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Family owned since 1919 Owensboro and Hartford, KY (270) 804-4683 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday,! 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Main Products or services: • New vehicles: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Genesis • Service and parts The Don Moore Automotive Team is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. And while many things have changed over the last century, our goal remains the same: to be an exemplary corporate citizen and to make your experience with us exceptional in every way.

Our Owensboro and Hartford dealerships have served western Kentucky and southern Indiana drivers since 1919. We strive to uphold the highest standard in customer service and satisfaction through the tri-state area. With three locations covering 14 franchises, the Don Moore Automotive Team is a four-generation family business that has continued to grow with our hometown community of Owensboro. When you’re searching for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Hyundai, Genesis, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or a pre-owned vehicle, you’re assured the best price with our Moore Value Price. Thank you for voting us #1 for the 10th year in a row!

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PUBLISHER from the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer’s

So congratulations to the winners in each category, and thank you for your efforts to be the best at what you do. Our readers noticed. And Owensboro is better for it. We hope you enjoy reading the 11th annual Messenger-Inquirer Readers’ Choice Awards. Thank you, readers, for your continued support for the Messenger-Inquirer and local businesses, and please congratulate this year’s many winners when you see them! Sincerely, Mike Weafer

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This year’s results are compiled into six sections and then presented as the platinum, gold or silver choice in each category. The magazine is color coded by category to make it easy to browse through, and we’ve scattered interesting facts about the businesses featured throughout the magazine. This edition also marks our second decade polling readers for their favorite businesses and we have a fresh new logo leading the way.

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We are delighted to announce the results of the Messenger-Inquirer’s 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Each year, the Messenger-Inquirer polls its readers for their take on the best local businesses in a variety of categories. And every year since the inception of these awards, enthusiasm has built and participation has grown. More than 11,000 people cast their votes for our 2019 awards, making the Messenger-Inquirer Readers’ Choice Awards your best guide on the local businesses that make the biggest impact in our area.  

PUBLISHER Mike Weafer

ADVERTISING Angela Mayes Advertising Director Shelby Mays Advertising Assistant

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Krystal Caudill Nic Drury Holly Hayden Sam Howard Lynn Saffran

EDITORIAL Jodi Keen Special Publications Editor

DESIGN Maegan Saalwaechter

CONTACT US Messenger-Inquirer 1401 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Phone: 270-926-0123


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Chick-fil-A • Platinum Big Dipper • Gold Wyndall’s Wonder Whip • Silver Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits • Platinum Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Gold Texas Roadhouse • Silver Shogun Bistro • Platinum Wasabi 54 • Gold Wasabi Express • Silver Rolling Pin Pastry Shop • Platinum Great Harvest Bread Co. • Gold Dalisha’s Bakery & Café • Silver

Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Platinum Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Gold St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church • Silver Dee’s Diner • Platinum Cracker Barrel Old Country Store • Gold Ole South Barbeque • Silver Big Dipper • Platinum Wyndall’s Wonder Whip • Gold Ritzy’s • Silver Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Platinum Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Gold St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church • Silver

DID YOU KNOW? Does the sushi on the cover of the Messenger-Inquirer’s 2019 edition of 202 Things To Do make you hungry? You can find that tasty nine-piece Aloha roll at SHOGUN BISTRO on Kentucky 54.

ROLLING PIN PASTRY SHOP was founded in 1947 by Stuart Whitaker and Joe Henderson, with the original shop located on St. Ann Street.


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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn • Platinum Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Gold Nona’s Catering • Silver Chick-fil-A • Platinum Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken • Gold Old Hickory Bar-B-Que • Silver The Miller House • Platinum Bar Louie • Gold Legends Sports Bar & Grill • Silver The Crème Coffee House • Platinum Starbucks • Gold The Spot Coffee and Finery • Silver

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Ritzy’s • Platinum Chick-fil-A • Gold Wyndall’s Wonder Whip • Silver

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Big Dipper • Platinum Cold Stone Creamery • Gold (tie) Ritzy’s • Gold (tie) Wyndall’s Wonder Whip • Silver

Real Hacienda • Platinum Papa Grande • Gold Mi Ranchito • Silver Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits • Platinum Mellow Mushroom • Gold MOD Pizza • Silver Great Harvest Bread Co. • Platinum Wyndall’s Wonder Whip • Gold Briarpatch Restaurants • Silver Friday After 5 • Platinum Legends Sports Bar & Grill • Gold Bar Louie • Silver

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Friday After 5 • Platinum International Bar-B-Que Festival • Gold Owensboro Air Show • Silver

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Smothers Park • Platinum Trunnell’s Farm Market & Family Fun Acre • Gold Owensboro Air Show • Silver

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Texas Roadhouse • Platinum Legends Sports Bar & Grill • Gold Bar Louie • Silver J’s Liquors & The Cheese Shop • Platinum Val-U Liquors • Gold White Lightning Liquors • Silver

Ben Hawes Golf Course • Platinum Hillcrest Golf Course • Gold Panther Creek Golf Club • Silver Buffalo Wild Wings • Platinum Beef ‘O’ Brady’s • Gold Legends Sports Bar & Grill • Silver

OLD HICKORY BAR-B-Q has been a landmark in barbecue-loving Owensboro since 1918 (although it’s only been called Old Hickory since 1954). It’s been a steadfast Readers’ Choice award winner since the inception of the awards 10 years ago.

RITZY’S hosts a cruise-in car show on the third Saturday of each month from April to October at its location on Kentucky 54, with all types of cars welcome.

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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 fires, 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 their Hwy. 54 location.

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Shogun Bistro Asian Cuisine/Sushi Platinum Shogun Bistro 2127 E. Parrish Ave. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday (270) 685-9980 www.shogundining.com

Shogun Express 3415 Frederica St. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sunday (270) 240-4373 www.shogun.express

Since becoming the very first hibachi and sushi bar in Owensboro in 2004, a lot has changed for Shogun. Our new bistro location at 2127 E. Parrish Ave. has set the standard for upscale dining in the region and boasts one of the most extensive menus in western Kentucky. Offering a high-energy hibachi display and freshly sliced sushi, Shogun Bistro always proves to be a wise choice. In a show of their continued success, Shogun has recently opened an additional Express restaurant at 3415 Frederica St. The Express location offers many of the items you’ve grown to love at Shogun, but in a faster, on-the-go fashion. Thanks for making us your top spot for fresh sushi, hot hibachi and so much more! www.shogundining.com #Shogun #ShogunExpress #ILoveShogun #OBKY #Sushi #Hibachi #Steak #Chicken #Shrimp #Lobster #FiletMignon #Scallops #Tuna #Salmon #Rice #Noodles #Vegetables #BentoBoxes #FunWithSushi #ComeHungry #YouveChosenWisely

2127 E. PARRISH WWW.SHOGUNDINING.COM 270.685.9980 SUN-THURS: 11AM-9PM FRI-SAT: 11AM-10PM

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Chick-fil-A All Around Fast Food Platinum Chicken Platinum French Fries Gold We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the community of Owensboro, for providing such a warm and welcoming environment for our business. We feel honored to be part of such an amazing community. It has truly been “Our Pleasure” to serve you over the last nine years! Without you, we wouldn’t be here. We also have enjoyed each opportunity to be involved and give back to the community through many special events and celebrations. Our bovine friends, the Chick-fil-A Cows, focus on inspiring others to “Eat More Chicken.” At Chick-fil-A of Owensboro, we are focused on providing quality in each area of the business. Our goal is to exceed customers’ expectations by providing excellence in the quality of our products, service, cleanliness, speed of service and order accuracy. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit, we would love to serve you for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for a snack in between. We have many different delicious menu options as well as providing catering to many events in Owensboro. We would also like to invite you to SKIP THE LINE by downloading the Chick-fil-A One App and ordering online.

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

• 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

(270) 683-8378 • www.jsliquors.com


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A truly unique social gathering place, Bar Louie is a family-friendly neighborhood eatery and bar with craveable, made-from-scratch food, handcrafted cocktails and a featured selection of local and regional beers with over 20 taps, in an inviting urban atmosphere. Bar Louie opened in downtown Owensboro in late November 2017 at 234 Frederica St. and is owned by Bev Oswald and her son Chase, who is also the General Manager. The Oswalds opened the Bar Louie in Evansville, Indiana, 10 years ago. Bar Louie has several weekly rituals, such as Tuesday Burger Night with burgers starting at $1 and specialty burgers and fries $5; Wednesday Bucket Night with five domestic beers for $5 and $5.25 martinis; and Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring Kids Eat Free (see store for details). Also Bar Louie has Louie’s Lunchbox from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday for $8 with a nonalcoholic beverage on select meals. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and includes half-price select appetizers and flatbreads, $3.50 for all 14-ounce drafts, $4.50 wines by the glass and $5.50 signature martinis.

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

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

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Thank you Owensboro/Daviess County for again choosing Real Hacienda as your favorite Mexican restaurant for the 11th 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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Kathy and Roger Farmer, Owners 1129 E. 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, Kathy and the Donut Crew thank you for voting the Rolling Pin your Platinum Choice for bakery for the 11th consecutive year. We have been honored to serve the Owensboro community for over 70 years. We’ve seen many changes, but our commitment to exceptional quality and customer service remains the same. We still make those delicious chocolate long johns and old-fashioned brownies, plus over 40 kinds of donuts and pastries fresh for you every day. THANK YOU!

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DID YOU KNOW? Since opening in the ground floor of downtown’s Alorica building, BAR LOUIE has nabbed Readers’ Choice Awards for After-Work Gathering Spot and Best Cocktail each year, and it edged its way into the top three of 2019’s Late-Night Restaurants.

LEE’S FAMOUS RECIPE CHICKEN consistently ranks among voters’ top spots to enjoy a chicken dinner in Owensboro, winning Readers’ Choice awards each year since 2011. CHICK-FIL-A’S Owensboro location Both of REAL HACIENDA’S locations include ample offers a catering menu outdoor seating, open seasonally. Want the fiesta to complete with trays come to you? Give the Real Hacienda Express food of its mouthwatering truck a call! chicken nuggets and sandwiches, gallons of its famous tea and lemJ’S LIQUORS lets you customize your shopping onade, and plenty of experience by offering 32- and 64-ounce growlers tasty salads and sides. and 32-ounce crowlers to go, build-your-own-sixDelivery and pickup packs, and a tasting bar featuring craft beer, bourbon options available. and wine.


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Scott Baird Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc. • Platinum Brad Emberton’s Heating & Cooling, LLC • Gold Dan K Service • Silver Total Impact Carpet Cleaning • Platinum Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service • Gold Royalty Cleaning Service • Silver

Carpet One • Platinum Carpets Unlimited • Gold Floor Concepts, Inc. • Silver

Royal Electric & Design Inc. • Platinum Hayden Electric • Gold Westerfield Electric • Silver

DID YOU KNOW? You’ve heard of EVERGREEN LAWN CARE, WEED MAN and MOSQUITO JOE, but did you know they are sibling companies owned by the same duo? Todd West and Rick Ebelhar have pooled their knowledge and put together a professional, dedicated — and Readers’ Choice award-winning — team ready to tackle any outdoor project or problem you have.

ATMOS believes in being good to its neighbors as well as being a good neighbor itself. In addition to promoting its Sharing the Warmth program (for those needing help paying their winter energy bills), it also partners with organizations such as United Way, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army to enrich the communities it serves.

With more than 45 years of business under its belt, HAYDEN ELECTRIC INC. in Philpot guarantees fast, reliable service on all types of industrial electronic equipment and is aided by a pristine Better Business Bureau rating.

Providing reliable plumbing, heating and cooling service to the Owensboro area since 1972, SCOTT BAIRD & COMPANY also checks indoor air quality service, replacing filters and humidifiers, shoring up ducting and checking zoning to ensure your systems are running at their optimal level.


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Jagoe Homes • Platinum JMJ Construction • Gold Ballard Construction • Silver

Maurice Pools & Spas • Platinum Cavanaugh Pool, Spa, & Patio • Gold Tri-State Pools & Excavating • Silver

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront • Platinum Courtyard by Marriott • Gold Holiday Inn (Waterfront) • Silver Hobgood Landscaping & Irrigation • Platinum Weed Man • Gold Evergreen Lawn Care • Silver Ben Pearl Painting Inc. • Platinum Keith Tipmore Painting • Gold All Pro Painting • Silver Action Pest Control • Platinum Wathen Pest Control • Gold Mosquito Joe • Silver

Damon Brandle • Platinum Kizer Construction • Gold Homes by Benny Clark • Silver Robbie Lee Roofing • Platinum SJL Contracting, LLC • Gold Bruce’s Tri-State Roofing • Silver Atmos • Platinum Kenergy Corporation • Gold Owensboro Municipal Utilities • Silver

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

In 2019, BUDGET BLINDS of Owensboro climbed into the top list of our window sales and installation category and secured the gold award. More than just an install company, it provides a custom window accessories experience from beginning to end throughout Daviess County and the surrounding area.

Greenwell Chisholm Printing Co. • Platinum Packages Plus • Gold Oberst Printing • Silver

WATHEN PEST CONTROL COMPANY knows how to go for the gold! It’s been a consistent gold choice winner for best pest control for the past several rounds of Readers’ Choice awards. It also runs a pretty hilarious Facebook account @WathenPestControl

Sun Windows Inc. • Platinum Budget Blinds of Owensboro • Gold Pella Windows and Doors of Owensboro • Silver

For the second year in a row, HENRY’S PLUMBING HEATING & AC has captured a Readers’ Choice award for one of the best plumbers. It touts its dependable service, extensive experience and 24/7 availability.

Have you checked out the website for CARPET ONE? www.carpetone owensboro.com offers online resources such as a room visualizer, stain first aid, a design magazine, installation information, a link to their design consultants and a personalized floor finder.


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

Hayden Electric Electrician Gold 8778 Short Station Road, Philpot (270) 281-4765 Thank you Owensboro/Daviess County for voting Hayden Electric your Silver 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 many more years. Again, thank you to our friends, customers and business associates that voted for Hayden Electric.


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Air Conditioning/Heating Co. Gold Owners: Brad and Lori Emberton 1420 Smith Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 729-BRAD (2723) Days/hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Founded in 2015 Main Products or Services: Brad Emberton‘s Heating & Cooling provides heating and air-conditioning installation and services for residential, new construction and light commercial Brad Emberton‘s Heating & Cooling is a husbandand-wife-owned business that was started from one part 25 years of HVAC experience and one part leap of faith. In four years time, our company has grown beyond our expectations, and this would not have been possible without our dedicated team and trained technicians that help us in serving our customers and community. Everyone here at Brad Emberton’s Heating & Cooling wants to give a warm thank you to our customers for their loyalty and confidence that they have in us. We look forward to many more years of serving you.  Again, thank you to our customers, friends and business associates that helped vote us a Readers’ Choice Winner.

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Budget Blinds of Owensboro Window Sales & Installation Gold Owners: Jared and Melissa Edmonds (270) 228-0448 budgetblinds.com/owensboro  Founded in 2017

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Carpet One Floor & Home Carpet/Floorcovering Store Platinum Owners: Mark and Ettagene Hayden 700 Salem Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 685-5735 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Founded in 1982

Main products or services: We provide floor coverings including carpet, luxury vinyl tile and plank, hardwood, ceramic tile, area rugs, floor cleaning products and flooring installation. Thanks to all of our fantastic customers for all of your support! We appreciate the business that you have rewarded us with and given us the opportunity to give you the best flooring experience possible. It has been the joy and honor of our life to continue on the legacy of Anthony Hayden in serving our Owensboro community with quality floor coverings. Flooring continues to be our family’s passion, and we are so grateful you have entrusted us to beautify your homes and businesses! Best regards, Mark and Ettagene Hayden Richard and Claire Bennett

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Atmos Energy Corporation Utility Company Platinum

Owner: Investor-owned Utility 3275 Highland Pointe Drive Owensboro, KY 42303 (888) 286-6700 Customer service is available 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday at (888) 286-6700; natural gas emergency is available 24/7 at (866) 322-8667 Founded in Owensboro in 1934 Main Products or Services: Natural Gas Service

Atmos Energy appreciates our customers and the communities we serve. We are honored by your support and being named as Owensboro’s #1 utility. We have been providing safe, reliable and clean natural gas to Kentucky for more than 90 years. We’re proud of our partnership with Owensboro to spur economic growth and to support community development, health and welfare, and education. At Atmos Energy, our vision is to be the safest provider of natural gas services. In the past five years, we have invested more than $318 million in Kentucky to improve our system’s safety and reliability, in addition to installing

pipelines for new homes and businesses. Our commitment to safety extends to our customers and communities as well. We want you to know how to be safe around natural gas. If you smell or suspect a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately and from a safe distance call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number at (866) 322-8667. Before starting any digging projects, always call 811 at least 2 business days prior to have utility-owned lines and pipes located and marked. Calling 811 is the safe and smart thing to do, and it’s also the law. Atmos Energy appreciates our customers and communities. And we thank you for your vote!

Our roots here run deep. We’ve been dedicated to serving our communities for more than 100 years. Not just with safe, reliable natural gas—but also with our time. That’s why we volunteer to help charitable causes and provide for tax revenues that fuel local economies. It’s all part of being your natural gas company.


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Robbie Lee Roofing Roofing Company Platinum Owner: Robbie Lee 7670 Todd Bottoms Road Utica, KY 42376 (270) 929-2786 Founded in 1986 What an honor to be chosen again as your Platinum Roofing Company. We treat every home we roof as if it were our mom’s! 35-plus years experience and still going strong — thanks to people like you guys! I sincerely thank you all! Robbie Lee

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Hobgood Landscaping & Irrigation Lawn Care/Landscaper Service Platinum Owner: Zach Hobgood 2238 Ragu Drive Owensboro, Ky., 42303 (270) 316-9648 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Year founded: 2009 Main products or services: Hobgood Landscaping is a complete year-round lawn, landscape and irrigation company providing the following services: • New construction: rough grade, drainage, finish grade • Residential and commercial lawn and landscaping: new installation, landscape design, complete maintenance • Irrigation: new system install, system repairs, startup and shutdown, commercial and residential design • Excavating: gradework, cleaning, stump removal, tractor work • Snow removal: residential and commercial • Hardscaping: retaining walls, patios, pavers, walkways, stone and boulder designs, natural creek beds • Landscape lighting: design, installations, repairs We would like to express our gratitude to our residential and commercial clients for their continued loyalty. Founded in 2009, Hobgood Landscaping continues to grow each year. What started with two employees is now 30-plus. We feel that we owe this to our customers, employees, hard work and dedication to excellence.

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It is an honor to have your vote for the 2019 Best Hotel Platinum Award. Paraphrasing from our founder, Conrad Hilton, our greatest debt is to each individual who has ever been a guest in our hotel and to all who will be our guests in the future. Thank you for our guests, visitors and to our outstanding team members who ensure a Hamptonality experience when you all us to host your stays, meetings and special events!

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DID YOU KNOW? Have a ton of home projects on your to-do list, like chimney repair, skylight installation, shingle maintenance and gutter repair? ROBBIE LEE’S ROOFING can take care of all that. Reviews for BRAD EMBERTON’S HEATING & COOLING LLC tout the company’s honesty, kindness and efficiency in handling routine maintenance and major HVAC issues alike, including a heating rescue one Christmas Eve.

ROYAL ELECTRIC offers more than just electrical work: Their many services include generator installation, trenching and excavating, solar panel installation and upgrades, carwash door openers and security camera systems. HAMPTON INN & SUITES DOWNTOWN OWENSBORO/ WATERFRONT is one of two riverfront hotels partnering with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on special concert ticket and accommodation packages.

HOBGOOD LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION celebrates 10 years of its year-round business in 2019 and also offers outdoor lighting, sprinkler systems, retaining walls, snow removal and concrete work. WESTERFIELD ELECTRIC is readers’ silver choice for electrician, but don’t just take their word for it — the company’s clients also include Hafer Associates, Owensboro Health and US Bank. BEN PEARL PAINTING has been a longtime favorite of the Readers’ Choice voters, who have awarded the company annually for the past five years.

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Riney Hancock CPAs PSC • Platinum Alexander & Company CPAs PSC • Gold Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC • Silver (tie) Dorothy’s Bookkeeping Payroll and Tax Services • Silver (tie)

ANIMAL CLINIC/VETERINARIAN

Wills Animal Hospital • Platinum Kentuckiana Animal Clinic • Gold Towne Square Animal Hospital • Silver

AUCTION COMPANY/AUCTIONEER

Kurtz Auction & Realty Co. • Platinum Mitchell Auction Service • Gold Farmer’s House Auctions, LLC • Silver

BUSINESS EQUIPMENT

Office Depot • Platinum Office Equipment Co. • Gold Edge Business Machines Inc. • Silver

BUSINESS THAT GIVES BACK

Independence Bank • Platinum Rhoads & Rhoads, PSC • Gold St. Benedict’s Shelter • Silver

CHARITY/NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION Puzzle Pieces Inc. • Platinum Flamingos For Amber • Gold St. Benedict’s Shelter • Silver

DRY CLEANERS

Swan Cleaners & Shirt Laundry • Platinum Concord Custom Cleaners • Gold Harold’s Economy Cleaners • Silver

DID YOU KNOW? On HALEY MCGINNIS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY’S website, www.haleymcginnis.com, is a section on related resources such as planning, funeral etiquette, condolence inventory and links to local businesses that provide related services.

THE DAPPER DOG LLC can do more than just make your pet look fly. It also provides daycare and training tailored to each pet’s needs, as well as runs THE fluffiest Facebook account @thedapperdoggrooming.


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Independence Bank • Platinum South Central Bank • Gold Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union • Silver Welborn Floral & Events • Platinum Gary’s Fleur De Lis Inc. • Gold Whitesville Florist • Silver Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory • Platinum Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory • Gold James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. • Silver The Dapper Dog, LLC • Platinum Paws Town, LLC • Gold The Pet Manny, LLC • Silver EM Ford • Platinum Gavin Roberts - KY Farm Bureau • Gold Allstate - Paula Hayden • Silver Rhoads & Rhoads, PSC • Platinum Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP • Gold Hendricks Law Offices, PLLC • Silver

Daviess County Public Schools • Platinum Rhoads & Rhoads, PSC • Gold Wendell Foster • Silver Mustard Seed Photography • Platinum Captured Moments Photography • Gold Tooley Photography • Silver Owensboro Community & Technical College • Platinum Kentucky Wesleyan College • Gold Brescia University • Silver Keller Williams Elite Realty • Platinum Home Realty, Inc. • Gold L. Steve Castlen Realtors • Silver Kelsey Morgan Jarboe • Platinum Ryan Rutman • Gold Karen Pannell • Silver Computer Dave PC Repair • Platinum Inspector Gadgets • Gold Fastek Services, LLC • Silver AAA East Central • Platinum The Travel Authority • Gold Amy Stewart - Destinations to Explore • Silver

Apple stores served as the inspiration for SOUTH CENTRAL BANK’s renovation of its Kentucky 54 location. The bank sought a sleek, modern office where customers could “engage with bank representatives without the barrier of a traditional teller line,” says marketing coordinator Shannon White. The Frederica location is also under renovation and is slated to reopen in July.

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Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory Funeral Home & Crematory Platinum

Owners: Mike and Kay Everly, Nathan and Megan Morris 519 Locust St. Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 684-9891 haleymcginnis.com We genuinely believe the most valuable thing we own isn’t able to be seen or touched — it is the goodwill of people we have served and their recommendation of us to family and friends. That’s why we have become Owensboro’s most preferred family-owned funeral and cremation provider. Everyone is worthy to be loved and cared for, to be celebrated. We hold ourselves and our staff to the highest standards of excellence. We are the experts you need and the ones you can trust to help you and your loved ones through planning a final farewell. Haley McGinnis exists to ease the journey of those coping with the end of a life, with unsurpassed levels of compassion and excellence. We facilitate services that provide comfort and meaning and honor life. At the heart of Haley McGinnis is our vision: to be the establishment most respected for our superior staff, our ethics, our world-class historical facility and our commitment to people who are grieving.

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The Dapper Dog, LLC Grooming/Boarding Platinum Owner: Ashley Coomes 3238 Kidron Valley Way, Suite 1 (270) 478-1057 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 12-6 p.m. Sunday, self-wash only Year founded: 2016 Main products/services: grooming, daycare and boarding The Dapper Dog would like to thank the city of Owensboro for the recognition of our salon as your top choice for all your grooming needs! We are humbled to have won this award. Being a new salon, we hold ourselves to the highest standard, and we are appreciative of the recognition of that! We know your pets are an extension of your family, and we are thankful you trust us to take care of them! We look forward to many more years to come!

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Kentucky Wesleyan College Post-Secondary Educational Facility Gold 3000 Frederica Street (270) 926-3111 Year Founded: 1858 Main Products or Services: Higher Education; Four Year, Private Thank you, Owensboro, for once again selecting Kentucky Wesleyan College as a Gold Winner for Post-Secondary Education in the 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. We are proud of this honor and to be a part of a community that has such prominent institutions of higher education. In today’s complex, ever-changing culture, we’re building leaders for the next generation. A dynamic liberal arts education equips our graduates to think critically and adapt to change in whatever venture they take in life. In small-class settings, students get to know their professors and benefit from personal attention geared to their success. A Wesleyan education not only prepares students for careers, but careers with a calling. Whatever your interests outside the classroom, there’s a place for you to be yourself at Kentucky Wesleyan. From athletic teams, Greek life and campus ministries to a kaleidoscope of organizations and events — our students find great times, relationships and the chance to express themselves. A vibrant campus life packed with activities and friends makes your college experience the time of your life. And all this in the thriving city of Owensboro, where opportunities abound during your time as a student and after graduation — it just doesn’t get any better than that! Visit kwc. edu and get on Your Wesleyan Way today!

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South Central Bank Financial Institution Gold Owners: The Bale family 300 Southtown Blvd.; 3010 Kentucky 54; 1375 Carter Road; 2715 Frederica St. (270) 926-2000 www.southcentralbank.com 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday Main Products or services: Mortgage lending, home of the official debit card of WKU Athletics, South Central Investment Services through Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

The vision that was created in 1972 by James Kenneth Bale, founder of South Central Bank, remains intact today and is thriving. Bale’s goal was to bring honest, consistent services equally to everyone and to be involved in the communities South Central Bank serves. Forty-seven years later, the mission remains in 26 offices in Kentucky and northern Tennessee. South Central Bank is an industry leader in meeting and exceeding customer expectations as a full-service bank. Providing exceptional customer service is one of the key components in making South Central the banking leader it is today — offering commercial banking solutions and hallmark, award-wining mortgage services.

1500 E. 18th St. Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 684-2949 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; after-hours emergency Founded in 1958 Kentuckiana Animal Clinic offers Pet Annual Wellness (PAW) plans, surgery, dentistry, boarding and grooming.   We want to thank the Owensboro community for voting Kentuckiana Animal Clinic for this Readers’ Choice Award! We are so blessed to be able to serve such wonderful clients and patients in and around our awesome community!

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Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP Legal Services Gold Owners: Jeff Foreman, James Watson, Travis Holtrey 530 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 689-2412 Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Year founded: 1992 Main products/services Legal representation in all types of injury cases as well as family law, business law and real estate. FWH exists for one reason: to serve the members of our community. So, when the members of our community recognize us as one of their top choices for legal services, that is a high compliment and one that we take seriously. We are here to serve our clients and to provide them with unrivaled legal representation. We truly believe it is our job to change lives one case at a time. FWH — Local. Proven. Trusted. — fwhlegal.com

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Keller Williams Elite Real Estate Agency Platinum Owner(s): Kelly Anne Harris 123 W. Fourth St., Suite 301 Owensboro, Ky 42303 (270) 685-3705 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Year Founded: 2016 Main Products or Services: Real Estate

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Wills Animal Hospital Animal Clinic/Veterinarian Platinum

Thank You Owensboro For Your Continued Support!

Owners: Cindy Wolfe, Teresa Wills and Whitney Bruce 3030 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 684-3201 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday Founded in 1992

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In addition to providing gold award-winning veterinary care, KENTUCKIANA ANIMAL CLINIC also provides valuable pet education resources on its website (www.kentuckianaanimalclinic.com), such as behavioral and dietary counseling, frequently asked questions about surgical procedures and life stage care. OWENSBORO COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE has steadily climbed the charts to reach readers’ platinum choice for post-secondary education facility for the second year in a row. And in May 2019, OCTC awarded 1,246 credentials to 433 graduates. Platinum legal services winner RHOADS & RHOADS prides itself on being connected to the community through its partnerships with groups such as Mentor Kids of Kentucky, Boulware Mission, Care Net Pregnancy Center, Dream Riders of Kentucky, the Daniel Pitino Shelter and Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club Inc. — solidly earning its status as a Business that Gives Back. For the second year running, Readers’ Choice voters have named DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS their platinum choice of best place to work in Owensboro. The district includes 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, one nontraditional high school and alternative education facilities, and it serves approximately 11,900 students in preschool through grade 12, with about 2,200 employees.

Run by Gordon and Connie Barnett, HOME REALTY INC. provides 13 agents to tackle your real estate needs, including multiyear Readers’ Choice Award-winning broker KAREN PANNELL. ALEXANDER & COMPANY CPAS is coming up on 100 years of financial service in Owensboro. It first held court in the historic Masonic Building on St. Ann Street and is now considered one of the oldest CPA firms in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Since setting up shop in Owensboro, the Kelly Anne Harris Team at KELLER WILLIAMS ELITE has taken the town by storm, racking up record sales and earning a Business of the Year award in 2017 from the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. FOREMAN WATSON HOLTREY is well known in Owensboro, but did you know the gold choice award-winning law firm also has offices in Bowling Green, Calhoun, Evansville and Hartford? Founded in 1909 and established in Owensboro in 1997, INDEPENDENCE BANK consistently ranks high among Readers’ Choice voters as a top financial institution and business that gives back to the community — the latter manifested in its frequent event sponsorships and the more than $1 million in scholarships given to students since 2001. Platinum award-winning veterinary clinic WILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL was founded in 1992 by Drs. Steve and Teresa Wills, who believe so strongly in promoting the total health of your pet that they offer a pet wellness program with multiple paid plans to ensure your pet stays in tip-top shape. Jennifer L. Hendricks was admitted to the bar in 2010. She established HENDRICKS LAW OFFICES, PLLC in 2013, specializes in family law issues such as divorce, child support and custody, parent rights and adoption. 2019 continues to be a big year for KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE. In addition to its gold choice award for post-secondary educational facility, the college celebrated its inaugural film festival in April, was recognized for its online bachelor’s degree programs by U.S. News & World Report, and welcomes former NFL player and UK wide receiver Craig Yeast as its new football head coach in the fall.


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

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Independence Bank Financial Institution Platinum

Business that Gives Back Platinum

Owners: Reid family 2425 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 686-1776 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday Founded in 1909; entered Owensboro in 1997 Main products or services: We are a regional community bank with 25 locations in 12 markets that possess the size and experience to serve the largest and most complex clients in our markets. The Bank offers both personal and business banking, as well as trust and investment services and agricultural services. As a “community-driven” financial institution, the Bank believes that as the revolution continues to grow, so too should the quality of life in the markets we serve. Independence Bank invests over $1 million annually into its communities, and this year, we surpassed the $1 million mark of total scholarships awarded to students in our markets since the inception of our scholarship program in 2001. Bank employees are actively involved in many of the events and causes we support and are making a difference because this is our home, too. That’s why it is an honor to receive the Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for both Financial Institution and Business that Gives Back. We recognize that local businesses are what drive our communities forward. We invest in local students because we know they are our future leaders. We help those in need because when our community is stronger, we all succeed. We call that local love, and when you give local love, you get local love. We are grateful for the continued support from our community, and we are who we are because you chose to invest in Independence Bank. For that we say thank you!

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Owensboro Community & Technical College Post-Secondary Educational Facility Platinum Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) is humbled and honored to be the recipient of the Platinum Readers’ Choice award for 2019. Offering more than 20 degree programs, we take our responsibility to provide a quality education very seriously.  We strive to continually improve our programs to enhance the economic development and quality of life of the region. OCTC has three campuses in Owensboro, two locations in Hancock County, and adult education centers in Daviess, Ohio and McLean counties. OCTC has more than 170 full-time employees who contribute many volunteer hours in the region, on our campuses, and in community organizations. More than 90 percent of our students live and work in this region. We measure our success by the success of our students. Our graduates exceed average pass rates on national licensing exams, earn higher grade point averages at universities after transferring, and meet the demands of local employers.  Our healthcare career program graduates score consistently above the state average for pass rates on licensure exams. Students in our manufacturing and skilled trade programs score above the national average on the National Occupational Career and Technical Institute (NOCTI) exams taken at the end of their program.  OCTC has many highly skilled technical degree, diploma and certificate programs, and many of these programs, includ-

ing automotive, computerized manufacturing and machining, computer information technology, diesel technology, electrical technology, EMT-paramedic, business administration, HVAC, industrial maintenance technology, welding technology and some health care career options are eligible for the Work Ready KY Scholarship program, which covers all tuition not covered by other financial aid grants. To qualify for the Work Ready KY Scholarship program, students should be: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be resident of Kentucky, have not earned a college degree and not be in default on any obligation to KHEAA. This scholarship program is administered through KHEAA and requires the students to complete a FAFSA application and apply to OCTC. For more information on this program, contact rebecca.simon@kctcs.edu or visit workreadykentucky.com. Also eligible for the Work Ready KY Scholarship are some new programs structured to better meet the needs of the adult learner. The TechX program is an accelerated, project-based certificate initiative designed for those students who want to enter the manufacturing sector. The Auto FastTrack program is a project-based, employer-driven program structured in a work and learn format, designed for those wanting to enter the transportation sector. For more information on either of these innovative programs, please contact ceary.thomas@kctcs.edu.

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Place To Work Platinum Superintendent: Matt Robbins DCPS Central Office: 1622 Southeastern Parkway (270) 852-7000 Central Office hours of operation: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Main Products or Services: The Daviess County Public Schools district provides outstanding educational services to students in preschool through grade 12. We prepare students for success in college, careers and life. Daviess County Public Schools is honored to be voted “Best Place to Work” for the second consecutive year. Every member of our team is dedicated to our district promise to put “Kids First” in everything we do. Every DCPS employee at every school and in every department is rewarded with the knowledge that the work we do is important. We are making a difference in the lives of children! DCPS really is the “Best Place to Work” – and we are looking for the BEST to join us in putting “Kids First” every day! We are now hiring certified educators and dedicated support staff members who want to work in a supportive and professional environment that nurtures success for both students and staff. To learn more, visit www.dcps.org and select “Employment.” Come join our team!

We are looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of kids!

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Klutch • Platinum East End Barber Shop • Gold Burch’s Barber Shop • Silver

Owensboro Health Healthpark • Platinum Iron Jungle 24 Hour Fitness • Gold Planet Fitness • Silver

Stallings Chiropractic Center • Platinum Owensboro Chiropractic & Rehab - Aaron Clark, D.C. • Gold Tinius Chiropractic Center • Silver Durall Wedding Orthodontics • Platinum Thompson Family Dentistry • Gold Danzer Orthodontics • Silver Owensboro Dermatology Associates • Platinum Advanced Dermatology Associates • Gold Blitz Boutique Salon and Spa • Silver

Gene’s Health Food • Platinum Gourmet Meals to Go • Gold ALDI • Silver Midwest Ear Nose & Throat • Platinum Smith Hearing Healthcare • Gold Owensboro Health Speech & Audiology • Silver All Care Equipment and Rentals • Platinum Cherricare, Inc. • Gold Danhauer Drugs • Silver

DID YOU KNOW? OWENSBORO FAMILY PHARMACY is run by Dr. Jesica Mills, a pharmacist and naturopath who includes holistic medicine, DNA testing for weight loss, CBD oil and more in her patients’ treatments.

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Owensboro Heart and Vascular • Platinum Owensboro Pediatrics • Gold Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) • Silver (tie) Allergy and Asthma Specialists, PSC • Silver (tie)

NURSING HOME

Carmel Home • Platinum Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center • Gold Wellington Parc • Silver

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Dr. Elizabeth H. Ottman, Women’s Healthcare Partners • Platinum The Women’s Pavilion • Gold Dr. Maria Smith, The Summit Obstetrics and Gynecology • Silver

OPTOMETRIST

Owensboro Family Eye Care • Platinum Riverpark Eyecare • Gold Owensboro Eyecare Center, Drs. Sanders & Heck • Silver

PHARMACY

Nation’s Medicines 54 • Platinum Owensboro Family Pharmacy • Gold CVS Pharmacy • Silver

PHYSICIAN/PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR

Lior Shamai, DO, MPH, FACC, FSCAI • Platinum John Howard Jr., MD • Gold Sylvia L. Sweatt, ARNP • Silver

RETIREMENT/ASSISTED LIVING CENTER Carmel Home • Platinum Fern Terra • Gold One Park Place • Silver

SALON

All About You Salon & Spa • Platinum Legacy Salon Spa & Boutique • Gold Blitz Boutique Salon and Spa • Silver

TATTOO/PIERCING PARLOR

Legendary Tattoo Company - Jeremy Higdon • Platinum Bryant Sadler - Parlor 54 • Gold Lady Luck Tattoo and Body Piercing • Silver

URGENT CARE

Immediate Care Center • Platinum Springs Urgent Care • Gold Gateway Urgent Care • Silver

PHYSICAL THERAPY/REHABILITATION

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) • Platinum Joni Flaherty Physical Therapy • Gold KORT Physical Therapy • Silver

The surgeons at ORTHOPAEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE OWENSBORO (OSMO) own the private practice and include experts on hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, joint replacement and fracture care.

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Health Food Store Gold Owner: Katie Red WImsatt 1230 Crabtree Ave. Owensboro. Ky. 42301 (270) 222-7054 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday Year founded: 2017 Main products or services: Healthy, clean and sustainable meal prep service

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SWEATT & PEDLEY FAMILY HEALTHCARE SYLVIA SWEATT, APRN, FNP-C

Where your healthcare matters. 270-683-1808

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Sylvia L. Sweatt, ARNP Physician/Primary Care Doctor Silver Sweatt & Pedley Family Healthcare Owner: Sylvia Sweatt 2707 Breckenridge St. Suite 2 Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-1808 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7-11 a.m. Friday Founded in 2012 Main products or services: Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, wellness visits and CDL exams I appreciate the opportunity to assist people in discovering their best health options, and for being part of their healthy journey. Thank you for taking the time to vote for me in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Please come by to see what we can do for you! Thank you, Sylvia Sweatt

Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.S.C. Putting families first for over 19 years!

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Nation’s Medicines Highway 54 Pharmacy Platinum Owners: Carl and Kim Lewis 3000 Alvey Park Drive West (270) 926-4080 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon Saturday

Thank you, Owensboro, for voting Nation’s Medicines Highway 54 as your platinum choice in pharmacy! We are honored to be able to serve such a tremendous community day in and day out. We strive to help Owensboro not only get healthy, but stay healthy through our high-quality products and services. Your vote of confidence has allowed us to grow our business to what it is today, so much so that we decided we needed more space to better serve you! Our new space features a large retail space with many over-the-counter items to meet your health needs! A comfortable waiting area is available for you to feel at home while we quickly fill your prescription for you. With two drive-thru windows, we want to make sure picking up your prescriptions is as easy as possible. The best part is that the programs and services that you’ve come to love are still available! Are you or a loved one having trouble keeping up with multiple medications? Maybe your busy life makes it hard to remember whether or not you’ve taken your prescription. Many individuals of all ages utilize a pill planner to keep track of their medicine, but that can still take a lot of time and responsibility. Our pharmacists can change that for you with our Pill Planner Program. Planners are custom filled for you and delivered to your home or office, whichever is more convenient. You also won’t have to call in refills ever again, we’ll handle that for you. Spend more time doing things you love and less time worrying about your medicine! Inside of Nation’s Medicines Highway 54 is one of our newest programs, The Vaccine Clinic. At The Vaccine Clinic, we provide immunizations for flu, pneumonia, meningitis, travel vaccinations and so much more. We have also been able to provide businesses in our community with the opportunity to host onsite flu shot clinics for their employees. Join us in being a generation of preventative medicine. These services are just the tip of the iceberg for what we offer our customers. If you’d like to know more how we can help ease your health experience, let us know. Transferring a prescription is easy; just give us a call and we’ll do the rest! You can also find us on Facebook and at our website, www.nations54.com. At Nation’s Medicines Highway 54, your health is our mission.

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All Care Equipment and Rentals Home Medical Supply Store Platinum Owners: Carl and Kim Lewis (270) 683-3661 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday Year Founded: 2013

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted All Care as your platinum choice for Home Medical Supply! We are humbled to be able to serve Owensboro and surrounding areas. We want to be your number one choice when it comes to medical supplies, which is why we work so hard to earn and keep your business. Thanks to the community, we have outgrown our current space and are excited to be joining our sister store, Nation’s Medicines Highway 54, in their newly renovated building. We will be able to better serve our customers’ needs daily. Our new space allows us to offer a large retail area where customers will find a large selection of medical supplies, including daily living and orthopedic aids. This retail space is also home to our compression stockings, socks, garments and sleeves, with different styles, sizes and compression. Compression is designed to help increase blood flow, preventing and relieving pain and swelling. You’ll also find larger medical supply items, such as lift chairs, wheel chairs, scooters and CPAP equipment. Another program available to customers is our Step Forward Program. This program focuses on keeping your feet healthy with therapeutic footwear. This is especially important for individuals with diabetes, where foot problems can often occur. We have a certified shoe fitter on staff that can help with a customized fitting to keep your feet comfortable, all the while protecting them from the elements. We have a number of options available to fit your style. One of our newest products introduced is our Stay Lively Box. Stay Lively is a subscription gift box that gives your loved ones the tools, gifts and activities to keep them active and make life a bit easier and enjoyable. Each box contains therapeutic and gift items hand-selected by our knowledgeable staff that are sure to be useful to your aging loved ones. Items are curated based on information you provide us so each box is a perfect fit. To learn more, visit www.StayLivelyBox.com. These are only a few of the products and services we have available. If you’d like to learn more about these or any of our other services, please let us know. You can visit us on Facebook or at our website, www.AllCareEquipment.com.

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CherriCare Inc. Home Medical Supply Store Gold The amazing staff at CherriCare would like to thank you for your vote of support! For almost 22 years, you have allowed us to help with your equipment and independent care needs. Thank you for placing your trust and care with our staff. CherriCare is a locally, woman-owned and -operated company in Owensboro.  We are committed to matching your needs with appropriate and not excessive equipment supports.  Our inventory includes, lift chairs, wheelchairs, patient lifts, ramps, bariatric equipment, post-mastectomy bras and prosthesis, and a large inventory of compression wear.  We have three certified fitters on staff to fit any woman of any size with bra or body sculpting needs. Thank you again for these many years of support and trust.

We have three trained postmastectomy fitters on staff. Whatever stage of your life your breasts are in, we can keep you supported.

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All-day comfort is a difference you can feel!

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Proudly Serving Our Community for 22 Years!

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Live life smiling. Our team’s passion is to make your orthodontic experience just as extraordinary as your smile. We believe everyone deserves the quality of life, increased self-esteem and joy that comes as a result of a beautiful, healthy smile!

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We are so grateful to our patients, families and the wonderful Owensboro and surrounding communities for your confidence and continued support of our office. The joy and fulfillment we get each and every day delivering awesome smiles and memorable experiences to our patients motivates us to continue to find the best ways to serve you. We would also like to thank our team, who put their hearts into each day to ensure our patients leave feeling as special as they truly are. Their talent, skill and experience make our jobs easier and allow us to deliver the level of care and service that we strive for each and every day. We look forward to many more years serving Owensboro and the surrounding areas!


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Dr. Elizabeth H. Ottman OB/GYN Platinum Women’s Healthcare Partners Owner: Dr. Elizabeth H. Ottman 2851 New Hartford Road, Suite B Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 688-6035 Days/hours of operation: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday Founded in 1996 Main products or services: Prenatal care/high risk obstetrical care, low-risk midwifery care; all forms of contraceptive management including IUDs and implants; evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence; treatment of menopause; STD screening; in-office ablation and surgeries and with anesthesia; annual well woman visits; preventative care; adolescent gynecology and counseling; osteoporosis screening and treatment; in-office ultrasound that is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; minimally invasive surgery including DaVinci Robotic surgery, Thermiva, Thermismooth for the face Women’s Healthcare Partners would like to thank all of the women who make our business a success. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide care to the women of our community and look forward to many more years of service. Thank you for selecting us as the 2019 Readers’ Choice Platinum Award winner.

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Owensboro Dermatology Associates Dermatology & Cosmetic Services Platinum

Beautiful, healthy skin is the very foundation of Owensboro Dermatology Associates. Dr. Michael J. Crowe, Dr. Artis P. Truett III, along with physician assistants Dana Jennings and Angela Mills and nurse practitioner Sandra Cox, have the advanced training and experience to detect and treat virtually any skin problem, including skin cancer, moles, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, varicose veins, warts and other complex and common skin conditions. Their state-of-the-art medical spa, Advanced Aesthetics, opened in 2002 to offer the latest and most effective procedures to help rejuvenate and beautify the skin and address skin conditions that affect people’s quality of life, emotionally and socially. Their licensed and medical aestheticians and clinicians offer laser treatments for rosacea, blemished skin, blood vessels and age spots; hair removal (laser and waxing); laser resurfacing; Botox, Exilis (FDA approved, nonsurgical treatment for fat reduction and skin tightening); Thermage; Halo; advanced skin care products and makeup; facials; Juvederm; makeup consultations; microdermabrasion, chemical peels; and more. Dr. Crowe, a board-certified dermatologist, graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles after completing his residency in dermatology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. “As a dermatologist, I have studied for years to acquire the knowledge necessary to care for your skin and keep it healthy. I make a point of keeping up on the latest developments in my field, because I want my patients to have the newest and most effective treatment methods available.” Dr. Truett, a board-certified dermatologist, graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., after completing residency in dermatology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “Education and experience are the foundation of every dermatologist’s practice. For me, education does not end with a degree. To provide quality health care, I continue learning from hands-on training sessions with new tools and treatment techniques, completion of continuing education courses, participating in clinical trials and interactions with my patients.” In addition to providing advanced and quality skin care, keeping you informed and becoming a partner in your health care is another one of their goals. At Owensboro Dermatology, the dermatologic staff is committed to providing quality patient care for you and your family. Thanks for allowing our family to service your family since 1993.

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www.smithhearinghealthcare.com Helping you hear from ear to ear. Providing outstanding hearing healthcare in the Owensboro area for over 22 years.


Serving our community with expert personalized care is our passion and honor.

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and for voting us Platinum for Physical Therapy/Rehab (6th year in a row!)

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


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Owners: Philip Hurley, M.D.; Charles Milen, M.D.; R. Keith Moore, M.D.; William Martin, M.D.; S. David Boles, M.D.; Joseph Polio, M.D.; Geoffrey Hulse, M.D.; Glenn Henning, M.D.

founded in 1962 by Dr. Joseph Stiles. Fifty-six years later OSMO has grown into the premier orthopedic provider in its community of Owensboro and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide expert, patient-centered care that achieves optimal results by decreasing pain and restoring the mobility of our patients. We are dedicated to providing the best full-service orthopedic care available in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including onsite diagnostics, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic physicians, nurse practitioners, or therapy specialists in Owensboro, call us at (270) 926-4100, or use our convenient online appointment request form at www.osmomd.com. You can also visit our walk-in clinic for urgent orthopedic care. OSMO physicians and nurse practitioners are: • Philip Hurley, M.D. • Charles Milem, M.D. • R. Keith Moore, M.D. • William Martin, M.D. • S. David Boles, M. D. • Joseph Polio, M.D. • Geoffrey Hulse, M.D. • Glenn Henning, D.P.M. • Lori Bretschneider, A.P.R.N. • Laura Haga, A.P.R.N

2831 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-4100 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday www.osmomd.com Founded in 1962 Thank you for awarding our practice with this wonderful recognition as the best of the best. For more than 50 years, we have strived to serve the needs of the people of our community with excellence and compassion. Even though we remain adaptable to the demands of the changing world we live in, our commitment to people, community, and quality care never changes. Orthopedics is an area of medicine which is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and diseases of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons. The orthopedic specialists at OSMO treat hand, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle, hip, and knee problems. Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) was

Owensboro Health Healthpark

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2019’s Best Physician Dr Lior Shamai joined Owensboro Heart & Vascular in April 2019 and quickly became a very significant and valuable part of our team. In addition to being a caring cardiologist, here are some highlights from his past year at OHV: • He participated in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign • He has expanded his practice to offer venous closure procedures to my patients after amazing personal training and mentoring personally by Dr. Vora. • He continues to offer his patients individualized, caring, technological advances, and personal care in both the office setting and hospital for all their cardio-vascular needs. Dr Shamai is accepting new patients and is available to see all my patients in both the hospital and office in a reasonable time to meet the needs of patients, their family, and referring physicians.

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Immediate Care Center Urgent Care Platinum

As members of the extensive medical community at the Owensboro Medical Practice, the talented staff of the Owensboro Heart & Vascular and the Immediate Care Center are honored to accept two 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards from the Messenger-Inquirer.

2019’s Best Urgent Care Facility Our Immediate Care Center is open seven days a week, providing quick and convenient urgent care for non-life-threatening emergencies. We accommodate a widening range of injuries, illnesses, and health concerns. Our walk-in policy, extended evening and weekend hours, and short wait times mean our patients receive the immediate care they need without spending hours waiting in an emergency room. Having on-site full service medical laboratory and X-ray services makes your visit easy, convenient, and speedy. With licensed and experienced staff members on hand, our patients receive only the best care.

2019’s Best Medical Group Owensboro Medical Practice started from small beginnings as a cardiology clinic (Owensboro Heart & Vascular) and quickly grew in popularity and renown thanks to our committed staff, cutting-edge resources, and comprehensive care. As our services have expanded, our staff has grown from a team of 18 employees to over 125. Our heart and vascular experts are always ready to provide life-changing treatment to our patients. We have continued to add services and offer additional resources, including in-house diagnostics (various ultrasound, cardiac PET, PET/CT and CTA), medical lab, and other specialized facilities to serve all

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Pharmacy Gold Owner: Dr. Jesica Thomason Mills, PharmD, MBA, RPh, CNHP 720 W Byers Ave Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-2400 Days/hours of operation: 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Year Founded: 2016 Main Products or Services: Prescription medicine, compounds, medicine trays and delivery, supplements and vitamins, natural health products, wellness consultations, lab interpretations, DNA testing for weight loss, CBD oil headquarters, gift shop, UK and U of L gifts, bereavement gifts and general lifesaving problem solving. Thank you so much for voting us as the Gold Choice Pharmacy in Owensboro! If you haven’t been one of the 186,441 prescriptions we have filled since 2016 — come and see what you are missing. We have an average wait time of 6 minutes in our store, or 5.5 minutes at our drive thru. We have delivered 37,126 prescriptions for free, made 2,127 specially compounded medicines, given away over 400 bags full of free medicines to patients in our community, donated over $16,238 to local charities, and welcomed 2,193 patients who have transferred their medicines and health to us. Our owner is a pharmacist, naturopath, and compassionate human who sets the vision and mission of our pharmacy. We are here to improve the health and wellness of our patients and community, and we do this by serving every person that comes in our store. We meet people where they are, educate and empower them, and solve complex problems with knowledge, empathy, compassion, respect and empowerment. We offer unique services like DNA testing, wellness consults and natural health. We have free delivery, and we organize your medicines, make sure you never run out of refills and make sure you can connect with us in any way you choose. You can call, text, Facebook message us, login to our website, use our phone app or email us. We pride ourselves on being accessible, knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy companions on your individual health journey. We truly strive to treat everyone how we would want our family to be treated, we thank you for allowing us to serve you and we invite you to stay well with us.

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Owner: John Howard Jr. 2200 E. Parrish Ave. Suite 202B Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-1650 7 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday Founded in 1999 Main products and services: Adult internal medicine Thank you to all our patients over the past 21 years.

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Owensboro Chiropractic & Rehab — Aaron Clark, D.C. Chiropractic Office Gold Owner: Aaron Clark 507 E. Parrish Ave. (270) 852-9355 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday Founded in 2004 Main products or services: Chiropractic, massage therapy, dry needling, sports physicals Thank you for trusting us with your health for 15 years! Short-term chiropractic care for your neck and back pain! Also offering massage therapy!

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In 2000, Dr. Lee S. Clore Jr. of ALLERGY & ASTHMA SPECIALISTS founded Camp Wheeze Away, a not-for-profit camp to help children manage their asthma. Physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists lead campers through activities designed to help them recognize the signs of an asthma attack, as well as how to treat themselves.

In May, ALL CARE EQUIPMENT & RENTALS launched its Stay Lively subscription box service, which provides compression socks, massagers, arthritis gloves, elastic shoelaces and more for patients over 60 years of age. The boxes are designed to give recipients common items they need to manage their health later in life. DURALL WEDDING ORTHODONTICS believes being compassionate, energetic, experienced, innovative and generous in meeting Owensboro’s orthodontia needs. Its strategy is paying off: Since being founded in 2017, the business has been honored each year as the Readers’ Choice platinum award winner in orthodontics. DR. ELIZABETH OTTMAN of Women’s Healthcare Partners is an Ohio native but has been providing obstetrics and gynecologic care for patients in western Kentucky for 22 years. She prefers minimally invasive surgery to correct problems and maintains her ultrasound credentialing through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. OWENSBORO DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES consistently ranks as voters’ platinum choice for local dermatology and cosmetic services. Aside from topical treatments, its specialists also have a combined 25-plus years in MOHS, an advanced skin cancer surgery. With its sleep center, immediate care center, primary care services, heart and vascular clinic, medical laboratory, vein clinic and Rejuve Medical Spa, OWENSBORO MEDICAL PRACTICE is a platinum award-winning one-stop shop for medical care in Owensboro.

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DR. JOHN HOWARD JR. is famously no-nonsense in his approach to his patients’ health and wellness. If a patient won’t oblige to an annual physical, “I fire them,” he says. Ill-tempered patients also get the heave-ho from his practice: “I want my staff happy.” GENE’S HEALTH FOOD SUPPLIES has been growing since Gene Clark acquired Sally’s Natural Foods years ago. Its 2019 award-winning streak includes Readers’ Choice platinum for health food store and Business of the Year from the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. Did you know cakes, cookies, bread and even lasagna can be made healthy? GOURMET MEALS TO GO’S tasty chicken enchilada casseroles, berry shrimp salads, take-and-bake keto lasagna rolls and taco bowls help satisfy your hunger in ways you won’t later regret. Interested in joining OWENSBORO HEALTH HEALTHPARK as a member, but not sure yet? Request a personal tour and get a free day pass to explore the Healthpark’s many amenities like health assessments, fitness classes, aquatic programs and personal training. NATION’S MEDICINES offers a custom prescription compounding lab, prepping medicine that patients need when they don’t come ready-made. PRN Compounders works on capsules, ointments, veterinary treatments, sprays, sugar-free formulas and more. Gold award-winning SMITH HEARING HEALTHCARE, PLLC treats hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, ear infections and Meniere’s disease. Audiologist Suzanne Smith is a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce member as well as a Boy Scouts volunteer. Nurse practitioner SYLVIA SWEATT runs a family care practice with Kelsey Pedley that handles the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, wellness visits and CDL exams.


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Preservation Station • Platinum Robin’s Resale Boutique • Gold Black Sheep Antiques • Silver

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Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. • Platinum Bobby Wilson Home Furniture • Gold Simply Chic Home Accents • Silver

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ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE STORE

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Green River Appliance & Furniture • Platinum Murphy Appliance Co. • Gold Lowe’s Home Improvement • Silver Peacocks and Pearls • Platinum Robin’s Resale Boutique • Gold The Sturdy Hinge • Silver Robin’s Resale Boutique • Platinum EnVogue • Gold A Repeat Boutique • Silver eCig Source • Platinum Vapor 55, Inc. • Gold Owensboro Vapors • Silver

Rural King • Platinum Hagan’s Outdoor Equipment • Gold Wright Implement • Silver Owensboro Regional Farmers Market • Platinum Reid’s Orchard • Gold Trunnell’s Farm Market • Silver

Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel • Platinum The Willow Tree • Gold Trunnell’s Farm Market • Silver Whittaker Guns • Platinum Frank Miller & Son Sporting Goods • Gold Academy Sports + Outdoors • Silver Nick T. Arnold Jewelers • Platinum Lance & Co. Jewelers • Gold Jackie Blue Handmade • Silver Shoe Stop Inc. • Platinum Trunnell’s Farm Market • Gold Robin’s Resale Boutique • Silver Gordy’s Owensboro Music Center • Platinum Upper Room Music • Gold 2nd and Charles • Silver Shoe Stop Inc. • Platinum Legends Owensboro • Gold Shoe Carnival • Silver


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Owners: Mark and Robbin Shively 4650 Frederica St. (270) 686-7508 Days/hours of operation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Year founded: 1999 Main products or services: Family footwear store as well as diabetes and prescription footwear. We are truly humbled by being recognized for many years as your platinum shoe store and, in addition, this year we received Platinum for Best Locally Owned Business. It truly is an honor to have your trust placed in us, and I assure you that trust will not be taken lightly. I am very excited to announce that we will soon be moving into our new (and larger) location in Wesleyan Park Plaza. We will start moving in early June and will operate out of both locations for a short period of time. You have our commitment to continue searching out new brands and new categories as they emerge. Athleisure in all genders continues to gain more market share, and it appeals to all ages. You will see athleisure affecting all categories of footwear, even men’s work boots. Staple brands remain very strong, especially Brooks, Chacos, Birkenstock and Vionic. Olukai and Hey Dude continue to be strong in men’s. I wish to thank Julie McDonald and the entire management staff at Shoe Stop, as well as all the associates. To be voted Platinum Shoe Store and Platinum Locally Owned Business takes the entire team from the front door to the back, and I am very proud of each of you. To our loyal fan base, “Thank you for your vote,” and we truly appreciate the many friends gained over the years.

Voted Platinum Shoe Store. Voted Platinum Locally Owned Business. Thank You Owensboro!

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Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel Gift Shop Platinum Owner: Donna Southard 227 Williamsburg Square (270) 684-5419 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Founded in 2015 Main products or services: Personalized gifts, clothing, bereavement, laser engravings Thank you, Owensboro, for voting Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel the best gift shop in our community. Since we first opened our doors in 2015, we have offered personalized and monogrammed gifts to you and your families. We thank you for supporting our local business. We continue to expand our offerings, and we are excited to now offer a wide variety of laser-engraved gifts. We know you can go online and make a purchase. But at Crazy me Gifts & Apparel, we offer you a unique, local experience designed to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for sympathy gift delivery, promotional apparel for your business, or a little something special for the man or woman in your life, we’ve got you covered. Next time you need a gift, think Crazy Me Gifts & Apparel.

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Bobby Wilson Home Furniture Furniture/Mattress Store Gold Owner: Bobby Wilson Year founded: 1999 601 E. Ninth St. Owensboro, KY (270) 683-7442 Days/hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 802 Main St., Boonville, IN (812) 646-7023 Days/hours of operation: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Main products or services: Home furniture, free delivery, able to order products Thank you for supporting your local furniture man, Bobby Wilson. I’ve been doing this for 42 years and owe it all to my customers. At Bobby Wilson Furniture, we will continue to give the very best pricing, service and overall good experience. Thank you again, Owensboro and the surrounding areas.

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Whittaker Guns Hunting Supplies Platinum Whittaker Guns is celebrating our 31st anniversary in 2019! The business growth throughout the years is almost solely attributed to our loyal customer base. From our start in a detached garage, to our recent construction of the new 24,000 square foot retail showroom, we realize none of it would have been possible without the help of our loyal customers. We truly value your patronage and accept the fact that our business is only viable if customers continue to walk through the door. Although most of you recognize us as a firearms retailer, we’ve diversified immensely over the last few years. We recognized the fact that there were holes in our business model. We previously only catered to the firearms enthusiast. We wanted to broaden our horizons to cater to sportsmen — men, women and children. We purchased Sportsman’s Headquarters in the end of 2015. Tracy Heath made the move with his business to provide our customers with a full service archery pro shop. The transition has been successful and Whittaker Guns is now the third largest Mathews Archery dealer in the United States. We built the new showroom in 2017 to allow even more diversity. We now carry full lines of hunting clothing, boots, work wear and casual wear. Our old showroom is now a warehouse, but also allows us to liquidate old inventory, closeouts and special buys. The warehouse is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. We’ve even diversified into outdoor cooking! We also carry a full line of Green Mountain pellet grills, Primo ceramic grills and Sling ’n’ Steel Custom Smothers. Our original philosophy to maintain a large selection, while providing the customer with the best price possible and exceptional customer service, is still our mission. Even though we’ve grown through the years, both online and in our brick and mortar store, we still strive to maintain a personal relationship with everyone who enters our business. Whittaker Guns is more than just a gun store, and that wouldn’t be possible without you! We thank you for your business!


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eCig Source Electronic Cigarette Store Platinum Owners: Tony and Robin Trego 2400 Grimes Ave. Owensboro, KY (home office) Owensboro locations: 426 Salem Drive, 3120 Kentucky 54, 2601 W. Parrish Ave. Other locations: Henderson, Bowling Green, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Hartford (270) 883-0859 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday Founded in 2011 Main products or services: Electronic cigarette devices, vaping fluids and CBD products We are so thankful to our customers for voting us the best electronic cigarette store in the tri-state three years in a row! Since 2011, our target customer base is and always will be the adult smoker. We started this business based on helping smokers find a safer nicotine delivery system. Science now shows that vaping is 95% safer than traditional cigarettes. We work hard to help smokers make a better choice for their health. eCig Source fights for your right to vape! We set our standards high. We are proud members of KSFA (Kentucky Smoke Free Association). We follow all FDA guidelines, and all of our house fluids are manufactured in an ISO 7 lab. We stand with our community AGAINST teen vaping! At all eCig Source locations, our staff is trained by the State of Kentucky to identify individuals that are under age limits and to ensure that our product is not sold to anyone underage. NO one under the age of 18 is permitted in our stores. We, just like you, want our youth safe, healthy and nicotine free. We look forward to serving you our customer in the years to come! Stop by and see us at any of our nine retail locations.

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eCig Source Fighting for Vaping Rights and Standing with the Community Against Teen Vaping!

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Peacocks and Pearls Clothing/Boutique Platinum Owner: Deanna Johnson  4431 Springhill Dr. Suite B Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-7467 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday Founded in November 2013 Main Products or Services We are a women’s retail store with clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories for all generations. A Message to our customers who voted for us: We are extremely honored to receive the platinum Readers’ Choice award for women’s clothing boutique! We want to say a huge thank you to our customers for their continued support over the past five years. Peacocks and Pearls has only grown and become more successful over the years due to our loyal, supportive customers. Our goal at Peacocks and Pearls is to always provide an enjoyable and comfortable experience while offering affordable clothing for all occasions. We take enormous pride in providing stylish options whether the occasion requires business attire, everyday clothing or elegant outfits for the most special moments in life. Our customers have become dear friends to us and you all make coming to work every day a joy. We thank you again for your continued support of local businesses like ours. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @peacocksandpearlsobky and like us on Facebook to keep up with all of new arrivals and promotions. 

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Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. Furniture/Mattress Store Platinum 521 E. Fourth St. (270) 684-5237 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday Mudd’s Furniture Showrooms Inc. was established in 1951 by Lawerence and Callista Mudd. For 68 years, out-of-town stores have come and gone, and for 68 years, the small local businesses have survived during bad times and good times. Only through the support of you, the people of Owensboro, and the surrounding communities has this been possible. We would like to THANK YOU for all your support. We appreciate being voted as YOUR Platinum Choice Furniture Store for 11 consecutive years! In the future, we will do our best to continue providing you with a large selection of quality home furnishings at reasonable prices. — David Mudd, Owner

DID YOU KNOW? PEACOCKS & PEARLS was nominated for Business of the Year with 1-10 employees at the 2019 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce awards. The team recently opened a second location in Lexington, and the shop has a lively Instagram account @peacocksandpearlsobky. CRAZY ME GIFTS & APPAREL’S monogramming service is, in a word, extensive. The shop specializes in both vinyl and heat-pressed monograms, and it can personalize everything from towels and handbags to jewelry and glasses. “Our services,” it points out on its website, “are limited only by your imagination.” Former wrestler BOBBY WILSON has parlayed his name and connections into a successful business as a furniture merchant. Shoppers can browse a wide selection of dining, living room and bedroom furniture located in a former Westinghouse radio bulb and light bulb factory on East Ninth Street. Founded in 1902, NICK T. ARNOLD remains Owensboro’s premier jeweler. A second location was recently opened at Gateway Commons to expand the family business’ reach.

eCIG SOURCE promotes eight tips and tricks for a positive vaping experience, such as knowing the difference between vaping and smoking, experimenting with flavors, and being conscientious of your surroundings while vaping. In addition to SHOE STOP’S vast inventory of footwear and expert fittings, the business also offers an ABC-accredited clinic specializing in comprehensive pedorthic care provided by certified pedorthists and a certified shoe fitter. MUDDS FURNITURE celebrates 68 years of business in July 2019. The 25,000-square-foot showroom on East Fourth Street displays new furniture and top quality mattresses. Don’t live in Owensboro? Don’t worry — Mudd’s offers free delivery within a 50-mile radius, including into Indiana. WHITTAKER GUNS offers more than just firearms, although its sizable and growing collection has made it the largest firearms retailer in the entire state of Kentucky. Whittaker Guns also operates the nearby Rock Hill Gun Range, which welcomes visitors and members alike, and provides concealed carry courses for those interested.


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Don Moore GM Center • Platinum Falloway’s Auto Sales • Gold 3rd Chance Auto Sales LLC • Silver

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Don Moore GM Center • Platinum My Mechanic Auto Repair LLC • Gold Valvoline Instant Oil Change • Silver

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

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Mayfield Hodges • Platinum Mattingly’s Automotive Repair Inc. • Gold (tie) My Mechanic Auto Repair LLC • Gold (tie) Harley’s Auto Services Inc • Silver

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Mattingly Tire • Platinum Raben Tire & Auto Service • Gold V C’s Wheels & Tires • Silver

CAR DETAIL SHOP

Austin’s Affordable Detailing • Platinum Grease Monkey Auto LLC • Gold Sparkle Brite Car Wash • Silver


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Mattingly Tire & Towing Tires Platinum

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Tires • Towing • Repairs Owners - Jamey & Rick Mattingly

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

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Owners: Jamey Mattingly and Rick Mattingly 15 E. Main St. Fordsville, KY 42343 (270) 276-5114 • Founded in 1965 mattinglytire.com 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; 24-hour towing and roadside assistance

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Owners: Sara Howard and Jason Burge 1702 Triplett St. Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 240-5007 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Founded in 2018

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Our entire team is honored to be chosen as your Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Automotive Service. We take pride in being part of this community for over 30 years and always strive to provide high-quality service to every customer who walks in our door. The owners, Scott and Buddy, work closely with each technician to provide expertise to ensure that your vehicle is repaired and refinished back to the manufacturer’s standard. When you need auto body or collision repair done right, look no further than Mayfield Hodges Collision Repair. We’ve been doing repairs right since 1988!

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Owners: Scott Carman and Buddy Blair 620 Leitchfield Road Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 686-8161 Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Year founded: 1988

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Mattingly’s Automotive Service, Inc. Auto Service Gold (tie) 2405 Veach Road (270) 683-4251 mattinglysautorepair.com 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday

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

See Us For All Your Automotive Needs!

24th & Veach Road • Owensboro, KY.

We install Jasper Engines & Transmissions 100,000 Miles/36 Month Nationwide Warranty

683-4251 or 684-0719 Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

DID YOU KNOW? “Great people.” “Timely and professional.” “Awesome staff!” “Fantastic shop!” “Family atmosphere.” “Very reasonable.” The reviews do the talking for MY MECHANIC AUTO REPAIR LLC, which this year climbed into readers’ top picks for auto service. On Aug. 15, 1919, the Messenger newspaper in Owensboro reported that the “Short Brothers in the very near future will open a general sales room for automobiles,” which was to be a side to their real estate business. But the vehicle trade proved so popular that, as reporter Keith Lawrence put it in a March 2019 business feature, “Short Brothers Real Estate has long since faded into history,” with what is now DON MOORE AUTOMOTIVE celebrating its 100th year in business in 2019.

CHEETAH CLEAN is a perennial Readers’ Choice winner, consistently taking home top honors for favorite car wash because of its diligence, fast services, wide variety of wash choices and attention to detail.

Since 1965, MATTINGLY’S TIRE & TOWING has serviced private and fleet vehicles in the areas surrounding Fordsville, Owensboro and Bowling Green. Specializing in tires, the shop also offers repair work, wheels and towing.

MATTINGLY’S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR celebrated 70 years of business in 2018. It’s a certified NAPA AutoCare Center (and offers the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty) and services cars, SUVs and pick-up trucks.

MAYFIELD HODGES prides itself on free estimates for collision repair and has built a steady stream of loyal customers, leading to it being chosen Owensboro’s Platinum Choice for auto service.


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