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Don Moore Automotive Group AUTOMOTIVE (NEW CARS) Platinum Choice

Owner: Don P. Moore III 4216 Frederica St. (270) 926-2500 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday

3232 Villa Point (270) 215-4344 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

AUTOMOTIVE (USED CARS) Platinum Choice

Founded in 1919 Main Products or Services: New and used vehicle sales and service

AUTOMOTIVE (TRUCKS) Platinum Choice

The Don Moore Automotive Group has been serving the tristate with great customer service for almost 100 years. Our goal remains to be an exemplary corporate citizen and to make your experience with us exceptional in every way. Our Owensboro and Hartford dealerships have served Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana drivers since 1919. We strive to uphold the highest standard in customer service and satisfaction throughout the tri-state area. With three locations covering 13 franchises, the Don Moore Automotive Team is a four-generation family business that has continued to grow with our hometown community of Owensboro for 99 years. When you’re searching for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or a pre-owned vehicle you’re assured the best price with our Moore Value Price.

AUTOMOTIVE (SUVS/CROSSOVERS) Platinum Choice AUTOMOTIVE (EXOTICS) Gold Choice

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2 Readers’ Choice 2018

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The Messenger-Inquirer is pleased and proud to share our 10th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year’s selection process registered by far the most votes and ballots submitted in the history of this event. With over 40,000 more votes than in any previous year, Messenger-Inquirer readers submitted their ballots with their votes for dining, to shopping, to health care and everything in between — 162,737 votes to be precise, making this year’s awards the most prestigious yet. There’s no selection committee deciding winners; it was you, our readers, alone. And lots of you. Your choices highlight the best of our community. Your enthusiastic participation is a perfect example of our community’s vibrancy, the invigoration of its citizens and the investment people of this community have in Owensboro. What a great place to live!

PUBLISHER Mike Weafer

We love to vote for our favorites. It’s not only fun and interesting, but it encourages support for our local businesses. Local businesses are a big part of the heart and soul of this community. They are committed to the well-being and vitality of the place we all call home. They are our economic engine. Your engagement is fuel for Owensboro. That is why it is so exciting that so many voted. Thank you. This year’s results are presented here in this magazine showcasing winners in each category. The magazine is color coded by category to make it easy to browse through. We hope you enjoy reading the 10th Annual Messenger-Inquirer Readers’ Choice Awards and learn something new about the businesses in Owensboro. Thank you for your continued support, and please congratulate the winners when you see them!

ADVERTISING Angela Mayes Advertising Director Shelby Mays Advertising Assistant ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Krystal Caudill Holly Hayden Sam Howard Lynn Saffran Kyle Winters EDITORIAL Jodi Keen Special Publications Editor GRAPHIC DESIGN Maegan Saalwaechter COVER DESIGN

Sincerely, Mike Weafer Publisher

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of best OWENSBORO in dining & entertainment Trying to figure out what to have for dinner or where to go for fun? Wonder no more. We have broken down Owensboro’s entertainment and dining options into 36 categories, so that you can make your selection quicker and spend more time enjoying your trip out.

All-around fast food

All-around restaurant

Breakfast

Big Dipper • Platinum

Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits • Platinum Texas Roadhouse • Gold The Famous Bistro • Silver

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store • Platinum Dee’s BBQ & Diner • Gold Windy Hollow Restaurant • Silver

Drive-thru service

Late-night restaurant

Chick-fil-A • Gold Wonder Whip • Silver

Bakery Rolling Pin Pastry Shop • Platinum Dalishas Desserts • Gold Great Harvest Bread Co. • Silver • • •

Dessert

Dalishas Desserts • Platinum Rolling Pin Pastry Shop • Gold Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Silver • • •

Coffee

The Creme Coffee House • Platinum Starbucks • Gold The Spot Coffee & Finery • Silver

Chick-fil-A • Platinum Big Dipper • Gold Wonder Whip • Silver

Have lunch Great Harvest Bread Co. • Platinum Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits • Gold Chick-fil-A • Silver

Homestyle dinner Cracker Barrel Old Country Store • Platinum Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Gold Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen • Silver

Huddle House • Platinum Buffalo Wild Wings • Gold Texas Roadhouse • Silver

Sandwich shop Great Harvest Bread Co. • Platinum Penn Station East Coast Subs • Gold Firehouse Subs • Silver

Take-out food Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Platinum Big Dipper • Gold Chick-fil-A • Silver


Asian cuisine

Cocktail

Wasabi Express • Platinum Shogun Bistro • Gold Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant • Silver

The Miller House • Platinum CYO Brewing-Brewery & Taproom • Gold Bar Louie • Silver

Deli Great Harvest Bread Co. • Platinum Colby’s Deli & Cafe • Gold Trunnell’s Farm Market • Silver

Italian restaurant Niko’s Italian Cuisine • Platinum Olive Garden Italian Restaurant • Gold Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits • Silver

Mexican restaurant Real Hacienda • Platinum Papa Grande Mexican Restaurant • Gold Mi Ranchito • Silver

Liquor store J’s Liquors & Cheese Shop • Platinum SIP • Gold Val-U Liquors • Silver

Community event/ attraction Friday After 5 • Platinum International BBQ Festival • Gold Smothers Park • Silver • • •

After-work gathering spot SIP • Platinum

Restaurant service staff Chick-fil-A • Platinum Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits • Gold The Famous Bistro • Silver

TGI Friday’s • Gold Bar Louie • Silver • • •

Watch sporting event Buffalo Wild Wings • Platinum Beef O’Brady’s • Gold Legends Sports Bar & Grill • Silver • • •

DJ

DJ Shay • Platinum

Appetizers

French fries

Texas Roadhouse • Platinum TGI Friday’s • Gold Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen • Silver

Ritzy’s • Platinum Five Guys Burgers & Fries • Gold McDonald’s • Silver

Barbecue

Ice cream

Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Platinum Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Gold Ole South Barbeque • Silver

Burger

Big Dipper • Platinum Five Guys • Gold Wonder Whip • Silver

Burgoo

Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Platinum Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Gold St. Pius Tenth • Silver

Chicken

Chick-fil-A • Platinum Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Gold Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken • Silver

Ritzy’s • Platinum Cold Stone Creamery • Gold Big Dipper • Silver

Pizza

Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits • Platinum Mellow Mushroom • Gold Donatos Pizza • Silver

Steak

Texas Roadhouse • Platinum LongHorn Steakhouse • Gold Briarpatch Restaurant • Silver

Sushi

Wasabi Express • Platinum Shogun Bistro • Gold Fuji of Japan • Silver

Disc Daddy’s • Gold Blue Line Entertainment • Silver • • •

Family outing Reid’s Orchard/Apple Festival • Platinum Trunnell’s Farm Market & Family Fun Acre • Gold Smothers Park • Silver • • •

Have a child’s birthday party Elite Air Owensboro • Platinum Diamond Lanes Bowling • Gold Edge Ice Center • Silver • • •

Golf course Ben Hawes • Platinum Hillcrest • Gold Panther Creek Golf Club • Silver


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Shogun Bistro ASIAN CUISINE Gold Choice

SUSHI Gold Choice

Relocating summer 2018 to 2127 E. Parrish Ave. (across from the Springs Medical Center) (270) 685-9980 shogundining.com 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday Open since December 2004, Shogun is Owensboro’s first hibachi and fresh sushi bar in a fun, exciting environment. Gather around a sizzling Hibachi table to watch your chef put on a memorable high-energy culinary show. Your food is prepared in front of you. After thirteen and a half years at the Wildcat Way location, we are moving this summer to 2127 E. Parrish Ave. (across from the Springs Medical Center). Check out our Facebook page for our Food Truck schedule or call to book it for your next event!

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Rolling Pin Pastry Shop DESSERT Gold Choice

Roger and Kathy and the Donut Crew thank you for voting the Rolling Pin your Platinum Choice for bakery for the 10th consecutive year, and Gold Choice for dessert. We have been honored to serve the Owensboro community for over 70 years. We’ve seen many changes, but our commitment to exceptional quality and customer service remains the same. We still make those delicious chocolate long johns and old-fashioned brownies, plus over 40 kinds of donuts and pastries fresh for you every day. Thank you!

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A Fine Tradition for Six Generations

“Where local Folks Bring Visitors for Owensboro’s Best Bar-B-Q” Mutton • Chicken • Pork Ribs • Beef • Ham

338 Washington Ave. at 25th & Frederica • 926-9000 Sun.-Thurs. 9am-9pm • Fri. & Sat. 9am-10pm

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PLATINUM WINNER 9 YEARS IN A ROW!

Kentucky Champion

BARBECUE Platinum Choice BURGOO Platinum Choice

It has been Old Hickory Bar-BQ’s pleasure to serve the Owens- TAKE-OUT FOOD boro community since 1918. Platinum Choice Customers can dine-in, carry out or use the drive-thru. We also CHICKEN offer catering. We would like to Gold Choice thank the people of Owensboro again for voting for us nine years in a row for platinum choice in HOMESTYLE BBQ! To us, this award is signifiDINNER cant because you, the people of Gold Choice Owensboro, vote to make your voices heard. We take great pride in being known as the place where the locals go. We enjoy receiving feedback from our customers and work to introduce new dishes, while still doing our best to maintain our tradition of quality barbecue. Again, thank you so much for these awards. We appreciate them more than you could ever know. We hope to see you soon!

Bar Louie

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saturdays and sundays | 10am-3pm kids eat free with purchase of an adult entree Owensboro | 270.215.7723 234 Frederica Street All federal state and local laws apply. © 2018 BL Restaurant Operataions, LLC. All rights reserved. Dine in only. May not be combined with any offer or discount. See store details. Valid 12 years and younger. Must purchase adult entree to receive up to 2 complimentary kids meals.

A truly unique social gathering place, Bar Louie is a family-friendly neighborhood eatery and bar with craveable, made-from-scratch food, handcrafted cocktails and a featured selection of local and regional AFTER-WORK beers with over 20 taps, in an inviting, GATHERING SPOT urban atmosphere. Bar Louie opened in downtown Silver Choice Owensboro in late November 2017 at 234 Frederica St. and is owned COCKTAIL by Bev Oswald and her son Chase, Silver Choice who is also the General Manager. The Oswalds opened the Bar Louie in Evansville, Indiana, nine years ago. Bar Louie has several weekly rituals, such as Tuesday Burger Night with burgers starting at $1 and specialty burgers and fries $5; Wednesday Bucket Night with five domestic beers for $5 and $5.25 martinis; and Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring Kids Eat Free (see store for details). Bar Louie has Louie’s Lunchbox from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday for $8 with a nonalcoholic beverage on select meals. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and includes half-price select appetizers and flatbreads, $3.50 for all 14-ounce drafts, $4.50 wines by the glass and $5.50 signature martinis. Sign up for Bar Louie’s Mobile Mob and get a free appetizer and preferred access to Bar Louie’s famous parties and events, plus members-only offers direct to your phone.  For more information and to see their full menu, sign up for the Mob by visiting barlouie. com, or you can check out Bar Louie on your favorite social media platform. To book a party or event, please call 270-215-7723.


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Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits PIZZA Platinum Choice

5 Years Best Pizza Platinum Award!

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ITALIAN RESTAURANT Silver Choice

118 St. Ann St., Owensboro (270) 926-0005 fettaspecialtypizza.com 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday   Founded in 2013   Celebrating our fifth year in business, Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits would like to thank Owensboro for choosing us as your Platinum Pizza winner ALL FIVE YEARS! Located on Owensboro’s Riverfront next to Smothers Park, Fetta is locally owned and operated by Mike Baker and the late Tim Turner. While there are many places that make pizza in Owensboro, Fetta is your home for riverfront entertainment and dining. We are proud to serve, what many are saying, is the best pizza in the Midwest. “A piece of New York right here at home,” said one gentleman as he left recently. Fetta changed the world of pizza by introducing mashed potato & Kentucky Hot Brown pizzas. You are guaranteed to leave full, yet craving more.

Ritzy’s FRENCH FRIES Platinum Choice

ICE CREAM Platinum Choice

Owner: Mike Courtney 4925 Frederica St.and 4527 Kentucky 54 (270) 691-9151, (270) 852-8887 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

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Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant MEXICAN RESTAURANT Platinum Choice 4820 Frederica St. (270) 685-5950

3123 Highland Pointe Dr. Suite 106 (270) 684-5595

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

www.real-hacienda.com Thank you Owensboro/Daviess County for again choosing Real Hacienda as your favorite Mexican restaurant for the 10th year. We recognize the quality choices available in our area and are extremely grateful for the continued patronage. I also would like to recognize my staff and the importance of their hard work and dedication in providing an excellent dining experience. Founded in 1996, Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant strives to continually serve authentic Mexican food in a fun atmosphere with affordable prices. Our food truck is serving many areas in town as well as Friday After 5 and other local events. We appreciate your support and will always do our best to continue living up to your expectations. Gracias y esperamos verte pronto!

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J’s Liquor & Cheese Shop LIQUOR STORE Platinum Choice

• 16 Craft Beers on Tap • The Finest Kentucky Bourbons • Excellent Wines • Enjoy in small sample pours or in a full pour • Shop and Relax Offering a great selection of bourbons, wines, craft beers, imported cigars, along with cheese balls, spreads and specialty cheese and meats

Owners: The Oldham family 2216 New Hartford Road 270-683-8378 7 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday Noon-9 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 1955 Main products and services: Great bourbons, fine wines, craft beers, cheese shop and J’s tasting bar. J’s Bar, located in J’s Liquors, is our latest addition to offer our customers the opportunity to taste a great bourbon, fine wine or craft beer before purchasing. Try by the drink or by the glass at J’s Tasting Bar. Wine tastings every Thursday and Saturday afternoon.

2216 New Hartford Road • Owensboro, KY 42303

(270) 683-8378 • www.jsliquors.com

Fuji of Japan

SUSHI Silver Choice

Owner: Danny Riyanto 4028 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301 • (270) 685-0046 Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; noon-2 p.m. Sun. Dinner hours: 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 4:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.; 2-10:30 p.m. Sat.; 2-8 p.m. Sun. Closed Monday Open since January 2018 and under new management, Fuji of Japan offers a fine dining experience at a competitive price. Based on owner Danny Riyanto’s 20 years in the food industry, Fuji uses only high-quality ingredients to craft its exquisite meals. USDAchoice beef is featured is dishes such as filet mignon, New York steak and teriyaki steak, and the expansive seafood menu includes scallops, salmon, shrimp, tuna, oysters and a full lobster dinner. Fuji is also known for its delectable sushi and delightful selection of traditional and fruit bubble teas. Fuji of Japan would like to thank everyone who voted us the Silver Choice for Sushi. As a new business, our customer base has grown by word of mouth, and we cannot thank our patrons enough for frequenting our restaurant and recommending us to their friends. This award — from you, the community — means the world to us. We look forward to welcoming you for a meal soon!

Fuji of Japan JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE, SEAFOOD & SUSHI

Ph: 270-685-0046 Fax: 270-685-0047 4028 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301

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1800 Carter Road 270-683-0584 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday Lee’s Famous Recipe offers fast-food chicken and homestyle meals for dine in, drive-thru, carry out or catering. Since we started our Owensboro franchises in 1979, we have strived to give our customers the best possible products and service. We really appreciate your patronage over the last 38 years. Thank you, Owensboro, and each and every one of you who voted Lee’s as your silver choice for chicken.

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Smothers Park

City of Owensboro Parks & Recreation Department

The City of Owensboro’s Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to win five Readers’ Choice Awards this year! For our customers who voted for the Edge Ice Center, Ben Hawes and Hillcrest Golf Courses and Smothers Park, thank you for your support and patronage over the course of this past year. The Parks and Recreation staff takes pride in providing the citizens of Owensboro with recreational facilities and parks where you can spend quality time with your family. Customer service is our main ingredient and top priority in making sure you enjoy your time at all City locations. The Edge Ice Center will be celebrating its ninth birthday this year and wants to invite you to come and celebrate with us Aug. 25-26. Thank you for voting the Edge as one of the best places to have your child’s birthday party! Hillcrest and Ben Hawes Golf Courses pride themselves in providing the city with great golf, friendly atmospheres and two great locations to have an outing. NEW this year, we have added FootGolf courses at both locations and want to encourage our citizens to play this new fun sport. Thank you for voting Ben Hawes Golf Course and Hillcrest Golf Course as the top two best golf courses in Owensboro. Smothers Park is the perfect place to spend quality time with your family. Check out our website to see the national holidays we will be celebrating at Smothers Park and also at Combest and Cravens Pools this summer. Owensboro Parks and Recreation is grateful that we are able to provide the community with 29 parks and multiple recreational facilities where you can make memories with your family. Visit our website at ww.owensboroparks.org to discover how the many benefits of Parks and Recreation will lead you and your family on a trail to “Enjoy Life.�

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Edge Ice Center

HAVE A CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY Silver Choice

Ben Hawes

GOLF COURSE Platinum Choice

Hillcrest

GOLF COURSE Gold Choice

HILLCREST GOLF COURSE The Edge ice center Silver Award

Gold Award Best Golf Course.

Best Place to Have a Child’s Birthday Party

Ben Hawes Golf Course Platinum Award Best golf Course

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Monday - Saturday 6:30am - 10:00pm For your Catering needs! www.catercfa.org

Chick-fil-A We would like to take this CHICKEN opportunity to thank you, the Platinum Choice community of Owensboro, for providing such a warm and HAVE LUNCH welcoming environment for Silver Choice our business. We feel honored TAKE-OUT FOOD to be part of such an amazing community. It has truly been Platinum Choice “Our Pleasure” to serve you DRIVE-THRU over the last nine years! WithSERVICE out you, we wouldn’t be here. We also have enjoyed each Platinum Choice opportunity to be involved and SERVICE STAFF give back to the community Platinum Choice through many special events and celebrations. We are focused on providing quality in each area of the business. Our goal is to exceed customers’ expectations by providing excellence in the quality of our products, service, cleanliness, speed of service and order accuracy. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit, we would love to serve you for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for a snack in between. We have many different, delicious menu options and provide catering to many events in Owensboro. We would also like to invite you to SKIP THE LINE by downloading the Chick-fil-A One App and ordering online. You can also earn free treats from our restaurant through your Chick-fil-A One App. Thank you for your loyalty to Chick-fil-A over the last nine years!!

More dining information Renowned for its extensive drink menu and “cool bar” atmosphere, Bar Louie brings a hip vibe to Owensboro’s downtown. Stuffed sandwiches are paired with hand-crafted cocktails for a well-rounded meal. Serving up unique appetizers, tasty flatbreads and mouthwatering burgers, Bar Louie won’t let you leave hungry. You can find Bar Louie on the bottom floor of the Alorica building at 234 Frederica St.

Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits is locally owned and operated, and the restaurant specializes in hand-tossed, craveable pizza, and it does not disappoint. Fetta uses only the finest ingredients, which are complimented by its excellent atmosphere and spectacular service. It also offers carry out and downtown business delivery. Bring your appetite to Fetta at 118 St. Ann St.


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Air conditioning/heating co. Scott Baird & Co. • Platinum Schwartz Heating & Cooling Inc. • Gold Brad Emberton Heating and Cooling • Silver

Carpet cleaning service Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner • Platinum Total Impact Carpet Cleaning • Gold Chem-Dry Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service • Silver

Electrician May Electric Co. Inc. • Platinum Westerfield Electric • Gold Hayden Electric Inc. • Silver

Fence company Diggers • Platinum All Around Fencing and Construction LLC • Gold Ohio Valley Roofing & Construction • Silver

Pest control company Action Pest Control • Platinum Wathen’s Pest Control • Gold Bryan’s Pest Control • Silver

Plumber Henry’s Plumbing Heating & AC • Platinum Scott Baird & Co. • Gold Acme Plumbing & Heating Inc. • Silver

Pool store or installer Maurice Pools & Spas • Platinum Evergreen Pools • Gold Professional Pool Services Inc. • Silver

Printer

Home builder

Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co. • Platinum

JMJ Construction • Platinum

Oberst Printing • Gold

Jagoe Homes • Gold Ballard Construction • Silver

Edge Business Machines Inc. • Silver

Hotel/motel

Remodelers

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown • Platinum

Building by Wayne Baker • Platinum

Courtyard by Marriott Owensboro • Gold Holiday Inn • Silver

Lawn care/landscaper service Weed Man • Platinum Evergreen Lawn Care • Gold Integrity Nursery & Outdoor Living • Silver

Overhead doors Reed’s Overhead Doors LLC • Platinum Overhead Door Company of Greater Owensboro • Gold Diggers • Silver

Painting contractor Ben Pearl Painting • Platinum Julie Hayden Painting • Gold Noles Maintenance Services LLC • Silver

Kizer Construction • Gold Winsupply Owensboro KY • Silver

Roofing company Robbie Lee Roofing • Platinum SJL Contracting LLC • Gold Bruce’s Tri-State Roofing • Silver

Window sales & installation Sun Windows Inc. • Platinum Pella Windows and Doors • Gold Window World of Owensboro • Silver


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AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING CO. Platinum Choice PLUMBER Gold Choice 1911 Old Henderson Road (270) 683-6427 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday Founded in 1972, Scott Baird Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc provides plumbing, heating and air conditioner service and new construction. Scott Baird Plumbing and Heating would like to thank our customers for this honor. We appreciate your recognition of the quality of service we provide. We appreciate your patronage in serving you. We are a family-owned business and have been for more than 40 years — our staff tries to solve your plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs. We also have a large inventory of supplies, faucets and fixtures. Thank you for allowing us to serve you, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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May Electric Co. Inc. ELECTRICIAN Platinum Choice Owners: Chris May and Terry Cooney 1750 W. Second St. (270) 683-4526 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Founded in 1959

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18 Readers’ Choice 2018

Evergreen Lawn Care, Weed Man, Evergreen Pools,

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Main products or services: • Evergreen (270-926-2649): Complete lawn and landscape maintenance, including mowing, shrub trimming, mulching, tree trimming/removal, landscape design and installation, hardscape design and installation including paver patios and walkways, outdoor kitchens and retaining walls, irrigation design, install, and maintenance, leaf removal, sod installation, excavation, drainage and grade work. • Weed Man (270-926-4101): Turf care including weed control, fertilization, white grub control, core aeration, seeding, disease and insect control for both turf and landscapes, complete lawn renovation. • Evergreen Pools (270-478-5046): Complete installation of in-ground and aboveground pools, as well as maintenance and yearly opening and closing. • Mosquito Joe (270-405-8275): Guaranteed mosquito, flea and tick prevention. Also install misting systems and offer special event sprays and services. • Everscapes Landscape and Pool Supply (270-683-9998): Retail landscape and pool supply store that carries a wide variety of pool supplies and chemicals, mulch, straw, topsoil, fertilizer, grass seed, garden tools, ice melt, small rental equipment. Also provide pool water testing. We would like to thank our community for continuing to trust us as your go-to for all of your outdoor living needs. We continue to add to our service offering to better serve this great community and our great customers. Thank you for your 35+ years of support!

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Ben Pearl Painting, Inc. COMMERCIAL • HOME • INDUSTRIAL

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Wathen Pest Control PEST CONTROL COMPANY Gold Choice Wathen Pest Control wants to extend a very enormous thank you to all our loyal customers whether you are past, present or even potential future customers, we couldn’t do it without you. As a small company we strive to maintain that family feel and keep to our core values: honesty, integrity, quality and affordability. We enjoy serving Owensboro’s community and so many other surrounding areas by helping to keep those pesky pests at bay, and we can’t say it enough, thank you for allowing us to be your choice in pest control! From all of us at Wathen Pest Control: Charlie Cain (owner/operator) Robert Hayden (technician) John Luck (technician) Chris Abrams (technician)

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PAINTING CONTRACTOR Platinum Choice

230 Hamilton Ave. (270) 313-6934 cell • (270) 313-1182 office bpearl@benpearlpainting.com • BenPearlPainting.com 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday In the event your commercial project needs special shift hours, we will work with you. To schedule appointments call any day before 7 p.m. We also provide free estimates. A trusted leader in the painting industry, Ben Pearl Painting Inc. is one of the largest commercial painting contractors serving the Owensboro area and surrounding counties. We provide quality painting and wall covering design services. We also specialize in epoxy floor coatings. Ben Pearl Painting, Inc. is a performance-driven company with absolute reliability, specializing in all product applications. We at Ben Pearl Painting, Inc. are a professional, licensed and insured painting contractor with over 20 years of painting experience. Our team gives the best effort on each job to bring a fresh look to your industry, home or business — interior and exterior. Customer satisfaction is our No. 1 Priority! Let us help you with your next project! Thank you so much to all those who voted for us. We are grateful to be in a community that supports us. We at Ben Pearl Painting Inc. look forward to serving all your painting needs!


Greenwell Chisholm PRINTER Platinum Choice

A CENTURY OF SERVICE Nearly 100 years after opening with two employees, Greenwell Chisholm Printing Company continues to keep the community in print with 35 employees at locations in Owensboro, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana. Greenwell Chisholm has grown to the largest printing company in the region. “Many people probably don’t realize it, but we are the largest printer in about a 100-mile radius,” said Carl Greenwell, the company’s president. “We attribute that to our focus on customer service and evolving with the changing needs of our customers.” Greenwell Chisholm has four business divisions to meet customer needs. “In addition to traditional commercial printing, we also offer printed promotional items, mailing/fulfillment services, banners and wide-format printing,” Greenwell said. “We are a one-stop shop for printing needs,” he added. Greenwell also attributes the company’s longevity to a broad base of loyal customers who allow Greenwell Chisholm to become a partner in their business success. “Kentucky Legend values the strong and enduring relationship we have built with Greenwell Chisholm over the past few years,” said Brooklyn Maple, Director of Marketing for Kentucky Legend®, a division of Specialty Foods Group. “Their dedication and passion for providing great customer service consistently reflects in all that they do.” “The amazing staff at Greenwell Chisholm are like family to us and we couldn’t imagine working with a greater group of individuals,” Maple added. “We are truly proud of their successes and are thankful to be a part of their great achievement.” Greenwell Chisholm also strives to be a valuable community partner through support of a wide variety of non-profit organizations. “We work with a lot of nonprofit organizations and are able to partner in their missions by offering discounts on our services,”

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Greenwell said. “Greenwell Chisholm is a major supporter of our arts mission through discounts on our printing needs,” said Roxi Witt, Executive Director of the RiverPark Center in Owensboro. “Over the years, they have assisted with printing discounts, in-kind donations and other resources on various projects.” They have supported worthy causes in other ways as well, like donating a van to Owensboro’s Puzzle Pieces and donating to OASIS through Oink for Owensboro. According to Greenwell, the company will celebrate its 100th anniversary during 2019. He and his team are still working out what that celebration will look like, but he knows he wants to see Greenwell Chisholm continue as a valuable business and community partner well into the future. To help toward that goal of continuity, his son, Brian Greenwell, returned to Owensboro with his family and joined the business last year. “We work every day to make sure we are ready for the next 100 years.” Greenwell said.


of best OWENSBORO in professional services Owensboro is fortunate to have a limitless supply of local businesses to meet our needs. From dry cleaners, Realtors and florists, to veterinarians, accountants, lawyers and bankers, there is no shortage of professionals ready to help with whatever you need.

Accountant/investment broker

Business equipment

Alexander & Company CPAs PSC • Platinum

Office Depot • Platinum

Dorothy Carpenter • Gold

Office Equipment Co. • Gold

Craig A. Smith- US Bank Investments • Silver

Sam’s Club • Silver

Auction co./auctioneer

Business that gives back

Kurtz Auction & Realty Co. • Platinum

Independence Bank • Platinum

Kentuckiana Livestock Market • Gold

U.S. Bank • Gold

Mitchell Auction Service • Silver

Owensboro Health • Silver

Animal clinic/veterinarian

Cellular store

Wills Animal Hospital • Platinum

AT&T • Platinum

Towne Square Animal Hospital • Gold

Verizon Authorized Retailer- Wireless Zone • Gold

Kentuckiana Animal Clinic • Silver

T Mobile • Silver


Charity/nonprofit organization

Florist

Puzzle Pieces Inc. • Platinum

Welborn Floral • Platinum

Friends of Sinners Inc • Gold

Gary’s Fleur De Lis Inc. • Gold

St. Benedict’s Shelter • Silver

Whitesville Florist • Silver

Computer service

Funeral home & crematory

Computer Dave PC Repair • Platinum

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory • Platinum

Inspector Gadgets • Gold

Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory • Gold

Mike Hays Computer & Printer • Silver

James H. Davis Funeral Home Inc. • Silver

Dry cleaners

Grooming/boarding

Swan Cleaners • Platinum

The Dapper Dog • Platinum

Harold’s Dry Cleaners • Gold

Paws, Claws, & Hooves LLC • Gold

Concord Custom Cleaners • Silver

Towne Square Animal Hospital • Silver

Electronic service

Insurance company

Digital Doc • Platinum

Kentucky Farm Bureau • Platinum

Computer Dave PC Repair • Gold

Horn & France Insurance • Gold

AT&T • Silver

Branden Haines - State Farm Insurance Agent • Silver

Financial institution

Legal service

Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union • Platinum

Foreman Watson Holtrey • Platinum

U.S. Bank • Gold

Rhoads & Rhoads, PSC • Gold

Independence Bank • Silver

Hendricks Law Offices, PLLC • Silver

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Photographer

Real estate agency

Mustard Seed Photography • Platinum

Keller Williams • Platinum

Captured Moments Photography • Gold

Home Realty, Inc • Gold

In His image photography - by Ashley • Silver

Farmer’s House Realty • Silver

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Place to work

Real estate agent

Daviess County Public Schools • Platinum

Ryan Rutman - Owensboro KY Realtor • Platinum

U.S. Bank • Gold

Christy Sumner- Farmer’s House Real Estate • Gold

Independence Bank • Silver

Brandi Rone • Silver

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Post-secondary educational facility

Travel agency

Owensboro Community & Technical College • Platinum

AAA Kentucky Auto Club • Platinum

Kentucky Wesleyan College • Gold

The Travel Authority • Gold

Western Kentucky University - Owensboro • Silver

Cape Air • Silver

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Independence Bank Owner(s): Reid Family 2425 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky. 42301 (270) 686-1776 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–noon Saturday Founded in 1909; entered Owensboro in 1997

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION Silver Choice

Independence Bank offers everything from personal and business accounts to Trust and Investment services. Whether your needs are related to agriculture, manufacturing or service industries, we can accommodate you. Our experience extends to real estate, professional services, health care, sales, shipping, construction and the hospitality industry. Independence Bank prides itself in giving back to the communities it serves. Not only do we give back through financial support, but our employees and directors give of their time and energy dedicating many hours to organizations they feel passionate about. Last year alone, Independence Bank gave back over $2 million to the communities it serves throughout the Commonwealth.

PLACE TO WORK Silver Choice BUSINESS THAT GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Platinum Choice

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Wills Animal Hospital ANIMAL CLINIC/VETERINARIAN Platinum Choice Owners: Dr. Teresa Wills, Dr. Steve Wills, Dr. Cindy Wolfe 3030 New Hartford Road (270) 684-3201 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 24/7 emergency service Founded in 1992

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The Dapper Dog LLC GROOMING/BOARDING Platinum PET STORE Silver Choice Owner: Ashley Coomes 3238 Kidron Valley Way Suite 1 (270) 578-1057 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday Year Founded: 2016

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Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union FINANCIAL INSTITUTION Platinum Choice 1900 Southeastern Parkway, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 684.8954 Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m drive-thru, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. lobby Friday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. drive-thru, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. lobby Founded in 1971 We are humbled and honored to be chosen as your Platinum Reader’s Choice Winner. In 1971, Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union was founded and chartered right here in Owensboro, Kentucky, starting simply as a savings option for the teachers of the Daviess County Public Schools. Ten charter members came together recognizing a need and began our credit union in a shoebox. That’s right, a shoebox! Without their commitment, DCTFCU would not have become the progressive credit union it is today. Our establishment started in the house of our first manager, Russell Blitch, where he kept the infamous shoebox. As we grew into a financial institution that began serving all the employees of the Daviess County Public Schools and their families, we moved to “the little white house on the hill� by the DCPS Central Office before quickly outgrowing and breaking ground in 1996 on the build-

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Owners: Jennifer Lee Hendricks Wright 2225 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 689-0707 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed for lunch) Year founded: 2013 Hendricks Law Offices, PLLC is committed to providing the Owensboro community and surrounding counties with personalized service to meet all their legal needs. Hendricks Law Offices strives to ensure every case is handled with the utmost care, compassion and individualized attention. Hendricks Law Offices provides a wide range of legal services pertaining to contested/uncontested divorce, child support/medical support, custody, parenting time rights, grandparents rights, adoptions, criminal matters, last will and testaments and other areas to fit your legal needs. Call to schedules your FREE consultation. Hendricks Law Offices thanks the Owensboro community for their continued support!

Welborn Floral Company FLORIST Platinum Choice

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Owner: Irene Welborn 920 E. Fourth St. (270) 684-6049 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday Dick Knight, Sally Barker and the staff of Welborn would like to the thank you for voting Welborn Floral Company your platinum choice for florist for 10 consecutive years. We have been honored to serve the Owensboro community and surrounding area for 61 years. Our industry has seen many changes over time, but our commitment for exceptional customer service, quality and originality have always and will continue to remain the same.  Our staff enjoys providing smiles to everyone who receives a gift from Welborn Floral Company and event center. Again, many thanks for voting us your platinum choice.

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Glenn Funeral Home FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Platinum Choice THE HOMETOWN FRIENDS YOU CAN RELY ON It’s surprising to consider that our new home isn’t really all that new. It’s been part of your community since 1989. And our family has been serving Owensboro, Daviess County and the surrounding areas since 1903. The heritage of Glenn Family Services represents five generations of family commitment. It takes a team to care for you and your family. No one of us can do it alone. We look for the best when we’re building a team. We look for people who know a lot, understand they don’t know it all, and always want to know more. Then we do our best to teach and develop, to educate and improve, to learn from them. You and your family deserve a team that does more than truly care for others. That’s just the beginning. They must be committed ... fully committed ... to taking exceptional care of you and your family. Caring must be effective and genuine, consistent and evenly delivered. Service must be unique, person to person, family to family. We have an excellent team. They’re part of us and part of your community. We’re proud of them. They’re hometown friends you can rely on. YOU WILL FIND A FULL RANGE OF OPTIONS Glenn Family Services encompasses both Glenn Funeral Home

& Crematory and Owensboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Mausoleum. Together, our two companies provide your family with a full range of service options. You talk about many things with your loved ones: from day-today details to big events. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today; it will be especially significant when it’s time to honor and commemorate your lives. Memorialization at the end of life is more than it used to be. It can reflect a person’s life story and be transformative, healing and comforting. It’s remarkable how something so simple can become so complicated. It doesn’t have to be that way and you’ll find that here, it isn’t. Funeral planning before the need arises is a straight-forward process that requires nothing more than your willingness to invest a bit of your time. And it provides the luxury of time; time to think it over, discuss it with your family, a friend, your trusted advisors. You’ll find our planning specialists to be knowledgeable professionals who are fully committed to our policies of straight talk, honest information, direct answers, and never ever any pressure. Never. Ever. Like everything here, it’s up to you. Our attitude is clear. If you’re pleased, we’re pleased. Simple as that.

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The professional REALTORS at Home Realty, Inc are humbled to be honored again this year as a Readers’ Choice award recipient in the real estate agency category. “We have a great group of REALTORS here who strive to put their clients firstâ€? said Connie Lou Barnett, broker/ owner of the firm.  “Our goal is to work together as a team for the betterment  of our home buyers and sellers, as well as our community ‌ and we also like to have a little fun along the way! Gordon and Connie Barnett purchased Home Realty in 1984 from J. Henry O’Bryan, who started the company in 1964. Since that time, their company has been affiliated with the Better Homes & Gardens, GMAC and Real Living franchises. “Most everyone in town knows us as ‘Home Realty, Home of the BIG American Flag,’ “ Gordon Barnett said. “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to place their vote. It means a lot to all of us. Our hope is that people will continue to put their trust in us for any real estate need.â€? 

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Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Gold Choice 519 Locust St., Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 684-9891 Haleymcginnis.com Owners: Mike and Kay Everly  Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory remains a family-owned business, where Mike Everly has served since 1966. We realize the difference that makes, as our family serves yours to create lasting tributes, honoring those special memories created with each personalized and unique funeral service. We are committed to providing superior services at fair and respectful prices. We strive to serve families with love, compassion, professionalism and sincere hearts. These principles, which were established and placed before us over a century ago, remain a driving force in our continued pursuit to providing a personalized and dignified service. We are continually grateful to you for the trust you place in our family. We give every family in our community unique opportuni-

ties to learn, share and remember. Each of our educational, grief support or remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range, including adults and children. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows.

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Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION FACILITY Platinum Choice Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) is humbled and honored to be the recipient of the Platinum Reader’s Choice award for 2018. Our mission is one sentence, but it encompasses all that we aspire to do. To cultivate lifelong learning Through career degree programs, Workforce and community development, And transfer-to-baccalaureate degree programs. Offering more than 20 degree programs, we take our responsibility to provide a quality education very seriously. We strive to continually improve our programs to enhance the economic development and quality of life of the region. OCTC has three campuses in Owensboro, two locations in Hancock County, and adult education centers in Daviess, Ohio and McLean counties. OCTC has more than 170 full-time employees who contribute many volunteer hours in the region, on our campuses, and in community organizations. Over 90 percent of our

students live and work in this region. We measure our success by the success of our students. Our graduates exceed average pass rates on national licensing exams, earn higher grade point averages at universities after transferring and meet the demands of local employers. Our healthcare career program graduates score consistently above the state average for pass rates on licensure exams. Students in our manufacturing and skilled trade programs score above the national average on the National Occupational Career and Technical Institute (NOCTI) exams taken at the end of their program. OCTC has many highly skilled technical degree, diploma, and certificate programs, and many of these programs, including automotive, computerized manufacturing and machining, computer information technology, diesel technology, electrical technology, EMT–paramedic, business administration, HVAC, industrial maintenance technology, welding technology, and some health care career options are eligible for the Work Ready KY Scholarship program.

To qualify for the Work Ready KY Scholarship program, students should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be a resident of Kentucky, have not earned a college degree and not be in default on any obligation to KHEAA. This scholarship program is administered through KHEAA and requires the students to complete a FAFSA application and apply to OCTC. Eligible students may take up to 32 credit hours, tuition free. For more information on this program, contact rebecca.simon@kctcs. edu or visit workreadykentucky.com. OCTC recently opened the new Industry Innovation Center thanks to generous communitywide support through the BuildSmart campaign. The building expanded our welding and HVAC programs, including the addition of robotic welding and a building automated systems training lab. The facility will also house the new TechX program, an accelerated certificate initiative designed for those students who want to enter the manufacturing sector. For more information on OCTC’s TechX program, please contact david.ashley@ kctcs.edu.

Western Kentucky University-Owensboro POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION FACILITY Silver Choice 4821 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 684-9797 owensboro@wku.edu WKU and the Owensboro region: Continuing a tradition of excellence For over 40 years, the WKU Owensboro campus has proudly brought the educational resources of Western Kentucky University to the Owensboro region. Today, WKU offers unparalleled academic opportunities and serves the community with programs that encourage workforce development and economic growth. We strive to provide a transformative education that encourages innovation, elevates communities and makes a positive impact on the quality of life for those we serve. We are committed to expanding educational opportunities at the WKU Owensboro campus to fit the demands of both transfer students and adult learners. We are grateful for our partnership with the Owensboro Community and Technical College and local businesses and government leaders throughout the greater Owensboro/Daviess County area, and we look forward to continuing to serve the region in the future.  For more information, visit wku.edu/owensboro.

For over 40 years, WKU Owensboro campus has delivered the academic and workforce development resources of Western Kentucky University to the citizens of this community. We look forward to serving the region throughout the future.

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Foreman Watson Holtrey LEGAL SERVICES Platinum Choice Main products or services: Legal representation in areas of personal injury, criminal defense, family law, estate planning, probate law and real estate. Two years running as Readers’ Choice Platinum for Legal Services! Wow, what a compliment! The attorneys and staff

AAA Travel Agency This extension of the AAA Auto Service Club offers help with every pinpoint on your travel map. Need hotel recommendations? AAA has a Diamond rating system. Want a road map? AAA can provide standard travel maps as well as guidebooks. Unsure of your itinerary? Skip the worry and join a AAA-planned trip instead. The AAA Travel Agency can be found at 1600 Frederica St.

of FWH Legal humbly accepts this recognition and promises to keep doing everything we can to offer excellent legal representation for our clients. We look at each case as an opportunity to change a life. FWH Legal is: LOCAL. PROVEN. TRUSTED.

Western Kentucky University-Owensboro

WKU Owensboro serves students of all ages with a broad range of degree options and flexible course delivery formats, including in-person, online, and hybrid programs. It creates an environment that provides the flexibility and support to meet the needs of its students. The dedicated staff at the WKU Owensboro campus provide outstanding student support including academic and transfer advising, financial aid counseling, tutoring and writing assistance, military student services, testing center and computer lab access. You can find WKU Owensboro at 4821 New Hartford Road.


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of best OWENSBORO in health/medical & beauty/wellness

Taking care of ourselves is more important now than ever. Our guide breaks down the winners in 24 categories spanning health/medical practices and beauty/wellness businesses. We hope our guide helps you find the right care for your needs.

Chiropractor

Dentist

Stallings Chiropractic Center • Platinum Tinius Chiropractic Center • Gold Rehabilitation & Performance Institute • Silver

Dr. Carol J. Braun, DDS • Platinum Dr Timothy M Wright DDS • Gold Dr. Meagan Aull, DMD • Silver

Dermatology & cosmetic services

Hearing aid center

Owensboro Dermatology Associates • Platinum Advanced Dermatology Associates • Gold Dermatology Center of Owensboro • Silver

Family Hearing Center • Platinum Smith Hearing Healthcare • Gold Miracle-Ear • Silver

Medical group

Optometrist

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) • Platinum Choice Bluegrass Internal Medicine • Gold Choice Allergy & Asthma Specialists • Silver Choice

Owensboro Family Eye Care • Platinum Choice

Nursing home Carmel Home • Platinum Choice Wellington Parc of Owensboro • Gold Choice Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center • Silver Choice

Riverpark Eyecare • Gold Choice Advantage Eye Care • Silver Choice

Pharmacy/pharmacist Nation’s Medicines • Platinum Choice Owensboro Family Pharmacy and Wellness • Gold Choice Danhauer Drugs • Silver Choice


Barber

Home medical supply store

Klutch Barbers • Platinum

All Care Equipment and Rentals • Platinum

Riverwalk Razor Barbershop • Gold

Danhauer Drug Store • Gold

Emory Centre Barber Shop • Silver

Cherricare Inc • Silver

OB/GYN

Gym/athletic club/fitness center Owensboro Health Healthpark • Platinum

The Women’s Pavilion • Platinum

Planet Fitness • Gold

Summit Obstetrics & Gynecology, PSC • Gold

Edgefit Sports And Fitness • Silver

Women’s Healthcare Partners • Silver

Health food store

Orthodontist

Gene’s Health Food • Platinum

Anthony W. Durall DDS • Platinum

Wheatgrass Juice Bar and More • Gold

Joe Danzer DMD LLC • Gold

Clark’s Health & Nutrition Center • Silver

Bradley L. Baker DDS • Silver

Pediatrician Dr. John T. Houston, MD • Platinum Dr. Michael F Yeiser MD • Gold Dr. Jeremiah R. Mason, DO • Silver

Salon-hair Creative Image • Platinum All About You Salon & Spa • Gold Southern Styles LLC • Silver

Salon-manicure Physician/primary care doctor Dr. John Howard Jr., MD • Platinum Dr. Roshan K. Mathew, MD • Gold Dr. Angela Jarvis • Silver • • •

Physical therapy/rehab facility Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) • Platinum KORT • Gold Rehabilitation & Performance Institute • Silver • • •

Retirement/assisted living center Carmel Home • Platinum Heartford House- Hospice of Western KY • Gold Fern Terra of Owensboro LLC • Silver • • •

Urgent care

Pro Nails • Platinum VIP Nails • Gold Swank Salon LLC • Silver

Salon-tanning Oasis Tanning Salon • Platinum Sun Tan City • Gold All About You Salon & Spa • Silver

Skin care/massage/day spa All About You Salon & Spa • Platinum Laura Rudy (Owensboro Therapeutic Massage) • Gold Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio • Silver

Tattoo/piercing parlor (tattoo artist) Legendary Tattoo Company —

Springs Urgent Care • Platinum

Jeremy Higdon and Bryant Sadler • Platinum

Owensboro Health Urgent Care • Gold

Lady Luck Tattoo and Body Piercing • Gold

Gateway Urgent Care • Silver

Ms. Fitz Glitz and Glamour (Permanent Makeup) • Silver


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Owensboro Dermatology Associates DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SERVICES Platinum Choice Beautiful, healthy skin is the very foundation of Owensboro Dermatology Associates. Dr. Michael J. Crowe, Dr. Artis P. Truett III, along with physician assistants Dana Jennings and Angela Mills and nurse practitioner Sandra Cox, have the advanced training and experience to detect and treat virtually any skin problem, including skin cancer, moles, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, varicose veins, warts and other complex and common skin conditions. Their state-of-the-art medical spa, Advanced Aesthetics, opened in 2002 to offer the latest and most effective procedures to help rejuvenate and beautify the skin and address skin conditions that affect people’s quality of life, emotionally and socially. Their licensed and medical aestheticians and clinicians offer laser treatments for rosacea, blemished skin, blood vessels and age spots; hair removal (laser and waxing); laser resurfacing; Botox, Exilis (FDA approved, nonsurgical treatment for fat reduction and skin tightening); Thermage; Halo; advanced skin care products and makeup; facials; Juvederm; makeup consultations; microdermabrasion, chemical peels; and more. Dr. Crowe, a board-certified dermatologist, graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles after completing his residency in dermatology from the

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. “As a dermatologist, I have studied for years to acquire the knowledge necessary to care for your skin and keep it healthy. I make a point of keeping up on the latest developments in my field, because I want my patients to have the newest and most effective treatment methods available.” Dr. Truett, a board-certified dermatologist, graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., after completing residency in dermatology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “Education and experience are the foundation of every dermatologist’s practice. For me, education does not end with a degree. To provide quality health care, I continue learning from hands-on training sessions with new tools and treatment techniques, completion of continuing education courses, participating in clinical trials and interactions with my patients.” In addition to providing advanced and quality skin care, keeping you informed and becoming a partner in your health care is another one of their goals. At Owensboro Dermatology, the dermatologic staff is committed to providing quality patient care for you and your family. Thanks for allowing our family to service your family since 1993.

Durall Wedding Orthodontic DR. ANTHONY DURALL • ORTHODONTIST Platinum Choice

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Owners: Dr. Justin Wedding and Dr. Anthony Durall 2816 Veach Road #301, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-0275 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday Founded in 2017 Main products and services: Comprehensive orthodontic treatment using braces, clear braces and clear aligners. We would like to thank our patients and the wonderful Owensboro and surrounding communities for your confidence and continued support of our office. The joy and fulfillment we get each and every day delivering awesome smiles and memorable experiences for our patients motivates us to continue to find the best ways to serve you. We would also like to thank our team, who put their hearts into each day to ensure our patients leave feeling as special as they truly are. Their talent, skill and experience makes our jobs easier and allows us to deliver the level of care and service that we strive for each and every day.

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The Women’s Pavilion, PSC OB/GYN Platinum Choice

Owners: Dr. Andrea Moore and Dr. Angela Dawson 2200 E. Parrish Ave. Suite 201B, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-3700 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Founded in 1996 Main products and services: Medical office — OB/GYN and primary care A big thank you to our patients for your votes. Your understanding and patience during our time out of the office for deliveries is greatly appreciated. You are what makes our job enjoyable. Again, thank you.

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Advanced Cardiology of Owensboro DR. ROSHAN MATHEW • PHYSICAN/PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR Gold Choice Owner: Dr. Roshan Mathew 3110 Fairview Dr. (270) 240-2129 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday Founded in 2016 Main products or services: General and interventional cardiology office offering consults, EKGs, echocardiograms, stress testing, holter and event monitors, device clinic, anti-coagulation monitoring and full privileges at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital performing procedures, heart catheterizations and stenting. I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to each of my patients and their family members who took the time to nominate and vote for me. It’s been an honor to serve this community for the past 15 years, and my patients are what makes this profession so worthwhile. I feel very privileged to be held in such a regard. Thank you all for trusting me with your care.

Thank You Owensboro For Your Confidence

Roshan K Mathew, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI General and Interventional Cardiology

3110 Fairview Drive Owensboro, KY 42303

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All Care Equipment and Rentals HOME MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE Platinum Choice

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keep you and your loved ones safe, all the while making life a little easier. We have a huge selection of compression stockings, socks, garments, and sleeves in stock including different styles, sizes, and compression. Compression is designed to help increase blood flow, preventing and relieving pain and swelling. We have options available for all ages and all walks of life. When you walk into the store, one of the first things you’ll see is the variety of diabetic shoes we have available to purchase. We have a number of options to fit your style. Our Certified Shoe Fitter will take your customized fitting and order the shoe to be custom made for your feet, just another way that we can meet your individual needs. We also have a number of products available for cash rental, including lift chairs, hospital beds, and wheelchairs. This takes away the burden of a large purchase bill and gives you the chance to return it once your done with it. We can even deliver and provide setup, if needed. This is only a few of the products and services we have available. We’d like to invite you in the store to speak with our friendly, knowledgeable staff and see what else we have to offer. You can also find us on Facebook and online at www.allcareequipment.com.

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Nation’s Medicines Highway 54 PHARMACY/PHARMACIST Platinum Choice Owners: Carl and Kim Lewis 3000 Alvey Park Drive West (270) 926-4080 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday Thank you, Owensboro, for voting Nation’s Medicines Highway 54 as your platinum choice in pharmacy! We are extremely thankful for your vote of confidence in us. We work tirelessly to keep our customers healthy and do that with fast, convenient, and outstanding customer service. With 4 pharmacists on staff, we are always available to take care of your needs. Our goal is not only to help you get healthy, but also keep you healthy. We have a variety of products and programs to help meet your everyday needs, including compounding, which is tailored specifically to each individual. One of our newest programs, The Vaccine Clinic, allows us to take care of your vaccination needs in the pharmacy. At The Vaccine Clinic, we provide immunizations for flu, pneumonia, meningitis, travel vaccinations, and so much more. We hope that you’ll join us in being a generation of preventative medicine.

Our pill planner program was designed to give you piece of mind when it comes to your prescriptions. Let us worry about your medication for you! With our pill planner program, we will fill and deliver planners specifically for you. If there are any changes throughout the cycle, we will take care of those, too. If you’re someone who is always on the go, you can benefit from the relieved worry of missed doses. It’s also great for your loved ones that have trouble keeping track of their medications. Best of all, even if you are required to get your medications through mail-order, we can still provide service to you through this program. We understand that coming into the pharmacy can sometimes be a task in itself. We developed our Med Sync Program to give you the opportunity to pick up all your prescriptions on the same day each month. On top of that, we have a drive-thru available and free delivery, furthering the convenience for you! These services are just some of what we offer at Nation’s Medicines Highway 54. If you haven’t already, come check us out. Transferring a prescription is easy; just give us a call and we’ll do the rest! You can also find us on Facebook and at our website, www.nations54.com. At Nation’s Medicines Highway 54, your health is our mission.

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For an appointment call one of our two convenient locations or visit www.osmomd.com 2831 New Hartford Road . Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 . (270) 926-4100 2200 East Parrish Ave. Building C – Lower Level 102 . Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 . (270) 240-4682


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Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) MEDICAL GROUP Platinum Choice

PHYSICAL THERAPY/REHAB FACILITY Platinum Choice

Owners: Philip Hurley, MD; Charles Milem, MD; R. Keith Moore, MD; William Martin, MD; S. David Boles, MD; Joseph Polio, MD; Geoffrey Hulse, MD; Glenn Henning, MD 2831 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-4100 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday; closed Sunday www.osmomd.com Founded in 1962

of Owensboro and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide expert, patient-centered care that achieves optimal results by decreasing pain and restoring the mobility of our patients. We are dedicated to providing the best full-service orthopedic care available in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including onsite diagnostics, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic physicians, nurse practitioners, or therapy specialists in Owensboro, call us at (270) 926-4100, or use our convenient online appointment request form at www.osmomd.com. You can also visit our walk-in clinic for urgent orthopedic care.

Thank you for awarding our practice with this wonderful recognition as the best of the best. For more than 50 years, we have strived to serve the needs of the people of our community with excellence and compassion. Even though we remain adaptable to the demands of the changing world we live in, our commitment to people, community, and quality care never changes. Orthopedics is an area of medicine which is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and diseases of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons. The orthopedic specialists at OSMO treat hand, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle, hip, and knee problems. Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) was founded in 1962 by Dr. Joseph Stiles. Fifty-six years later OSMO has grown into the premier orthopedic provider in its community

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Find help with what ails you at Allergy & Asthma Specialists. This team of physicians treats nasal and lung conditions, immunologic disorders, asthma and allergies relating to food, skin, insects, pharmaceuticals and hay fever. The office also treats Alpha gal syndrome, which derives from the lone star tick and has become prevalent in this region. Allergy & Asthma Specialists can be found at 3604 Wathens Crossing.

OSMO Physicians & Nurse Practitioners Philip Hurley, M.D. Charles Milem, M.D. R. Keith Moore, M.D. William Martin, M.D. S. David Boles, M. D. Joseph Polio, M.D. Geoffrey Hulse, M.D. Glenn Henning, D.P.M. Leslie Schwindel, M.D. Lori Bretschneider, A.P.R.N. Laura Haga, A.P.R.N

Durall Wedding Orthodontics Durall Wedding Orthodontics takes pride in helping you perfect your smile. Under the care of Anthony W. Durall, Justin and Madison Wedding and their diligent staff, patients customize a plan to realign their teeth through a number of modern, safe methods. Visit Durall Wedding Orthodontics at 2816 Veach Road Suite 301


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John Howard Jr. MD PSC PHYSICIAN/PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR Platinum Choice Owner: John Howard Jr. 2200 E. Parrish Ave. Suite 202B, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-1650 7 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday Founded in 1999 Main products and services: Adult internal medicine Thank you to all our patients over the past 20 years.

Danhauer Drugs HOME MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE Gold Choice PHARMACY/PHARMACIST Silver Choice Danhauer Drugs pharmacy services are open 365 days a year offering free delivery to the Owensboro, Kentucky, and southern Indiana area. Pharmacist Bill Danhauer and Jeff Danhauer are happy to provide counseling about all your health needs. We offer 24-hour emergency service and customized medications, and a professional in-house health care team is available to counsel patients. Family owned and operated since 1904! Danhauer Drugs, as part of the health care team, is committed to providing the highest quality health care services to its customers in a friendly, knowledgeable and cost-effective manner. We offer the following services: home infusion services, respiratory care, home oxygen delivery, home medical equipment sales and rental, diabetic care including diabetic custom-sized shoes and medical supplies. Thank you for choosing Danhauer Drugs!

In the heart of Owensboro at the corner of 4th & Frederica

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Smith Hearing Healthcare, PLLC HEARING AID CENTER Gold Choice Owner: V. Suzanne Smith, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology 3400 New Hartford Road Suite C, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-1600 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Friday Founded in 2012 Main products and services: Specializing in adult hearing evaluation and consultation, baseline hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings and Hearing Aid service and repair for most manufacturers — including Widex, Phonak, Oticon Starkey, Siemens and Unifron — which includes direct to iPhone technology. Smith Hearing Healthcare is honored that the readers of the Messenger-Inquirer have voted us as the gold choice for Hearing Healthcare for 2018. We are grateful to our patients, staff and the Owensboro community for their loyalty and support. Dr. V. Suzanne Smith is licensed as an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Specialist; she has her Doctorate in Audiology and has been practicing in Owensboro for the last 21 years. We strive to continue to meet and exceed your expectations for hearing healthcare for many years to come. Thank you for your trust. We are “hear” to help!

Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.S.C. Putting families first for over 18 years!

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Rehabilitation & Performance Institute CHIROPRACTOR Silver Choice PHYSICAL THERAPY/REHAB FACILITY Silver Choice We are incredibly thankful that so many of you have chosen to trust us with your health. There is no greater satisfaction than hearing a patient tell us, “I get to attend my first father-daughter dance thanks to RPI” or “I get to pick up my grandkids and play with them, pain-free!” As we believe that your health is your most important asset, we do not take this responsibility lightly.  Here’s what we’re doing to ensure that RPI provides you with not only the best physical therapy and chiropractic care in Owensboro, but the best care in the country.  • One-on-one care — No one knows more about your body than you do. The best health care always starts with listening. At RPI, you’ll always have our full attention. • The most knowledgeable clinicians — RPI is the ONLY physical therapy orthopedic residency site in the tri-state area. This status means that the best PTs in the country are competing to come to Owensboro to learn how to provide great orthopedic care. • A total body focus —We aren’t just treating body parts, we’re helping people.  Our goal is to help you become healthier and happier and to provide you with the knowledge you need to become the CEO of your own health.


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Owensboro Family Pharmacy and Wellness PHARMACY/PHARMACIST Gold Choice Owner: Dr. Jesica Mills, PharmD, MBA, RPh, CNHP 720 W. Byers Ave. • (270) 683-2400 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Founded in 2016 Main products and services: Pharmacy, holistic health and wellness, diet shop, nutraceuticals and supplements, delivery med sync, special packaging, immunizations, consults Thank you for voting us as your favorite pharmacy! We pride ourselves in solving problems and improving the health of all of our patients. We treat everyone as we would like to be treated and love being active in our community. We are honored to serve Owensboro! Between our superior pharmacy services and unique natural health consults and education, we welcome everyone. We are a modern-day pharmacy with old-time service that focuses on establishing and maintaining the health and wellness of all of our patients. Come stay well with us.

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Gateway Urgent Care URGENT CARE Silver Choice 3245 Mt. Moriah Ave. Suite #10 (270) 663-0955 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday www.gatewaymercy.com We are a walk-in urgent care located on Kentucky 54 that offers fast, friendly service. We diagnose and treat all sorts of everyday illnesses as well as provide primary care for all ages. We treat flus, colds, infections, sprains/strains, provide stitches and lab services. We also offer DOT, sports and school physicals, employee drug screening and workers’ comp. When the time comes and you need us, come see us at Gateway Urgent Care!

KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) is the leading provider for outpatient physical and occupational/hand therapy in the Owensboro area. KORT Owensboro also offers sports medicine, work conditioning, home physical therapy, dry needling, vestibular rehab, cancer rehab, functional capacity evaluations (FCE’s), running assessments, concussion management and more to help you on your path to recovery. Our highly skilled clinicians specialize in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions to reduce pain without medication or surgery. Selected as a “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” for 14 consecutive years, and with over 50 locations, KORT has the most board certified orthopedic specialists and vestibular rehabilitation specialists of any other provider in the Commonwealth. KORT’s certified athletic trainers provide services to more than 35 high schools and colleges making us the largest sports medicine provider in the state. KORT has improved more lives by providing compassionate care to more people, in more communities, and in more locations than any other outpatient physical or occupational therapy provider in the state of Kentucky. Through our years of commitment to the physicians and patients of Kentuckiana, KORT is time tested and most trusted. Visit www.KORT.com to learn more about our services and locations.


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Gene’s Health Food Inc.

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Merle Norman High-quality beauty products are Merle Norman’s forte. Whether you need a new color palette, skin products or beauty tools, Merle Norman has you covered. The shop even offers free beauty services, such as skin assessments and express makeovers, as well as brand-exclusive facials. Visit Merle Norman at 2785-C Veach Road.

Creative Image Cut loose those dead ends and liven up your style at Creative Image Hair Salon. From a simple trim to a complex dye job, the professionals at Creative Image are ready to help you create your new look. Creative Image is at 3333 Frederica St. #C.


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SKIN CARE/MASSAGE/DAY SPA Silver Choice Owner: Debbie D. Abney 2785-C Veach Road, Owensboro, KY (270) 685-2259 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Founded in 1931

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SALON-HAIR Platinum Choice Owners: Steve and Julie Rowan 3333 Frederica St. #C (270) 684-1046 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Founded in 1994 Front row L to R: Regina Rhinerson, Misty McCarty, Rhonda Henry, Michelle Boarman Back row L to R: Betsy Eli, Sue Driver, Barbie Ward, Michele Hagan, Carla Hagan, Julie Rowan, Katie Kirk, Cheryl Norris, Kathy Rolley, ’ CHOICE A RS Steve Rowan. Missing from photo is Tracy McDaniel Me

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of best OWENSBORO in retail shopping On the hunt for antiques, craft supplies, furniture, gifts or a great new piece of jewelry? Look no further than our list of retail shopping winners. Each business is proud to cater to shoppers with enviable inventory and reliable customer service.


Farm market

Clothing boutique

Trunnell’s Farm Market & Family Fun Acre • Platinum

Peacocks and Pearls • Platinum

Reid’s Orchard • Gold Owensboro Regional Farmers Market • Silver

Hunting supplies Whittaker Guns, LLC • Platinum

The Sturdy Hinge • Gold Lil Bit Sassy • Silver

Gift shop Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel • Platinum

Academy Sports + Outdoors • Gold

Simply Chic Home Accents • Gold

Rural King • Silver

The Bakers Rack Inc. • Silver

Antique store Preservation Station Market, Restaurant, and Event Center • Platinum Owensboro Trading Post • Gold Whitesville Mercantile • Silver

Appliance store Green River Appliance • Platinum Murphy Appliance Co. • Gold Lowe’s Home Improvement • Silver

Carpet/floor covering store Carpets Unlimited • Platinum Carpet One Floor & Home • Gold Kentucky Tile Owensboro • Silver

Consignment store Robin’s Resale & Boutique • Platinum En Vogue • Gold A Repeat Boutique • Silver

Convenience store/gas station

Electronic cigarette store eCig Source • Platinum Vapor 55 • Gold TKO Vapor • Silver

Jewelry store Nick T. Arnold Jewelers • Platinum Lance & Co. Jewelers • Gold Lodan Jewelry Design Studio • Silver • • •

Locally owned store Preservation Station Market, Restaurant, and Event Center • Platinum Shoe Stop Inc. • Gold Simply Chic Home Accents • Silver • • •

Mattress store Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. • Platinum Mark’s Mattress Outlet • Gold Tom Blue Furniture • Silver • • •

Farm equipment store

Music store

Rural King • Platinum Wright Implement • Gold Hagan’s Outdoor Equipment • Silver

Owensboro Music Center • Platinum

Formal wear store The Crowne • Platinum Robin’s Resale & Boutique • Gold The Earle • Silver

Furniture store Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. • Platinum Tom Blue Furniture • Gold Ashley HomeStore • Silver

Grocery store

Book & Music Exchange • Gold Upper Room Music, LLC • Silver • • •

Pet store PetSmart • Platinum Pet Food Center • Gold The Dapper Dog • Silver • • •

Shoe store Shoe Stop Inc. • Platinum Shoe Carnival • Gold Bella Ragazza Boutique • Silver

Franey’s Food Mart • Platinum Even Steven Neighborhood Market • Gold Huck’s • Silver

Kroger • Platinum Meijer • Gold ALDI • Silver

DIY supply store

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Academy Sports + Outdoors • Platinum

Hobby Lobby • Platinum Simply Chic Home Accents • Gold Lowe’s Home Improvement • Silver

Gordons True Value Hardware • Platinum Lowe’s Home Improvement • Gold Menards • Silver

Outfitters of Active People • Gold

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Sporting goods store Legends Owensboro-

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Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel GIFT SHOP Platinum Choice Owner: Donna Southard 227 Williamsburg Square, Owensboro, KY 42303 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday Thank you, Owensboro, for voting Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel the best gift shop in our community. Since we first opened our doors in 2015, we have offered personalized and monogrammed gifts to you and your families. Many customers walk in and say, “You got cute stuff here!” We think we do, too, and we thank you for supporting our local business. We know you can go online and make a purchase. But at Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel, we offer you a unique experience designed to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for sympathy gift delivery, promotional apparel for your business or a little something special for the man or woman in your life, we’ve got you covered. Next time you need a gift, think Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel.

VOTED BEST GIFT SHOP IN OWENSBORO. 227 WILLIAMSBURG SQUARE | (270) 684-5419 | CONTACT@CRAZYMEGIFTS.COM

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Owner(s): Jennifer Higdon and Deborah Coomes 9661 Kentucky 56, Owensboro KY 42301 (270) 616-7007 (Market); (270) 616-7000 (Restaurant); (270) 993-7532 (Owner) Mall Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Restaurant Hours: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday Founded in 2012

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CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Gold Choice Owners: Mike & Natalie Denton 121 E. Second St., Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 314-2631 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat. Founded in 2016 Main products and services: Curvy and lifestyle ladies specialty boutique, hinging the gap between quality options and specialty sizing in intimates and apparel. Owensboro, this is to you! Our loyal customers have put us where we are today. Striving to bring options that will make you want to keep your money where your heart is, in Owensboro, of course! Locally owned by Owensboro native, husband-and-wife duo Mike and Natalie Denton. Offering options for ladies up to 4XL, personalized intimates fittings, along with swim. While catering to curvy, every lady has options within this boutique. Stop by, say hi! We are sure you’ll want to stay awhile. Our customers are treated like family, with the utmost respect. Thank you!

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Peacocks and Pearls CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Platinum Choice We’re so honored to receive the platinum Reader’s Choice for women’s clothing boutique! We feel so blessed with this community’s overwhelming support for our business. Thank you so much. Peacocks and Pearls has really grown over the last couple of years, and this could not have been possible without our loyal and supportive customers. You all truly make this job the best. An exceptional shopping experience with a fun and comfortable atmosphere is always our goal. The store continues to offer the same recognizable, affordable brands and excellent customer service. We take pride in providing clothing, shoes and accessories for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for comfort, business or elegant styles for your most special occasion, we consider all ages and sizes. There is something for everyone. Thank you to our customers for your continued support over the past three-and-a-half years. Our staff is our family and our customers are our dear friends. Thank you for making it a joy to come to work every day. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @peacocksandpearlsobky and like us on Facebook to keep up with all of our new arrivals and promotions.

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Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. FURNITURE STORE Platinum Choice MATTRESS STORE Platinum Choice 521 E. Fourth St. (270) 684-5237 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. was established in 1951 by Lawerence and Callista Mudd. For 67 years, outof-town stores have come and gone, and for 67 years, the small local businesses have survived during bad times and good times. Only through the support of you, the people of Owensboro, and the surrounding communities has this been possible. We would like to THANK YOU for all your support. We appreciate being voted as YOUR Platinum Choice Furniture Store for 10 consecutive years! In the future, we will do our best to continue providing you with a large selection of quality home furnishings at reasonable prices. — David Mudd, Owner

CONSIGNMENT STORE Platinum Choice FORMAL WEAR STORE Gold Choice 2416 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 683-6500 robinsboutique@bellsouth.net Voted Platinum for consignment shop and gold for formal wear, you will find bargains everyday & help save money, yet still dress your kids or yourself in nothing but the best brands at Robin’s Resale & Boutique. Established 24 years ago, Robin’s is proud to offer consignment for the entire family. With over 4,000 consignors, 400 items go out daily for infants, kids, teens, men and women. Brands include Matilda Jane, Nike and Under Armour, just to name a few. Robin’s is not only a consignment shop. It also has a whole section of trendy, new boutique clothing and shoes for women that are affordable. It also offers a huge variety of formals as well as monogramming and embroidery!   No shopping experience is complete without a friendly and knowledgable staff, and customers are thrilled at how welcoming and helpful the staff is. Visit today to discover what the rave reviews are all about.


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eCig Source ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE STORE Platinum Choice Owners: Tony and Robin Trego 426 Salem Dr., Owensboro, KY 42303 (home office), plus eight other locations (270) 691-0053 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday Founded in 2011 Main products and services: Electronic cigarette devices, vaping fluids and CBD products We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for voting us the best sources for all your vaping needs two years in a row. Since 2011, we have helped tons of people make the switch from analog cigarettes to vaping. This is a very rewarding feeling knowing we have helped so many people stop smoking. Thank you, our customers, for your continued business. We look forward to serving you for years to come. Visit us at any of our nine locations: three in Owensboro, one in Henderson, two in Bowling Green, one in Madisonville, one in Hopkinsville, and one in Oak Grove.

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The Crowne FORMAL WEAR STORE Platinum Choice Owners: Angie and Brad Ebelhar 107 E. Second St., Owensboro KY 42303 (270) 231-8132 Seasonal hours vary — check social media for current hours Founded in 2014 Main products and services: prom, homecoming, pageant and tuxedo rental getting to make the girls “sparkle and shine” on some of their most memorable moments as a young adult. Our goal is to provide each and every young lady that comes through our doors a unique “princess experience,” no matter their budget or what size they wear. We are looking forward to the next homecoming and prom season and bringing the latest in formal wear fashion to Owensboro. We have some exciting things in the works for our new fall 2018 season! Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. #IGotMyGownatTheCrowne

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Whittaker Guns, LLC HUNTING SUPPLIES Platinum Choice Whittaker Guns is celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2018! The business growth throughout the years is almost solely attributed to our loyal customer base. From our start in a detached garage, to our recent construction of the new 24,000 square foot retail showroom, we realize none of it would have been possible without the help of our loyal customers. We truly value your patronage and accept the fact that our business is only viable if customers continue to walk through the door. Although most of you recognize us as a firearms retailer, we’ve diversified immensely over the last few years. We recognized the fact that there were holes in our business model. We previously only catered to the firearms enthusiast. We wanted to broaden our horizons to cater to sportsmen — men, women and children. We purchased Sportsman’s Headquarters in the end of 2015. Tracy Heath made the move with his business to provide our customers with a full service archery pro shop. The transition has been successful and Whittaker Guns is now the third largest Mathews Archery dealer in the United States. We built the new showroom in 2017 to allow even more diversity. We now carry full lines of hunting clothing, boots, work wear and casual wear. Our old showroom is now a warehouse, but also allows us to liquidate old inventory, closeouts and special buys. The warehouse is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. We’ve even diversified into outdoor cooking! We also carry a full line of Green Mountain Pellet Grills with other products coming shortly. Our original philosophy to maintain a large selection, while providing the customer with the best price possible and exceptional customer service, is still our mission. Even though we’ve grown through the years, both online and in our brick and mortar store, we still strive to maintain a personal relationship with everyone who enters our business. Whittaker Guns is more than just a gun store, and that wouldn’t be possible without you! We thank you for your business!

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Shoe Stop SHOE STORE Platinum Choice

LOCALLY OWNED STORE Gold Choice

SERVICE WITH A SERVANT’S HEART To our customers who voted us Platinum Choice again, I personally want to say “THANK YOU.” The relationships we’ve built over the last 20 years is truly appreciated and not taken lightly. There is nothing more rewarding than someone telling us that since they purchased the right shoe or the right orthotic, their feet don’t hurt anymore. Many people have just learned to live with foot pain, when they truly do have an option. Every foot is different and there is never a “one size fits all” mentality. When it comes to shoes, we want our strengths to be in men’s work and ladies’ comfort. We want comfort shoes for the women of today that are fashion right. We know there is a tremendous void in the market for that category. The number one thing that sets Shoe Stop apart from other shoe stores is the relationship between our sales associates and customers. We offer product knowledge and strive for service with a servant’s heart. If the customer wins, we all win. We will continue to search out new brands and find the fashion right product for the Owensboro market and deliver these to you at prices that will remain competitive. We have worked hard to intentionally develop a base of brands that can’t be found in every shoe store you walk into. Brands that continue to grow are Brooks, Chaco, Birkenstock, Vionic and New Balance, as well as work shoe brands like Timberland Pro, Keen, Reebok and Thoroughgood. New brands being developed are Cole Hahn and Olukai, as

well as Sofft and On Running. But the newest trend coming down the pike is ATHLEISURE. These are basically casual shoes on athletic bottoms. If you can, imagine distressed canvas lace ups and slip-ons, as well as burnished leathers, lots of colors on vulcanized outsoles and athletic outsoles with superior support. Dress shoes continue to decline and everything is evolving to much more casual. You will find that athleisure will influence everything from boat shoes to boots and sandals and you will see this trend in many colors and prints. It’s all about putting an athletic outsole on every shoe in your wardrobe. Athleisure is here to stay for a while, they are easy to wear and it’s something that everyone doesn’t have in their closet. This new category of footwear is for the ageless and will be important for men, women and kids. To our customers who voted us Platinum Choice, I want to express my true appreciation for this honor. This is very rewarding to me as well as the entire staff at Shoe Stop. I also want to extend a sincere thank you to all the associates on the Shoe Stop team. It takes everyone from the front door to the back to receive this recognition. I especially want to thank our management team: Julie Mcdonald, Tara Nelson Thomas (TNT, as we call her) Chris Thomas, Greg Smith, Sarah Reeves and Cecelia Cox, who runs the Clinic. I’m proud of all of you. You can have the best product in the world, but you need the right people sharing the message to be successful.

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SHOE STORE Silver Choice Owner: Natasha Stanley 120A W. Second St.  Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-9546

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Main Products or Services: Women’s Apparel, shoes and accessories Thank you to all our loyal customers for voting for Bella Ragazza as your favorite shoe store! Because of your love and support, we are celebrating 5 years in business. Since we opened the doors in 2013, we have expanded our selection of merchandise. Shoes are every fashionista’s guilty pleasure, so we are excited to now carry several brands from which to choose. Our shoes complement our unique and affordable clothing and accessories that we carry.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist you in completing your outfit from head to toe. Check out our social media for new arrivals, styling tips and more!

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4032 Frederica St. • (270) 688-5955 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday Money Tree/Book & Music Exchange 1421 Triplett St. • (270) 684-0000 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday Founded in 1972 Family-owned since 1972, BME Exchange LLC serves both serious collectors and casual shoppers alike. Gaming systems, video games, movies, music and comics are our best sellers, but BME also offers housewares, posters, T-shirts, movie memorabilia, toys, collectibles, electronics, and other miscellaneous items. BME Exchange is made up of four stores that operate as both Book & Music Exchange and Money Tree, our original store, that can network to find what you’re looking for and even offer special ordering; two of our stores are in Owensboro and two are in Louisville. There’s no better place to buy, sell or trade. We would like to thank our customers for their 46 years of continued service. We are grateful to them for voting for us, and we appreciate their business. We are a customer-oriented business, and our goal is to treat our shoppers like family. Our business is evolving and our inventory is constantly changing, so stop in and explore what we have to offer.

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Bella Ragazza Bella Ragazza is set in downtown and specializes in upscale clothing, sleek jewelry and high-quality accessories. It is also renowned for its fashionable shoe collection. The shop is at 120A W. Second St.

Preservation Station

Just 10 miles west of Owensboro, Preservation Station is housed in the old West Louisville Elementary School and offers numerous boutiques, endless antiques and a new 100-seat restaurant serving made-from-scratch Southern food and beer/wine selections. Market Days takes place the first weekend of every month, with an additional 50 vendors, live music and food options. The facility can also be rented. Visit it at 9661 Kentucky 56.

The Sturdy Hinge At The Sturdy Hinge, women do not have to choose between fashionable styles and having a good fit. Quality clothing from undergarments and swimwear to dresses and jeans is offered in a wide range of sizes and styles. The store is downtown at 121 E. Second St.

Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. is a family-owned, home-grown business. Its large selection of furniture can complete your living, dining and entertainment rooms, while its bedroom suites and mattresses can fill out your sleeping quarters. Mudd’s also sells accessories and gifts. Visit Mudd’s at 521 E. Fourth St.


of best OWENSBORO in automotive

Getting from point A to point B — in Owensboro, that often means putting four tires to the road. These repair shops, dealerships and service stations have won for their dedication to customer service and quality care.


Auto service (repair/service dept.)

Car wash

Mattingly’s Automotive Repair Inc. • Platinum

Cheetah Clean • Platinum

Harley’s Auto Services Inc. • Gold

Shammy’s Auto Wash • Gold

Auto Truck & Trailer • Silver

Sparkle Brite Car Wash • Silver

Car detail shop

Exotics

Grease Monkey Auto Cleaning • Platinum

Tapp Motors, Inc. • Platinum

Sparkle Brite Car Wash • Gold

Don Moore Automotive • Gold

Cheetah Clean • Silver

Skillmans Auto Sales • Silver

New cars

SUVs/crossovers

Don Moore Automotive • Platinum

Don Moore Automotive • Platinum

Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda • Gold

Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda • Gold

B F Evans Ford • Silver

B F Evans Ford • Silver

Place to buy tires

Trucks

Raben Tire & Auto Service • Platinum

Don Moore Automotive • Platinum

Mattingly Tire (Fordsville) • Gold

Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda • Gold

V C’s Wheels & Tires • Silver

B F Evans Ford • Silver

Oil change

Used cars

Booker’s • Platinum

Don Moore Automotive • Platinum

Valvoline Instant Oil Change • Gold

Championship 54 Auto Sales • Gold

Raben Tire & Auto Service • Silver

Falloway’s Auto Sales • Silver


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Raben Tire

PLACE TO BUY TIRES Platinum Choice Auto Tire And Service Center 824 Frederica St. (270) 683-7301

OIL CHANGE Silver Choice

Farm And Truck Service Center 1230 Alsop Lane (270) 686-6242

Raben Tire And Auto Service has been keeping its Tri-State customers rolling for over 65 years. Raben Tire opened its first Owensboro location in 1979. The current general manager, Aaron Anderson, has been leading it since the early 1980s. If it rolls, you’ll find it at Raben Tire! Raben Tire carries tires for cars, trucks, farm equipment, heavy trucks, coal mining and OTR, trailer, ATV, lawn and many other tire applications. Raben also performs all auto services by certified technicians. Founded by Butch Raben, Raben Tire grew from one modest location in downtown Evansville to one of the largest tire and service companies in the Midwest. There are 30 Raben Tire locations in six states, but the heart of the Raben organization is here in the Tri-State. The principle Butch Raben instilled in 1952 still holds true today. Raben’s secret is simple: The customer comes first. This principle is never more evident than the service from the experienced, friendly staff at the Raben locations in Owensboro. Aaron Anderson adds, “On behalf of all our employees, we truly want to thank all of you for voting for us your #1 choice for tires and service. We strive to be the best and give you the best in service. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to serving you in the future.”

Mattingly’s Automotive Service Inc. AUTO SERVICE (REPAIR/SERVICE DEPT.) Platinum Choice

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Our team at Mattingly’s would like to thank Owensboro/Daviess County and the surrounding areas for choosing Mattingly’s Automotive Service as your No. 1 choice. Opened in 1968, our staff has continued to grow in the area of technology and all aspects of new car computerized systems. Mattingly’s Automotive is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center that is able to provide the benefits of an established entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family-owned business. We offer everything from oil changes to engine replacement. No matter the need, we can get your car, truck or van on the road with minimal down time. We thank you again for letting us serve you and all your automotive needs.

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Mattingly’s Tire & Towing PLACE TO BUY TIRES Gold Choice

• Quality auto repairs ranging from brake repairs, oil changes and other preventive maintenance, to wheel alignments, transmission service and engine diagnostics • Tire services including computer spin balancing, TPMS service and adjustments, flat tire repairs and tire rotations • If you’re a fleet manager, we provide on-site fleet repairs. Let us come to you. • Used and retread tires • Farm and Off-the-Road (OTR) Tires Thank you for voting us the area’s Best Place to Buy Tires! At Mattingly’s Tire & Towing, we take customer service seriously. In fact, we have since we opened in 1965. We help drivers from Fordsville, Owensboro or Beaver Dam with auto repairs. We can service your foreign or domestic vehicle, handling most makes and models. If you’re a fleet manager, we provide on-site fleet repairs and management.

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Open since 1965. (270) 276-5114 15 East Main St. • Fordsville, KY mattinglytire.com Mon-Fri 7:30AM-4PM • Sat. 8AM-12PM 24 hour towing & roadside assistance Owners - Jamey & Rick Mattingly

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Don Moore The Don Moore Automotive Group offers shoppers new and used vehicles, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from automakers such as Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Nissan, Ram and Toyota. Its service department provides multi-point inspections and takes care of your tires, fluids, brakes, batteries and accessories. Visit the original dealership at 4216 Frederica St. or the newest location at 3232 Villa Point.

R a b e n Ti re w a s founded in Evansville and has grown to more than 30 locations in the tai-state area. The company sells commercial and custom wheels, features a wide selection of tires and offers services such as preventive maintenance, alignments, heating and cooling, batteries and brakes. Whether you have a family vehicle, a farm implement or a fleet, Raben Tire can meet all your automotive needs. Visit the Auto Tire and Service Center at 824 Frederica St., and the Farm and Truck Service Center at 1230 Alsop Lane.


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