literally everyone.”

THE BOWLING GREEN POLICE DEPARTMENT requires more than 100 hours of training from each of their officers per year. On average, police departments usually only require about 40 hours of training. “We only want the best,” Officer Barry Pruitt said. Recruits will fire more than 5,000 rounds before they enter the police academy, which lasts for 18 weeks.

THE BOWLING GREEN FIRE DEPARTMENT stands ready to fulfill its mission of saving lives, reducing injury, and protecting property. The training division coordinates all fire-prevention personnel in a mandatory 100 hours of training per year in the latest in fire-prevention and firstresponding techniques. With divisions specializing in suppression, prevention and inspection, and training and vehicle maintenance, the department is fully staffed and equipped. A new fire station has just been completed near Scottsville Road, and an additional station is under way on Fairview Avenue.

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Reaching Regional Leaders A full list of regional leaders can be found at www.voiceofsouthcentralky.com.

U.S. Senators Jim Bunning 316 Hart Senate OfďŹ ce Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-4343 http://bunning.senate.gov

Mitch McConnell 361-A Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-2541 http://mcconnell.senate.gov

U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie 510 Cannon H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 202-225-3501 www.guthrie.house.gov

Governor Steve Beshear 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 100 Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-2611 http://governor.ky.gov

State Senator Michael Reynolds Capitol Annex Room 225 702 Capital Avenue Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-8100 Ext. 717 www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/S032.htm

State Representatives Jim DeCesare Capitol Annex Room 432E 702 Capitol Avenue Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-8100 Ext. 660 www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H021.htm

Jody Richards Capitol Annex Room 303-A 702 Capitol Avenue Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-8100 Ext. 699 www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H020.htm

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Utilities

Doing It

21st-Century Style For a full list of regional utilities, visit www.southcentralky.com/utilities.

Atmos Energy Natural gas provider Atmos Energy’s employee productivity is at industry-leading levels, and a diverse distribution network keeps costs low for consumers without sacrificing service. Additionally, Atmos Energy has created online educational programs to teach responsible energy use. An engaging interactive website (www.atmosenergy.com/ about/education/eew_site/), Energy Efficiency World presents easy-to-use tips for parents and kids on how to use energy efficiently, help the environment, and even conduct a home energy-efficiency inspection. Kids can enjoy games, while teachers will find resources for teaching about energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Warren County Water District By Brad Craig

Environmental stewardship is key in Warren County Water District’s service, protecting resources and ensuring facilities are constructed in environmentally responsible ways. Warren Water’s extensive Water Loss Program has been effective in leak detection and repair, reducing energy consumption, and optimizing utilization of all resources. Constant analysis of water supply and customer consumption with integrated technologies reduces overall costs and helps maintain affordable rates. Other green efforts include minimization of soil erosion during construction activity, energy-efficient designs on all projects, a comprehensive recycling program, and a companywide fuel usage plan.

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities (BGMU) BGMU’s “Right Tree in the Right Place” program, recognized and awarded by the National Arbor Day foundation, promotes the planting of sensibly sized trees to accommodate power lines while promoting an eco-friendly atmosphere and saving long-term maintenance costs. The “Green Power Switch” initiative provides customers with a “green” electrical power alternative. Generated from environmentally sound wind, solar, and methane gas methods, these renewable power sources are becoming increasingly cost-efficient as the demand for green power grows.

Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WRECC) WRECC offers residents the “In-Home Energy Evaluation Program,” an inspection that targets ways to save power and money, as well as offering sensible safety advice. Cash incentives and financing are offered for homeowners who upgrade their energy efficiency. WRECC also participates in the “Green Power Switch” program.

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Business & Industry “South Central Kentucky far exceeds expectations.”

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Since 2004, we’ve created more than 7,765 new jobs and $990 million in economic investment. That’s an outstanding achievement for this region. James N. Hizer, CEcD President and CEO, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce furthered its commitment to regionalism in July 2008 by announcing its new menu of services program for economic development. An expansion of the Chamber’s previous regional partnership between Warren County and eight surrounding counties, this program strengthens the competitiveness of area counties, thereby driving the success of the entire region. Chamber leaders designed the program to offer cost-effective economic development services to surrounding counties that either do not have full-time economic development professionals, or who need assistance to enhance their efforts. “The highlight of the menu of services program is that it capitalizes on the various areas of expertise that our economic development staff brings to the table,” said Chamber President & CEO James N. Hizer, CEcD. “We have a combined total of more than 60 years of experience in this field. With this program, other counties will have the opportunity to benefit from that experience.”

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Keeping the differing needs of the various counties in mind, Hizer and the Chamber’s economic development professionals, with assistance from economic development consultant Tom Ticknor, created an a la carte menu of services, allowing the program to be tailored to fit the individual needs of a county, or in some cases, a city. These services include • Economic development administration • Business attraction • Business retention and expansion • Strategic planning • Product development


To oversee the menu of services program and the South Central Kentucky regional partnership, the Chamber recruited Miller Slaughter as its director, regional development. “All of our communities are interconnected; as one community begins to thrive and grow and expand, it has a positive impact on other communities, because people may live in one county, work in another county, and shop in a third county,” explained Slaughter, who is responsible for economic development in the counties that have agreed to the program. “It’s not about just improving Bowling Green or Warren County; it’s about improving the economic health of the entire region so that everyone who lives in this region can thrive and benefit.” This focus on the entire region — and the scope and variety of benefits that the region as a whole can offer — can certainly help to attract many different types of industry and businesses. “I’ve often told people it is like going to shop at a car dealership,” Slaughter explained. “If you walk into the dealership and they only have three or four new cars, the odds that you’ll find exactly the car that you want are not very high; but if they have 50 cars, the chances that you find something that meets your needs are much, much higher. By applying regionalism, what we are doing is increasing the inventory of the available product that we can show to clients — so everyone benefits. “Industries don’t care about county lines,” Slaughter continued. “What they want to know is whether or not the available workforce within 15 to 30 miles is well trained. Does it have the work ethic? Is it sufficient to meet my needs so that if I locate here, I can find the workforce that will meet the requirements that I have?” By helping to develop and market the region as a whole, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce makes it much more likely that they can answer “yes” to all of these questions and more. In October 2009, the Chamber announced that its menu of services program received the 2009 International Economic Development Council Award for Regionalism and Cross Collaboration, presented to recognize “innovative approaches to regionalism and other forms of cross-border cooperation.” “To be recognized by the IEDC is an overwhelming honor — a true statement by our peers that our work in economic development is commendable. We’re thrilled that they see our regional efforts worthy of such an award,” said James N. Hizer, CEcD, president and CEO of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. “The menu of services program has been in place for just over a year, and to be recognized by the IEDC for work completed in such a short time period is outstanding.”

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Korean Delegation Seeks

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Investment Opportunities in

Multi-Million-Dollar Investment

By ChamBer staff

South Central Kentucky for By ChamBer staff

CHEP, a global leader in pallet and container pooling services that serves many of the world’s largest companies, brought 46 new jobs to the region. CLM Pallet Recycling, which will operate CHEP’s Bowling Green location, is a full-service pallet recycling company currently operating eight plants throughout the Midwest. “We’re pleased to announce that CHEP has made a multi-milliondollar investment in locating its new operations in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park,” said Chamber President & CEO James N. Hizer, CEcD. “With its third-party provider, CLM Pallet Recycling, having already completed its hiring process, we’re excited to watch this business grow and flourish in Bowling Green.” The company issues, collects, conditions, and reissues more than 300 million pallets and containers from a global network of service centers, handling pallet and container supply chain logistics for customers in the consumer goods, produce, meat, home improvement, beverage, raw materials, petro-chemical, and automotive industries.

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“Most of all, we are very impressed by the people who greet us with much hospitality. They were so warm and kind.” Lee Byung Hung was one of six Korean entrepreneurs, each representing an auto parts manufacturer, who visited Bowling Green to consider whether to open a business here or simply to make business connections with local companies. Hung, president of Se Kwang Jeong Gong Co., said his company has not expanded into another country, but he is looking to make that move. For Mu-Il Park, senior research engineer with Songdo Techno Park, the trip was about “making a new relationship between the Techno Park and Bowling Green, interacting with each other and strengthening the relationship with Bowling Green.” Park said he also was impressed and wants to continue communicating with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. “The conditions Bowling Green provides to foreign companies are very great,” Park said. “We like that very much ... some entrepreneurs have shown interest so far.” As for the automobile industry, “we have a big domestic market,” Park said, and Bowling Green’s ties to the auto industry were the main reason the group decided to visit the area. “We’re going to research more about this place through the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and spread out the word.”

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House Bill 3 to Boost

Kentucky Development By laura WilCoxen

In July 2009, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Kentucky’s House Bill 3, dubbed the “Economic Development Incentives Package.” The new programs improve Kentucky’s economic development opportunities and provide the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet with new incentives to attract events and businesses, fund ambitious transportation projects, and more. “Two years ago, we had a computer data center considering the Transpark that would have provided 200 high-tech jobs, with very competitive salaries, and the state of Kentucky didn’t have incentives like other states to attract the project,” said James N. Hizer, CEcD, president and CEO of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority. “Now there are tax incentives for the purchase of computers and computer-related equipment.” Included among other provisions are tax breaks and financial incentives designed to promote sales and job growth. The bill also establishes an authority to address the state’s infrastructure needs; the authority will have the power to issue bonds for large-scale transportation projects. House Bill 3 also • Adds sales and use tax refunds for companies that invest heavily in computer and telecommunications equipment. • Extends the termination date for a local development area if existing bonds are refunded and new increment bonds are issued. • Removes the requirement for a manufacturing company to add 15 or more new jobs to receive incentives. • Authorizes the Kentucky Economic Development Authority to reduce the minimum required capital investment for certain Signature Projects from $200 million to $150 million (this potentially benefits the Bowling Green Downtown Signature TIF). • Provides tax credits for filmmakers producing films in Kentucky. • Excludes military pay to active-duty armed forces from Kentucky state income tax. • Offers a $5,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers on the purchase of new homes. • Provides a trade-in allowance for anyone buying a new vehicle. www.bgchamber.com 25


FAM Tour Introduces

Site Selectors to South Central Kentucky By Jennifer Bull

Showcasing all of the potential inherent in the region, the South Central Kentucky Familiarization Tour (FAM) took site selectors on a guided tour of all the region has to offer. Hosted by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce economic development staff and South Central Kentucky partners, the FAM Tour showcased all of the advantages of locating in the region. Visitors were taken to various locales, including a Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball game and the Kentucky Transpark. Helicopter tours gave site selectors an aerial view of the extensive region’s topography. Visitors also had the opportunity to speak with local business owners and residents through various networking opportunities.

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India-Based Copper Company Invests Nearly $32 Million in Morgantown By ChamBer staff

In December 2009, Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development representatives joined community and company officials in Butler County to announce that India-based Chandra Proteco Ltd. will start a manufacturing operation in Morgantown under the name Kentucky Copper Inc. The new company will create 106 new jobs and invest nearly $32 million in the Commonwealth. “The startup of Kentucky Copper in Morgantown will create more than 100 direct jobs and a tremendous economic boost for not only Butler County, but for all of South Central Kentucky,” said Beshear. “Kentucky is proud to partner with Chandra Proteco on this new investment and will continue to work with the company to establish and grow its operations in the Commonwealth.” Chandra Group has been in the field of copper and copper cable for more than 40 years. “We are delighted to bring the extensive experience of our parent company, Chandra Copper, to Kentucky along with a commitment to be an active part of the community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Mukul Gupta, president of Kentucky Copper. Kentucky Copper will be located in a 163,000square-foot facility on Veterans Way. The company will manufacture products to be used in power transformers, energy transmission, and distribution applications, as well as high-speed trains. Three additional product lines will be phased in. “We wish Kentucky Copper much success as they open their facility here in Butler County,” said Butler County Judge-Executive David Fields. “The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce introduced this company to our community through our involvement in the South Central Kentucky partnership, and we appreciate their work on this project.” This announcement is one of only three announcements made in the Commonwealth in 2009 in which a new industry has announced more than 100 new jobs. Morgantown and Butler County are members of the South Central Kentucky Economic Development Partnership and its international-award-winning Menu of Services Program, designed and led by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Through this partnership, the Chamber worked with the state to assist in locating Kentucky Copper in Morgantown, providing the services of tenured economic development professionals.

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Blackhawk Composites, Inc., a startup manufacturer of advanced aerospace composite parts, will begin manufacturing operations in Butler County. The project entails the creation of 20 new jobs initially, growing to 30 within the first year, with a more than $1.5 million investment. “The startup of Blackhawk Composites in Butler County will provide dozens of high-quality, well-paying jobs — the kind of jobs Kentucky seeks to create,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “We’re proud to be the home of Blackhawk Composites and will continue to partner with them on future opportunities.” Established in September 2009, the newly formed Blackhawk Composites will lease a 40,000-square-foot facility to manufacture advanced aerospace composite parts for Cessna Caravan aircraft cowls, the part of the aircraft that covers the engine. The Cessna Caravan is a large, single-engine turboprop used for executive and cargo transport, as well as other commercial uses, such as a jump platform for skydiving. These aircraft are found in increasing numbers worldwide. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Blackhawk Composites for tax benefits up to $750,000 under Kentucky’s new incentive program, the Kentucky Business Investment Program. The incentive can be earned over a 10-year period through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments. The maximum annual approved amount to be earned by Blackhawk Composites is $50,000.

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TMS Automotive, LLC, has also announced plans to start a new operation in Bowling Green. TMS Automotive is a startup automotive company that offers value-added manufacturing to customers in the region, including Bowling Green Metalforming and Dana Corporation. TMS will bring around 35 new jobs to the area, and the project will entail an investment of $2.17 million. “The startup of TMS Automotive is a wonderful addition to the Bowling Green community and the entire Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “Kentucky is well-known for its strong automotive roots, and TMS Automotive is a perfect fit to our corporate landscape. We look forward to continuing our partnership as the company grows and prospers here in South Central Kentucky.” Incentives helped smooth the TMS transition to Bowling Green. The company was approved for tax benefits up to $260,000 by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority through the Kentucky Industrial Development Act, designed to attract and expand manufacturing in the state. The deal was sealed by Bowling Green’s strategic location and the support received from state and local leaders. “TMS is eager to locate a facility in Bowling Green-Warren County because of the strong state and community support we have received during the decision-making process,” said Michael R. Hall, president of TMS Automotive, LLC. “Our location here will allow us to best serve our automotive industry partners located in the area.”

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Pushing Boundaries: Business Retention

and Expansion By Chamber Staff

While dismal economic news dominated in much of the country in late 2008 and early 2009, South Central Kentucky announced a series of success stories. New arrivals were just part of the picture; below are several companies that announced expansions in 2008–2009.

N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW)

When the business leaders within N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW) decided to begin training classes for their home-based employment opportunities in Bowling Green, they hoped to announce more training classes at some time in the future. But they didn’t anticipate its happening so quickly. With the initial announcement of NEW coming to South Central Kentucky in May 2008, only five months passed until NEW launched its second set of training classes. “Bowling Green has far exceeded our initial expectations,” said NEW’s Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Ray Zukowski. “The caliber of the candidates and the tremendous support and enthusiasm we have received from the community has been the deciding factor in expanding the Bowling Green work-at-home training site.”

American Howa Kentucky, Inc. Rapid growth success stories aren’t unusual in South Central Kentucky. American Howa Kentucky (AHK) celebrated its grand opening in March 2008 and, in October 2008, announced an expansion to house three new manufacturing lines. The company will also add 56,000 square feet to its 81,294-square-foot facility at the Kentucky Transpark. AHK, a Japan-based company, produces various products for the automotive industry, including headliners, dash insulators, and other interior items. AHK has invested more than $12 million in the Bowling Green facility.

Casco Products Corp. The expansion of Casco Products Corp. is a true example of South Central Kentucky regionalism at its best. After months of working with company leaders, the region’s economic development professionals, city and county officials, and citizens were pleased to learn that Casco would remain in Morgantown (Butler County). This global manufacturer of power plugs and cigarette lighters for the automotive industry consolidated its Mississippi division into its Butler County location in 2009. According to Casco leaders, they decided to consolidate the Morgantown facility rather than remain in Mississippi because of the highly qualified labor and technical force in this region, as well as the available building space. The consolidation also led to an expansion, bringing around 30 additional jobs to the area — 17 of which were given to the workers who were laid off before the company made its decision to stay in Morgantown. With the consolidation of workers complete, plans are in the works for a facility upgrade. The plant will move from its current 40,000-square-foot building to a building previously used by Sumitomo, giving Casco workers an additional 60,000 square feet of space. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved $1.35 million in tax credits for this expansion.

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HeathCo Many companies have discovered that South Central Kentucky is a great location for their headquarters. HeathCo, the market leader in motion-sensor lighting and door chimes, is one of those companies, having officially opened its new world headquarters in Bowling Green in September 2008. Located at Western Kentucky University’s Center


for Research and Development within the Innovation and Commercialization Center, the company’s renovated, state-of-the-art facility will house sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support, with additional space for engineering R&D, finance, human resources, and information technology. “This is a place where things are happening and growing,” said Keith Springs, president of HeathCo, adding that HeathCo hopes to attract WKU science and business graduates, as they plan to add up to 50 members to their workforce in the near future.

Perot Systems Perot Systems Corporation, another tenant at the WKU Center for Research and Development, announced an expansion in fall 2008. The company, which operates a healthcare support call center at its Bowling Green location, announced the addition of an information technology service center to its facility in October 2008, creating 90 new jobs. “Perot Systems has been a proud member of the Bowling Green business community for more than five years,” said Terry Armstrong, leader of Perot Systems Revenue Cycle Solutions. “Our continuous growth and expansion here is a tribute to the quality individuals and exceptional talent of our associates in the area, and we welcome our new team members.”

Whayne Supply Successful long-time Kentucky company Whayne Supply had an easy decision when it came time to replace an aging facility. Building on nearly 55 years of success in Bowling Green, the company stayed close to home, celebrating the grand opening of its newest branch office at 390 High Rail Way in Bowling Green on December 18, 2008. The 65,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses the company’s heavy equipment operation. The expansion also allowed for the creation of 15 new jobs, bringing Whayne’s total employment up to 60. www.bgchamber.com 31


J.M. Smucker LLC With its long tenure in Scottsville (Allen County), J.M. Smucker LLC showed its commitment to employing South Central Kentucky residents by announcing an expansion of its product line in February 2009. In addition to making Smucker’s Uncrustables frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the Scottsville plant will now produce a new “grab and go” waffle product. The expansion, which includes an investment of $3 million, is expected to create 25 additional jobs, bringing the plant’s employee count to more than 300. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority helped facilitate the expansion with tax incentives of up to $550,000.

J.M. Smucker LLC showed its commitment to employing South Central Kentucky residents by announcing an expansion of its product line in February 2009. BlueCotton How does a t-shirt business grow from a one-person shop in an apartment to being featured on Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation? Just ask Mike Coffer, president of Blue Cotton. According to Coffer, his company’s success on a local and national level can be attributed to customer service, a good management team, and booming online sales from the www.bluecotton.com website which, among other services, allows clients to design their own shirts using tools available right on the site. To accommodate and continue Blue Cotton’s success, Coffer and associates have plans to hire more employees and launch two additional websites. “I never could have imagined what the Internet could have done for this business,” Coffer, a Western Kentucky University grad who started the business in his Bowling Green apartment, said. “The whole business is an accident. I was just selling t-shirts on the side until I found a ‘real job.’ It was supposed to be a bridge, but the bridge turned into a road.”

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Green Machine: Kentucky Transpark

Continues to Grow and Improve By ChamBer staff

With the 10-county region supporting its development, the Kentucky Transpark is one of South Central Kentucky’s best examples of regional cooperation. This high-tech commerce and business park boasts an environmentally friendly, campus-like setting that includes biking and walking trails, green space, and water features. Training opportunities abound at the park, which contains an on-site education center where the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS Bowling Green Technical College) provides workforce training and specialized services to meet the needs of business and industry. The Transpark continues efforts to attract a diverse range of businesses and industries. But the Transpark also has its eye on the future in more ways than one, with a continuing goal to protect the environment. In September 2009, the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority broke ground on a state-of-the-art addition to the Transpark — the speculative building. The heavy-industrial-zoned building will meet all standards of the American Institute of Steel Construction and can be easily customized to meet a tenant’s specific needs. “As an example of what can be built at the Transpark, this building will become the highlight of prospective client tours and for our marketing efforts,” said Rick Wilson, chairman of the Intermodal Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

Current Transpark Tenants American Howa Kentucky, Inc. Bowling Green Metalforming Bowling Green Technical College Transpark Center Cannon Automotive Solutions Green River Regional Educational Cooperative Warren County Schools Area Technology Center

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hot YoGa, in Bowling Green, offers whole-body fitness in a heated room that helps enhance circulation, warm muscles, flush toxins, and prevent injuries. Such a specialized service is common in diverse Bowling Green but is usually only found in larger cities.

Small Business is

Big Kentucky

in South Central By Jennifer Bull

CNNMoney.com’s 2009 “Best Places to Launch” ranked the best large, middle, and small population metropolitan areas for small business startups. Bowling Green ranked 12th in the small cities list (populations under 250,000). No other Kentucky city was ranked in Bowling Green’s small cities category. The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is comprised of 90 percent small businesses. This comes as no surprise to Adam Brownlee at the Small Business Development Center, who cites the region’s combination of low cost and great resources as a boon to small-business owners. “Bowling Green is unique in that it is one of the least expensive cities in America to do business,” Brownlee said. “Cost of employment is low, and cost of resources is low, so it’s a great place to do business in that aspect. When you add the educational resources of Western Kentucky University, that makes it a very unique environment.” There is a wide variety of resources in the area — business, educational, medical, and recreational — which is a boon to small business owners. Hot Yoga owner Tony Bishop loves the area’s proximity to Mammoth Cave and Lost River Cave, as well as the Corvette Museum. He feels his business is an additional recreational asset to the community, as it helps residents deal with stress in a positive and productive way. “The practice of hot yoga is awesome, really de-stressing,” Bishop noted. With a heated room to warm muscles and flush toxins from the body through sweating, injuries are prevented and a deeper release of muscles is facilitated by the heat. Michael Barron is the owner of Morris Jewelry, an independently owned family jewelry 34 Bowling Green, Kentucky 2010 EDITION

store that’s been in business in Bowling Green since 1881. As a small-business owner, he is especially pleased with the efforts the Bowling Green Area Chamber has put into the community. “As just one example, I think this Chamber has probably the best monthly meetings and Chamber breakfasts for their partners,” Barron said. “That’s an excellent opportunity for networking. “I don’t know of any other town that has a more active Chamber,” he continued. “They’re constantly working to attract more business, and that means more foot traffic downtown and more people shopping in general, which is a big help to small retailers like me.” Another successful small business is Gerald Printing, a commercial printer that provides a variety of commercial printing, from single-color business cards all the way to art print reproductions and high-end color process work. Joe Davis, president and owner of Gerald Printing, won the 2009 Small Business Person of the Year award from the Chamber. “I think an important part of being a small business in Bowling Green is getting involved and giving back to the community,” David said. “We take a lot of pride in the quality of our products and our service to the community. We’re involved in a large variety of nonprofit organizations, which allows us to give back to the community.” And the community is one that appreciates and supports quality service. “Bowling Green is a community that honors someone who’s serving the community by recognizing them as a credible business partner,” Davis said.

Award-Winning

Industrial Training Consortium By Jennifer Bull

An innovative partnership between Western Kentucky University, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, and several companies has brought recognition for excellence. In 2009, the Warren County Industrial Training Consortium won the Distinguished Noncredit Program award for the South Region from the Association of Continuing Higher Education. At the annual conference of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) in October, Western Kentucky University’s Center for Training and Development received the award for Program of Excellence in the non-credit category for the Industrial Training Consortium. The University Continuing Education Association serves as an important resource to the Continuing Education profession. Its members include public and private accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, international universities, and nonprofit organizations with a significant commitment to professional and continuing higher education. For a small investment, local industries gain access to valuable training with minimal interruption to the work schedule. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development provided grants that offset approximately 50 percent of costs; through the efforts of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the consortium has been able to continue to secure grant funds on an annual basis. The consortium has grown to more than 31 companies. “We use a lot of different approaches to meet customers’ needs,” said Director Manon Pardue. “Additionally, the program was built to be easy to use, with user-friendly training enrollment and online non-credit training courses.”


Women Leaders in Business By Carol Cummings & ChamBer staff

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding business leaders who contribute both professionally and beyond to the community. One specific award the Chamber presents, in partnership with the National ATHENA Foundation and Martin Automotive Group, honors deserving business women. Recent recipients of the award have one thing in common: They’ve been inspired by their hometown! Now, utilizing their strengths and talents, they are giving back and impacting future generations. “In 20 years, I want to be able to look back and say I played a tiny part in making Bowling Green the best place to reside in Kentucky,” said Jana Sublett, 2008 inaugural ATHENA Young Professional Award winner. “As someone who was born and raised in Bowling Green, I have seen the amazing growth that has gone on the last decade. “I want to continue to see Bowling Green prosper, but it can’t do that without people working for positive change,” she said. “I am not just talking about new developments and a fabulous downtown — which are all great innovations — I am talking about making sure our most vulnerable populations aren’t left behind.” Sublett is past president of the Young Professionals of Bowling Green and has worked for nonprofits doing program development, in social services helping people with disabilities obtain needed services and employment, and in the public sector promoting child safety programs. The Chamber’s 2008 ATHENA Award recipient, Amy Milliken, is a lifelong resident of Warren County and serves as Warren County Attorney. She was the first female appointed and elected to that post.

“Growing up I had two strong forces in my life — my dad, who instilled a strong work ethic, and my mom, who instilled the importance of community,” she said. “My parents felt it was important — even necessary — to be involved in the community. They wanted their children to know and understand that the community around you is only as important and as strong as you make it.” Milliken also worked with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to develop a Victim Impact Panel, allowing victims of drunkdriving accidents to show the defendants convicted of DUI the true impact this offense has on the victims. “I have always felt it was my responsibility to see that good things are happening here in Warren County, and I feel an added responsibility now that I have three daughters of my own,” Milliken concluded. “I love this area — it is the greatest place to work, live, and raise a family, and I want to keep it that way!” 2009 ATHENA Young Professional recipient Laura Simpson Goodman agrees. “It is very rewarding to have grown up in Bowling Green and to now be a part of the thriving female workforce in my very own hometown,” Goodman said. “Bowling Green was the ideal backdrop for a memorable, nurturing childhood and enabled me to flourish during my time at WKU.” Goodman, program manager for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky, is a graduate of WKU and a member of the Professional Marketing Association, as well as the Chamber’s Workforce Development Committee, Business-Education Partnerships, and Work Ethic Seal subcommittees. A 2007 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green, she is a member of the LBG Alumni Association, the WKU Warren County Alumni Planning

Committee, and a new member of the WKU Young Alumni Council. She serves as an advisor to Chi Omega sorority and is vice president of their housing corporation. She also serves on the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center Citizens Advisory Committee. “I enjoy being able to give back professionally to the community that helped shape me into the person I am today,” Goodman said. “ATHENA Award Recipients are individuals who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; who provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and who actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential,” said Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Operations Tonya Matthews, IOM, ACE. “When I think of the recipients over the past two decades, these words define them!”

Bucks for Bright Ideas By Jennifer Bull

With the goal of inspiring and fostering innovation, Bucks for Bright Ideas is a competition designed to help inventors and entrepreneurs move their ideas forward. “There are cash prizes for first and second place, but we don’t work just with the winners,” said Jeff Hook, assistant director of the Central Region ICC, one of the competition’s sponsors. “We’ll work with any of the applicants, and we do not charge anything. Bucks for Bright Ideas is designed to get the word out in our region that there are business development experts willing and able to help inventors, entrepreneurs, and business people move their ideas forward.” The Central Region ICC facility is home to the WKU Research Foundation and houses 17 companies and a small business accelerator with state-of-the-art infrastructure to support knowledge-based companies. www.bgchamber.com 35


Education

“Ranking among the top schools nationwide...”

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Public Pre-K–12 By Carol Cummings

Bowling Green Independent Schools 1211 Center Street, Bowling Green 217-746-2200 • www.b-g.k12.ky.us

• In 2009, Bowling Green Independent School District achieved District Accreditation through AdvancED and SACS-CASI. • In December 2009, for the third consecutive year, Bowling Green High School made U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best High Schools.” BGHS is one of only eight Kentucky high schools to earn a Silver Medal. • In 2007–2009, BGHS made the list of America’s top 1,500 high schools as ranked by Newsweek magazine. • In 2009, Potter Gray Elementary was named one of only 314 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either academically superior or have made dramatic gains in student achievement. • Bowling Green High School was home to two National Merit SemiFinalists in 2009; 32 BGHS students have earned National Merit status in the past 10 years. • As of 2009, 17 teachers in Bowling Green Schools have earned National Board Certification. • The 2009 class graduated 245 students, including 27 Commonwealth Diploma recipients, 58 honor graduates, and 11 athletic scholarship recipients. • The class of 2009 was offered $8.55 million in scholarships. • Interactive classrooms were recently installed districtwide in grades three through 12. Equipment includes interactive whiteboards with InterWrite software, a document camera, and Turning Point student response systems.

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• The Warren County school system is one of only 18 Kentucky school systems selected in 2009 for the prestigious “What Parents Want” Award from the SchoolMatch school selection firm of Columbus, Ohio. SchoolMatch selects only those school systems that meet the needs of families choosing schools. Only 16 percent of the nation’s 15,571 school districts were recognized by SchoolMatch last year. • In 2009, Cumberland Trace Elementary School became the second Warren County school to earn the Gold Award in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge program. William H. Natcher Elementary earned the award in 2008. USDA established the HealthierUS School Challenge as a way to recognize schools that are creating healthy school environments by promoting good nutrition and physical activity. • In September 2009, the Warren County Public School system was one of six award winners honored during the 17th annual “Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency” Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The awards are given by the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy. WCPS has begun building what is believed to be the nation’s first “Net Zero” public school — Richardsville Elementary School. By implementing innovative energy-saving strategies the Richardsville building is projected to save more than $230,000 annually.

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School Construction Updates By Carol Cummings

South Central Kentucky’s rapid growth means ever-increasing educational resources are needed. A diverse community, attracting newcomers from several nations, Bowling Green has an equally diverse set of student needs to fulfill, and the region’s schools are working to meet all of those needs. To date, 27 languages are spoken in Bowling Green Independent Schools. Area schools are moving forward with extensive expansion, construction, and renovation projects to meet the increased need in the area.

Bowling Green Independent Schools As of fall 2009, more than $18 million in construction and renovation projects for the Bowling Green Independent Schools have been completed in the last two years. Interactive classrooms are now in place at all schools for grades three through 12. This technology gives teachers a range of multimedia tools, including the ability to project digital images from television, computer, document camera, or a DVD player onto a large screen; to

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play music and audio files over classroom speakers; to record video lessons; to use an electronic white board that can record notations to new or existing data files; and much more. At Potter Gray Elementary, renovations included restrooms, the gymnasium, the kitchen, and the cafeteria. In addition, four classrooms were added, and the parking lot was expanded. Other additions and expansions were made at McNeill Elementary and Dishman-McGinnis Elementary. The new T.C. Cherry Elementary School opened in August 2009; a new building was also recently completed for Parker-BennettCurry Elementary. Athletic improvements at the high school include a football fieldhouse addition and renovation, tennis court lighting and resurfacing, and the installation of a new seven-lane track. “Over the past 10 years, the Bowling Green Independent School District has completed over $50 million in new construction and renovation,” said Superintendent Joe Tinius. “We believe that quality facilities contribute to quality performance by students, faculty, and staff.”


Warren County Schools The Warren County Board of Education now has three building projects involving four new schools under way. New elementary school buildings for Bristow and Richardsville will be among the most energy-efficient school buildings in the country. Both are planned as “Net Zero” buildings with energy-saving design elements. By implementing strategies such as insulated concrete forms, solar panels, daylighting, and geothermal heating and cooling, the Richardsville building is projected to save more than $230,000 annually. Work has begun on both buildings, which will replace the existing schools. The facilities will open during the 2010–2011 school year. August 2010 will see the opening of South Warren High School and Middle School. The project will house both the middle and high schools in one large building with an auditorium in the middle. This will offer short-term and long-term savings, as the two schools will share a kitchen and the shared auditorium will give the middle school access to a facility that most middle schools do not have. In addition, proximity to the high school will allow middle school students to easily take advanced courses at the high school.

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Private Schools “Added options for quality educational programs...” By Carol Cummings

Several private schools in Bowling Green and Warren County give parents added options for quality educational programs.

Anchored Christian School www.anchoredchristian.com

Affiliated with Glendale Baptist Church; serves children in grades K4–12.

Bowling Green Christian Academy www.bgcaky.com

Regional, non-denominational Christian school serving preschool through eighth grade.

Foundation Christian Academy www.fcafalcons.com

Church of Christ-affiliated school serving students in Pre-K through eighth grade.

Holy Trinity Lutheran School www.htlsbg.com

Affiliated with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church; serves students age 3 through sixth grade.

Montessori School of Bowling Green www.montessoribg.com

Chartered in 2008, the school provides students ages 2.5 through 6 with a child-centered, experience-based learning environment using the Montessori method.

Old Union School www.oldunionschool.com

Private Christian school affiliated with Old Union Missionary Baptist Church, serving students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

St. Joseph Interparochial School stjosephschoolbg.org

Regional Catholic grade school serving local Catholic parishes; educational opportunities for students in preschool through eighth grade.

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WKU American Humanics Program www.wku.edu/ah

What’s New at WKU By Carol Cummings

• WKU is the fastest-growing college/university in Kentucky, setting a record for enrollment at 19,761 for the fall 2008 semester. This was the 11th consecutive year WKU has had a gain in enrollment for the fall. • At spring 2009 commencement ceremonies, WKU conferred degrees on a record 1,946 students: 92 associate, 1,480 baccalaureate, 367 master’s, seven specialist, and six doctoral degrees (offered cooperatively by WKU and University of Louisville). • The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU was named to Newsweek’s 2009 list of “The Public Elites.” The academy is a residential program for 120 Kentucky high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated talent and interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. • WKU is home to The Center for Gifted Studies, which provides educational opportunities and resources to gifted students, educators, and parents, as well as Kentucky’s first independent Honors College, which is focused on expanding and enhancing education, research, and studyabroad opportunities for WKU’s top scholars.

• Student participation in study-abroad programs nearly doubled in 2007–08 (470, up from 243 in 2006–07). Faculty-led trips abroad increased from 12 in 2006–07 to 23 in 2007–08. • In U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 list of “America’s Best Colleges,” WKU ranks No. 10 among public master’s universities in the South, up from No. 12 in 2008 rankings. In the ranking of all master’s universities in the South, WKU rose from No. 32 to No. 29. • WKU is working to increase the number of science and mathematics teachers. In 2007, WKU launched SKyTeach, a program funded with $2.5 million by the Exxon/ Mobil Foundation through the National Mathematics and Science Institute. • The third cohort of students for WKU’s doctoral program in educational leadership began the program in July 2009 and will complete it in December 2012. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, WKU’s first independent doctoral degree program, was approved in February 2008 by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

WKU’s new program in American Humanics prepares students for meaningful careers in the nonprofit sector that will benefit the students and their communities. American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The program began its fifth year as an academic minor at WKU in the fall of 2009, and approximately 50 to 60 students participate each year. “We talk to our students about education, experience, and networking,” said Dr. Raymond Poff, WKU associate professor of recreation and executive director of the program. “Our academic minor is based on the national certification program in nonprofit management and leadership. Each participant must complete a 300-hour internship with a nonprofit organization as part of the certification process, allowing them to receive hands-on training and experience.” Each fall, the program hosts a nonprofit leaders’ breakfast on campus, and they host a nonprofit awards reception each spring, recognizing an emerging nonprofit organization, an established nonprofit organization, and a philanthropic business in the community. The American Humanics program at WKU also participates in a service partnership each year, with the nonprofit collectively chosen by the students. Nine of the program’s students have already received $4,500 in national internship scholarships, allowing them to participate in internship opportunities they would not otherwise have been able to pursue. “It’s a unique program because it’s not just a set of classes,” Poff explained. “The successful students get involved and get the education, the hands-on experience, and meet people in the nonprofit community.”

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The DaYMar colleGe Bowling Green campus offers a variety of options in career education, including programs in business, health technology, criminal justice, graphic design, pharmacy, and more.

Student-Run

Advertising Agency

Celebrates Fifth Year at WKU

WKU’s Imagewest, the only full-service, revenue-generating, student-run advertising and public relations agency in the nation, celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2009. As part of the celebration, the agency hosted an educational workshop about advertising for middle and high school students in cooperation with Kaleidoscope, a community-based youth development program that helps to transform youth through art and activism. The workshop allowed more than 30 students to work in groups and creatively develop advertising material to promote a unique item. In 2009, the agency also awarded two $800 scholarships that will help with summer internship expenses for WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting students. The annual scholarship will be available to students majoring in advertising, public relations, and graphic design. “Since the agency began in 2004, I have wanted to find a way to give back to the community and assist WKU students, so we are thrilled to reach out to young people and inspire them to go do great things,” said Imagewest Agency Manager Heather Garcia. During the summer of 2009, Imagewest representatives traveled to Spain for four weeks to work with the Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC) and the City Council in Madrid on ad promotion. This is the third consecutive year that Imagewest has worked with a client abroad. 42 Bowling Green, Kentucky 2010 EDITION


Bowling Green Technical College By Carol Cummings

Bowling Green Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year technical college offering degree, diploma, and certificate programs in over 30 areas of study, including allied health and nursing programs, engineering and information technology, manufacturing technology, and business. In addition, BGTC houses the Adult Education Center in Bowling Green for GED preparation, family literacy programs, and English as a Second Language (ESL). BGTC is also a leading provider of workforce education and training in the Commonwealth, providing education and training opportunities for business and industry in the areas of technical training, customized training, health and safety, assessment and testing, leadership, and lean manufacturing. Under the leadership of its president, Dr. Nathan Hodges, BGTC has more than doubled its enrollment in the last four years and was ranked the fastest-growing two-year college in the nation by Community College Week (November 29, 2008) in the category of enrollment between 2,500 and 4,999. The college witnessed significant growth in the areas of credentials awarded, financial aid distribution, diversity initiatives, and workforce training. BGTC now includes the main campus on Loop Drive, the Kentucky Advanced Technology Institute (KATI) Campus, the Glasgow (Health)

Campus, the Glasgow Technology Campus, the Transpark Center, and a new Franklin-Simpson Center. “The vision of the college is to create a premier technical college in the South Central region of the state,” Hodges said. “Our mission is to be the primary provider of two-year degree, diploma, and certificate programs, along with workforce training, remedial education, and adult and family literacy training.” Bowling Green Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which is composed of 16 colleges with 67 campuses throughout the state.

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Real Estate

“We’re coming off a record year; our average home price has increased.” By Jennifer Bull

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Residential Real Estate

With a wide selection of homes that fit the diverse needs of families of different size and income in a wide variety of neighborhoods, it’s a satisfying adventure to find a home in South Central Kentucky. Home owners can choose to live in town, near the university, or on a golf course. For those who prefer a more rural lifestyle, large properties with plenty of land are available. Cost and diversity are just a piece of the puzzle, though. “Comparing real estate is like comparing the weather. Just because it’s 80 degrees and

sunny in Bowling Green doesn’t mean it’s 80 degrees and sunny in International Falls, Minnesota,” explained Meg Manning, executive director of the REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky, Inc. Manning reports that prices in South Central Kentucky have not fallen compared to markets in other regions of the United States. “The REALTOR Association’s reports show that 1,884 homes were sold in Warren and surrounding counties through October 31, 2008,” said Manning. “That’s down from 2,045 in 2007, but I’m not disheartened by those numbers. We’re coming off a record year; our average home price has increased, and we’re still seeing an average list-to-sell percentage of 96 percent.”

Commercial

Real Estate

With efforts to attract site selectors and familiarize potential new industries with all that Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky have to offer, it’s not surprising that commercial real estate in the region is strong and steady. Retention and expansion of existing businesses, such as Casco, have also helped keep South Central Kentucky competitive. With the activity of Bowling Green, home to Western Kentucky University, plus land and various venues throughout the surrounding counties, there are plenty of commercial real estate opportunities in South Central Kentucky. The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce offers a unique and invaluable tool to site selectors through its searchable sites and buildings database, available online at www.southcentralkentucky.com. More than just a location finder, this user-friendly site uses a state-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) engine to provide a host of data sets, including demographics, workforce statistics, and types of existing businesses in user-defined distances from a selected site or building.

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Healthcare

“We want to demonstrate our commitment to patients’ safety and quality care.”

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The Medical

250 Park Street, Bowling Green • 270-745-1000 • www.TheMedicalCenter.org

Center

By Brandon Jones

• Construction is under way on a two-story, 48,000-square-foot expansion to The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The $30 million project will create 48 new private patient rooms and is being constructed over the existing emergency department and ambulatory surgery wing of the hospital. Completion is expected in fall 2010. • The Medical Center now offers minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. This innovative technology combines computer and robotic technologies with the skill of a surgeon, enabling the surgeon to perform extremely precise and complex movements with greater ease through tiny incisions. Potential benefits to the patient include less pain, less scarring, and dramatically improved recovery times. Learn more about the da Vinci® Surgical System at www.TheMedicalCenter.org/daVinci. • The Medical Center has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Accreditation recognizes that The Medical Center Stroke Program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. For a complete list of quality initiatives and accreditations, visit www.TheMedicalCenter.org/aboutus.

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The Medical Center, continued from page 49 • In fiscal year 2009 (April 1, 2008–March 31, 2009) Commonwealth Health Corporation, parent company of The Medical Center, contributed over $56.9 million in total benefits to the communities it serves. This includes more than $10.7 million in charity care for those with limited incomes and inadequate medical insurance and millions more in community outreach, health fairs, free screenings, and patient education classes. View the complete community benefit report at www.TheMedicalCenter.org/aboutus.

Graves-Gilbert Clinic Graves-Gilbert Clinic has been the heart of healthcare for over 70 years, with deep ties to the communities it serves. Its focus has always been on bringing quality care and new technology to area patients. Dedicated to making Graves-Gilbert a Regional Center of Excellence for patient care, a campaign called Great Physicians for our Great Communities has been initiated. Graves-Gilbert’s passion to become the preferred and preeminent provider of patient services has already started to benefit patients. This year has seen a record recruitment of 16 new physicians along with significant investment in jobs, equipment, and renovations to its more than 120,000-square-foot facility.

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• To extend the best cancer care throughout southern Kentucky, Barren River Regional Cancer Center completed a $5 million expansion project that included the addition of the Trilogy™ Linear Accelerator. Located in Glasgow, Ky., Barren River Regional Cancer Center is a joint venture between The Medical Center and TJ Samson Community Hospital. The Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center added the Trilogy™ in 2008, and both facilities are accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

201 Park Street, Bowling Green • 270-781-5111 • www.ggclinic.com

Graves-Gilbert is the driving force for most new healthcare technology. Recent results include integrated electronic medical records to improve patient care, accomplished years ahead of government regulations. New care capabilities ranging from allergy to urology are being implemented, and in September 2009, Graves-Gilbert physicians became the first in the state to perform certain urologic procedures. One of the largest employers in the area, Graves-Gilbert is an independent physician-owned clinic, with more than 70 physicians providing care in 21 medical specialties. Graves-Gilbert Clinic: Great Physicians for our Great Communities!


Greenview Regional Hospital

1801 Ashley Circle, Bowling Green • 270-793-1000 • www.greenviewhospital.com

By alan Palmer

• Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green has received a fivestar rating for Excellence in Orthopaedics from HealthGrades for the third straight year (2008–2010). HealthGrades’ “specialty excellence” rating places Greenview’s orthopaedics program tops in Southern Kentucky and in the top 10 percent across the United States. • Greenview Regional Hospital has been recognized with a 2009– 2010 Hospital Value Index: Best in Value Award, as a result of a study by Data Advantage, LLC, the nation’s leader in measuring healthcare value. Greenview ranked among the top tier of all hospitals nationwide, achieving high marks in four categories. Specifically, the Hospital Value Index recognized Greenview for quality, affordability, efficiency, and satisfaction. • Greenview Regional Hospital is excited to announce the addition of digital mammography to the many services offered at Greenview, including standard mammography, bone density scanning, and ultrasound. Our Imaging Center is conveniently located on the first floor of Greenview near the Physician’s Specialty Center. Our Mammography Suite is a place where you can come in and receive personal attention in a private setting, with a caring staff of women for women. Greenview’s mammography program has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Mammography Suite is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more information about scheduling an appointment, call 270-793-3125. • By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Greenview Regional Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. “We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patients’ safety and quality care,” says Mark Marsh, Greenview CEO. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”

• Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5 million Americans visit hospital emergency rooms with chest pain each year. Greenview Regional Hospital is proud to be part of the TriStar Heart Network, the region’s largest and most comprehensive network of accredited Chest Pain Centers. Greenview has demonstrated expertise and commitment to quality patient care by consistently meeting or exceeding the criteria established by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The Hospice Center (opened August 2008)

(270) 746-9300

Providing quality end of life care since 1982 • In-Home Skilled Nursing Care • Emotional Support • Pain and Symptom Control • Medical Equipment Including Hospital Beds • Certified Nurse Aides • Medical Social Workers • Pastoral Counseling

• Bereavement Counseling • Services provided in Nursing Homes

5872 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 (270) 782-3402 or (800) 344-9479 hospice@hospicesoky.org

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Specialized

Healthcare By Chamber of Commerce Staff

Rivendell Behavioral Health Services in Bowling Green Rivendell Behavioral Health Services in Bowling Green offers psychiatric care for children and adolescents, as well as programs for substance abuse and mental health disorders. The facility, which was originally started by a group of therapists in the area, is now part of Universal Health Systems (UHS). UHS is the largest mental health provider in the United States and owns sister facilities in Kentucky, such as Lincoln Trail in Elizabethtown and The Ridge in Lexington. In all, the facility now has 125 beds. Rivendell features four major programs. These include Discovery, a sexually reactive program for children ages 6 to 13 who have been victims of sexual abuse and are starting to act out; Trust, a dual-diagnosis mental health and substance abuse program; Courage, a sexual offender program; and New Directions, a general psych program.

Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital Commonwealth Regional Specialty hospital, located on the sixth floor of the Medical Center yet a separate entity, is an acute-care hospital that focuses on critically ill patients who have medically complex, acute-care conditions requiring lengthy recovery periods. Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital emphasizes ventilator weaning, pulmonary disease, and other services, such as aggressive IV antibiotic therapy, ventilator care, post-surgical care for patients who are undergoing reconstructive procedures, dialysis, radiation, respiratory therapy, and aggressive wound care for patients requiring lengthy and complex treatment for a variety of multiple diagnoses.

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Fairview Community Health Center The Fairview Community Health Center in Bowling Green is a private, not-for-profit organization focused on providing healthcare to those with financial needs. Services at Fairview include comprehensive healthcare such as routine medical office visits, prescription assistance, maternity and newborn care, well-child visits, laboratory work, dental services, and preventative care.

Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital For more than 15 years, the Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital has offered services for patients recovering from injuries and health conditions such as neurological problems, orthopedic problems, pain issues, wound issues, respiratory disorders, and a variety of other needs. The hospital specializes in treatment for stroke patients, not only through specialized equipment and a therapy gym, but also through a dedicated small-team approach to helping patients. It is a member of Vibra, a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based company that operates acute rehabilitation facilities.


Retiring in Bowling Green By laura WilCoxen

“Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a low-key and picturesque college town that makes a perfect retirement community for active adults who would like to stay near the Midwest.” That’s how TopRetirements.com opens its recommendation of Bowling Green as an outstanding retirement destination. The key word in this description is “active.” While a low cost of living, a great climate, and excellent health amenities await retirees in South Central Kentucky, the list of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities here is especially impressive:

MorninGsiDe assisteD liVinG, built in 1999, houses 42 residents. The staff provides individualized service plans that help occupants with their daily lives while encouraging their independence.

• One of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations,” Bowling Green has a plethora of history to explore. • Abundant community parks and a multitude of golf courses await. • There are tons of both fun and educational attractions and events to take the grandkids to, including Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon, Chaney’s Dairy Barn, Mammoth Cave, Lost River Cave and Valley, the All American Soapbox Derby, International Festival, and much more (see pages 65–67). • Western Kentucky University maintains a symphony orchestra and theater groups, as well as hosting frequent visits from touring artists and entertainers. Article continued on page 54

boWlinG Green toWers offers upscale retirement living, with spacious, modern apartments boasting details like oak-toned cabinets, granite countertops, and contemporary neutral color schemes that allow residents to decorate to their own taste. Community amenities include on-site laundry facilities, a community room and a game room, and a business center with computers.

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VillaGe Manor is all about enjoying a comfortable, carefree lifestyle. With more than 70 beautiful one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes, Village Manor allows residents to choose the living space that’s right for them. Enjoying an active social life is easy, with a dining room, woodworking shop, sewing room, library, and planned outings. Lawn maintenance, property insurance, and utilities are all included.

Retiring in Bowling Green, continued from page 53 South Central Kentucky even offers unique resources like Moving Matters, LLC, which specializes in helping seniors downsize, relocate, and settle in. Owner Kathryn Oliver said, “Our goal is to help in the transition to a new home with the treasured items that define the individual and his or her lifestyle.” Additionally, companies like A Family Friend Care Services provide household services to seniors, including house cleaning, errands running, meal preparation, and more. CNN Money Magazine rates Bowling Green as the top place in Kentucky to retire, above Lexington and Louisville. And retirement expert John Howells describes Bowling Green in glowing terms in his 2006 book, Where to Retire: “The surrounding countryside is as green as the name — lush, with rolling meadows surrounded by white fences, and thoroughbred horses munching away at the Kentucky bluegrass. Bowling Green looks exactly as one imagines Kentucky should look.” With all this and more on offer, it’s no wonder that National Geographic Adventure has called Bowling Green a place that “could inspire a complete and total life change.” Come be inspired by a golden retirement in South Central Kentucky.

boWlinG Green retireMent VillaGe offers 131 apartments on a single floor; 40 are assisted-living suites. Amenities include a beauty/ barber shop, indoor swimming pool, chapel, exercise room, and library. All staff members have been trained to handle emergency situations.

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Chandler Park Chandler Park, Bowling Green’s new assisted living facility, offers residents true community living on a campus that’s like its own small town. Spacious, private one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes are available, with services that include three daily meals, housekeeping, laundry, and all maintenance. Residents can gather with friends in the ice cream shop and general store, in the dining room, in the landscaped courtyard, or during one of a host of special activities that include exercise classes, game nights, block parties, and church services. The campus also features a salon and a library. Chandler Park also offers complete peace of mind for residents and their families with 24-hour trained staff, emergency call systems in each suite, nightly resident checks, closed circuit video on exterior doorways, and more.

Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates • MRI • Total Joint Replacement • Spine Surgery • Arthroscopic Surgery • Hand Surgery • Sports Medicine • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Cranial Aneurysm • Neuralgia • Treatment of Spinal/Brain Tumors

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgeons

Lynn D. Olson, M.D. Craig A. Beard, M.D. John T. Burch, M.D. Phillip J. Singer, M.D. Keith D. Morrison, M.D.

Kirk A. Fee, M.D. David B. Richards, M.D. Christopher M. Patton, M.D. Gregg A. Malmquist, M.D.

American Board of Neurosurgical Surgery Neurosurgeon - William A. Schwank, M.D.

165 Natchez Trace, Suite 100 • Bowling Green, KY • (270) 782-7800 Russellville: (270) 725-8200 • Franklin: (270) 586-0286 • Scottsville: (270) 622-3288

Telephone Answered 24 Hours

www.wkona.net

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Worship “To develop relationships that continue beyond the holiday season...”

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Bowling Green Christian Church www.bowlinggreenchristian.org

• The Bowling Green Christian Church student ministry includes weekly student and fellowship opportunities, as well as leadership through youth mission programs. In addition, every summer more than 150 children and their families attend Vacation Bible School. • The church also hosts “Fifth Quarter,” a city and countywide event, on the nights all schools have a game, providing entertainment, snacks, and activities to give students a safe place to celebrate after sporting events. • Bowling Green Christian also partners with Potter Gray Elementary School through Project PG, a ministry that partners church members with Potter Gray students and staff. The church provides school supplies, homework help, mentoring, food boxes, school supplies, coats, and tutors. • The church also helps families through the Angel Food Ministry and Angel Tree Christmas Ministry, and it partners with 12 other churches to provide meals to seniors and families through MEALS INC.

Church-School

Connections By Carol Cummings

Area churches are partnering with local schools to meet community needs and are opening their doors to reach the youth of South Central Kentucky.

Broadway United Methodist Church www.broadwayunited.org

• Broadway United Methodist Church has an ongoing partnership with T.C. Cherry Elementary School that involves mentoring and staff support, as well as purchasing school supplies and providing funding for field trips and special needs. Each July, the church hosts a Back-to-School Block Party for students and families at the school, complete with games, face painting, and cotton candy. In addition, each December the Angel Tree Ministry connects families in the church with T.C. Cherry families, not only to provide holiday presents, but also to develop relationships that continue beyond the holiday season. • Broadway works with Kaleidoscope, a local youth development program that allows students to engage important issues through the arts. • The church participates in the backpack program, a cooperative effort among several churches in Bowling Green to provide bags of healthy food to be sent home on Fridays with students who might otherwise not have enough to eat over the weekend. • The church’s Lil’ Angels Attic ministry, a semi-annual consignment sale, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to community organizations that serve children and families. • Broadway’s youth group also participates in Project BG, during which students give up several days of their school breaks to help a variety of organizations in the community. www.bgchamber.com 57


Church Expansions HILLVUE HEIGHTS CHURCH has a new Children and Youth Building, which opened in December 2009 at the Nashville Road campus. Construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 13, 2008. The new addition adds 25 new classrooms, five new large group rooms, and an expanded atrium. This is a total of approximately 52,000 square feet, expanding Hillvue’s campus floor space by nearly 70 percent.

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MACHINING • TOOLING • FABRICATION

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH is constructing its new “Parkside” campus across from Basil Griffin Park. “Spirit I” of the 30-acre development, to be complete in early 2010, will house administrative offices, classrooms, a fellowship hall, and kitchen space. It will be LEEDcertified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a green building. “Spirit II,” which will include the actual worship space, will cover 24,000 square feet and will include an outdoor garden between the church and the parish hall. Members of Holy Spirit will attend services and Mass at the original location until the spring of 2010.

CGS MACHINE & TOOL, INC. 2750 GRIFFIN DR. • BOWLING GREEN, KY 42101 www.cgsmachine.com

STEVE ALLEN President

OFFICE: 270-783-3589 FAX: 270-783-4237 email: steve@cgsmachine.com

Area Congregations Bowling Green Christian Church

First Baptist Church

Hope in Messiah Congregation

1912 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-6231 www.bowlinggreenchristian.org

621 E. 12th Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101 270 842-0331 www.firstbaptistbg.org

2107 Old Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-303-9410 www.hopeinmessiah.org

Broadway United Methodist Church

First Christian Church

Living Hope Baptist Church

1323 Melrose Street Bowling Green, KY 42104 270 843-3942 www.broadwayunited.org

1106 State Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-3191 www.firstchristianbg.org

1805 Westen Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-843-9462 www.livinghopewired.com

Christ Episcopal Church

Grace & Peace Presbyterian

Presbyterian Church

1215 State Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-6563 www.cecbg.com

915-B College Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-799-0176 www.gracepeacebg.com

1003 State Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-4707 www.bgpres.org

Christian Life Center

Hillvue Heights Church

1609 Sharon Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-6268

3219 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-0012 • 270-842-6883 www.hillvue.com

Crossland Community Church 600 U.S. 31-W Bypass, Suite 180 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270 842-4428 www.crosslandchurch.org

Eastwood Baptist Church 500 Eastwood Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-7867 www.eastwoodbc.org

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

The churches listed are partners of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce as of July 2009. Information about other worship facilities, including reaching various religions and creeds, is available at www.bgky.org.

2232 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-7777 www.holyspiritcatholic.org

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & School 553 Ashmoor Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-1001 • 270-843-9595 www.htlsbg.com

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Entertainment & Culture “Experience the joys of the arts.”

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Theatre By Carol Cummings

In South Central Kentucky, theatre enthusiasts have many opportunities to experience the joys of the art. Hundreds of community members are involved with the stage, participating in the cast and crew of both community theatre and professional acting groups, as well as attending entertaining performances.

Capitol Arts Alliance www.capitolarts.com

The Capitol Arts Alliance is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to enrich the quality of life in South Central Kentucky through arts experiences, as a presenter, an arts educator, and a leader. Located in historic downtown Bowling Green, the Capitol annually initiates and sponsors a number of theatrical and musical presentations. In addition, the theatre also hosts a number of community and gallery events each year.

Fountain Square Players

Kentucky Repertory Theatre

www.fountainsquareplayers.org

www.kentuckyrep.org

The Fountain Square Players made their debut in 1978. A community theatre group with a volunteer board of directors and more than 100 volunteer actors, ushers, set designers and workers, backstage workers, and directors, the Fountain Square Players always welcome new performers and crew members to join them.

The Kentucky Repertory Theatre (KRT) in Horse Cave was founded in 1976. It presents quality, professional theatre with a diverse repertory of shows. One of the few remaining rotating repertory theatres in the country, KRT’s offerings include a regular summer rotating season, numerous special presentations, youth camps and workshops, outreach programs, and a special Christmas season.

Public Theatre of Kentucky www.ptkbg.org

The Public Theatre of Kentucky is housed in Bowling Green’s intimate, historic Phoenix Theatre. The nonprofit organization has a mission to enrich the cultural life of the region through the production of high-quality theatre, summer youth theatre, and other performing arts events.

1000 Woodhurst Street Bowling Green, KY 42103 Fax: 270-842-7245

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Southern

Kentucky 2010 Festivals

Events and Special

June

• The Glasgow Highland Games are scheduled for June 3–6, 2010, at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. This festival celebrates the traditions, culture, and history of the Scots and Irish. Activities include historical re-enactments, live entertainment, crafts, food, and traditional athletic competitions. 270-651-3141; www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

By Carol Cummings

April

• The 12th annual Southern Kentucky BookFest will take place April 17, 2010, at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center at WKU. The Southern Kentucky BookFest is the state’s largest literary event and includes children’s activities, book signings, and author presentations from all genres. 270-745-2904; www.sokybookfest.org • The annual Jacksonian Days are held over four days in Scottsville. The festival features music, arts, crafts, good foods, a horse show, a bass tournament, a golf scramble, a demolition derby, the Spring Lights Dogwood Festival, a 5K run, the Grandest Ole Opry, a beauty pageant, and a carnival. 270-237-4782

May

• The Junior Achievement Mini Corvette Challenge features 25 miniature Corvette go-carts racing for the coveted Gold Cup. The Bowling Green event also features food, children’s activities, and a Cool Car and Bike Show. 270-782-2876; www.jaforkids.com • Held in mid-May, the Adairville Strawberry Festival features a 5K run, Dancing in the Street, carnival rides, raffles, a car show, a craft show, a beauty pageant, parade, kids and pets on parade, a star search, an auction, and battle re-enactments. 270-726-2206 • The annual BB&T All-American Soap Box Derby, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green, is held at the state-of-the-art track at Phil Moore Park. Designed for children ages 8 through 12, the Bowling Green event is the third-largest soap box derby in the nation. www.bgkiwanis.org/soapbox

July

• The Green River Catfish Festival celebrates Independence Day in Morgantown. The event offers a three-day catfish tournament, food, music, dancing, shows, concerts, games, carnival rides, contests, merchandise, beauty contests, and more. 270-526-6827 • The Southern Kentucky Fair, sponsored by the Jaycees, will take place in Bowling Green July 25–31, 2010. The SOKY Fair includes livestock shows, 4-H project displays, the demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, a figure-eight race, a mud run, beauty pageants, and livestock shows for sheep, dairy, beef, and goats. 270-842-7980; www.sokyfair.org

October

• The Medical Center 10K Classic is hailed as one of the top road races in the country. The event features the 10K Classic, 5K Run, 10K Wheelchair Race, and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. 270-796-2141; www.10k.bowlinggreen.net • The Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival is a celebration of the community’s history. The Russellville event includes a 5K run, golf scramble, bicycle ride, children’s activities, beauty pageants, live music, a cook-off, a pet show, historic tours, carnival rides, a parade, fireworks, and a karaoke contest. 270-726-5033

August

• The annual Duncan Hines Festival takes place in downtown Bowling Green in 2010. It features a recipe contest, art contest, pageants, the annual duck race, a street dance, and children’s activities. www.duncanhinesfestival.com • The first International Newgrass Festival was held in August 2009 on the historic Ballance Farms, just north of Bowling Green. “Newgrass,” a music style based on bluegrass instrumentation, was developed in Bowling Green by the New Grass Revival, and Bowling Green native Sam Bush has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as the founder of newgrass music. The three-day festival featured New Grass Revival and several other bands. www.newgrassfestival.com

September

• The Monroe County Watermelon Festival takes place on September 4, 2010, in Tompkinsville. The festival offers a 5K run, a cruise-in, an antique tractor and engine show, a marble tournament, a parade, arts and crafts, a bluegrass festival, children’s activities, live entertainment, and lots of watermelon activities. 270-487-5505

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• The Bowling Green International Festival will be held on September 26, 2010, at Fountain Square Park. It features music, dance, and performances; exhibits; children’s activities; demonstrations; authentic foods; and merchandise vendors. 270-796-2777; www.bginternationalfest.com • The annual Scotty’s Contracting Festival of Sand features giant sand sculptures made by local volunteer teams. Benefiting Kids on the Block, the event also includes a carnival, music, food, live entertainment, a giant sandbox for kids, face painting, crafts, inflatables, and games. 270-842-2259 • U.S. Bank’s Balloons, Tunes and BBQ, held each September in Bowling Green, includes hot air balloons, tether rides, a balloon glow, and a “Memphis in May” sanctioned BBQ contest. The event benefits local charities. 270-745-7516; www.balloonstunesbbq.com • The Cave Country Arts and Crafts Festival will take place in Brownsville on September 25, 2010. 270-597-2222

• The annual Metcalfe County Pumpkin Festival is held in Edmonton. Activities include an arts and crafts festival, a 5K run/walk, food booths, a pancake breakfast, car and truck show, antique tractor show, a parade, beauty pageant, car show, live music, and a variety of pumpkin-themed events. 270-432-3222

November

• The Networking Women Annual Christmas Bazaar and Business Showcase, held at the Sloan Convention Center, showcases local businesses and features prizes, special guests, and a host of family fun.

December

• Sponsored by the Friends of L&N Depot, the Festival of Trains will take place on December 4, 2010, at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum at the L&N Depot. The event features children’s activities, a visit from Santa, a model railroad display, Depot artifacts, railroad memorabilia, and train car tours. 270-745-7317


Music By Carol Cummings

Whether you prefer the majesty of a full orchestra, the more intimate setting of a chamber performance, or a casual outdoor setting while you swing to the sounds of local bands, Bowling Green has something to offer.

Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra www.bgwso.org

The Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra is a cooperative venture between WKU’s Department of Music and the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra Association. Tracing its history to 1908, the symphony presents five concerts each year, which include masterworks, pops, and family performances. In 2003, the BGWSO began presenting professional chamber ensembles in its Chamber Series. WKU is also home to a pre-college strings program, a cooperative venture between the Department of Music and the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.

Concert in the Park Series www.downtownbg.org

The casual summer Concert in the Park Series will kick off its 31st year in 2010. Sponsored by the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, this weekly series presents concerts on Wednesdays at noon during the month of June in Fountain Square Park and on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in July. Friday night concerts take place in both Fountain Square Park and in Circus Square. The eclectic sounds of the 2009 series included swing, big band, folk, rock, jazz, standards, R&B, country, blues, and funk.

Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green www.orchestrakentucky.com

Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green, formerly known as the “Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra,” celebrated a new name at the start of the 2008–2009 season to recognize its increasing size and expanding reach. The orchestra performs a wide range of styles of music, from classical favorites, to show tunes, to much-loved pop hits. Orchestra Kentucky also offers “Children’s Cushion Concerts” for young people, private string lessons through the Bowling Green String Academy, and a youth orchestra for children ages 5 through 18.

David A. Buchanan, D.M.D. John W. Buchanan, D.M.D. 546 Park Street, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: (270) 781-3133

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Recreation & Tourism

“Feasts for all senses abound...”

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Terrain, Cars,

and Culture By Carol Cummings

South Central Kentucky is an exciting tourist destination, offering a unique mix of beautiful terrain, cars, and culture. Discover the underground passageways and unspoiled surface beauty of Mammoth Cave National Park, or take an underground boat tour at Bowling Green’s Lost River Cave. The region’s rustic terrain is also perfect for horseback riding or taking a canoe or kayak adventure down the Green River. Make a pit stop at the National Corvette Museum and General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant, then feel the vibration of live motor action as you swing by Beech Bend Raceway’s drag strip and oval track. Cool off at their amusement park and Splash Lagoon Waterpark next door, home to twisted coasters and thrill rides. Explore historical attractions like the Shaker Museum at South Union, where you can learn more about the hard-working, inventive Shaker lifestyle. Hear the Floyd Collins Story and see the history of cave creatures at Horse Cave’s American Cave Museum. Feel the fur of a kangaroo and hear the call of a lorikeet at Kentucky Down Under. Taste the homemade ice cream at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, or crawl inside a Civil War tent before trying on 19th-century attire at the Kentucky Museum. Climb aboard railcars and ask questions of a conductor at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum. Dig for relics among over 100 life-size dinosaurs at Dinosaur World, then ride a chair lift up Guntown Mountain, where you can witness a live Wild West shootout.

Kids Rule! The Bowling Green region offers a wide variety of activities geared for kids. Check out http://visitbgky.com/thingstodo/family/ for a list of family-friendly attractions.

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Kentucky South Central

Attractions chaneY’s DairY barn 9191 Nashville Road 270-843-5567 • www.chaneysdairybarn.com We all scream for ice cream! Good Morning America chose Chaney as one of its 2008 “Top Ten Scoop Shops in America.” Premium ice cream, sandwiches, and soups are made fresh daily. Make a day of it and do a full tour to learn all about life down on the dairy farm.

historic railparK & train MuseuM at the l&n Depot 401 Kentucky Street 270-745-7317 • www.historicrailpark.com At the Historic Railpark & Train Museum at the L&N Depot, visitors can climb aboard train cars, view vintage equipment and artifacts, and learn more about the history of the rails.

DiaMonD caVerns 1900 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Park City 270-749-2233 • www.diamondcaverns.com Cavers have been exploring Diamond Caverns for 150 years. The cave’s intricate stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone formations, and cathedral-like chambers are fully lighted so you can enjoy their spectacular beauty.

KentucKY DoWn unDer 3700 L&N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave 270-786-2634 • 800-762-2869 • www.kdu.com G’day, mate! Explore the world of the Outback at Kentucky Down Under, which features Australian wildlife and artifacts.

Dinosaur WorlD 711 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City 270-773-4345 • www.dinoworld.net Life-size dinosaurs give visitors a roaring welcome, displayed in outdoor settings with educational information. Search for authentic fossils in a realistic “dig” and get in-depth info in the museum or movie cave.

KentucKY librarY & MuseuM Western Kentucky University 270-745-2592 • www.wku.edu/library/kylm/ Learn about Kentucky’s role in the Civil War and World War II and about its history, politics, culture, and environment, as well as the history of WKU.

lost riVer caVe U.S. 31-W & Cave Mill Road 270-393-0077 • 866-274-CAVE www.lostrivercave.com Offering Kentucky’s only underground boat tour, Lost River Cave and Valley also offers the enchanting Butterfly Habitat.

MaMMoth caVe national parK 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave 270-758-2180 • www.nps.gov/maca/ A must-see on any visit to South Central Kentucky, the Mammoth System is the longest known cave system in the world. The surrounding national park, offering beautiful and diverse flora and fauna, offers camping.

aMerican caVe MuseuM/ hiDDen riVer caVe 119 east Main street, horse cave 270-786-1466 • cavern.org/hrc/hrchome.php Discover the origins and science of caves through a variety of educational exhibits at the museum or take the mile-long Adventure Tour into the heart of the cave.

beech benD 798 Beech Bend Road 270-781-7634 • www.beechbend.com This historic amusement park has been providing family entertainment since 1898. In addition to more than 40 wild rides and Splash Lagoon, Beech Bend offers a petting farm, live entertainment, and a dragstrip and oval track for racing enthusiasts.

briMs (barren riVer iMaGinatiVe MuseuM of science) 1229 center street 270-843-9779 • www.brimsbg.org Offering education that’s also entertainment, BRIMS is an interactive, hands-on science and technology museum with exhibits for all ages.

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Additional South Central

Kentucky Tourist Spots Barren River Lake State Resort Park

parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/br/

Guntown Mountain

www.mammothcave.com/guntown/

Mammoth Cave Wax Museum 270-773-3010

Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum www.mammothcave.com/guntown/wildlife.htm

RiverWalk at Mitch McConnell Park www.bgky.org/bgpr

national corVette MuseuM 350 corvette Drive 270-781-7973 • 800-53-VETTE www.corvettemuseum.com With a mission of celebrating America’s quintessential sports car, the National Corvette Museum offers changing displays of new and classic Corvettes.

riVerVieW at hobson GroVe 1200 W. Main Street 270-843-5565 • www.bgky.org/riverview The striking Italianate home, built for the Hobson family, was completed in 1872; the partial structure served as a Confederate munitions magazine during 1861–62. An official site on the Civil War Discovery Trail, the home is open for tours and is interpreted as a prosperous Victorian family home.

YoGi bear’s JellYstone caMp resort 1002 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City 270-773-3840 • 800-523-1854 www.jellystonemammothcave.com Offering excellent campsites and cabins, Jellystone Resort was built for family fun, with planned activities, a waterslide and pool, mini golf, a game room, an outdoor theater, playgrounds, bonfires, and visits from Yogi and his friends.

Visitors

Bureau By Carol Cummings & laura WilCoxen

South Central Kentucky is a hot spot for vacationers and conventioneers alike. Tourists spent $304.9 million in Warren County in 2008 — an increase of 1.8 percent, according to the Kentucky Department of Travel (2009). Over the last three years, tourism in Warren County has increased 28.2 percent. “Considering the economic climate and record-breaking gas prices in 2008, for Warren County to see an increase in tourism spending is a true testament to our hospitality and world-class attractions,” said Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Where else can you go spelunking, witness an American icon in the works, go for a twisted ride in the air, and stroll an historic town square — all in one weekend? Nowhere, other than Bowling Green,” added Marissa Butler, public relations director of the Visitors Bureau. Assisting more than 60,000 walk-in visitors at its main office and information booth at the National Corvette Museum, as well as distributing some 350,000 Visitors Guides each year, the CVB is the key to the city for many travelers. The CVB is working hard to compete in the vacation market, consistently promoting to a targeted market the things that make South Central Kentucky unique. The CVB website (www.visitbgky.com) offers travel packages, sample itineraries, coupons, and attraction and lodging information; visitors to the site can narrow their interests to filter search results when looking for things to do, places to stay, or where to dine. According to Butler, the region boasts a variety of attractions appealing to varied interests, and the CVB often fields requests for focused itineraries. “Automotive enthusiasts flock to Bowling Green,” said Butler. “The National Corvette Museum certainly grabs motorists’ attention as they travel I-65, and the museum hosts several annual events that bring thousands of participants to town.” The historic tracks at Beech Bend Raceway are another hot spot for car buffs, with weekly drag and oval racing plus major events each year. Additionally, scenic drives with rolling hills and breathtaking vistas across South Central Kentucky keep motorists coming back year after year.

Others are drawn to the region’s rich history. “Several firstclass museums share our stories very well, including that of native Duncan Hines and distinguished aviator Dan Cherry,” said Butler. “The Bowling Green Civil War Discovery Trail, with its accompanying audio tour, is a popular brochure, as are several walking tours throughout historic districts.” Families searching for an active outdoors vacation will find plenty to do as well, including Kentucky’s cave country, quality athletic facilities, a beloved amusement park, a wildlife center, and more. However, Butler credits the people of the region for drawing so many return visitors. “Once the visitor has arrived, it’s the employees of area businesses that truly help create a memorable visit,” Butler said. “Without the support and vision of so many community partners, tourism would not have such a positive impact on the area, nor would the BGACVB be as successful.”

Top Place to

Live and Play! National Geographic Adventure Magazine selected Bowling Green as one of the 50 best adventure towns in the country. The feature story of the magazine’s September 2007 issue was devoted to one town from each state that offers a balanced blend of “terrain, activity, and opportunity.” Bowling Green ranked as a winning community among such world-famous tourist spots as Las Vegas and Nashville. Attractions such as the Corvette Museum, the GM Assembly Plant, and the Historic Railpark & Train Museum at the L&N Depot contributed to Bowling Green’s consideration, as well as its close proximity to Nashville, Louisville, and Mammoth Cave. Other factors cited were the number of bicycle loops in the city, as well as the availability of area parks and pick-it-yourself farms. www.bgchamber.com 67


Outdoor Fun at Local Parks By Laura Wilcoxen

South Central Kentucky Public Parks & Recreation Centers For more information about South Central Kentucky’s public recreation facilities, contact the organizations listed below. address Washington Street, Brownsville Highway 745, Chalybeate Hwy. 70, Mammoth Cave Rd., Brownsville

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EDMONSON COuNty PaRKS Park Name Brownsville City Park Chalybeate Sports Complex Edmonson County Ballpark LOGaN COuNty PaRKS Park Name Carpenter Center Hampton Park McCutchen-Coke Municipal Park Recreation Center Russellville-Logan County Memorial Park

Amphitheater Archery/Shooting Range Badminton Court Baseball/Softball Field Basketball Court Batting Cage/Pitching Machine Bike Course/Trail Boating Community Center Croquet Court Cross-Country Course Disc Golf Dog Park Fishing Fitness Facility Football Field Garden Gazebo Golf Course Gymnasium Historic Site Horseshoe Pit Picnic Area Playground Racquetball Court Remote Control Car Track Roller Hockey Rink RV Hookups Sand Play Court Skate Park Soap Box Derby Track Soccer Field Swimming/Aquatic Center Tennis Court Volleyball Court Walking/Nature Trail

Dive into outdoor fun at Bowling Green and Warren County parks! In addition to providing scenic natural oases, the community’s parks and recreation centers offer an amazing variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, a golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, a skate park, frisbee golf, swimming, boating and fishing, and walking and bike trails. But there’s more. In addition to the usual community park activities, South Central Kentucky parks offer recreation that’s rarely found in smaller communities — or even in large cities — such as archery/ shooting ranges, a croquet court, historic displays (like vintage aircraft), a sand play court, a full-featured aquatic center with slides and play equipment, a remote control car track, outdoor theater, and even a roller hockey rink.

MEtCaLFE COuNty PaRKS Park Name address Bransetter Park Highways 90 and 163, Summer Shade Edmonton Memorial Park Randolph Street, Edmonton George K. Bowling Community Park Highway 68, Edmonton Metcalfe County Park Highway 68 near Greensburg Pedigo Springs Park North Main Street, Edmonton Sulpher Well Park Highway 70, Sulpher Well MONROE COuNty PaRKS Park Name address Fountain Run City Park Highway 10, Gamaliel Gamaliel City Park Highway 100, Gamaliel Old Mulkey State Historic Site Old Mulkey Road, Tompkinsville Tompkinsville City Park Mill Creek Road, Tompkinsville allen County Parks .................................................270-237-3238

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Barren County Parks...............................................270-561-3811

Edmonson County Parks ..................270-597-3814

Monroe County Parks.........................................270-487-5504

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation ....................270-393-3000

Logan County Parks .........................270-726-5033

Warren County Parks and Recreation ...............270-842-5302

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aLLen County PaRKS Park name Cedar Springs Fire Department Park Cedar Springs #2 Fire Department Park Community Center Crow Street Park Fred Hale Park Halifax Community Park Meador Fire Department Scottsville Roadside Park South Allen Fire Department Park Stoney Point Fire Department Park

address Old Port Oliver Road, Scottsville Hwy. 98, Brownsford Road, Scottsville Poplar & Third Streets, Scottsville Orange Street, Scottsville Cottage Drive, Scottsville 555 Halifax Settle Road, Scottsville Old Gainesville-Port Oliver Road, Scottsville 31E, Old Gallatin Road, Scottsville Maple Grove Church Road, Adolphus Keen Road, Franklin

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WaRRen County PaRKS Park name Ashmoor Park Basil W. Griffin Jr. Park Bowling Green Recreation Center Browning Community Park C.W. Lampkin Park Chuck Crume Nature Park Covington Woods Park Coy Alford Park/Delafield Community Ctr. Cross Winds Golf Course The Crossings Ed Spear Park Ephraim White Park Fort Webb Park Fountain Square Park G.H. Freeman Park H.P. Thomas Park Hadley Community Park Hobson Grove Park/Riverview James Hines Park Kummer/Little Recreation Center Lovers Lane Park Michael O. Buchanon Park Parker-Bennett Recreation Center Paul Walker Golf Course Pedigo Park Phil Moore Park Preston Miller Park/Russell Sims Aquatic Ctr. Ogden Park Reservoir Hill Park Richardsville Community Park RiverWalk/McConnell Park Riverfront Park Roland Bland Park/Skate Park Romanza Johnson County Park Spero Kereiakes Park Thomas Landing Park Weldon Peete Park West Gate Park Westside Neighborhood Park Woodburn City Park

Amphitheater Archery/Shooting Range Badminton Court Baseball/Softball Field Basketball Court Batting Cage/Pitching Machine Bike Course/Trail Boating Community Center Croquet Court Cross-Country Course Disc Golf Dog Park Fishing Fitness Facility Football Field Garden Gazebo Golf Course Gymnasium Historic Site Horseshoe Pit Picnic Area Playground Racquetball Court Remote Control Car Track Roller Hockey Rink RV Hookups Sand Play Court Skate Park Soap Box Derby Track Soccer Field Swimming/Aquatic Center Tennis Court Volleyball Court Walking/Nature Trail

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BaRRen County PaRKS Park name American Legion Park Beaver Trail Complex Gorin Park Twyman Park Weldon Park ButLeR County PaRKS Park name Charles T. Black City Park

address Happy Valley Road, Glasgow 115 Beaver Trail, Glasgow East Main Street, Glasgow Twyman Park Road, Glasgow Cleveland Avenue, Glasgow address 227 Helm Lane, Morgantown

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LISTof ADVERTISERS Accountant

Appliances

BKD, LLP — Page 40

Bowling Green Appliance Center

BKD, LLP is one of the 10 largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S. providing consulting, tax, assurance, and accounting outsourcing solutions to businesses, governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals.

Offering a full line of appliance parts plus sales and installation of Frigidaire and Whirlpool appliances.

Shelton & Associates, LLP Certified Public Accountants — Page 37

943 Lovers Lane P.O. Box 20126 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-782-0484 fax 270-782-0496 www.brockmcvey.com

220 West Main, Suite 1700 Louisville, KY 40202 502-581-0435 fax 502-581-0723 www.bkd.com

181 West Professional Park Court Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-9620 fax 270-781-1911 sheltoncpas@bellsouth.net

Do you have an accountant who is dedicated to your accounting needs? Call us. We provide professional services for accounting, auditing, business valuations, tax planning and compliance, litigation support, and forensics accounting.

Advertising Publication Clip-It, Inc. — Page 23 200 Old Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-8805 fax 270-781-8610 contact@clipitshopper.com www.clipitshopper.com

Clip-It, Inc., is an advertising publication that is distributed weekly to 22 counties throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. With 27 years experience, we are sure to meet your advertising needs!

Agritourism Chaney’s Dairy Barn

9191 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-5567 fax 270-843-5636 chaneyinfo@yahoo.com www.chaneysdairybarn.com Rolling farmland, Jersey cows, homemade ice cream at Chaney’s. Lunch, Dinner, daily homemade soup, sandwiches and desserts. Kentucky gift shop, meeting space, concession trailer and tour appointments.

Airport Bowling Green - Warren County Regional Airport — Page 61 1000 Woodhurst Drive Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-1101 fax 270-842-7245 www.bgwcairport.org Robert Barnett, Airport Manager

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Offering full flight services, all weather capability, rental cars, aircraft maintenance, free parking, FBO courtesy car, two flight schools, aerial tours, and hangar leasing. Airport management is now selling aviation fuel.

Amusements/Recreation/ Entertainment Warren County Parks & Recreation 2055 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-5302 fax 270-843-5351

• Ashmoor Park • Basil Griffin Park • Cumberland Trace School Park • Ed Spear Park • Ephram White Park • G.H. Freeman Park • Hadley Community Park • Lost River School Park • Michael O. Buchanan Park • Natcher School Park • N. Warren School Park • Oakland School Park • Phil Moore Park • Richpond School Park • Rockfield School Park • Browning Park • Richardsville School Park • Romanza Johnson Park • Alvaton Gym Park • Thomas Landing Park • Weldon Peete Park • West Gate Park • Woodburn City Park • Warren Co. Aquatic Facility • Delafield Community Center

2472 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-2426 fax 270-782-3939 bgac@bellsouth.net

Brock McVey Co. of Bowling Green — Page 46

The source for all your: • Appliances • Refrigeration • Lighting • Ice Machines • Plumbing •  And More...

Architect Stengel Hill Architecture Inc. — Page 10 613 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202 502-893-1875 fax 502-893-1876 jase@stengelhill.com www.stengelhill.com

Stengel Hill Architecture is a full-service architecture firm specializing in healthcare and commercial architecture. Proudly serving our clients in the Bowling Green area including the Chamber of Commerce and The Medical Center.

Arts & Entertainment The Symphony at WKU 500 East Main Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-745-7681 bgwso@insightbb.com www.thesymphonyatwku.org

The Symphony is a 100-year-old regional symphony that performs five concerts and presents three chamber music ensemble performances each year. Season subscription information and group discounts are available.

Assisted Living Bowling Green Retirement Village 445 Middle Bridge Road West Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-5433 www.bgrv.com

• 3 Meals Served Daily • Weekly Housekeeping • All Apartments on Ground Level • 24-Hour Emergency Response System • Beauty Salon/Barber Shop • Transportation to/from Doctor Appointments • Scheduled Activities 137 State Certified Assisted Living Apartments/Suites

Attorney English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP — Page 24 1101 College Street P.O. Box 770 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0770 270-781-6500 fax 270-782-7782 inquiry@elpolaw.com www.elpolaw.com

Established in 1973. Engaged in general trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts; health, medical negligence, labor, employment, education, estate planning and probate, banking, corporation, real estate, immigration, and environmental law.

Kerrick, Stivers, Coyle & Van Zant, P.L.C. — Page 23 1025 State Street P.O. Box 9547 Bowling Green, KY 42102-9547 270-782-8160 fax 270-782-5856 www.kscvlaw.com

Areas of Practice: Insurance Law, Personal Injury-Defense, Personal Injury-Plaintiff, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Estate Planning, Trusts, Business Organizations, Copyright, and Trademark.

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Automotive - Repair

Lee Myles Transmissions & AutoCare

Bowling Green-Warren County Contractors Licensing Board — Page 63

945 US 31-W Bypass Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-9339 fax 270-745-7396 suntrans@accessky.net www.leemyles.com

P.O. Box 1268 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1268 270-781-3530 fax 270-781-3481 bob.appling@bgky.org holly.warren@bgky.org www.bgky.org/contractorslicensing

Lee Myles Transmissions & AutoCare specializes in transmission repair and rebuilding and can also handle most of your general auto care needs. ASE and AAA certified and BBB accredited.

When selecting your contractor for your new home, remodeling, or home improvement, always check to see if he or she is licensed and in good standing. The Contractors Licensing Board can be reached at 270-781-3530.

Builder & Residential Design Gemini Homes, Inc. — Page 47

The Builders Association of South Central Kentucky, Inc. — Page 5

Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-782-8893 fax 270-782-3908 www.yourgeminihomes.com

859 Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103-7903 270-781-3375 fax 270-782-5082 www.bascky.com

You Dream! We Build! • Custom Homes • Remodeling/Additions • Lots for Sale • Plan Design • Real Estate Sales • Green Building • Homes for Sale • Decks/Outdoor Spaces

Whether you are building or remodeling or just hoping to make a small change to improve your home, we encourage you to Do Business With a Member.

Building Materials Lee Brick & Block — Page 47 309 Dishman Lane P.O. Box 3245 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-9813 fax 270-781-0180 digby@leebrickandblock.com www.leebrickandblock.com

Offering a Full Line of Masonry Products, Including: • Concrete and Clay Pavers • Glass Block • Firerock Fireplaces • Retaining Wall Block for Landscapes • Masonry Tools • Mountain Stone

Churches Bowling Green Christian Church — Page 59 1912 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-6231 office@bowlinggreenchristian.org www.bowlinggreenchristian.org

MISSION: We exist to love God through worship, love the church through fellowship, love the world through evangelism, and love the broken through compassion.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church — Page 37 4754 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-7777 www.holyspiritcatholic.org

Please check Web site for Mass times. MISSION: We are a welcoming Catholic community called to live our faith by celebrating sacraments and prayers; proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ; seeking lifelong faith formation; sharing our time, talents, and treasure; and reaching out in compassionate service to others.

Compressors / Pumps Industrial Gas Technology 150 Vanderbilt Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-783-0538 fax 270-783-0739 www.industrialgastechnology.com

We have over 45 years of experience and offer reliable assistance to our customers in both the sales and technical service aspects of the industrial pump and compressor industry.

Construction/Contractors Alliance Corporation — Page 19 116 East College Street P.O. Box 1480 Glasgow, KY 42142-1480 270-651-8848 fax 270-651-2915 jdecesare@alliancecorporation.com www.alliancecorporation.com

Alliance Corporation, Builders and Managers specializing in Construction Management, Design-Build and General Contracting.

Dewayne Hatler Construction 9940 Alvaton Road Alvaton, KY 42122 270-780-7680

• Additions and Remodeling • Residential or Commercial

Holland, Inc. — Page 46 7705 Russellville Road P.O. Box 73 Rockfield, KY 42274 270-781-7044 fax 270-781-5467

Excavating Contractor: We do site preparation, grade and drain, clearing, and stone. • Subdivisions • Commercial • Industrial • Residential

Scott & Murphy Inc. — Page Outside Back Cover P.O. Box 2520 Bowling Green, KY 42102-2520 270-781-9944 fax 270-782-2506 www.scottandmurphy.com

CONCRETE & CIVIL CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST • Curbs • Sidewalks • Pavement • Foundations & Slabs • Retaining Walls • Tilt-Up Panels • Basements • Bridges • Culverts • Catch Basins • Equipment Foundations • Containment Structures / Trenches • Site Grading • Concrete Sawing & Demolition • Retention & Storm Drainage

Scott, Murphy & Daniel — Page Outside Back Cover P.O. Box 2520 Bowling Green, KY 42102-2520 270-781-9944 fax 270-782-2506 www.scottmurphydaniel.com

• Design/Build Construction • Complete Engineering/Architectural/Design Services • Construction Management Services • Conventional General Contracting • Renovations/Conversions/Expansions

Stewart-Richey Construction, Inc. — Page 65 2137 Glen Lily Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-5184 fax 270-782-6654 info@stewartrichey.com www.stewartrichey.com

• Construction management • 17 in-house subcontractors • Commercial, industrial, and residential • Ranked nationally in the top 25 Kirby dealers • Serving the community since 1973

Contractors Scotty’s Contracting & Stone, LLC — Page 13 2300 Barren River Road P.O. Box 4500 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-3998 fax 270-781-3690 www.scottyscontracting.com

Contact us for a FREE estimate! • Crushed Stone, Lime • Roads, Driveways, Parking Lots • Grade and Drain Construction READY TO ROCK!


Dentistry David A. Buchanan, D.M.D. — Page 63 546 Park Street, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-3133 fax 270-846-0193 buchanandentistry@insightbb.com General Dentistry

Integrated Prosthodontics — Page 52 901 Wilkinson Trace, Suite 1 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-0084 fax 270-842-0604 www.steeledmd.com

Dr. Steele is a Prosthodontist, which is a specialist in dental reconstruction. His Oral Reconstruction Clinic is dedicated to the rehabilitation of the dental impaired.

Distribution Valor Oil Company — Page 25 407 Raven Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-842-0361 fax 270-993-2289 www.valorllc.com

Valor Oil is a full-line petroleum distributor providing lubricants and fuel to service stations, convenience stores, commercial, industrial, mining, and farming operations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Valor Oil also blends and supplies racing fuel nationwide.

Economic Development Kentucky Transpark — Page 32 710 College Street P.O. Box 51 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0051 270-393-8482 toll-free (866) 330-2422 fax 270-843-0458

The Kentucky Transpark, an environmentally friendly and attractive high-tech commerce and business park, is located on highways U.S. 31-W and U.S. 68/KY80 on the north side of Bowling Green.

Economic/Industrial Development Logan Economic Alliance for Development — Page 10 116 South Main Street Russellville, KY 42276 270-726-9575 fax 270-726-2237 tom@loganleads.com www.loganleads.com

LEAD is the economic development agency for Logan County Kentucky and its four cities: Adairville, Auburn, Lewisburg, and Russellville. LEAD markets industrial buildings and sites throughout the U.S. and globally.

Education Bowling Green Independent School District — Page 39 1211 Center Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-746-2200 fax 270-746-2205 www.bgreen.kyschools.us

“Building on a tradition of excellence, Bowling Green Schools lead the way in education for all.” The district serves students in five elementary schools, one middle, and one high school.

Bowling Green Technical College — Page 42 1845 Loop Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-901-1000 fax 270-901-1146 www.bowlinggreen.kctcs.edu

Bowling Green Technical College is a two-year college offering degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 30 programs in the areas of Allied Health, Applied Technology, Business, Engineering and Information Technology, Applied Academics and Enrichment, and Adult Education and Literacy.

Daymar College — Page 41 2421 Fitzgerald Industrial Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-6750 fax 270-843-6976 www.draughons.edu

Draughons Junior College is now DAYMAR COLLEGE! Keeping the tradition of friendly atmosphere and personal attention. Specialized career training in the medical, legal, business, and computer fields. Accredited member, ACICS.

Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University — Page 38 1906 College Heights Boulevard, #11056 Grise Hall 453 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-745-1902 fax 270-745-3893 www.wku.edu/businesss

The Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. Its graduate program offers the MBA and Master’s in Applied Economics degrees.

St. Joseph Interparochial School 416 Church Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-1235 fax 270-842-9072 Janice Lange, principal www.stjosephschoolbg.org

St. Joseph School is a regional Catholic grade school serving the local Catholic parishes, the Bowling Green community, and Warren and surrounding communities.

The Center for Gifted Studies Western Kentucky University — Page 39

Landmark Engineering Inc. — Page 13 183 St. Charles Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-0812 fax 270-842-0910 lei@landmarkengineering.net www.landmarkengineering.net

Landmark Engineering, Inc., is dedicated to the assurance of quality in civil engineering and land surveying with experienced professionalism.

Engineering/Surveying Cannon & Cannon, Inc. — Page 13 730 Fairview Avenue, Suite C-1 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-2744 fax 270-843-2720 www.cannon-cannon.com

• General Civil Engineering • Field Surveying • Transportation & Traffic Design • Electrical Transmission & Distribution • Water/Wastewater • Gas Distribution • Stormwater Management • Residential/Commercial Site Development Providing the attention that each individual deserves.

Financial Institutions

1906 College Heights Boulevard, #71031 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031 270-745-6323 fax 270-745-6279 gifted@wku.edu www.wku.edu/gifted

B B & T — Page 21

The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University has provided services for children and youth who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for over 25 years.

BB&T and its subsidiaries offer full-service commercial and retail banking and additional financial services such as investments, insurance, corporate finance, international banking, leasing, and trust. Eight convenient locations.

Warren County Public Schools — Page 40

Bank of Edmonson County — Page 31

1820 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-4421 fax 270-782-4476 www.bbt.com

303 Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-5150 fax 270-781-2392 www.warren.kyschools.us

109 North Main St. P.O. Box 99 Brownsville, KY 42210 270-597-2175 fax 270-597-2573 www.bankofedmonson.com

Operating 20 schools serving nearly 13,500 students, the Warren County Public Schools District is recognized for outstanding academic achievement and has earned numerous state and national awards.

Where banking is still a people business! Full-service bank offering checking, CDs, money-market accounts, mortgages, home-equity loans, business checking, commercial loans, and Internet banking.

Western Kentucky University — Page 43

Citizens First Bank Bowling Green KY — Page 26

1906 College Heights Boulevard, #11004 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1012 270-745-2551 fax 270-745-2348 www.wku.edu

WKU is a comprehensive four-year institution with emphasis in undergraduate and graduate studies and relevant applied research – offering more than 100 degree programs, including a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.).

Electrical – Contractors B & R Electrical, Inc. — Page 58 550 Kelly Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-793-5698 fax 270-793-9845 www.br-electrical.com

• Industrial • Commercial • Construction • Engineering • Design • Maintenance

Bluegrass Electrical, Inc. — Page 63 1646 Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-8333 fax 270-781-5113 www.bluegrasselectric.com

Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contractors proudly serving the construction, maintenance, design, and machinery relocation needs of our community and region. The quality you expect — the service you deserve.

Industrial Electrical Contractors — Page 17 121 Vanderbilt Court P.O. Box 51566 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-393-8466 fax 270-393-8980 www.iecbg.com

Engineering DDS Engineering, PLLC — Page 38 148 Chester Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-843-2247 fax 270-843-9323 dds@ddsengineering.com www.ddsengineering.com

1065 Ashley Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 51650 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-393-0717 fax 270-393-0716 www.citizensfirstbank.com

• Checking • Savings • Personal Loans • Business Loans • Mortgage Loans • Online Banking • Bill Pay • E-Statements • Bowling Green • Franklin • Glasgow • Munfordville • Horse Cave

Farmers National Bank — Page 54 5290 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-783-8300 fax 270-783-4254 www.fnbankky.com

• Commercial • Consumer • Auto • Home Equity Lines • Equipment • Mortgage • Construction • and More!

Republic Bank & Trust Company — Page 22 1700 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-9111 fax 270-782-9398 www.republicbank.com

Full-service neighborhood banking offering BreakFree checking, Premier 50 checking, CDs, money-market accounts, mortgages, home-equity loans, business checking, commercial loans, Internet banking, and a 24-hour infoline.

Service One Credit Union — Page 9 543 US 31 West ByPass P.O. Box 51770 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-796-8500 fax 270-393-0035 socu@socu.com www.socu.com

South Central Bank — Page 31 Bowling Green Branches 270-782-9696 1757 Campbell Lane 805 Lehman Avenue 3505 Louisville Road 2710 Nashville Road 5251 Scottsville Road 1709 U.S. 31W Bypass Franklin Branch 270-586-9696 204 South Main Street Franklin, KY 42134 www.southcentralbank.com

Hometown Banking ... there is a difference! Business or personal, taking care of our customers’ needs is what we are all about.

U.S. Bank — Page 18 270-745-7600 500 E. Main Street 1747 Ashley Circle 721 Campbell Lane 1970 Cave Mill Road 810 Lain Avenue 3240 Louisville Road www.usbank.com

Imagine what you can do, with all of US serving you. U.S. Bank

Flooring Grinstead’s Flooring & Furnishings — Page 61 1353 Old Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-1072 fax 270-843-1075 grinsteadsfloori@bellsouth.net

We carry a complete line of floor covering products, specializing in residential sales and installation. We have the largest selection of quality laminate in Bowling Green. We do not charge for estimates.

Florist Broadway Florist

923 Broadway Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-1360 fax 270-842-1363 www.broadwayfloristofbg.com “Making Bowling Green beautiful ... one petal at a time.” Specializing in your custom orders for any occasion. Stop by today to look at our selection of silk and fresh flowers!

Funeral & Cremation Services J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels & Crematory — Page 58 832 Broadway Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-3111 fax 270-842-1496 www.jckirbyandson.com

J.C. Kirby & Son have been serving the folks of Bowling Green and Warren County for the past 41 years. With over 260 years of combined experience, we feel we are adept to solve most any given problem. Bowling Green Monument Company Bowling Green Gardens Cemetery

Johnson, Vaughn, Phelps Funeral Home, Inc. — Page 57 901 Fairview Ave. P.O. Box 1114 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1114 270-843-4338 fax 270-843-2349 jvpfh@bellsouth.net www.jvpfh.com

A family owned and operated funeral home. All professional services, from embalming to final preparations, are preformed on location by our qualified staff.

Garbage Collection Scott Waste Services, LLC — Page 58 1212 Eastland Street Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-783-4016 fax 270-842-8198 www.scottwaste.com

Providing residential, commercial, construction, and industrial solid waste hauling services. Exclusive residential waste service provider for the City of Bowling Green.

When you join SOCU, you become a member of a fullservice, not-for-profit financial cooperative whose primary mission is serving its members. We’re here to serve you!

DDS Engineering, PLLC, is committed to performing our work with “pride and excellence in surveying, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and landscape architecture” with over 30 years of experience.

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Golf Courses City of Bowling Green Golf Courses CrossWinds G.C. (18 holes) next to Sloan Convention Center 1031 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-393-3559 fax 270-393-3536 www.bgky.org/golf Paul Walker G.C. (9 holes) 1044 Covington Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-393-3821 The Golf Course at Riverview (9 holes) 1200 W. Main St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-393-3877

Government City of Bowling Green — Page 8 1001 College Street P.O. Box 430 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0430 270-393-3000 fax 270-393-3698 www.bgky.org

Accredited Police, Public Works, & Fire departments. The City of Bowling Green is committed to strengthening our vibrant community by focusing on quality of life, service delivery, fiscal responsibility, public safety, neighborhood revitalization, visionary leadership, and economic development.

Health & Fitness Hot Yoga Bowling Green — Page 32 730 Fairview Avenue, Suite C-2 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-793-0011 HotYogaBG@yahoo.com www.hotyogabowlinggreen.com

Hot Yoga utilizes yoga postures, deep breathing, and controlled movement in a heated/humidified studio with purified air for health and relaxation. Hot Yoga is much more than a workout — much more than just yoga.  The ULTIMATE fitness experience!

Healthcare First Choice Home Medical — Page 53 1945 Scottsville Road, Suite A-3 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-393-9393 fax 270-393-9383 skip.wirth@firstchoicehomemedical.com www.firstchoicehomemedical.com

First Choice Home Medical is a locally owned and operated home respiratory and medical equipment company serving the Barren River District. Select First Choice for your home medical equipment needs.

Graves Gilbert Clinic — Page 50 201 Park Street P.O. Box 90007 Bowling Green, KY 42102-9007 270-781-5111 fax 270-782-4263 www.ggclinic.com

Since 1937, Graves-Gilbert Clinic has been a leader in providing quality healthcare to the South Central Kentucky region. The clinic consists of over 50 physicians representing 19 medical specialities.

The Medical Center — Page 49 250 Park Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-745-1000 info@mcbg.org www.TheMedicalCenter.org

The region’s healthcare leader, offering comprehensive medical services including The Heart Institute, Cancer Treatment Center, Primary Stroke Center, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Bone and Joint Center, and da Vinci® Robotic Surgery.

Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging — Page 52 1635 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-746-9500 fax 270-901-2161 www.wkdi.com

Providing Open MRI, High Field MRI, CT Scanning, Digital Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Speech & Swallowing Studies, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Bone Density Evaluation, and X-Ray. Choose Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging and Experience the Difference!

Work Therapeutics, Inc. — Page 51 1143 Fairway Street, Suite 104 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-9202 fax 270-781-9072 www.worktherapeutrics.com

We are an independently owned and operated physical therapy company specializing in work injury management and work injury prevention. Our services benefit individuals, employers, and the community at large.

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Heating & Cooling Gra-Tac, Inc. Heating & Cooling — Page 61 563 Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-843-1514 fax 270-782-8073 www.gra-tac.com

Trust in the form of 34 years and thousands of satisfied customers. Call us when you need us. That’s Quality – That’s GRA-TAC Heating & Cooling!

Lyons Service Company — Page 27 2721 Pioneer Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-8793 fax 270-781-8401 www.lyonsservicecompany.com

Scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs on mechanical heating and cooling equipment. Installation of building automation controls. Repair of process chillers and broilers. Serving the industrial, commercial, school, and healthcare markets.

Hospice Care Hospice of Southern Kentucky, Inc. — Page 51 5872 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-3402 The Hospice Center 270-746-9300 www.hospicesoky.org

The mission of Hospice of Southern Kentucky, Inc., is to provide support that enables the terminally ill to spend their final days in a pain-free and dignified home environment.

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts Baymont Inn — Page 29 165 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-843-3200 fax 270-782-6999 www.baymontinns.com

Listening to our guests and treating them like neighbors is what we do best. Discover true hometown hospitality at Baymont Inn & Suites. Offering complimentary breakfast, wireless Internet, and more.

Candlewood Suites — Page 29 540 Wall Street Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-843-5505 fax 270-843-5506 www.candlewoodsuitesbg.com

Candlewood Suites is the guest-preferred leader in extended stay and the official hotel of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. We feature a full kitchen in every suite as well as many signature amenities.

Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green KY — Page 9 1020 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-6778 fax 270-781-6998 www.bowlinggreen.stayhgi.com

• 100% Smoke Free • Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access • In-Room Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave • 32” HD Flat-Screen Television • Restaurant, Lounge, Room Service • Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Indoor Whirlpool • Function Space

Home-Towne Suites — Page 6 1929 Mel Browning Street Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-846-3311 fax 270-846-4511 gm-bowlinggreen@htshotel.com www.htshotel.com

An Extended Stay Hotel That’s Just Like Home... • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free Wireless Internet • Expanded Cable With HBO • On-Site Guest Laundry • Complimentary Access To A Local Fitness Center

Ramada Inn Crossroads

I-65 Exit 22 4767 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-3000 fax 270-782-2591 ramadainnbgky@msn.com www.ramadainnbowlinggreen.com New Serta Beds and Furniture • Fridge and Microwave in All Rooms • 32” Flat Plasma TV with HBO • Nightly Entertainment • Restaurant and Lounge • Free Home Cooked Breakfast • Wireless Internet • Exercise Room • No Pets Allowed

Industrial Flooring / Asphalt Sealing CSS Coatings / QuickDrive Sealing & Striping 3362 Industrial Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-793-9069 fax 270-793-9082 info@quickdrivebg.com www.quickdrivebg.com

• Professional Workmanship • Free Estimates • Fully Insured and Licensed • Seal, Stripe and Open in 6-8 hours • Ultimate Sand Suspension for a Safer, More Durable Surface

Industrial Supply B & M Industrial Supply — Page 63 26 Corporate Court Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-4916 fax 270-781-4714 254 Commerce Court Hopkinsville, KY 42240 270-885-0154 fax 270-886-7654

Visit us at one of our two locations. Call us for a line card or catalog.

Insurance State Farm Agent - Patricia Dillard 2317 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-8154 fax 270-842-1404 www.pattidillard.com

Call us for any of your insurance & financial needs. • Auto • Home • Life • Health Insurance & Financial Products • Plus, We Offer 24-Hour Good Neighbor Service

Jewelers Jewelry Barn & Pawn Shop — Page 25 2910 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-1194 fax 270-781-4978

Machine/Welding Bowling Green Machine & Welding Company 119 St. Charles Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-9560 fax 270-846-4086 mmabgmach@aol.com

• General Machine Work & Welding • Portable Align Boring • Portable Welding • DriveShaft Service • CNC Machining & Burning • Steel Sales

CGS Machine & Tool, Inc. — Page 59 2750 Griffin Drive Bowling Green , KY 42101 270-783-3589 fax 270-783-4237 steve@cgsmachine.com www.cgsmachine.com

• Tool and Die • Conventional Machining • CNC Turning • CNC Milling • Wire EDM • Fabricating/Certified Welders • Special Machine Building • 2 Shifts • 24-Hour Emergency Service

Manufacturing AEP Industries, Inc. — Page 46 123 Williamette Lane Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-8026 fax 270-782-7478 www.aepinc.com

AEP’s Printed / Converted Products Division delivers a fully integrated packaging solution to markets such as food, beverage, health and beauty, pet care, and industrial. Processes include co-extrusion blown film, flexographic printing, lamination, slitting, and bag making.

American Howa Kentucky, Inc. — Page 25 445 Jody Richards Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-563-4400 fax 270-563-4439 www.howa-ky.com

Manufacturer of sunshades, dash insulators and other interior products for the automotive industry.

Country Oven Bakery — Page 47 2840 Pioneer Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-3200 fax 270-782-7170

Established in 1981, a producer of the highest-quality iced cakes, baked cakes, and frozen dough products for in-store bakeries.

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. — Page 22 One Fruit of the Loom Drive P.O. Box 90015 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-6400 fax 270-438-1155 www.fruit.com

Fruit of the Loom is a leading international, vertically integrated basic apparel company. The company manufactures underwear, casualwear, childrenswear, & printable tees and fleece for the activewear industry. An independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, Inc.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. — Page 27 151 Turner Court P.O. Box 30309 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-842-3319 fax 270-745-9639 www.hillspet.com

Helping to enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

International Paper — Page 28 5150 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-783-3600 fax 270-783-3700 www.internationalpaper.com

International Paper is a diversified integrated forest products company. Our facility in Bowling Green produces corrugated shipping containers for manufacturing in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana.

Lord Corporation — Page 25 2800 Pioneer Drive P.O. Box 8500 Bowling Green, KY 42101-4053 270-781-5440 fax 270-842-1358 www.lord.com

Our team-based workforce of more than 130 employees produces high-quality bonded elastomer assemblies that manage shock, vibration, noise, and motion for equipment and the transportation industries.

Machined Ceramics, Inc.

629 North Graham Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-0512 fax 270-781-9361 machinedceramics@insightbb.com www.machinedceramics.com Over 18 years of experience in the production of precision machined ceramics; alumina, silicon carbides, silicon nitrides and zirconias. These are used in equipment for a wide range of industries; manufacturing, communications, aerospace, medical and automotive applications.

SCA Personal Care — Page 27 7030 Louisville Road P.O. Box 90022 Bowling Green, KY 42102-9022 270-796-9300 fax 270-796-3181 www.sca.com

SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company that produces personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, and publication papers. At the beginning of 2009, SCA had approximately 50,000 employees.

Music Royal Music Company, Inc. — Page 40 1023 State Street P.O. Box 866 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0866 270-842-9435 fax 270-842-9436 royalmus@bellsouth.net www.royalmusic.biz

Royal Music has served families in Kentucky for 62 years. Through our experienced staff, our mission is to provide quality instruments, music, lessons, and service to the people of our area.

Non-Profit Bowling Green International Center — Page 58 806 Kenton Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-8336 fax 270-781-8136 http://internationalcenter.ky.net

Offering You the Best! • Interpreter/Translator Services – Lowest Rates in Kentucky • Immigration Services – BIA Recognized • Passport Photos • Housing Assistance • Social Services


President’s Club / Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce — Page 2 710 College Street P.O. Box 51 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0051 270-781-3200 fax 270-843-0458 www.bgchamber.com

The President’s Club was formed in 1998 to recognize Chamber partners who generously contribute to the economic development efforts of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

Orthodontics Lawless & Wiesemann Orthodontics — Page 54 895 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-1025 1337 North Race Street Glasgow, KY 42141 270-659-9500 148 South Summer Street Russellville, KY 42276 270-726-9250 208 South Main Street Franklin, KY 42134 270-586-6625

Physicians/Surgeons Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates — Page 55 165 Natchez Trace, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-782-7800 fax 270-843-0779 www.wkona.net

Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates offers MRI, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Bone Density Screening. All the physicians are board certified and stay current with up-to-date techniques and trends in their field.

Pools & Spas AquaLand Pool, Spa & Patio 1260 Campbell Lane, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-8981 fax 270-781-5655 aqualand@aqualand-pools.com www.aqualand-pools.com

AquaLand Pool, Spa and Patio has been South Central Kentucky’s premier dealer of premium pools and spas for over 25 years.

Real Estate A Gwynn Stewart Realty — Page Inside Front Cover 1314 Richland Drive Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-843-9111 fax 270-843-1877 gstew0407@aol.com

Through education and experience we have successfully networked attorneys, lenders, inspectors, etc. to make your move a smooth, economical, and joyous experience. We truly consider our clients as family.

The Hunt Real Estate Group — Page 45 1053 A Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-745-9900 fax 270-843-8287 www.huntrealestategroup.com

Proudly providing residential, commercial, and auction services for 38 years.

Relocation Moving Matters, LLC

221 Stagecoach Drive Alvaton, KY 42122 270-392-9646 kathryn@movingmattersky.com www.movingmattersky.com Professional help for seniors making transitions. We provide comprehensive moving services and assist with disposal of unwanted items. Let us help you with moving matters.

Restaurants Buckhead Cafe & Bakery — Page 3 760 Campbell Lane in Buckhead Square Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-846-0110 fax 270-781-0498 rkelley@mariahs.com www.buckheadcafe.net

Buckhead Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant in popular Buckhead Square. The menu includes pizzas and wraps from the wood-fired oven, panini sandwiches, burgers, fresh salads, and delicious homemade desserts.

Mariah’s Restaurant — Page 3 801 State Street P.O. Box 1802 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1802 270-842-6878 fax 270-781-0498 rkelley@mariahs.com www.mariahs.com

Mariah’s is located downtown in Bowling Green’s oldest brick home. Casual atmosphere and dining featuring a wood-fired brick oven, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, hand-cut steaks, and homemade desserts.

Retail Porter Paint

1495 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-3560 fax 270-796-2937 Painting Green with PPG. Improving both outdoor and indoor air quality is a key component of PPG. We are committed to providing a broad range of paint products with zero - or low - VOCs.

Security Systems Quality Security Systems, Inc. — Page 47 8020 Cemetery Road Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-0888 fax 270-721-0049 sales@qualitysecuritysystems.net www.qualitysecuritysystems.net

For Chamber Members*: • 15% Discount on Every Camera System • Reduced Monthly Monitoring Fee • No Installation or Activation Fee • Mention Our Ad to Receive These Offers

Security Systems / Bank Equipment AAA Systems — Page 65 1101 Shive Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-1443 fax 270-746-9011 frank@aaasystems.com www.aaasystems.com

Specializing in the design, sales and installation of security, bank and communications equipment. We carry the following products: Security and Fire alarms, CCTV, Access control, Telephones, Data and Fiber Cabling, Safes, ATM’s, Drive-up units, Vaults, Depositories, Bullet resistant glass and much more.

Shipping & Packing The UPS Store #2058 — Page 23 Thoroughbred Square

1945 Scottsville Road, B2 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-7299 fax 270-842-7320 store2058@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/2058 • UPS Shipping • Packaging Services • Fax Services • Freight Services • Copying, Finishing, & Printing Services • Mailbox Services • Office Supplies • Packaging & Moving Supplies • Notary Services Mon.–Fri. 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Shopping Mall Greenwood Mall — Page 65 2625 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-9047 www.greenwoodmall.com

Shop one of Greenwood Mall’s four department stores and over 100 specialty shops. Enjoy a quick bite in our family-friendly food court. Visit us online at www.greenwoodmall.com.

Telecommunications Bluegrass Cellular — Page 18

1661 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-8999 1355 Veterans Memorial Lane, Suite 102 (Oxford Center) Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-393-0355 www.bluegrasscellular.com Bluegrass Cellular is the area’s only locally owned and operated wireless carrier, offering coverage where you live, work, and play in central Kentucky and now in southern Indiana.

Comstar Systems — Page 23 944 Searcy Way P.O. Box 70067 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-7076 fax 270-782-6076 comstar@bellsouth.net www.comstarsystems.com

• Access Control • Cable TV • Closed-Circuit TV • Fire Alarm • Fire Extinguishers • Kitchen Hood Systems • Master Clocks • Computer Networks • Nurse Call • Public Access • Pro Sound • Telephone • Video • Data • Media Management

Star*Tel Systems, Inc. — Page 41 106 E. Wayne Street P.O. Box 515 Glasgow, KY 42142-0515 270-651-5597 fax 270-659-7829 www.startel-systems.com

• C-TAP Program • IP-VoIP Telecommunications • Remote Office Connectivity • Centralized System Management • Integrated Voice Mail • School Intercom/Clock/Paging • CCTV/MATV/CATV • Nurse Call/Patient Location

Transportation FedEx Ground — Page 63 155 Flex Park Drive S. Industrial Park Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-6480 fax 270-781-8073 www.fedex.com

GO bg transit / Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. — Page 10 921 Beauty Avenue P.O. Box 90014 Bowling Green, KY 42102-9014 270-782-3162 fax 270-842-5735 www.casoky.org

Community Action of Southern Kentucky operates GO bg transit for the City of Bowling Green. Public transit bus routes operate within city limits and GO, too, provides doorto-door transportation for persons with disabilities.

Travel Services Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau — Page 23 352 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104-7519 270-782-0800 fax 270-842-2104 info@visitbgky.com www.visitbgky.com

Staffed information center with maps and brochures. Gift Shop with Bowling Green souvenirs and Kentucky-made products. Convention services available: registration assistance, name tags, welcome bags, VIP gifts.

The Travel Authority — Page 58 1945 Scottsville Road, Suite C-3 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-745-7625 fax 270-843-0270 sandra.jenkins@thetravelauthority.com www.TheTravelAuthority.com

Since 1970, The Travel Authority, an American Express Travel Representative, has been assisting customers with their business and leisure travel needs. Visit our Bowling Green office today! Your Global Concierge®

Utilities Bowling Green Municipal Utilities — Page 17 801 Center Street P.O. Box 10300 Bowling Green, KY 42102-7300 270-782-1200 www.bgmu.com

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is your hometown utility, providing water, wastewater treatment, electric, and commercial high-speed data services to our community.

Tennessee Valley Authority 6045 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-7319 270-846-7040 fax 270-846-7045 www.tva.com

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federal corporation, the nation’s largest public power provider, a steward of the Tennessee River basin, a national center for environmental research, and an economic development agency for parts of seven states.

Warren County Water District — Page 17 523 US Hwy 31-Bypass P.O. Box 10180 Bowling Green, KY 42102-4780 270-842-0052 fax 270-842-8360 info@warrenwater.com www.warrenwater.com

Warren Water is recognized across the state and nationally for the professionalism and progressive approach we bring to ensuring clean, safe drinking water and reliable sewer services at affordable prices. Warren Water delivers quality and commitment in every drop.

Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. — Page 33 951 Fairview Avenue P.O. Box 1118 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1118 270-842-6541 fax 270-781-3299 www.wrecc.com

District offices in Bowling Green, Franklin, Leitchfield, and Morgantown. For 70 years, Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, a member-owned utility, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of its over 60,000 member-owners.

Vision Downing - McPeak Vision Centers — Page 55 1403 Andrea Street Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-4909 fax 270-843-9678 www.downing-mcpeak.com

Full-service ophthalmology and optometry practice offering complete eye exams, medical and surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, diabetic eye care, refractive procedures such as LASIK and CK, and a full optical shop with the latest fashions.

Love and Warden Eye Care

Dr. Tammy H. Love Dr. Trina R. Warden Dr. Darcy M. Coomer 1256 Campbell Lane, Suite 106 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-796-6021 fax 270-796-6072 www.loveandwardeneyecare.com Providing comprehensive eye care for the entire family. Diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases and injuries. Contact lens evaluations. Licensed optician to assist with the best frames and lenses for your prescription and budget.

Windows/Doors Window World — Page 8

324 Dishman Lane Bowling Greene, KY 42101 270-780-9600 fax 270-782-8090 bowlinggreen@windowworldinc.com www.windowworldinc.com Window World offers the highest quality vinyl window at the lowest possible price installed by professional craftsmen. We also offer the best warranty in the industry. Call for a free in-home estimate.


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