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Owensboro Third quarter 2017

BUSINESS + LIFE + RECREATION

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FROM THE PUBLISHER I’m pleased to share with you our ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This edition is special because it also includes an expanded edition of our Quarterly Magazine. By the approximately 125,000 votes cast by readers, you have expressed who you feel is the best of the best among Owensboro businesses. From dining, to shopping, health care and everything in between, you will find all the things that make Owensboro great in this unique 72-page publication. Acknowledging your favorite places to shop and dine is not only interesting, but it encourages support for our local businesses. When you spend money locally, those dollars stay in our community —  they create jobs, provide more funds for local causes and go directly into improving our community. Locally-owned businesses also buy supplies and services from other local businesses and farms, multiplying the dollars you’ve spent and creating an even larger impact. Local businesses define Owensboro and Daviess County’s character, creating a pleasing place to call home and increasing property values. Also, because local business owners also live in our community, they tend to have a vested interest and will support investments in our future. The votes have been counted, and we’re proud to announce this year’s winners. As you browse through the magazine, take note that each section is color-coded for your convenience. We hope you utilize this publication as a tool to learn about the businesses in Owensboro. We thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy the Readers’ Choice Awards and our expanded Quarterly Magazine.                        Sincerely,                              Bob Morris, publisher

DON MOORE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP Automotive (New Cars) • Platinum Choice Automotive (Used Cars) • Platinum Choice Automotive (Trucks) • Platinum Choice Automotive (SUVs/Crossovers) • Platinum Choice Owner, Don P. Moore, III 4216 Frederica St. 270-926-2500 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday Year founded: 1919

Automotive Dealer Staff • Platinum Choice Auto Service • Gold Choice Automotive (Exotic) • Gold Choice Oil Change • Gold Choice

Our Owensboro and Hartford dealerships have served Henderson, Madisonville and Evansville, Ind., drivers since 1919. We strive to uphold the highest standard in customer service and satisfaction throughout the tri-state area. With five dealerships and 15 franchises, the Don Moore Automotive Team is a four-generation family business that has continued to grow with our hometown community of Main products or services: New and used vehicle sales and service. Owensboro for over 91 years. When you’re searching for a new Buick, The Don Moore Automotive Group has been serving the tri-state Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, with great customer service for more than 95 years. Jeep, Nissan, Ram, Scion and Toyota or a used car dealerhip in the Our goal remains to be an exemplary corporate citizen and to make Owensboro and Hartford area, look no further than Don Moore your experience with us fast, fun and easy. Automotive.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Julia Hartz Holly Hayden Lucas Henry Sam Howard Laura Ryder Lynn Saffran

Dining Winners.......................................................... 4 BBQ - it’s a way of living.........................................13

EDITORIAL

Medical Winners .....................................................16 Health from head to toe ........................................24

Meghann Richardson Special Publications Editor Beth Noffsinger Freelancer

Service Winners ................................................28-29

PHOTOGRAPHERS Alan Warren Greg Eans

Service Briefs ...........................................................49

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Maegan Saalwaechter

Shopping Winners ..................................................53

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Choosing your favorite restaurant can be a pretty tough decision. In this edition of Readers’Choice, we break down our dining section into more than 30 categories, with everything from barbecue to sushi covered. If you need an idea of where to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a late-night snack, we’ve got you covered.


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After Work Gathering Spot Platinum: Gambrinus Libation Emporium Gold: Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits Silver: Buffalo Wild Wings All-Around Fast Food Platinum: Big Dipper Gold: Chick-fil-A Silver: McDonald’s All-Around Restaurant Platinum: Cheddar’s Casual Cafe Gold: Texas Roadhouse Silver: Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits Asian Cuisine Platinum: Wasabi Express Gold: New China Buffet Silver: Pan Asian Chinese & Japanese Restaurant Bakery Platinum: Rolling Pin Pastry Shop Gold: Diane’s Bakery Silver: Great Harvest Bread Co. Barbecue Platinum: Old Hickory Bar-B-Que Gold: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Silver: Ole South Barbeque Breakfast Platinum: Cracker Barrel Gold: Dee’s Diner Silver: Shoney’s Silver: Ole South Barbeque Burger Platinum: Big Dipper Gold: 5 Guys Burgers & Fries Silver: Ritzy’s Burgoo Platinum: Old Hickory Bar-B-Que Gold: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Silver: Ole South Barbeque Chicken Platinum: Old Hickory Bar-B-Que Gold: Chick-fil-A Silver: Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Place for a Cocktail Platinum: Gambrinus Libation Emporium Gold: The Miller House Silver: Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits Place for Coffee Platinum: Starbucks Gold: La Crème Coffee House Silver: Dunkin’ Donuts

Community Event/Attraction Platinum: Friday After Five Gold: International Barbecue Festival Silver: ROMP Deli Platinum: Colby’s Deli & Cafe Gold: Great Harvest Bread Company Silver: Kroger Place for Dessert Platinum: Dalishas Desserts Gold: Cold Stone Creamery Silver: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Drive-thru Service Platinum: Big Dipper Gold: Chick-fil-A Silver: McDonald’s Family Outing Platinum: Smother’s Park Gold: Malco Silver: Golfland French Fries Platinum: Ritzy’s Gold: McDonald’s Silver: 5 Guys Burger & Fries Frozen Treat Platinum: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Gold: Cold Stone Creamery Silver: Dairy Queen Italian Restaurant Platinum: Olive Garden Gold: Niko’s Italian Cuisine Silver: Fazoli’s Have a Child’s Birthday Party Platinum: Skates Alive Gold: Edge Ice Center Silver: U-Bounce Party House Have Lunch Platinum: Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits Gold: Panera Bread Co. Silver: Moonlight Bar-B-Q Inn Homestyle Dinner Platinum: Cracker Barrel Gold: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Silver: Chef’s Kitchen Late-Night Restaurant Platinum: Denny’s Gold: Taco Bell Silver: Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits

Liquor Store Platinum: J’s Liquors Gold: White Lightning Gold: Val-U Liquors Silver: West Side Spirits Mexican Restaurant Platinum: Real Hacienda Gold: Papa Grande Mexican Restaurant Silver: El Toribio New Locally-Owned Restaurant Open 2016 Platinum: The Local Kitchen & Bar Gold: Mellow Mushroom Silver: Gangnam Korean BBQ Restaurant Pizza Platinum: Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits Gold: PizzaAroma Silver: Pizza Hut Restaurant Service Staff Platinum: Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits Gold: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Silver: Famous Bistro Sandwich Shop Platinum: Great Harvest Bread Company Gold: Subway Silver: Panera Bread Co. Place for a Steak Platinum: Texas Roadhouse Gold: Briarpatch Restaurant Silver: Niko’s Italian Cuisine Place for Sushi Platinum: Wasabi Express Gold: Shogun of Owensboro Silver: Gangnam Korean BBQ Restaurant Place for Take-Out Food Platinum: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Platinum: Wasabi Express Gold: Pan Asian Chinese Japanese Restaurant Silver: Big Dipper Watch a Sporting Event Platinum: Buffalo Wild Wings Gold: Maloney’s Pizza and Wings Silver: Beef O’Bradys


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OLIVE GARDEN Italian Restaurant • Platinum Choice

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We would like to thank everyone who voted to make Olive Garden the platinum choice for Italian restaurant. Since we have opened in May of 2005, we have made it our purpose to provide Hospitaliano. Our neverending passion for 100-percent guest delight is our driving factor. We will strive to be your “go to” place to cater your events, since we now have the ability to deliver orders of $100 or more (15 percent delivery fee). We will also strive for perfection with Peace of Mind Packaging for individual to-go orders to ensure every to-go order is ready when you get here, and you see everything that is put in the bag, so you are confident your order is correct before you ever leave. We pride ourselves on having a great wine selection, along with amazing cocktails to pair with our delightful Italian- inspired dishes. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service, hot and fresh food and making sure that you feel like “we’re all family here.”

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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 and 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 36 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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REAL HACIENDA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Mexican Restaurant • Platinum Choice Owner: Armando Ortiz 4820 Frederica St. 270-685-5950 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 3023 Highland Pointe Drive 270-684-5595 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday Thank you Owensboro/Daviess County for again choosing Real Hacienda as your favorite Mexican restaurant for the ninth 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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DALISHAS DESSERTS Place for Dessert • Platinum Choice Owner: Alisha Hardison 1010 Allen St. (in the Centre for Business & Research) 270-663-1258 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - noon Saturday closed on Sunday We are a bakery and lunch cafe specializing in high-quality, homemade products. Nothing we make comes from a box or is frozen. We serve a sandwich, soup, salad and quiche lunch and offer a wide variety of desserts daily, and don’t forget our wedding cakes. We are so humbled by this honor. We strive to provide you the best product and experience available, and we owe our success to the continued support from our customers. Thank you.

Owners: John Foreman, Harl Foreman 338 Washington Ave. 270-926-9000 9 a.m.-9 p.m Sunday - Thursday 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday

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Since 1918, Old Hickory Bar-B-Q has been serving the Owensboro community. Customers of the restaurant can dine-in, carry out or use the drive-thru. They also offer catering. We would like to thank the people of Owensboro again for voting for us eight years in a row for platinum choice in BBQ! To us, this is the most important award a restaurant could get because the people of Owensboro vote on it. We take great pride in being known as the place where the locals go. We have listened to our customers and added new side orders, while still doing our best to maintain our tradition of quality barbecue. We also offer catering. Again, thank you so much for the great awards. We appreciate them more than you could ever know. We hope to see you soon!

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

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NEW CHINA BUFFETT Asian Cuisine • Gold Choice 4768 Frederica Street 270-683-7363 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

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Thank you, Owensboro, for voting New China Buffet the gold winner for Asian cuisine. Founded in 1995, we have continually offered quality food in a comfortable atmosphere at affordable prices. In addition to all the favorites, Hibachi has been added as well as an assortment of quality sushi. Our buffet offers more than 200 selections to satisfy everyone. We are honored to serve this community and will continue serving Japanese, Chinese, Teriyaki and Teppanyaki of the finest quality. Dine-in or carry out. Thank you, again.

4768 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 • (270) 683-7363 Sun-Thurs 10am-9:30pm • Fri-Sat 10am-10pm

ROLLING PIN PASTRY SHOP Bakery • Platinum Choice Owners: Kathy and Roger Farmer 1129 East 18th St. 270-683-8363 4 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 4 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday 5 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday Roger and Kathy and the Donut Crew thank you for voting Rolling Pin your platinum choice for bakery for the ninth consecutive year. We’ve been honored to serve the Owensboro community for 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, old-fashioned brownies and your family’s special birthday cakes. From one to 100 dozen or more, we’ll fill your order with our freshly-made products and a friendly smile. Thank you.

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MOONLITE BAR-B-Q INN Take-out Food • Platinum Choice Best place to work • Platinum Choice Restaurant Staff • Gold Choice Barbecue • Gold Choice Burgoo • Gold Choice

Business That Gives Back • Gold Choice Homestyle Dinner • Gold Choice Best Dessert • Silver Choice Best place to have lunch • Silver Choice Owners: The Bosley Family (Ken Bosley, Chris Bosley, Patrick Bosley and Jeanie Heath) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 270-684-8143 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Thank you, Owensboro! Owned and operated by the Bosley family for more than 54 years, Moonlite has been voted Kentucky’s best barbecue by Kentucky Monthly and Kentucky Living magazines, as well as a Messenger-Inquirer Platinum Readers’ Choice winner nine years in a row. Owensboro Visitor’s Bureau lists Moonlite as a signature attraction, and we will continue to work hard to represent our community.

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RITZY’S French Fries • Platinum Choice Burger • Silver Choice

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First introduced in 1980, Ritzy’s restaurants were patterned after the old-fashioned soda fountains and diners of the 1940s — complete with vintage furnishings and the decade’s most popular music playing in the background. Fresh-made hamburgers, casing hotdogs, julienne cut fries, a fresh variety of salads and premium ice creams containing fresh fruits, whole nuts and the highest quality chocolate flanked the menu, with a clear focus on serving high-quality, great-tasting meals made with the finest, premium ingredients. Check out one of the two Owensboro locations. Ritzy’s on Frederica Street has been open since 1996, and the Hwy. 54 location has been open since 2006. During the summer, Ritzy’s also holds cruise-ins at both locations.

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3023 Highland Pointe Dr. 270-926-2555 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday Val-U Liquors is as local as it gets. Richard Smith Jr., in the 1960s, opened the family’s first store, a tiny stop located by the railroad tracks directly off of downtown Frederica. His son, Richard Smith III, after a teaching career at Owensboro Catholic High School, decided to follow in his footsteps and opened a liquor store. He owned several through the years, such as Dugout, Mr. Whiskey and House of Firewater — just to name a few. Continuing the family tradition, Nikki and Susan Smith now welcome customers to the largest liquor store in Owensboro, where the customer comes first. Whether a customer is there for Val-U’s free wedding consultation, to pick up a keg for their keg-o-rater or just to pick up a bottle of wine from our large selection, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help and suggest. Come see us on Kentucky 54 beside Real Hacienda, because of course, Val-U is where the party starts.

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• 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 2216 New Hartford Road • Owensboro, KY 42303

J’S LIQUOR & CHEESE SHOP Liquor Store • Platinum Choice Owners: the Oldham family 2216 New Hartford Road 270-683-8378 7 a.m. - midnight Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday Noon - 9 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 1955 Main products and services: Great bourbons, fine wines, craft beers, cheese soup 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.

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NEW CHINA RESTAURANT New China Restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients. Its dishes range from soup and noodles to lo mein and sushi. It’s located at 4768 Frederica St. To place a carryout order, call 270-683-7363.

THE LOCAL KITCHEN & BAR The Local Kitchen & Bar is a casual dining and drinking restaurant offering well-crafted versions of comfort food in a friendly environment. Lunch and dinner is served daily during the week, while brunch and dinner is offered on the weekends. It’s goal is to become THE kitchen table of the community. The Local Kitchen & Bar is located at 3118 Alvey Park Drive E.

COLBY’S FINE FOODS AND SPIRITS First introduced in 1987, Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits is a casual dining restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner, offering seasonal dishes made with aged meats, fresh produce and a first-class wine selection. Situated in the heart of downtown Owensboro, Colby’s offers a unique dining atmosphere with elements original to the 20th-century building and is located at 204 W. Third St.

DALISHAS DESSERTS Dalishas Desserts is a local dine-in bakery, lunch and dessert cafe. The bakery makes a variety of cookies, pastries and cafe cuisine every day, with an emphasis on artistic specialty cakes. It’s located in downtown Owensboro at 1010 Allen St., Suite 200.


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arbecue in Owensboro is a special thing. Like Nashville and country music and Georgia and peaches, barbecue has become the unofficial mascot of the city. In Owensboro, there are the “Big 3.” The three dominant powerhouses of barbecue, chicken and mutton — Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, Old Hickory Bar-B-Que and Ole South Barbeque. All family owned and operated, these restaurants have been maintained by their respective families for generations. And each will tell you, it’s more than just food, it’s a way of life. When state officials, celebrities and presidents come to town, they visit one of three places — all barbecue joints. Owensboro natives recognize good barbecue, and it shows. In our 2017 Readers’ Choice magazine, the “Big 3” dominated several categories — barbecue, breakfast, burgoo, chicken, place for dessert, place for lunch, homestyle dinner and more. “We take great pride in being known as the place where the locals go,” said John Foreman, owner of Old Hickory Bar-B-Que. “We have listened to our customers and added new side orders, while still doing our best to maintain our tradition of quality barbecue.” Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn has been voted Kentucky’s best barbecue by Kentucky Monthly and Kentucky Living magazines, and Owensboro Visitor’s Bureau lists Moonlite as a signature attraction. Owensboroans love their barbecue, but don’t just take their word for it, go try some for yourself. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn is located at 2840 W. Parrish Ave., Old Hickory Bar-B-Que is located at 338 Washington Ave., and Ole South Barbeque is located at 3523 Kentucky 54.


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FAMILY, FRIENDS, FUN AND

FREE Friday After 5 provides entertainment for all ages BY BETH NOFFSINGER

thing to witness over the last six, seven years,” Gentry said. “As you have music anchoring one area at the RiverPark, the wensboro residents’ selection for other at the convention center, and you Best Family Attraction/Outing think of everything in between, it’s just had humble beginnings on the that much more of a fun, family addition at Owensboro riverfront two decades ago. Friday After 5 started in the late 1990s Friday After 5.” There are four criteria for activities at as a four-concert series that has grown Friday After 5, said Kirk Kirkpatrick, a to a 16-week, Friday night summer board member of the summer concert extravaganza with six venues: the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage on the BB&T Plaza at series: fun, friends, family and free. Parents and grandparents can bring the RiverPark Center; the Atmos Energy young children for the free popcorn and Courtyard at the RiverPark Center; the balloons or they can feel comfortable Cromwell Overlook Stage at Smothers letting their teenagers attend the series, Park; the Don Moore Stage at the he said. Kentucky Legends Pier at the Owensboro “There’s something for everybody,” Convention Center; the Kroger Street Fair Kirkpatrick said. on Veterans Boulevard; and Cannon Hall Though the entire Friday After 5 series of the RiverPark Center, home to Glenn’s is family friendly, the Kroger Street Fair is Gospel on the River. one area where organizers try to ensure Brandon Gentry, board chairman of that there is plenty of family fun. Street Friday After 5, said it was an honor to be fair themes range from health fairs and selected Best Family Attraction/Outing. college nights to car and motorcycle Smothers Park, a venue for the Friday cruise-ins. festival, also received high marks from Friday After 5 organizers find groups Readers’ Choice voters in that category. to put on the Kroger Street Fair each “With all the community events week. throughout our area, it’s an absolute The 2017 series also has an overall honor to be chosen by our community theme: “Summer of Love,” selected in amongst so many other great events,” honor of the 50th anniversary of the Gentry said. “I truly feel that it is “Summer of Love.” The theme was appreciated by all different generations selected to combat some of the negativity throughout the area.” that has crept into society, Teresa The large playground and expanded Thomas, executive director of Friday Smothers Park opened in August 2012 After 5, said. and became an additional draw for Friday Friday After 5’s board is always looking After 5. for more volunteers to help with the “To see the transition over the last series, and people interested in learning several years and what it adds to the more about how they can help should event, the festival, it’s been an amazing contact organizers at FridayAfter5.com.

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1) Jagoe Homes Patio Stage on the BB&T Plaza 2) Atmos Energy Courtyard at the RiverPark Center 3) Don Moore Party Pier 4) Cromwell Overlook Stage at Smothers Park 5) Cannon Hall of the RiverPark Center

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1) Retro Shock 2) Hart Strings 3) DJ Night 4) New talent

1) The Springs 2) Gregg Scott 3) Fat Box 4) New talent

JULY 7

1) Jimmy Church Band 2) Joe Lasher Jr. 3) Roots of a Rebellion 4) Owensboro’s Got Talent finalists 5) Firm Foundation, Mark Mudd & Family, and Still Water

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JULY 14

1) Big Black Cadillac 2) JILT Music 3) The Mighty Pines 4) LeAnne Musick Dancers

1) LOCASH 2) Mike Fulkerson 3) Big Atomic 4) New talent

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1) Wilson Crowe 2) Blue Diamond 3) Louisville Crashers 4) New talent 5) Paul Moseley & Friends; The Childress Family

AUG. 4 1) Andy Brasher Band 2) Tommy and Cathy Mullins 3) Spiritual Rex 4) Lightly Blended

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1) Soulunique 2) Logan Dyer

3) Josh Merritt Band 4) Owensboro Dance Theatre 5) Won Life, Music City Boys, and Blue Diamond Band

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1) Brutally Handsome 2) Beyond Blu 3) Old Salt Union 4) Stephanie Walker

AUG. 25 1) V-Groove 2) Chris Joslin 3) Deuce ‘n Quarter 4) New talent

5) Deena Ashley, Johnson Family, and Sneed Family

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With 14 categories in our medical section, winners range from health care offices to personal physicians. Our hope is that you can find the right care for your needs. All of these winners take pride in the great care and attention they give the people of Owensboro and Daviess County.


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READERS’CHOICE MEDICAL WINNERS Chiropractor Platinum: Stallings Chiropractic Center Gold: Tinius Chiropractic Center Silver: Dr. Eric Martin

Home Medical Supply Platinum: King Drug and Home Care Gold: CherriCare Inc. Silver: Danhauer Drug Store

Dermatology & Cosmetic Services Platinum: Owensboro Dermatology Associates Gold: Advanced Dermatology Associates Silver: Gerald Edds, Edds Cosmetic Surgery

Hearing Aid Center Platinum: Miracle Ear Gold:  Smith Hearing Healthcare Silver: Beltone Hearing Care Center

Pharmacy/Pharmacist Platinum: CVS Gold: Nation’s Medicine Silver: Walgreen’s

Dentist Platinum: Casey Callis Gold: Matt Johnson Silver: Andrew Thompson

Medical Office Platinum: The Women’s Pavillion Gold: Springs Urgent Care Silver: Bluegrass Internal Medicine

Physical Therapy/Rehab Platinum: OSMO Gold: KORT Physical Therapy Silver: Progressive Sports Therapy

Gym/Athletic Club/Fitness Center Platinum: Planet Fitness Gold: Owensboro Family YMCA Silver: Owensboro Health Healthpark

Nursing Home Platinum: Carmel Home Gold: Wellington Parc of Owensboro Silver: Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center

Retirement/Assisted Living Platinum: Heritage Place Gold: Fern Terra of Owensboro LLC Gold: Roosevelt House Silver: Carmel Home

Health Food Store Platinum: Gene’s Health Food Gold: Clark’s Health & Nutrition Center Silver: GNC

Optometrist Platinum: RiverPark EyeCare Gold: Eye-Mart Silver: Advantage Eye

Skin Care/Massage/Day Spa Platinum: Allure Salon and Spa Gold: Gypsy Soul Silver: Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio


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MERLE NORMAN COSMETICS 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  Year founded: 1931 Main products and services: Merle Norman Cosmetics line, free makeovers and steam facials, special event makeup, eyebrow waxing, manicures and pedicures by appointment. Merle Norman is honored that the readers of the Messenger-Inquirer have voted us the 2017 Silver Choice for skin care. I am grateful to my customers, staff and the Owensboro area for their loyalty and support.  I have been proud to serve as Owensboro’s “Merle Girl” for the last 10 years and strive to meet and exceed your expectations for Merle Norman cosmetics and skin care in the years to come.  Thank you for your business.

KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) is a leading provider of physical therapy and occupational therapy services in the Owensboro area. It’s located on Frederica Street, across from Red Lobster. Its highly-skilled therapists specialize in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including neck/back pain and headaches, in addition to hip, knee, shoulder and ankle pain. Dr. Jennifer Murphy Byrne, PT is the clinical director and has been with KORT since 2011. Jennifer has more than 18 years of experience in physical therapy. Chelsea Taylor Rice, PTA has also been with KORT since 2011. Chelsea has more than nine years of experience. Dr. Aaron Flaherty, PT has been with KORT in Louisville since 2010 but joined the KORT Owensboro team in 2014. Carey Broughton, MS, OTR/L, CHT, is one of the few certified hand therapists in this area and works at KORT. As a certified hand therapist, Carey has specialized training and advanced clinical skills in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Haley Riney Fitzgerald, PT joined the KORT team this year but has been practicing PT since 2010. Lindsey Townsel, ATC is a certified athletic trainer and serves the athletes of Brescia University. If you’re in pain, call KORT today at 270-684-7856 to see if physical therapy or occupational therapy is right for you.

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CHERRICARE, INC. Home Medical Supply Store • Gold Choice Owner: Cherri Lolley 1726 Sweeney St. 270-926-2252 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Saturday by appointment only CherriCare, Inc. is a locally, woman-owned-and-operated company in Owensboro. Offering an extensive selection of products for home treatment and rehabilitation programs, we are committed to matching your needs and your budget. We specialize in mobility, oxygen, respiratory and bathroom aids. Our inventory includes products ranging from mastectomy prostheses, wheelchairs, patient lifts, portable oxygen and compression stockings to braces and supports. CherriCare is also proud to offer a full line of mother/baby products that will accommodate all stages of pregnancy and beyond. Examples of this mother/baby product line include maternity wear, breast pumps and supplies, nursing wear, baby gifts and much more. We would like to thank all of the readers and our customers who took the time to vote for us.

GENE’S HEALTH FOOD, INC. Health Food Store • Platinum Choice Owners: Andrew Keller and Karissa Costello 1738 Sweeney St. 270-684-5052 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Year founded: 1980 Main products or services: Vitamins and supplements, organic produce and grocery items, a large variety of foods for those on gluten-free diets, 100 percent organic juice bar, organic deli as well as food selections for those on gluten-free, paleo and vegan diets. Thank you so much, Owensboro, for voting for us. Nine years in a row you’ve given us a platinum rating, and we’re grateful for your support. We love being a part of this community, and we really hope to always be your partner in health. Please visit us on Facebook, where we continue to support your quest for health with recipes, healthy news and special event announcements. Yours in health, Andrew Keller and Karissa Costello.

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Proudly serving our community for 20 years! Lift Chairs Power Chains Wheelchairs Ramps Walkers & much more!


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OWENSBORO DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES Dermatology and Cosmetic Services • Platinum Choice Beautiful, healthy skin is the very foundation of Owensboro Dermatology Associates. Dr. Michael J. Crowe, Dr. Artis P. Truett, III and Dr. Elizabeth Naylor, 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

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with new tools and treatment techniques, completion of continuing education courses, participating in clinical trials and interactions with my patients.” Dr. Naylor, board-certified dermatologist, joined Owensboro Dermatology Associates in December 2013. Dr. Naylor graduated from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, and completed her residency in dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham. “It is both a joy and privilege to connect to my patients and understand their skin care needs. Because of my strong background, intensive training and passion for improving the lives of my patients, I am able to provide the highest quality care to patients of all ages.” 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.


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OSMO Physical Therapy/Rehab • Platinum Choice 2831 New Hartford Road 270-926-4100 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday 8:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday Closed Sunday Thank you so much for recognizing our practice with this wonderful honor as being one of the best of the best. For more than 50 years, we have strived to serve the needs of the people of our community and region 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. Our orthopedic practice was established in 1962, by Dr. Joseph Stiles as a small general orthopedic practice serving the people of Owensboro. At that time, the office was located on Center Street, which today is the site of the Emergency Department and The Women’s Pavilion. Our mission is to provide outstanding patient-centered care

that achieves optimal results by decreasing your pain and restoring your mobility. We are dedicated to providing the best full-service orthopedic care available in northwest Kentucky, including onsite diagnostics, physical therapy and occupational therapy. To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic providers or therapy specialists in Owensboro, call us at 270-9262131, or use our convenient online appointment request form.

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Main products or 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 and Siemens — which include 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 health care for 2016. 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 20 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!

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wensboro Health is the dominant health care provider in the region. With more than 4,000 employees, they serve more than 950,000 people in a 12-county coverage area, including Indiana. After winning several Readers’ Choice awards, Brian Hamby, director of marketing and public relations, talked about how Owensboro Health serves the community and its positive influence. “Everything we do, we put the patient first,” Hamby said. “It’s a part of our organizational culture that we structure programming, we make decisions, we look at new opportunities through the lense of the patient. That’s what the health system does. “It’s why we built the new hospital,” he said. “It’s why we’ve added different

arms to the organization.” The reason why is because Owensboro Health wants to put patients first. “I think patients sense that when they enter the (Owensboro Health) Healthpark,” Hamby said. “The programs are geared for all different skill levels and exercise levels. It’s meant to engage a wide variety of people who can benefit from those benefits and services.” At The Women’s Pavilion, Hamby said the OBGYNs are outstanding at connecting to their patients and understanding their needs. “Expertise is a big part of it,” he said. “We think the medical expertise that is provided at both the Healthpark and the women’s services area is unparalleled. We think patients gravitate to the knowledge and expertise they provide. I think they’ve

begun to trust that and when you add in the human side of it, the connection, that’s what really resonates with people.” The staff at Owensboro Health wants to hear from people if there is something they can do to improve or if there are new services they can add. Hamby said, “If there are new ideas we can build upon, we want to hear those things.” Hamby said the hospital and its staff are honored area residents have chosen them, and they are thankful for the community. “We are a neighbor, and we do treat everyone that comes through our doors as a neighbor and a friend,” he said. “We’re honored to take care of our community and the people that call this region home. It’s part of our mission to heal the sick and improve the health of the communities we serve.”


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rates in the world. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should consider swimming lessons for most children between the ages of one and four. New research has revealed that swimming instruction for children between the ages of one and four may decrease drowning risk. However, parents should be advised that swimming lessons do not remove all risk. Children still

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need constant supervision when in and around water. Additionally, learning CPR can be a life-saving measure. When enrolling children in swim lessons, parents should look for safety-certified instructors who have first aid and resuscitation training and certification. Many programs offered are sponsored by your local YMCA. In Owensboro, the YMCA offers swim lessons June through August.


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FROM HEAD TO TOE

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It’s through the development of her skincare line that she has been able or every ache, pain and problem, to give back to others. A portion of all there is a physician in Owensboro proceeds are donated to local charities ready to help. From dermatologists ranging from Birthright, Buddy Ball, to general healthcare providers, people JDRF and many more. across the county voted on Owensboro’s Some of the common medical best. This roundup of healthcare conditions treated at Advanced professionals is just a small sample Dermatology Associates include full of the facilities and people who serve body skin evaluations, surgical removal Owensboro and keep its people healthy. of skin cancers, moles, cysts, acne, warts, melasma, rosacea, eczema and DERMATOLOGY psoriasis. Advanced Dermatologist Associates Some of the common cosmetic and board certified dermatologist concerns treated include collagen Nicole Brey and her nurse practitioners activation, uneven skin tone and diagnosis and treat more than 3,000 texture due to aging and sun-damaged skin, hair and nail conditions in people skin, hair reduction, acne scarring, of all ages in Owensboro and Daviess broken blood vessels, tattoo removal County. and more. Brey’s Stage 3 cancer diagnosis Brooke Waninger White, Brey’s in 2011 fueled her passion in Aesthetic medical aesthetician for the last medicine, leading others in natural five years, said Brey’s passion for rejuvenation using a combination dermatology, aesthetics and skin care approach of injectables, laser at Advanced Dermatology Associates resurfacing, as well as non-invasive begins with a solitary philosophy — treatments complemented by her creating an outer image to reflect your custom line of complete skincare — inner self. B La Vie Skincare. “She is truly a patient advocate,

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As one of six chiropractor offices in town, Stallings Chiropractic Center provides adjustments, therapy electrical stimulation, cervical and lumbar traction, hydro massage, dry needling, post magnetic therapy, mechanical traction and X-rays. Kara Liebenauer, associate chiropractor, said regular visits to the chiropractor promotes overall good health, helps boosts the immune system, lessens physical pain, keeps your spine more flexible and can


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improve a slew of other problems. She said some of the most common problems the staff at Stallings treat are headaches and migraines, neck and back pain and pain to the arms and legs. “We care very deeply about our patients, treat them like family, try to always listen to their needs and not just do what we think is best,” she said. “We listen to what is working for them, how they are responding to care, and if they need something different, make referrals. We don’t think we can cure everything. We take the best care

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ALLURE SALON AND SPA Allure Salon and Spa is a local business offering a variety of services such as manicures and pedicures, hair care, skin care, makeup, massages and reflexology. Allure also offers specials during the year for events such as holidays, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. Each member of experienced staff is licensed with more than 10 years of experience. Allure Salon and Spa is located at 201 Salem Drive.

THE WOMEN’S PAVILION The Women’s Pavilion is a local women’s healthcare facility offering a full range of obstetrics/gynecology and primary care through skilled health care professionals and state-of-the-art technology. Its physicians are committed to providing quality care based on mutual trust and communication. The Women’s Pavilion is located at 2200 E. Parrish Ave.

OWENSBORO FAMILY YMCA The YMCA is a national nonprofit organization centered around strengthening communities and building a healthy spirit, body and mind. The Owensboro Family YMCA offers a wide range of wellness, fitness and aquatic opportunities to people of all ages and is open from 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The Owensboro Family YMCA is at 900 Kentucky Parkway.

GENE’S HEALTH FOOD Gene’s is a local health store providing fresh, natural, organic and whole foods, nutritional products, body care products and health information. Its experienced and knowledgeable staff, along with its fitness trainer, is committed to guiding customers toward a healthier lifestyle in a fun and comfortable environment. Gene’s Health Food is located at 1738 Sweeney St.


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Our service winners section of Readers’ Choice is the largest in the publication. With almost 50 individual categories, this section features more than 120 individuals and businesses. Don’t see your favorite place to shop? Make sure to vote for them next year and get them in the magazine.


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READERS’CHOICE SERVICE WINNERS Accountant/Investment Broker Platinum: Financial Freedom Partners Gold: Edward Jones Silver: Matthew Hinton, CPA

Charitable Nonprofit Platinum: Girls Inc. Gold: St. Vincent DePaul Silver: MentorKids

Auction Company/Auctioneer Platinum: Kurtz Auction Company Gold: John Mitchell Silver: Curtis Auction

Child Care Platinum: Wee People Day Care Gold: Academy of Learning Silver: KD’s Kid Zone

Auto Service Platinum: Mattingly’s Automotive Repair Inc. Gold: Don Moore Automotive Group Silver: Mike’s Automotive

Computer Services Platinum: Computer Dave PC Repair Gold: Mike Hayes Computer and Printer Silver: Digital Doc

Air conditioning & Heating Platinum: Schwartz Heating and Cooling Gold: Scott Baird Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Silver: Acme Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Cleaners Platinum: Swan Cleaners Gold: Concord Custom Cleaners Silver: Harold’s Economy Cleaners

Car Wash Platinum: Cheetah Clean Car Wash Gold: Shammy’s Auto Wash Silver: Sparkle Brite Car Wash

Electrician Platinum: Beltline Electric Gold: Hayden Electric Inc. Silver: Adams Electric LLC

Carpet Cleaning Platinum: Extreme Carpet Cleaning Gold: Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Silver: Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaner

Electronic Service Platinum: Digital Doc Gold: Best Buy Silver: Inspector Gadget

Cellular Store Platinum: AT & T Gold: Verizon Silver: Sprint

Fence Company Platinum: Diggers Inc. Gold: American Allied Fence Company Silver: All Around Fencing

Financial Institution Platinum: Independence Bank Gold: South Central Bank Silver: Old National Bank Florist Platinum: Welborn’s Floral Company Gold: Gary’s Fleur de Lis Silver: The Ivy Trellis Floral and Gift LLC Funeral Home/Crematory Platinum: Glenn Funeral Home & Crematory Gold: James H. Davis Funeral Home Inc. Silver: Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory Golf Course Platinum: Hillcrest Golf Course Gold: Ben Hawes Golf Course Silver: Owensboro Country Club Home Builder Platinum: Jagoe Homes Inc. Gold: Martin Custom Homes Silver: Thompson Homes Inc. Hotel/Motel Platinum: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Owensboro Downtown Gold: Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront Silver: Comfort Suites Lawn Care Platinum: Evergreen Lawn Care Gold: Weedman Silver: Grounds Guys


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READERS’CHOICE SERVICE WINNERS Insurance Company Platinum: State Farm Gold: Allstate Silver: Kentucky Farm Bureau

Place to Work Platinum: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Gold: Beltline Electric Silver: Rhoads & Rhoads, PSC Roofing Company Platinum: Bruce’s Tri-State Roofing Gold: Affordable Roofing Silver: Robbie Lee’s Roofing

Oil Change Platinum: Valvoline Gold: Don Moore Automotive Silver: Mattingly’s Automotive Service, Inc.

Plumbers Platinum: Scott Baird Plumbing & Heating Gold: Henry’s Plumbing Heating & AC Silver: ACME Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Legal Service Platinum: Foreman, Waston & Holtrey Gold: Rhoads & Rhoads Silver: Kentucky Legal Aid

Pool Store or Installer Platinum: Maurice Pools Gold: Professional Pool Services Inc. Silver: Home Pool & Building Company Inc.

Overhead Doors Platinum: Reed’s Overhead Doors LLC Gold: Owensboro Overhead Doors Silver: Benthall Brothers Inc.

Salon — Manicure Post-Secondary Education Platinum: Allure Salon and Spa Platinum: Kentucky Wesleyan College Gold: Pro Nails Gold: Western Kentucky University — Owensboro Silver: Eve Nails and Spa Silver: Owensboro Community & Technical College

Painting Contractor Platinum: Ben Pearl Painting Gold: King Painting Silver: Shannon Lancaster

Printer Platinum: Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co. Gold: Oberst Printing Silver: Office Depot

Pest Control Platinum: Action Pest Control Gold: Wathen Pest Control Company Silver: Swat Pest Management

Real Estate Agency Platinum: L. Steve Castlen Realty Gold: Re/Max Silver: Home Realty Inc.

Tattoo Parlor Platinum: Lady Luck Tattoo and Body Piercing Gold: Palmer’s Skin Deep Tattoos Silver: Tattoo FX

Pet Stores/Grooming/Boarding Platinum: PetSmart Gold: Pet Food Center Silver: The Dapper Dog

Real Estate Agent Platinum: Steve Castlen Gold: Glenn Ashby Silver: Ryan Rutman

Travel Agency Platinum: AAA Gold: Travel Authority Silver: American Patriot Getaways

Photographer Platinum: Captured Moments Gold: Dream Copy Photo Silver: Hopewell Photography

Remodeler Platinum: ProFinish Remodeling Gold: Brian Payne Custom Homes LLC Silver: Mark Schmidt Remodeling Inc.

Window Sales & Installation Platinum: Sun Windows Gold: Four Seasons Heating & Cooling Silver: Pella Windows and Doors

Salon — Hair Platinum: Allure Salon and Spa Gold: All About You Salon and Spa Silver: Excursions Salon

Salon — Tanning Platinum: Oasis Tanning Salon Gold: Sun Tan City Silver: Allure Salon and Spa


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WATHEN PEST CONTROL COMPANY Pest Control • Gold Choice Owners: Charlie Chain, Wayne Cain Jr., and Jimmy Boyle 1226 C West 9th St. 270-685-3347 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday Year founded: 1972 Main services: Pest control solutions. Thank you for your loyalty. We look forward to providing affordable pest solutions for many years to come.

WKU — OWENSBORO Post-secondary Education • Gold Choice 4821 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 270-684-9797 wku.edu/Owensboro owensboro@wku.edu Thank you for voting for WKU-Owensboro for the 2017 Readers’ Choice awards. WKU-Owensboro offers students an affordable and convenient way to earn a degree close to home or online. The Owensboro campus provides a friendly and nurturing environment, small class sizes and personal attention from faculty and staff. WKU-Owensboro is home to many highly-ranked and nationallyrecognized academic programs. The campus offers more than 50 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificate programs. Courses are offered in a variety of flexible delivery methods to meet your needs: face-to-face, interactive video services and distance learning such as online and on-demand. WKU-Owensboro is transfer friendly and adult learner focused. The faculty and staff are committed to connecting you to the resources necessary to help you succeed in the classroom, on the job and in life.

Apply Now! Submit your application online dmis for fall 2017 admission. (Classes start Aug. 21)

It’s all within your reach! (270) 684-9797 wku.edu/owensboro

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Roofing Company • Gold Choice Owner: David Boggs Owensboro, KY 42301 270-993-7113 Affordable Roofing would like to say thank you to all of our customers and partners who have helped us win the gold Readers’ Choice award. Storms destroyed many roofs, and we are extremely grateful for your vote of confidence. Affordable Roofing, online at www. myaffordableroof.com, has been roofing homes throughout Kentucky for more than 25 years and has learned through time, experience and even mistakes how to build the best roofs. We look forward to working with you and your neighbors for the next 25 years.

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 offers 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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FOREMAN WATSON HOLTREY, LLP Legal Service • Platinum Choice Owners: W. Jeffery Foreman, James S. Watson and Travis L. Holtrey 530 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 42301 270-689-2412 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday or by appointment Year founded: 1992 Main services: Legal services in areas of personal injury, family law, estate planning, probate, business law and real estate law. We are proud, yet humbled, to be recognized by the voters as the best of the best law firms in Owensboro and surrounding counties. We look forward to maintaining a standard of excellence to confirm this recognition is well deserved.

RE/MAX Real Estate Agency/Auction • Gold Choice 3000 Alvey Park Drive 270-929-0040 Re/Max Professional Realty Group strives to make each transaction the best experience for our clients. Through your votes in receiving this award, it shows we are succeeding in our efforts. RE/MAX is the most recognized real estate brand in the world, and we are proud to be part of the Re/Max family. We are a locally-owned office with 25 agents in Owensboro and five agents in Henderson to service your needs from residential to commercial sales. We have agents that specialize in luxury homes to foreclosures and short sales. No matter what your needs, we have an agent to serve you. Relocating? With the Re/Max network we can find you an agent whether you are moving across the state or across the country. At Re/Max, we are grateful for the ongoing relationship we build in business and being good community servants. Thank you to all who put your trust in us. We are here for all the things that move you. Re/Max Professional Realty Group “Doing more from for sale to sold.”

Thank You For Voting For Us! Locations in Owensboro and Henderson!

270-684-2727 3000 Alvey Park Drive W. Owensboro, KY 42303 www.EveryOwensboroHome.com

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HAYDEN ELECTRIC Electrician • Gold Choice Serving the Area Over 40 Years

8778 Short Station Road, Philpot Thank you for voting Hayden Electric your gold winning electrician. We have serviced this area for 45 years in agriculture, commercial and residential services. Our service is reliable and guaranteed for all types of industrial electronic equipment. Hayden Electric employees are well equipped for any situation and service need while conducting business in a professional manner. I thank them for their hard work and dedication. We look forward to more years. Thank you to our friends, customers and business associates that voted for Hayden Electric.

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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. In the event your commercial project requires special shift hours, we will work with you. To schedule appointments call any day before 7 p.m. We also provide free estimates. Please give us a call. 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.

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L. STEVE CASTLEN REALTORS Real Estate Agency • Platinum Choice Real Estate Agent • Platinum Choice 2839 New Hartford Road 270-926-3500 Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week It’s with heartfelt feelings we thank the people of Owensboro and the surrounding counties for once again choosing L. Steve Castlen, Realtors and myself as winners of the Readers’ Choice platinum award for 2017. It’s a great honor to be selected as Owensboro platinum real estate agency and agent. We appreciate the opportunity to spend every day with the people of Owensboro and the surrounding areas. We hope that everyone who choses L. Steve Castlen, Realtors receives platinum service. We strive to earn your respect and develop mutually beneficial, long-term relationships. Our company motto, “service is our No. 1 priority,” lets our clients and customers know how important they are to us. 2017 is an exciting year for us. Your continued support has made us No. 1 in Owensboro once again. We greatly appreciate your vote for L. Steve Castlen, Realtors and for me. We hope to serve all your real estate needs for many years to come. Thank you.


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FINANCIAL FREEDOM PARTNERS Accountant/Investment Broker • Platinum Choice Partners: Phil Clark , Scott Frisch, Jerry Goetz, Scott Sullivan and Jeremy Tincher 101 E. 2nd St. 270-686-8114 Thank you. We are honored to be a Messenger-Inquirer Readers’ Choice platinum choice award winner and are sincerely appreciative to everyone who voted for us. It’s a privilege to serve our clients as they’re the backbone of our business. We would also like to acknowledge our top-notch staff. We are successful in part because of their attention to detail, unparalleled commitment to excellence and genuine affection for our clients. Financial Freedom Partners was founded in 2005 as an independent investment management and financial planning

firm specializing in helping clients and their families thoughtfully invest for their long-term financial goals. With collective experience exceeding 100 years, FFP offers objective and comprehensive advisory and investment services to families and individuals across the tri-state and beyond. Our guiding principle is putting our

HOME REALTY, INC. Real Estate Agency • Silver Choice 3424 Frederica St. 270-684-6221 homerealtyowensboro.com The agents of Home Realty, Inc. are very humbled to be honored 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 first,” 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,” Barnett said.  Gordon and Connie Lou Barnett purchased Home Realty in 1984, and their company has weathered many changes. In January, the brokerage shed its affiliation with Real Living and became an independent real estate brokerage once again.   “After serving the area since 1964 as Home Realty, we felt it was a logical transition to shed any national franchise affiliation. 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.”  

clients’ interests first. Our primary mission is their success.  We’re dedicated to providing our clients with excellent service and believe that building strong relationships between clients and their financial professionals is an integral part of developing a sound and successful financial strategy. Offering investment, life insurance, longterm care and retirement planning services, Financial Freedom Partners uses unique strategies to navigate today’s world. To learn more, please visit us at www. FinancialFreedomPartners.net. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Private Advisor Group, a registered investment advisor. Private Advisor Group and Financial Freedom Partners are separate entities from LPL Financial.


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WELBORN FLORAL COMPANY Florist • Platinum Choice Owner: Irene Welborn 920 East 4th 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

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ACTION PEST CONTROL Pest Control • Platinum Choice Owners: Keith Smith, regional director; Brad Kirby, branch manager 1229 Sweeney St. 270-685-1941 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - noon Saturday Year founded: 1946 Main services: Pest control, termite control, mosquito reduction, bed bug heat remediation, K-9 bed bug detection, fumigation and bird control. Action Pest Control would like to thank the readers for voting us your platinum choice in pest control again this year. It’s our goal to provide you with timely service and professional results from people you can trust. We take pride in solving your pest issues through the combination of innovative processes, ongoing education and extensive quality control measures. Whether you’re speaking with a customer service representative on the phone or one of our service professionals in your home, we strive to serve as a knowledgeable resource in which our community has come to count on. We hope the Messenger-Inquirer readers will continue to trust Action with the protection and health of their properties and families for many years to come. Thank you again for the honor of receiving this award. For more information about Action Pest Control or to schedule a free inspection, please visit our website at www.ActionPest.com.

Dick Knight and the staff of Welborn would like to the thank you for voting Welborn Floral Company your platinum choice for florist for nine consecutive years. We’ve been honored to serve the Owensboro community and surrounding area for 60 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 initiating smiles to everyone who receives a gift from Welborn Floral Company. Again, many thanks for voting us your platinum choice.

Thank you for voting us Control Service! Best Pest Con C today for yourr free Call f inspection! inspection! “They “T Th are fantastic. I have noticed a big difference in the ant and spider problem. The overall experience is excellent. The price is good. They are punctual, p responsive, and professional.” Jonathan S. Satisfied Customer

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PROFINISH REMODELING Remodeler • Platinum Choice Owner: David Sugg 270-926-7373 270-570-0868 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday www.profinishremodeling.com To all of my past, present and future customers, you have my most humble thank you. Thank you for your confidence in me. This award is so very exciting for us. It’s the very best compliment that a customer can offer my company. The platinum award is the reward generated from countless hours of work and lots of lost sleep. I’ve been in the home-improvement business for 25 years. ProFinish began almost 15 years ago, and we’ve been listed with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. My career in the remodeling business began as a young man with my dad, Jack Sugg. He started in business in 1955. As soon as I was old enough, I traveled with him. He always told me that sound quality products at a fair price with excellent installation and customer service was the key to success. Thanks for your support.

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AT INDEPENDENCE BANK, CUSTOMERS AND COMMUNITY COME FIRST. THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE FAVOR.

Platinum Choice Financial Institution Seven years in a row

2425 Frederica St. 270-686-1776

Platinum Choice Business That Gives Back

2465 Parrish Ave. 270-689-1696

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INDEPENDENCE BANK Financial Institution • Platinum Choice Business that Gives Back • Platinum Choice 2425 Frederica St. 270-686-1776 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-noon Saturday 2465 Parrish Ave. 270-689-1696 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Drive-thru only) 3228 Kentucky 54 270-689-1979 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Drive-thru only)

Independence Bank is a community bank that has served families, businesses, farmers and charitable organizations for more than a century. Founded on the belief that hardworking, everyday people deserve a trustworthy partner, this communityminded, customers-first institution is regularly voted a top 10 bank by the American Bankers Association as well as a Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber. It’s also a delighted, recent recipient of platinum Readers’ Choice Awards for “Financial Institution” and “Business that Gives Back.” Proudly contributing nearly $1 million a year to the communities it serves goes along with this recognition, as does a core promise to provide customers with “everyday excellence.” Driven by a rallying cry of “the revolution is growing,” Independence Bank has expanded to 24 locations in 12 counties across Kentucky. Independence Bank is a member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender and offers a full line of banking products as well as trust and brokerage services. Thank you to all of our voters and customers for community support.

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GLENN ASHBY

Thank you Owensboro!

Real Estate Agent • Gold Choice Glenn Ashby, Re/Max Professional Realty Group 3000 Alvey Park Drive West 270-570-5533 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Year founded: 2009 Thank you so much. Owensboro has been my home since 1984, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I’m so appreciative of your votes and support, and I look forward to the future and working with my customers, both old and new.

Glenn Ashby, Broker Realtor® 270-570-5533 2016 President of Aid The Homeless, Inc ¡Mira nada más! AgentGlenn@gmail.com AgentGlenn.com


Thank You! Daniel Dick

is located off Hwy 54 on Alvey Park Drive E near Auto Zone. Daniel has been an agent since September of 2008. His office has 5 fully licensed & trained team members that offer personalized risk management to their clients.

3101 Alvey Park DR. E, Owensboro, KY 270-686-7676, danieldick.net

Kathy Hudson

is located on Salem Drive across from the Social Security office. Kathy is a Calhoun, KY resident & opened her office in August of 2008. Kathy has a team ready to help her clients or new prospects.

61 Salem Dr, Owensboro, KY, 270-684-5201, kathyhudson.com

Shane Satterfield

is the newest State Farm agent in Owensboro. He relocated to Owensboro in 2017 & his new office is located next to Domino’s & Century 21 on Frederica Street. Shane has been a long time team member with a nationally ranked agent for 6 years prior to opening his own agency.

3333 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY, 270-685-4452, mysfagentshane.com

Branden Haines

is located on New Hartford next to Advanced Dermatology. Branden has a great team of professionals at his office ready to help. He opened his agency in 2009. Branden is a proud WKU graduate.

2917 New Hartford Rd., Owensboro, KY, 270-683-0001, brandendhaines.com

Allen Wade

is located in the heart of Owensboro on Frederica Street across from the library. Allen is a second generation State Farm agent & WKU graduate. His agency has been in business since 2006 & offer years of insurance experience.

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STATE FARM Insurance Company • Platinum Choice Thank you to all who voted for us. To our policyholders, we truly appreciate and see each of you as part of our State Farm family. For those of you who aren’t with State Farm, we would love to have the opportunity to earn your business. Any of the agents in this article will work hard to identify your needs and protect what is important to you at a competitive price. Each of our offices offer licensed team members who can assist or help at a moment’s notice.   State Farm is a one of the few remaining mutual insurance company’s, meaning we are owned by our policyholders. State Farm is a Fortune 35 company and is the largest auto, home and individual life

insurer in not only Kentucky, but the United States. Everyone knows our famous slogan of “like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” We saw that first hand during the historic May hail storm. Our team of Owensboro agents, team members and catastrophe claim associates from across the nation converged on Owensboro and met with thousands of policy holders, showing them State Farm exists to assist. State Farm has over 100 products we can tailor to fit every client’s needs as they evolve, including auto, home, life, disability, business lines and banking. Our group of Owensboro agents work hard to partner with you and we want to be “here to help life go right.”

EVERGREEN LAWN CARE, INC. Lawn Care • Platinum Choice Owners: Jim West and Todd West 2900 Fairview Drive 270-926-2649 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday Year founded: 1983 Services: Landscaping, hardscaping, lawn maintenance, pool installation and servicing, night lighting and irrigation. Evergreen would like to thank everyone who voted for us and trusted us as your landscape company in Owensboro for the last 34 years. As a family business, we appreciate the recognition this award represents. We could not have stayed in business this long without our great clients, and we look forward to the next 34 years of servicing our great city and people. Thank you, Owensboro.

2900 Fairview Dr • Owensboro, KY 42303 270-926-2649

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SCOTT BAIRD PLUMBING AND HEATING CO. INC.

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1911 Old Henderson Road One Block South of 9th & Crabtree

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CHEETAH CLEAN CAR WASH Car Wash • Platinum Choice 3621 Ralph Ave. (Right past Kohls) 270-684-8844 7 a.m.-8p.m. Monday - Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 2007 We want to thank you for voting Cheetah Clean Car Wash the No. 1 car wash in town. We’re the fastest and greatest car wash on land. We recycle 50 percent of our water. Stop by today and check out our monthly plans starting at only $25. We also offer free vacuums as well as free underbody spray. Stop in the first Saturday of every month for the manager special, $2 off our King Cheetah Wash. Also, like us on Facebook and bring in this ad to get $2 off the King Cheetah. We also use Armor All bug buster to get rid of those pesky summer bugs. Save the sweat and wash with us today. Like us on Facebook today. Check out our amazing packages, and we’ll see you at Cheetah Clean.

Plumber • Platinum Choice Air conditioning and heating • 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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OLD NATIONAL BANK Financial Institution • Silver Choice Your Bank. For Life. Technology has made banking easier, faster and more convenient. But there remains value in personal relationships and knowing your bank offers 180-plus years of experience serving families and businesses. Through the generations, Old National has grown to be the bank for your life today. The year was 1834 when Old National first began serving clients in the fledgling community that would become Evansville, Indiana. Then, as now, we were committed to helping the community grow and prosper for the benefit of those who lived and worked there. In the more than 180 years since, we’ve remained steadfast in our approach. While today we offer the convenience of 188 banking centers across Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin, we’re still the same service- and community-focused institution that began in a modest one-room building on the shore of the Ohio River.

When you bank with Old National, you’ll encounter a team of experienced financial professionals ready to help you attain your financial goals with extensive banking, mortgage, wealth management, investments and brokerage services. You’ll also find a true community bank focused on making a difference through associate volunteerism, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants and financial education. Our position today as a strong, stable financial services provider ties directly to the longterm, highly-valued partnerships we’ve always worked to build with clients. As an Old National client, you can count on us to get to know you and to help you reach your goals through each stage of life. We’ll do this with the expertise, technology and products found at larger banks, while providing the personal attention and commitment of a community bank. In all we do, we’ll strive to exceed expectations and be your bank for life.

Thank you for making Old National your bank for life.

6 Consecutive Years

Owensboro 123 W Fourth St | 270-686-3070 3012 W Parrish Ave | 270-691-2020 1215 Southtown Blvd | 270-691-2040 3230 Mount Moriah Ave (Hwy 54) | 270-691-1900

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GLENN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Funeral Home/Crematory • Platinum Choice Since 1903, our family has been called upon to care for the families of Owensboro, Daviess County and the surrounding area. That’s all very nice. We’re proud of our heritage. But it’s not everything. What’s truly important is what it means to you ... today. 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. It’s an example of our efforts to honor our tradition and respect change. You deserve the care and attention of those who listen carefully, suggest thoughtfully and guide with concern and openness. Those who truly want to know what you find important and meaningful. You’ll find our family care team 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. You can expect from us the widest range of traditional, contemporary and creative farewells, each thoughtfully planned around that which is most important to you and your family. Dedication and experience, integrity and value. We are your exclusive providers of meaningful farewells, uniquely personal tributes honoring the stories of a lifetime. Payment options are flexible for Glenn Funeral Home and Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Payment may be made all at once or over time. Like everything here, it’s up to you. Our attitude is clear. If you’re pleased, we’re pleased. Simple as that. Thank you so very much for once again honoring us as the area’s preferred provider and the hometown friends you can rely on.  We’re deeply appreciative and equally committed to being worthy of the confidence you have placed in us, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Hometown friends you can rely on to plan, honor, and remember.

Thank you for voting us your Platinum provider of choice for funeral homes.

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AMERICAN PATRIOT GETAWAYS Travel Agent • Silver Choice Owners:  Wayne and Cathy Foster 3864 Vincent Station Drive 270-683-3319 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 1999 Main products or services:  Vacation cabin rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains. On behalf of the American Patriot Getaways team, we’re honored to receive the Messenger-Inquirer Readers’ Choice award for 2017.  It’s especially appreciated this year considering that barely six months ago, our company was dealing with the after effects of the devastating fires in the Smoky Mountains.  In all, we lost 28 cabins, and another 27 properties suffered damages. All our guests were safely evacuated as our employees in Pigeon Forge worked closely with our call center here in Owensboro.  Thanks to many of you, American Patriot Getaways has rebounded and we actually have more cabins now than we have ever had! People sometimes ask, “Did the fires ruin the views? “ Absolutely

not. Most visitors won’t even know there was a fire. The spring has brought new growth, and the mountains are as beautiful as ever! So again, thank you for this award, and the next time you hear the call of the mountains, I hope you’ll give American Patriot Getaways a call and let us help you find the perfect lodging for your trip.   American Patriot Getaways ... creating guests for a lifetime.

SOUTH CENTRAL BANK Financial Institution • Gold Choice 300 Southtown Blvd. 270-926-2000 Year founded: 1972 Main products and services: Checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, IRAs, mortgage loans and investments. South Central Bank would like to thank all of those who voted us as a gold choice for best bank. We appreciate the confidence you have in us. We’ll work diligently to keep the customer service experience at a level you have grown to expect. Thank you again from all the team members and directors here at South Central Bank. We’re small enough to know you, big enough to help. Come see us for all your deposit and loan needs. South Central Bank’s history dates back to 1889, the year Deposit Bank of Monroe County was first chartered. Our founder, James Kenneth Bale, purchased Deposit Bank of Monroe County in 1972. Deposit Bank’s 83 years of service to rural Kentucky provided Mr. Bale a strong basis to found South Central Bank and to fulfill his dream of providing true community-centered banking services to the families, individuals and business people of the local area. From the humble beginnings in 1972 as a bank with $10 million dollars in assets, South Central Bank evolved into a bank holding company comprised of five individually chartered banks across

southcentral and western Kentucky. The success of the South Central Bank organization can be attributed to Mr. Bale always paying attention to the needs of the local people in the communities he served and by investing in hard work with the dedication and strong commitment to succeed. These values are carried on today by the Bale family and South Central Bank’s employees and are at the very center of our business philosophy. Today, Mr. Bale’s children, Ruthie Bale, Ellen Bale, Billy Bale, Lester Bale and Tommy Bale, serve on the board of South Central Bancshares. Each are committed to their father’s simple approach and emphasis on extraordinary service. Extra care is taken to instill our founding values in each employee, regardless of the position they hold in the bank. Our symbol of a strong tree was chosen by Mr. Bale to represent strength and longevity through its roots as part of his vision of having a strong foundation within each community we serve. South Central Bank is designed to make a difference in the prosperity of our customers and communities. We believe our slogan, “Small enough to know you, BIG enough to help!,” is what Mr. Bale wanted as a legacy. To be able to serve any need of any size customer, while always remembering who we are and who our customers are. We help our customers through honest and fair treatment, large and small alike. It’s Mr. Bale’s simple philosophy, and our history proves it.


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RABEN TIRE Place to buy tires • Platinum Choice Auto Tire And Service Center 824 Frederica St. 270-683-7301 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 65 years. Raben Tire opened the doors of its first Owensboro location in 1979. The current general manager, Aaron Anderson, has been leading there 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. 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 provided by the experienced, friendly staff at the Raben locations in Owensboro. Many have worked there for many years. Aaron Anderson adds, “On behalf of all our employees, we truly want to thank all of you for voting for us your No. 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.”

GIRLS INC. Charitable Nonprofit • Platinum Choice Girls Inc. is a youth development organization with a mission to inspire all girls ages 6-18 to be strong, smart and bold. We believe the Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. At Girls Inc. we have a vision of a world where every girl values her whole self and her inherent strengths, has opportunities to develop her potential, breaks past serious obstacles and leads a healthy, educated and successful life. Locally, for 48 years, through the provision of life-changing programs and experiences, trained staff and community collaborations, this organization has been named a national, regional and local award winner for its ability to enhance girls’ chances for academic success, healthy lifestyles and personal achievement. Girls Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County is also often selected to be a pilot site for new or updated national curricula, most recently including a program for middle school girls on economic literacy. Girls Inc. of Owensboro has been named Girls Incorporated Southern Region Affiliate of the Year in its budget size for 18 out of the last 21 years since it started applying for the honor. Recently, Girls Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County received a perfect score on its quality assurance review, an objective approach to evaluating the organization by measuring 104 standards. The agency believes no award is truly noteworthy unless the girls are succeeding right along with the organization.

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Since 1945, Kurtz has worked to become the region’s leading real estate auction firm. The Kurtz team is a family of full-time real estate practitioners who are committed to achieving the goals of its clients. Kurtz’s years of experience allowed the team to develop a sales and marketing methodology that have served thousands of clients and sold billions in assets to the highest bidder. Kurtz is located at 305 Frederica St.

Girls Inc. is a national, nonprofit youth organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through direct service and advocacy. Girls Inc. develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges in an environment that promotes sisterhood and builds lasting relationships. Girls Incorporated of Owensboro-Daviess County offers a full-day summer program and an after-school program that utilizes Girls Inc. national program curricula. Girls Inc. is located at 2130-G E. 19th St.

MATTINGLY’S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR INC. Mattingly’s Automotive Repair Inc., is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center that’s able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family-owned business. With more than 50 years of experience, it can offer expertise on all make and model cars, trucks and SUVs. Mattingly’s is located at 2405 Veach Road.

DIGITAL DOC Digital Doc is your one-stop shop for all things digital. Digital Doc offers fast, affordable repair and trade-in services, as well as a variety of accessories and certified, used devices. Its team of highly-trained technicians are equipped to deliver skilled repairs and fast, friendly service. Digital Doc is located at 3601 Frederica St.


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OWENSBORO PARKS & RECREATION Golf Course — Hillcrest • Platinum Choice Golf Course — Ben Hawes • Gold Choice Family Outing — Smother’s Park • Platinum Choice Place to Have a Birthday party — Edge Ice Center • Gold Choice Owensboro Parks & Recreation is thrilled to win four 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 quality recreational facilities and parks where you can spend quality time with your family. Customer service is our main ingredient and top priority to making sure that you enjoy your time at all city locations. The Edge Ice Center is celebrating its eighth birthday this year and wants to invite you to come and celebrate with us on Aug. 26. Thank you for voting the Edge as one of the best places to have your birthday party. Birthday parties can be scheduled by calling 270-687-8720 during business hours.

Hillcrest and Ben Hawes golf courses provide the city with great golf, a friendly atmosphere and a great location to have an outing. Thank you for voting Hillcrest Golf Course as one of the best courses in Owensboro. Smothers Park is the perfect place to spend quality time with your family. Owensboro Parks & Recreation is grateful that we’re able to provide the community with 29 parks and multiple recreational facilities where you can make memories with your family for little to no cost. Check out our website to see the national holidays that we’ll be celebrating at Combest and Cravens pools and Smothers Park this summer. Visit our website at www.owensboroparks.org to discover how the many benefits of Parks and Recreation will lead you and your family on a trail to enjoy life.

The Benefits Are Endless... HILLCREST GOLF COURSE THE EDGE ICE CENTER

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BEN HAWES GOLF COURSE Gold Award Best Golf Course

SMOTHERS PARK Platinum Award Best Place for a family outing

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From antique stores to sporting goods, the shopping section in our Readers’Choice magazine has you covered. With businesses that win year after year to newcomers hoping to make a mark on the city, there are 29 categories to help you find the best of the best of shopping in Owensboro.


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SHOPPING WINNERS Antique Store Platinum: Owensboro Antique Mall Gold: Preservation Station Silver: Peachtree Antiques

Carpet/Floorcovering Platinum: Carpets Unlimited Gold: Carpet One Floor & Home Silver: Crandall’s Home Furnishings

Appliance Store Platinum: Green River Appliance Gold: Murphy’s Appliance Co. Silver: Lowe’s Home Improvement

Clothing Boutique Platinum: Peacocks & Pearls Gold: Bella Ragazza Silver: Excursions

Automotive (New Cars) Platinum: Don Moore Automotive Group Gold: BF Evans Ford Silver: Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda

Consignment Store Platinum: Little Reruns Gold: Robin’s Resale Silver: En Vogue

Automotive (Used Cars) Platinum: Don Moore Automotive Group Gold: Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda Silver: BF Evans Ford

Convenience/Gas Station Platinum: Franey’s Food Mart Gold: Hucks Convenient Food Store Silver: Even Steven Neighborhood Market

Automotive (Trucks) Platinum: Don Moore Automotive Group Gold: Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda Silver: BF Evans Ford

Electronic Cigarette Store Platinum: eCig Source Gold: Vapor 55 Silver: Custom Vapors

Automotive (SUV’s/Crossovers) Platinum: Don Moore Automotive Group Gold: Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda Silver: BF Evans Ford

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

Automotive (Exotic) Platinum: Tapp Motors Inc. Gold: Don Moore Automotive Group Silver: Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda

Formal Wear Platinum: The Earle Gold: Abbington’s Bridal House Silver: Regis Bridal & Prom

DIY Supply Store Platinum: Hobby Lobby Gold: Lowe’s Home Improvement Silver: Home Depot

Automotive Dealer Staff Platinum: Don Moore Automotive Group Gold: Tapp Motors Inc. Silver: BF Evans Ford

Furniture Store Platinum: Mudd’s Furniture Showroom Inc. Gold: Ashley Furniture Home Store Silver: Crandall’s Home Furnishings

Place to Buy Tires Platinum: Raben Tire & Auto Service Gold: Bowen Tires Silver: VC Tires

Best Farm Market Platinum: Trunnell’s Farm Market Gold: Reid’s Orchard Silver: Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

Gift Shop Platinum: The Baker’s Rack Gold: Trison’s Silver: Willow Tree

Shoe Store Platinum: Shoe Stop Gold: Shoe Carnival Silver: Kids Stop

Business That Gives Back Platinum: Independence Bank Gold: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Silver: Rhoads & Rhoads, PSC

Hardware Platinum: Gordons True Value Gold: Lowe’s Home Improvement Silver: Rural King

Sporting Goods/Golf Equipment/Supply Platinum: Academy Sports Outdoors Gold: Legends Owensboro Silver: Hibbett Sports

Jewelry Platinum: M&M Jewelers Gold: Kay Jewelers Silver: Nick T. Arnold Locally-Owned Platinum: Nona’s Market Gold: Franey’s Food Mart Silver: Excursions Mattress Store Platinum: Mark’s Mattress Outlet Gold: Mudd’s Furniture Showroom Inc. Silver: Ashley Furniture Home Store Music Store Platinum: Owensboro Music Center Gold: Upper Room Music Silver: Book & Music Exchange NEW Locally-Owned 2016 Platinum: Lil Bit Sassy Gold: Southern Styles Silver: Byron & Barclay


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LIL BIT SASSY New Locally-Owned Business • Platinum Choice 125 W. 2nd St. 270-852-0555 Visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/shoplilbitsassy Thank you Owensboro and the entire tri-state for making our first year unbelievable! We’re honored to receive the platinum reader’s choice award and look forward to an amazing year to come. At Lil Bit Sassy children’s boutique, we strive to make your shopping an experience. We believe that infants, kids and tweens fashion apparel can be fun, funky, trendy or glamorous, and we strive to meet your expectations at every level. Our expert staff and diverse selection makes an outing to our special corner a retail experience you’ll appreciate each and every time you visit. Although we thrive on the simple and traditional for everyone, you’ll always find something new, something unique and everything affordable at Lil Bit Sassy.

We’ve transformed our quaint corner of Second Street and St. Ann (downtown Owensboro) into a place that you’ll want to visit over and over. Just a block away from Smothers Park, bring your children, grandchildren and their friends to Lil Bit Sassy where they can hang out in our children’s lounge, watch Disney’s latest shows and enjoy a treat on us. While the kids are entertained, feel free to try on your selections for the perfect fit, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide the personal touch you never find at on-line retailers or the big box stores. Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, trendy, new line of designer kids wear or something for everyday living, you’ll find it here. Personalized monogramming and coordinating outfits are our specialty. If we don’t have it, we know where to get it, so come see us Tuesday-Saturday. Please visit our Facebook page and Instagram to see what’s happening at Lil Bit Sassy. Thank you once again for your support and honoring us with this amazing recognition.


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CARPETS UNLIMITED/CRANDALL’S HOME FURNISHING/ EXTREME CARPET CLEANERS Carpet/Floorcovering • Platinum Choice & Silver Choice Carpet Cleaning • Platinum Choice Furniture Store • Silver Choice Carpets Unlimited 270-684-6206 Crandall’s Home Furnishings 270-683-1926 130 Salem Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303 Extreme Carpet Cleaners 1600 Sweeney St, Owensboro, KY 42303 270-926-6432

We’re humbled by being recognized by our community and surrounding counties. What does this growth mean for our clients? Compare our pricing to our competitors, and you’ll find that we will not be beat on comparable porcelain and ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, furniture or carpet. Our buying power allows us to negotiate the best pricing on the most name brands, including Mohawk, Quickstep, DalTile, Ashley, Shaw, Mayo, American Sleep, Bruce, Armstrong, Parker House, Steinworld Founded in 1969, Carpets Unlimited has grown in many ways and Catnapper. over the last four decades. We’ve grown in sales to be the largest We can install all of these products in your home on time and volume flooring dealer in the tri-state. With the addition of guaranteed or we’ll replace it — no questions asked! Crandall’s Home Furnishings, we now have more than 140,000 Yes, Carpets Unlimited has grown since 1969, but we’re still square feet of furniture and flooring. We’ve grown in stature by small enough to provide the personal touch that makes us the being named Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Small home furnishings and flooring center store that you can depend Business of the Year in 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 on. Let us show you what it means to be treated right! Come see and 2015 Readers’ Choice Platinum Carpet/Flooring Store. us at the corner of Salem Drive and JR Miller Blvd.

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EXCURSIONS Clothing Boutique • Silver Choice Locally-Owned • Silver Choice Salon Hair • Silver Choice

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2738 Frederica St Owensboro, KY 42301 Monday-Friday: 10 am - 6 pm Saturday: 10am - 5 pm Thank you, Owensboro, for voting us your Silver Choice in 2017!

GORDON’S TRUE VALUE Hardware Store • Platinum Choice

2738 Frederica St. 270-926-8388 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday In this age of cookie-cutter stores and the impersonal internet, Excursions offers an exclusive experience. We feel our customers deserve the very best in merchandise, advice and service. The style experts at Excursions stay on top of the constantly changing fashion scene and showcase the best in contemporary clothing from BCBG, Trina Turk and Joseph Ribkoff, and we’re proud be Owensboro’s headquarters for Brighton jewelry and accessories since 1983. Cathy Morrison and Amy Tipton are in Excursions Salon to pamper and bring out the beauty in you. We love to learn about each customer and her lifestyle so that we can translate the trends and help her build her perfect wardrobe. In our laid-back atmosphere, our goal at Excursions is to make and keep new friends and, in the process, get everyone looking their very best. We’re so grateful for our clients and want to thank everyone for their continued support.

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BELLA RAGAZZA Clothing Boutique • Gold Choice 120A W. Second St. 270-926-9546 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday Visit Bella Ragazza on Facebook and Instagram

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M&M JEWELERS Jewelry • Platinum Choice Owner: Craig Grant 100 W. 2nd St., currently relocating 270-684-8861 Year Founded: 1937 Main products or services: Diamond specialist, appraisals, watches, gold and silver.  It was our supreme pleasure to be chosen as your 2017 Readers’ Choice best jeweler in Owensboro. Thank you for your patronage for the last 80 years. We’re looking forward to serving you in the future as we embark on the next phase of our long history in our beautiful hometown of Owensboro.

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eCIG SOURCE Electronic Cigarette Store • Platinum Choice Owners: Tony and Robin Trego 426 Salem Drive, 2601 West Parrish Ave, 3120 Kentucky 54 270-691-0053 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 2011 Products: Electronic cigarettes and vaping supplies. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. Our customer base and staff are what makes us the company we are. We strive hard to be the most informative

and helpful vape store in the tri-state. We have the newest and best products available to satisfy the beginner and the most experienced hobbyist. When we started the company, we had no idea that we would be able to grow to the size company we are now. That gives us a distinct advantage with our suppliers that we’re able to pass along to our customers. We work hard at making every transaction easy and enjoyable, along with making sure that when you leave the store you have the knowledge to be able to use your product correctly and to it’s fullest potential. Our sincerest thanks. We feel this is why we are the No. 1 vape store in Owensboro and the surrounding area.


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THE BAKERS RACK Gift Shop • Platinum Choice The Bakers Rack is thankful and humbled by the continued honor of being named the platinum selection of the 2017 Readers’ Choice awards. In many ways, the award is the result of our community’s, and especially our customers’, influence on our business. Our customers encourage us to introduce new products and to stock the best brands in the business. Lenox, Juliska, Wedgwood and Waterford are available in Owensboro because of customers’ suggestions. Of course, products in a space don’t make a business successful. Service to the customer has been our main priority and the reason for the longevity we’ve enjoyed. Complimentary gift wrapping, local delivery, bridal and baby registries, wish lists and expert advice when a customer needs it are all parts of the packages that leave our doors. The Bakers Rack has become a destination store for many across the Bluegrass and beyond, and we enjoy getting to know people from around the country whenever they come in. They marvel at the amenities Owensboro/Daviess County has to offer, and we couldn’t agree more, especially when the people of our community are mentioned. Our customers often become friends, and we’ve enjoyed our long relationship with the Owensboro community. Thank you once again for voting for us, and we look forward to helping you find the perfect gift.

Since 1964, Green River Appliance has served Owensboro and the surrounding communities with appliances for the home. Our business has always offered “service after the sale” to you, our customers, as an added benefit to buying local. With the addition of our new 15,000-square-foot showroom on J R Miller Boulevard, we’ve expanded our product offering to include furniture and accessories. We’re very pleased you continue to give us the platinum award year after year. Thanks again for your loyal support. — Ray and Marnell Chambers

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PEACOCKS AND PEARLS Clothing Boutique • Platinum Choice 4431 Springhill Drive Store Phone: 270-926-SHOP (7467) Cellphone: 270-315-7605 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday We’re so honored to receive the platinum Readers’ Choice for women’s clothing boutique. Due to the continuous support of our customers, Peacocks and Pearls has received awards for both Owensboro Living Best Boutique and now the Readers’ Choice. We feel so blessed with this community’s overwhelming support for our business. Thank you so much. With the opening of our sister store in Lexington and the increased shipping of our merchandise to different states throughout the country, we’ve been able to grow our business tremendously over the past year. 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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REID’S ORCHARD Best Farm Market • Gold Choice It all started with a love for peaches. In 1873, Allan Reid left a little village in Scotland. Upon arriving in America and settling in Kentucky, he fell in love with peaches and apples. From the beginning, the orchard was an enterprise. The farm was passed down to his son, Robert Reid Sr., and when his sons, Robert Jr. and John, joined the business the name changed to Robert Reid and Sons Orchard. In 1978, Robert Reid Jr. left the business and John’s son, Billy, joined the family business now known as Reid’s Orchard. Billy Reid, present owner and grower, continues the tradition of new technology. Today, Reid’s Orchard produces strawberries, apples, peaches, blackberries, pears, cherries, all types of vegetables and fall decorations for its farm market. In 1986 the family initiated a gathering for the community; the Apple Festival, which today hosts 25,000 people during the third weekend in October. The Apple Festival has been named one of the top 10 festivals in Kentucky and one of the top 20 festivals in the southwestern states in the month of October. The Reid family wants to continue to diversify, to grow and to serve the community, but most especially, to pass the traditions on to the sixth generation.

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20 YEARS AND STILL THRIVING

Shoe Stop provides ‘service with a servant’s heart’

here visiting family,” Shivley said. Brands on the uptick right now in stock at Shoe Stop are Chaco, Birkenstock, Vionic, Clarks and Brooks. “At that time we knew we wanted a BY MEGHANN RICHARDSON But Shivley is more than just a family shoe store, but we wanted our businessman. He’s also a philanthropist. ark Shivley started his shoe career strengths to be men’s work and ladies’ Shivley and the staff at Shoe Stop host in 1978, when he was fresh out comfort,” he said. “When you think numerous cookouts with Jerry Morris of high school. After 21 years of comfort shoes, you immediately think and the Angels for Ashley cooking team, working at other footwear chains, he of what your mom used to wear. This is which supports the St. Jude Children opened Shoe Stop in Owensboro in 1999. not the comfort lines we had in mind. We Hospital and the people of Haiti. “Opening my own shoe store was far wanted comfort shoes for the women of Shoe Stop has also teamed up with from an overnight decision,” he said. today that were fashion right. We knew Skechers for several free shoe fittings. Shivley said he was considering leaving there was a tremendous void in the These events are coordinated with the his existing employment years before he market for that category.” actually made the move. After being gone Shivley said the number one thing that Goodfellows Club and the family resource center, where hundreds of kids received from home for 21 years, he finally decided sets Shoe Stop apart from the box shoe new shoes. Shoe Stop is also loyal to that it was the right time. stores is the relationship between their GRADSA by sponsoring the Buddy Walk. “I was in New York City when I called sales associates and customers. “To our customers that voted us Julie McDonald (my sister) and asked In addition to product knowledge, platinum choice, I want to express my if she was ready to open a shoe store,” Shivley said he strives for “service with a true appreciation for this honor,” he said. Shivley said. “She obviously accepted, and servant’s heart.” “This is very rewarding to me and the staff the rest is history.” “If the customer wins, we all win,” he here at Shoe Stop. I also extend a sincere So now, after being in the shoe business said. thank you to all the associates who are on for 37 years, Shivley said he has learned Shivley and McDonald have the Shoe Stop team — it takes the entire one thing — you never stop learning. He intentionally developed a base of brands said being a student of the business is that can’t be found in every shoe store that team to receive this recognition, and I’m proud of you for accomplishing this. You critical in every decision you make. you walk into. can have the best product in the world, but After opening Shoe Stop, the siblings “We hear comments from customers came together to decide what they wanted who don’t live in Owensboro that the only you need the right people sharing your to be known for. time they shop for shoes is when they are message to be successful.”

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SHOE STOP Shoe Store • Platinum Choice Owner: Mark Shively and Julie McDonald 4650 Frederica St. 270-686-7508 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 1999 Main products: Family footwear, diabetic shoes and custom orthotics Being selected as your platinum shoe store again is very rewarding to myself as well as the entire staff here at Shoe Stop. It’s also very motivating to continue searching out new brands and new categories as they evolve around the country. Our goal is to deliver to you the “fashion right” times of the season at prices that will remain competitive. We are 100 percent locally-owned and operated and strive to be a positive influence in our community. We thank you for your support and truly appreciate our business together.

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TAPP MOTORS Tapp Motors is a local, family-owned used car dealership. With more than 20 brands and a friendly staff, Tapp Motors is an award-winning dealership. It’s located at 4550 Kentucky 54.

J’S LIQUORS & THE CHEESE SHOP J’s Liquors & The Cheese Shop offer a wide selection of beer, wine and bourbon and cheeses, spreads, crackers, mixes and gift baskets. It also carries a variety of gifts for parties. Jay’s Liquors is located at 2216 New Hartford Road.

MUDD’S FURNITURE Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. is a local, familyowned business established in 1951. Since its start, it has been Mudd’s mission to provide the community with quality furniture and the best customer service, all at a reasonable price. The 25,000-square-foot showroom offers a variety of living room, bedroom and dining room furniture, as well as a wide selection of accessories and gifts. Mudd’s Furniture is located at 521 E. Fourth St.

LIL BIT SASSY Lil Bit Sassy is a locally-owned children’s boutique in downtown Owensboro. The shop offers children’s clothing and shoes in infant, child and teen sizes. Lil Bit Sassy is located at 125 W. Second St.


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