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FROM THE CHAMBER STAFF

Welcome to Greater Owensboro! THE BEST SMALL CITY YOU WILL FIND

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e have an indomitable spirit here in our community. We take pride in our safe streets where you will be greeted by smiles and hellos. But the people in Greater Owensboro are not the only great thing we have to offer. There are many reasons you should choose to live in our designated AllAmerican City named one of the Top 100 Towns in the United States and one of the Top Towns in Southern Markets that foster technology.

Founded in 1913, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has worked for over a century to provide valuable benefits and services to member businesses and individuals. Today, with a membership base of nearly 1,000, the Chamber is a critical partner in the community and business development initiatives, serving as the center of business advocacy for the Greater Owensboro region. Pictured above, the Chamber staff promote supporting local businesses through their annual Shop Owensboro, powered by Independence Bank, campaign.

Here are a few: • Exemplary primary and secondary schools nationally recognized for Fine Arts, Innovative Technology Programs and Academic Excellence. • World-class colleges and universities with diverse programs to advance our higher education as well as workforce development and training opportunities. • Our downtown is thriving, growing, and expanding. • Tremendous growth in the innovation and research and development sector. • Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s phenomenal campus focused on patient care ranked in the top 2% in the nation in quality. • Owensboro Convention Center with new hotels standing on each side flanked by a breathtaking riverfront park. • Job growth, businesses expansion, and income growth exceeding our peers. • New transportation networks being constructed to get more people and goods in and out of our community. • An arts, entertainment and dining scene unparalleled in communities our size. • Sports and recreational events and activities for every age and interest. • Top Cities for Millennial Home Ownership, Top Places Where Millennials are moving, Top US Cities for Manufacturing Jobs It’s an amazing time to be a part of this community. We hope you find this publication inspiring and a way for you to experience a small piece of our community that we are so proud to call our home. We are honored to share it with you and we look forward to making this YOUR home too!

The Staff of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

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CON T E N T S GETTING TO KNOW THE BIG O 10 11 Things to Love about OBKY

PUBLISHER Jason Tanner

MANAGING EDITORS Danny May Ashley Wedding

ADVERTISING SALES Brock Quinton Robert Williams

11 Things Owensboroans Say 12 Owensboro for All Ages 14 Downtown Development 16 World Class Venues, Local Charm 18 Welcome to the Home of Bluegrass 20 Owensboro to Anywhere

LIVING IN OWENSBORO 24 Welcome to the Neighborhood 26 Education

LAYOUT & GRAPHIC DESIGN Andrea Roberson Monica Tapp

PHOTOGRAPHERS Jamie Alexander AP Imagery Wonder Boy Media

30 Lifelong Learning 32 Church Directory 38 Senior Living 40 Get Involved, Give Back 42 Chamber Young Professionals 44 Owensboro Transit System 46 One Tank Road Trips

Jessica Hall Kirk Maroscher Danny Beeler Jesse James Ayers Taylor West

L E I S U R E & R E C R E AT I O N 50 Festivals 54 Around Town 55 Enjoying Public Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION:

56 The District: Dine, Drink, Discover

Greater Owensboro

58 Dining

Chamber of Commerce 200 E. 3rd St., Owensboro, KY 42303 270-926-1860 chamber.owensboro.com

66 Local Shopping 68 Kids Sports & Activities 70 Fitness Centers 70 Adult Athletics 73 Outdoor Recreation

TANNER PUBLISHING CO.

76 Golfing in Owensboro

GETTING SETTLED 80 Healthcare

Publishers of

82 Banking and Finance

OWENSBORO LIVING MAGAZINE

84 Apartment Hunter’s Guide

OWENSBORO PARENT MAGAZINE

85 Real Estate Brokers

GO (GREATER OWENSBORO) CHAMBER MAGAZINE HENDERSON FAMILY MAGAZINE

86 Our Pet-Friendly Community 88 Salons & Barbershops 90 Local Government

www.tannerpublishing.com

92 Utilities 92 Helpful Websites 94 Local Media

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T H E C U LT U R E , PLACES AND TRADITIONS OF O U R C I T Y.

G E T T I NG T O K NOW

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DID YOU KNOW After years of work, the City of Owensboro lit the iconic blue bridge on Nov. 7, 2020. Since then, a light show on the bridge has been the center of downtown events like fireworks displays on the Fourth of July and the lighting of the community’s Christmas tree. // Photo by AP Imagery

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things to

LOVE about

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Owensboro has a rich bourbon tradition, stretching more than two hundred years thanks to its location, bountiful corn crop, and limestone-filtered water. Today, local bourbon distillery and Kentucky Bourbon Trail™ destination, Green River Distillery, combines traditional crafting and barrel-aging to create a bourbon that’s quality spans centuries of Kentucky distilling history.

3 SMOTHERS PA R K

Named one of the top 10 playgrounds by USA Today, the Lazy Dayz park is a three-level playground.

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OWENSBORO HALL OF FAME

THE EMPRESS THEATRE MARQUEE

Did you know Owensboro is the home of Moto Grand Prix 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden and NASCAR notables Michael

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s Empress Theatre on Frederica Street originally opened as a movie house in 1912. The Empress closed in 1989, reopening in 1992 as “Goldie’s Best Little Opryhouse in Kentucky” until 2008. It has been operated by TWO since 2010.

& Darrell Waltrip? Florence Henderson, of Brady Bunch and broadway fame, attended high school in Owensboro and actor Johnny Depp was born here. Check out all 50 Hall of Fame members at the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Monday Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 215 East 2nd St.

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5 WORLD’S LARGEST SASSAFRAS TREE

Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, was born 35 miles south of Owensboro in Rosine, KY. The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum opened in 2018 in downtown Owensboro. ROMP festival brings thousands of fans of bluegrass music’s roots and branches to Owensboro every summer.

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Legend has it the tree’s owner defended it at gunpoint when the development of Frederica threatened the tree. The tree is approximately 300 years old. The average sassafras is 30-50 ft tall, but our record holder measures over 100 ft tall with a 21 ft circumference.

Take a stroll on the City’s Greenbelt system, a continuous 15-mile, multi-use paved trail around Owensboro. Bike the Rudy Mine trail system, or hike the nature trails at Yellow Creek or Panther Creek Parks.

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BLUEGRASS MUSIC

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OBKY

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THING S OWENSBOROANS S AY Welcome to Owensboro. We’re glad you’re here. Greater Owensboro is known for friendly folks and southern hospitality. Hopefully you’ve picked up on that already!

8 THE BLUE BRIDGE

An Owensboro icon, the Glover H. Cary “blue bridge” spans the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana. Originally painted silver, it was repainted blue in the ‘70s. Today, the blue bridge shines even brighter with color-changing LED lights that are programmable to match the season or for special events.

9 MALCO MOVIE THEATER

Located in Gateway Commons, Owensboro’s new Malco theater features large format extreme screens, electronic motorized recliner seating, and a grill and bar with a full menu.

10 NASCAR

In addition to being the hometown of Darrell & Michael Waltrip, many other NASCAR drivers, pit crew members, officials, and mechanics got their start at Kentucky Motor Speedway (Whitesville) and Windy Hollow Speedway.

That being said, we definitely don’t want you to feel like an outsider for very long. So here are some Owensboroisms you should know about. We’re not claiming any of these make any sense – it’s just the way things are here in Owensboro. Pick up on these and you’ll be talking and thinking like a native Owensboroan in no time.

Out-of-towners struggle with the pronunciation of Frederica Street. Owensboroans slur it like Louisvillians slur the word “Louisville.” You don’t say it phonetically. It’s pronounced “Fred-rickuh.” Three syllables. Not “Fred-er-reek-ah.” And as for The Big Dipper, one of Owensboro’s favorite local restaurants, it’s just “The Dipper.” LO CAL DIA L ECT To an Owensboroan, the names “Brian” and “Ryan” are one syllable. “Kyle” and “Cal” almost

IT’ S NOT “P O P ” First of all, we call soda “coke,” whether it’s a Coke, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi or whatever. When we say coke we mean any carbonated soft drink. LO CAL HIG H SC HO O LS Owensboroans call Daviess County High School “County” for short. But not so much “County High.” However, for some reason it’s perfectly acceptable to call Owensboro Catholic High School “Catholic High” or even just “Catholic” for short. But Owensboro High School is not “City” or “City High.” It’s “Senior High” because it started out as Owensboro Senior High School back in the day and we just never stopped calling it that. There’s no confusion with Apollo High School though. It’s just “Apollo.” There’s no other way to say it. LO CAL LAND M ARKS There are two bridges: the “new bridge,” which is out Highway 60 east of town, and the “blue bridge,” which is downtown. We don’t ever call them by their proper names (like Glover H. Cary, for example). We keep it totally informal when it comes to our bridges. There is also no “East Parrish” and “West Parrish” Avenue to an Owensboroan. It’s just “54” on the east end and “Parrish” on the west end.

11 THE OWENSBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE The annual Owensboro Christmas Parade is “Where Kentucky Starts Christmas.” The 2018 parade featured 100 floats and stretched 11 city blocks along 2nd Street.

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rhyme, even though they should sound nothing alike. For some unknown reason, we call garbage cans “toters” and knit hats “sock caps.” Some Owensboro folks put an “r” in the word “wash.” It’s not every day, but occasionally you will hear of someone “warshing” their laundry or car. Then some of us drop the “l” for no reason at all. As in “a five year ode” or a “bow” of soup. (Listen… it’s true isn’t it! Oops, idn’t it? Sorry.) We

took

a

non-official

tally

and

noticed

that Owensboroans are about 50/50 on the pronunciation of Thruston. Incidentally, it could be said, “Thruston Dermont Road” as it’s spelled or “Thurston (as in “thirstin”) Dermont Road.” Either way. Some folks will put a “the” in where there’s not even a “the” needed. As in, going to “The Walmart.” Start using these “Owensboroisms” and you’ll fit right in!

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CLIMATE IN FAHRENHEIT (AVERA GES) WINTER:

teens-mid 40s

SUMMER:

mid 60s-mid 90s

SPRING:

# OF SNOW DAYS:

FALL:

YEARLY SNOWFALL:

50s-70s

50s-mid 80s

3

6” total

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OWENSBORO

For All Ages By: Jaqueline Jordan // Photo by: AP Imagery

long the rolling banks of the Ohio

Symphony Orchestra or marveling at the

continue to go up. Owensboro’s summer

River, you’ll find a vibrant city

annual airshow, you can be sure there’s

concert series, the 25-year-running Friday

keep

much more to Owensboro than bluegrass,

After 5, makes eight blocks of downtown

year-round,

bourbon and barbecue. The hidden gems of

come alive for 16 weeks of the year with live

but small enough that you

the city are boutique shopping experiences,

music, family fun, food trucks, and more.

still know your neighbors.

beautiful golf courses, music and art

Owensboro — a city that’s recently seen a

festivals and even Broadway shows that

revitalization in both its landscape and its

keep Owensboro residents entertained.

that’s you

big

enough

entertained

to

One of Owensboro’s fastest growing

A focus on downtown revitalization

demographics is the young professional.

Whether you find yourself spending

has created an economic boom near the

Whether returning home from college or

the day at one of Owensboro’s scenic parks,

riverfront, creating a trendy spot to do

settling in Owensboro for the first time

taking in a performance by the Owensboro

business and to live, as condos and shops

because of growing career opportunities,

spirit — is a playground for all ages.

CITY STATS

COMPARED TO OTHER AREA CITIES

Owensboro, KY

Population 59,042 Up 10.3% Married Population 47.9% Unemployment Rate 5.1% Average Commute Time 14.96 min. The Greater Owensboro region is within 600 38.6 miles of two-thirds of America’s population and Median Age Household Size 2.35 67 miles from the median center of the U.S. population. (from the EDC website) Median Home Price $102,300

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P LAN TING ROOTS

Louisville, KY

Evansville, IN

Population 615,366 Up 9.0% Married Population 44.7% Unemployment Rate 4.8% Average Commute Time 22.34 min. Median Age 37.2 Household Size 2.42 Median Home Price $139,159

Population 119,943 Down -5.0% Married Population 41.2% Unemployment Rate 4.7% Average Commute Time 31.72 min. Median Age 35.8 Household Size 2.25 Median Home Price $104,300

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PHOTOS BY JAMIE ALEXANDER RAISING A FAM ILY In 2016, Owensboro earned a Playful City USA designation from the non-profit KaBOOM!, which honors cities and towns for making their location more playable and bringing balance into the daily lives of children. Owensboro exemplifies a playable town.

Often

called

“Sportstown,

USA,”

it’s home to a range of youth leagues from baseball and basketball to hockey. As the sun sets on any given afternoon, you’ll find families enjoying the playgrounds in the park systems or biking along the Greenbelt — a 15mile paved path in the community connecting parks, schools and neighborhoods. Excellent school systems provide balance to the play, and prepare young minds for tomorrow. Beyond K-12 education, Owensboro is home to Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, WKU in Owensboro and Owensboro Community

and

Technical

College

providing higher education options close to home.

young professionals have become the fresh

E NJ OYING THE E M P TY NE ST Enjoying your retirement in Owensboro

face of the city. The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Young

could mean taking in local theater at the

Professionals organization encourages a sense

RiverPark Center, camping at Diamond Lake

of community between the age group. CYP,

or golfing on the sprawling 18-hole course at

as it’s called, introduces individuals from

Ben Hawes Park. Local restaurants will keep

different backgrounds to one another for

your taste buds occupied, and Owensboro

things like social gatherings, softball teams,

is the perfect driving distance for some

philanthropy work and business networking.

great one-tank road trips when you feel

There’s an energy to Owensboro that can be

adventurous. No matter what your age, Owensboro has

attributed to the young movers and shakers in the community.

Nashville, TN Population 654,610 Up 34.0% Married Population 42.1% Unemployment Rate 3.8% Average Commute Time 23.4 min. Median Age 33.9 Household Size 2.4 Median Home Price $205,800

something for everyone!

O’boro Overall 85 Grocery 95 Health 100 Housing 55 Utilities 99 Transportation 99 Miscellaneous 100

COST OF LIVING

L’ville 88 92.3 90 75 89 98 94

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E’ville 84 91.4 94 56 102 97 99

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Nashville 100 94.6 86 111 88 94 98

National Avg 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

*stats from BestPlaces.net

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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT

By: Danny May // Photo By: Jamie Alexander

R E V I TA L I Z I N G DOWNTOWN

extensive

By the time Friday After 5 celebrated its

revitalization project, improving downtown

25th season in 2021, entertainment stretched

streets, sidewalks, and lighting along Second

from the RiverPark Center to the patio behind

Street. As foot traffic increased downtown,

the Convention Center. Capitalizing on the

new business ventures popped up left and right

energy downtown, new community events

as buildings that had been vacant for years

such as Holiday Stroll, classic car Cruise-

found new tenants opening boutique shops,

Ins, and Live on the Banks music series add

restaurants, bars, and barber shops.

entertainment opportunities on other nights

concurrently

Owensboro is currently in the second phase of a major downtown development. The complete revitalization of the riverfront began ten years ago with the expansion of Smothers Park, which has since become the crown jewel of the downtown district. The park features a three-story playground, splash pad, fountain

implemented

an

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and

of the week as well.

attractions, a war memorial monument, and a

Museum opened in 2018 on the corner of

A third downtown hotel is in the works

concession stand. Since its reopening in 2012,

2nd and Frederica Street with state of the art

to accommodate the growing demand for

Smothers Park has become a regional draw,

exhibits, Woodward Theatre for live events,

lodging as the Owensboro Convention Center

bringing new energy to downtown shops and

an outdoor courtyard and stage, a concession

continues to book larger conferences, events,

restaurants.

area, and gift shop. Followed by a second

and concerts.

Boardwalk

parking garage which opened in 2019 to help

Owensboro is no longer a sleepy river

Pipelines relocated from South Frederica to

with parking downtown and the opening of

town. Downtown is awake and alive, the 54

Second Street. A year later, the Owensboro

The Enclave at Riverfront, a multi-use building

corridor is expanding by leaps and bounds, and

Convention

Around

that

same

time,

Inn

that now houses Sip wine bar on the street level

South Frederica is as busy as ever. We still have

Waterfront opened, followed by the Holiday

and condos on upper floors, with space for

a small town feel, but our attitude is looking

Inn Riverfront the next year. The city

future restaurants.

up, just like our growing skyline.

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Center

and

Hampton

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D I D YO U K N O W ?

USA Today recognized Smothers Park in a list of “10 Best: Playgrounds with way more than slides and swings” in 2015. The article describes “a new breed of playground” designed to welcome kids of all ages while taking special consideration for those with disabilities and sensory issues. Smothers Park is named after frontiersman William Smeathers, who settled in Owensboro in 1797

S M OT H E R S PA R K

Smothers Park has become the centerpiece of Owensboro’s revitalized downtown district. It stretches five city blocks and covers five acres of land with a threelevel playground that’s completely handicapped accessible, which also entices parents and grandparents to play right along with their little ones. The people of Owensboro and visitors from across the region have found it’s easy to spend hours on a visit to Smothers Park. According to Public Events Director Tim Ross, that was the idea from the beginning. “The park was designed to offer something for everyone. There are amenities for all ages. Parents, grandparents, and kids love the playground. Everyone can enjoy the viewing fountains, the swings, and the overlook. And many of our older generation love the Shelton Memorial, which gets a tremendous amount of visitors because it’s such a beautiful monument and it gives such great respect to our POWs, MIAs, and veterans.” The newest monument, the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, was installed in 2020. The “Mayor’s Mile” riverwalk spans the riverfront from the

RiverPark Center through Smothers Park all the way down to the Convention Center and hotels, giving foot traffic easy access to all the amenities downtown. Even when there’s not a live band playing, there is music playing from outdoor speakers hidden in the landscape. Smothers Park is also the home of Owensboro’s Christmas tree, which is ceremoniously lit each December. In 2021, the City of Owensboro added a synchronized light show to the event. O

BY THE NUMBERS

37 SWINGS OVERLOOKING THE OHIO RIVER

20 SLIDES AT LAZY DAYZ PLAYGROUND

4 VIEWING FOUNTAIN FEATURES INCLUDING 1 CASCADE

24 WATER PAD SPRAY FOUNTAINS IN THE KID’S SPLASH PARK

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WORLD CLASS VENUES

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OWENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Local Charm

With three world-class venues attracting crowds from all over the globe, Owensboro’s entertainment district is more alive than ever!

R I V E R PA R K C E N T E R For more than 25 years, RiverPark Center has been the cultural hub of Owensboro and the heartbeat of the downtown entertainment district. Today, RiverPark Center entertains, inspires and educates 200,000 people annually – including 25,000 children – through nearly 400 events. Cannon Hall, the premier 1,470-seat theater, is the home to Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and

Concerts, expos, conferences, community events, galas, receptions, business

the Ohio River hosts the main stage for Friday After 5

meetings, five-course meals and everything in between. There’s always something

while the 300-seat multi-purpose Jody Berry Cabaret

going on at the Owensboro Convention Center. Since the opening gala January 31,

Theatre is used for many civic, corporate, and private

2014, nearly 600,000 visitors have come through its doors, and the venue has hosted

events. The 2022 season features shows including rock concerts, country music performers, eclectic dance companies, variety acts, comedians, and everything else in the arts umbrella. Whether it’s dinner and a Broadway style show, a night of dancing or a reception under the stars, RiverPark Center is where memories are made.

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OWENSBORO CONVENTION CENTER

Owensboro Dance Theatre. The outdoor patio overlooking

1,380 events. In addition to expos and conventions, some of country, rock and contemporary Christian music’s top entertainers have performed at the Owensboro Convention Center, including Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, for King & Country, Casting Crowns, Black Stone Cherry and Travis Tritt. And anytime there’s a community event, the Convention Center is a part of it. You can find preferred seating for the Owensboro Air Show and All-American Fourth of July fireworks show or enjoy live performances on the Kentucky Legend Pier during Friday After 5.

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PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

FREE

FUN on the RIVERFRONT

BLUEGRASS MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM Originally founded in 1991 and re-opened in its new location in 2018, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has become the world center for the preservation of the history, culture and future of bluegrass music. Museum visitors drift down the river of sound through exhibits to interact with the history of bluegrass music and the people and instruments who made it. But it’s much more than a museum. The 447-seat Woodward Theatre and outdoor stage regularly showcase live performances by the genre’s iconic legends and brightest rising stars. Impromptu jam sessions often happen in the “pickin parlor” just inside the museum where visitors can pick up an instrument to pluck or strum along. It’s all part of the experience. When not used for live performances, Woodward Theatre is also used for movie screenings

FRIDAY AFTER 5 Fridays, May-August FridayAfter5.com

LIVE ON THE BANKS Saturdays, May-September VisitOwensboro.com

SUNSET CRUISERS CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN First Saturday every month, April-October

and other community events. The Hall of Fame is a “must see” for fans in town for ROMP festival, but Owensboro residents will find many reasons to come back again and again.

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Welcome to

By: Danny May // Photos By: AP Imagery

THE HOME OF BLUEGRASS

OWENSBORO HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR ITS BLUEGRASS, BOURBON, AND BARBECUE TRADITIONS, BUT HAS NOW STAKED ITS CLAIMS AS THE “BLUEGRASS MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.”

T

he music scene is very much alive in

Orchestra, which offers a free community

the “Big O.” Every summer, downtown

“Concert

Kentucky

“We’re trying to be for Owensboro

Owensboro hosts Friday After 5, a free

Wesleyan College each August, outdoor

what the Country Music Hall of Fame is for

concert series offering a “mile of music”

concerts at Smothers Park, and musicals at

Nashville or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

featuring regional and national rock, blues,

the RiverPark Center.

is for Cleveland,” says Chris Joslin, Director

the

Lawn”

at

country, and gospel bands. Tens of thousands

Yes, music flows through Owensboro as

of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and

of bluegrass and roots music fans come to

much as the river we founded our city on.

Museum. “Certainly bluegrass lives and

ROMP festival every June. And our newest

Especially bluegrass!

thrives in many places around the world.

music festival, PorchFest is filling more front

Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass

But there is not another cultural institution

porches with acoustic, folk, and light rock

music, was born 40 miles down the road in

dedicated solely to bluegrass music like we

acts every year.

Rosine, Kentucky. Which is partially why the

have here at the Hall of Fame and Museum.

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is

But it’s not enough to make a claim. You’ve

Not to mention the Owensboro Symphony

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got to live out that claim in really tangible ways.” Obviously the $15 million, one-of-a-kind building that houses the Hall of Fame, Bluegrass Museum, Woodward Theatre performance hall, an outdoor stage, and meeting space is the centerpoint to Owensboro’s claim as the worldwide home of bluegrass music, but Joslin says things like ROMP festival, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine that is now published here, and the newly released TV show “My Bluegrass Story,” which was filmed here, are all evidence of living out that claim as well. According to Mark Calitri, President and CEO of Visit Owensboro, being named the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World will have an enormous economic impact on Greater Owensboro and help improve the quality of life for all residents. Even if you’re not a fan of bluegrass music per se, that’s something to be proud of and something we can all be a part of. Whether you’re a “picker” who plays an instrument or a “grinner” who watches and listens, we hope you’ll enjoy all the sounds and rhythms in the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World.

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from Owensboro

to Anywhere Travel and Transportation from Greater Owensboro By: Jacqueline Jordan

*compiled by Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation

ECONOMIC CLIMATE

ANNUAL AVERAGE SALARY

COST OF LIVING INDEX (BASE US)

$64,141

100.0

$48,080

$49,918

91.9

89.5

MAJOR NONGOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS:

260: Owensboro Municipal Utilities

4,125: Owensboro Health

250: MPD, Inc.

1,800: US Bank Home Mortgage

220: Boardwalk Pipelines

850: Toyotetsu Mid-America

METAL MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS IN THE REGION:

250: Yager Materials

800: Swedish Match 700: Specialty Food Group 600: Titan Contracting Owensboro, KY MSA

Kentucky

USA

Owensboro, KY MSA

Kentucky

The cost of living is 8.1% lower in Owensboro, KY than the US average.

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USA

100: Graywolf Industrial

530: Glenmore Distilleries

Commonwealth Rolled Products

445: UniFirst

Century Aluminum

400: Kimberly-Clark

Columbia Specialty Metals

382: Mizkan Owensboro

McElroy Metals

350: Metalsa

Southwire

AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURERS IN THE REGION: Daicel Safety Systems Daramic Metalsa Ritatsu Toyotetsu (TTMA) OMICO

GLOBAL FOOD BRANDS: Ragu Bertolli Kentucky Legend Field O.Z. Tyler Sazerac Spirits

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OWB by the

NUMBERS

2

runways; the longest is 8,000 ft. long x 150 ft. wide

15

businesses or agencies with activity at the airport

880 acres

15,000

square feet of space at the newly opened Daviess County fire station at OWB

30,000

aircraft operations annually (These operations involve military aircraft training, general aviation activities and commercial flights provided by Allegiant Airlines and Cape Air Airlines)

350,000

Allegiant customers have flown Allegiant through OWB

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hether you’re taking to the friendly skies or cruising the open road, getting to and from Owensboro is easier than ever thanks to recent transportation upgrades. Located conveniently between Nashville, TN, to the south; Louisville and Lexington, KY, to the east; St. Louis, MO, to the west; and Chicago, IL, and Indianapolis, IN, to the north, Owensboro is a tank of gas away from fantastic travel destinations. And with an airport, a parkway, and now an interstate in Owensboro, friends and family can visit you in the ‘Boro in a snap.

OWB

At Owensboro-Daviess County Airport (OWB), travelers can have the best of both worlds: small-town feel with big-city connections. Airport Director Tristan Durbin says OWB has three daily departures: one to St. Louis and two to Nashville through Cape Air. Once you land in Nashville or St. Louis, travelers can then connect to hundreds of flights from major airlines in a seamless experience. “You check your bags with Cape Air and then you see them again at your destination!” he said. In addition to those daily Cape Air flights, OWB also offers flights to Sanford/Orlando, Florida, through the ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant. The whole experience of flying out of OWB is all about convenience. “Convenience is really what we offer,” Durbin said. “We offer low cost parking. We offer you a convenience factor for your time. Going through the TSA line here takes minutes and we have better times to depart out of St. Louis.” Durbin also sees his share of business travelers coming through the airport. “Corporate aviation is a big element,” he said. “Look at the local economy, people are coming in to do business and that turns into rental car and fuel

Made In Owensboro MIZKAN (RAGU):

Every single jar of Ragu sauce in the nation is made in Owensboro.

The former William H. Natcher parkway was officially designated Interstate 165 in August of 2019, directly connecting Owensboro to I-65 in Bowling Green, KY. That designation was the result of a lot of hard work by community leaders in Owensboro, the state capitol, and all the way to Washington, DC. Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Candance Castlen Brake says I-165 was an incredible win for our community. “This kind of success is what happens when everyone works together. Our local, state and federal transportation leaders and elected officials and their staffs have worked tirelessly on this. And our business community has been right there alongside them. They deserve recognition for their hard work and their dedication to making our community move forward.” O

GREEN RIVER DISTILLERY:

100% of all Jeep Gladiator truck frames are made at the

Has 288,365 barrels of bourbon located on their

Owensboro Metalsa Plant. They are shipped from the

property, which is almost three times the number of

riverport by rail to Toledo, Ohio.

people in Daviess County. That’s enough bourbon for

TOYOTETSU MID-AMERICA (TTMA): Processes over 660,000 lbs. of steel products daily.

Uses enough thread each year to circle the earth seven times.

MILLIKEN:

Employees only work four days a week, however OMICO sells a part every 1.87 seconds, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

I-165

METALSA:

UNIFIRST:

OMICO PLASTICS:

sales…” “The airport is the first impression to corporate travelers when they’re looking to expand in our community,” he said. Durbin took on his role in April and is excited about the job. His primary roles, he said, are the overall safety and security of the airport, maintaining the assets the government has invested, looking at new revenue streams and accommodating general aviation needs. There is also an OWB pilot program for those interested in an aviation career. For more information, visit www.owb.net.

86,509,500 bottles, which is enough bottles for 26% of the entire U.S. population to have one bottle.

SUN WINDOWS:

The Milliken Hickory Plant in Owensboro produces

Each year, Sun Windows converts over 4 million pounds

Daran® barrier emulsion, which is used in sauce

of wood, aluminum, and glass into finished windows and

portion control cups to keep sauces fresh and free from

doors that are installed in buildings all over the United

spoilage.

States.

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LIVING IN

OW E N S B O R O

DID YOU KNOW Daviess County Public Schools just completed a $17 million renovation of Eagle Stadium at Apollo High School and Reid Stadium at Daviess County High School. Additionally, Independence Bank now sponsors the two fields with a 10-year, $1 million sponsorship. // Photo by AP Imagery

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DOWNTOWN LIVING

C A RT E R / TA M A R A C K CORRIDOR

The redevelopment of downtown has brought along with it many new opportunities for upper-level living spaces. Several mixed-use buildings now being constructed include condos on the second and third floors above streetlevel restaurants and retail space.

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WEST END Highway 60 is the main thoroughfare west of town to the Stanley area of the county. Parallel to the Audubon Parkway, Highway 56 winds

access to US 60 Expressway, Parrish Avenue via Carter Road, and Frederica via Tamarack Road or Southtown Boulevard. Residents also enjoy access to the Greenbelt for strolling and biking.

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through the Sorgho area to the gently rolling

WESLEYAN SHAWNEE

hills of West Louisville and Maple Mount.

On either side of the beautiful Kentucky

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Shawnee area spans from Tamarack Road

DOGWOOD/AZALEA & HISTORIC DISTRICT Before Owensboro expanded to what is now Midtown and South Frederica, neighborhoods in the Parrish Avenue and Griffith Avenue area were considered the outskirts of town. In recent decades, neighborhoods have been developed along all corridors, both inside and outside the “bypass,” which is now known as US 60 Wendell Ford Expressway.

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The Apollo area is populated with many intersecting neighborhoods that have easy

MIDTOWN SOUTH

Wesleyan College campus, the Wesleyanalong Lewis Lane and beyond Scherm Road to Booth Avenue.

8 81 TO MCLEAN COUNT Y If sprawling front yards and wide open spaces are your ideal living condition, you’ll find plenty of both along Highway 81, which splits with Highway 56 at the roundabout west of city limits out Parrish Avenue. US 81 passes through the communities of Rome, Friendly Village and Livia on its way to Calhoun across the McLean County line.

As the city expanded, neighborhoods were developed around the Owensboro Country Club, along Old Hartford Road, eventually connecting with the 54 corridor. The heart of Midtown, known as the “Triplett Twist,” is in the midst of a massive overhaul.

5 EAST END & 54 The Highway 54 corridor has grown tremendously the past 10 years. Gateway Commons offers retail options, a movie theater and hotel and is still under development. Beyond

9 SOUTH FREDERICA As the lights of busy South Frederica Street fade into starlight directly south of Owensboro, communities like Pettit, Browns Valley and Utica dot Highway 431.

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54, the busyness subsides to sprawling fields

231 TO UTICA

between Philpot and Whitesville, a town with a

Highway 231 parallels the William H. Natcher

population of 550 just 13 miles from city limits.

Parkway to the community of Masonville,

Along Highway 144, the community of Thruston

home to the rapidly expanding Deer Valley

boasts the Pearl Club and Yellow Creek Park.

development.

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Discover “The Wesleyan Wa y” Mascot = Wesley N. Panthe r 3000 Frederica St. // KWC.edu // 270926-3111

Experience “The Brescia Diff erence” Mascot = Barney the Bearca t 717 Frederica St. // Brescia.edu // 1-87 7-BRESCIA

OWENSBORO CAMPUS

“Come climb with us.” Mascot = Big Red 270-684-9797 4821 New Hartford Rd. // WKU.edu/Owensboro //

“Never underestimate you!” Mascot = Pathfinder 270-686-4400 4800 New Hartford Rd. // Owensboro.kctcs.edu //

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DAYCARES & PRESCHOOLS

DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRESCHOOL

OWENSBORO CHURCH OF CHRIST PRESCHOOL

Students are served in their home elementary school,

3300 East U.S. Highway 60 | 270-684-3406

ACADEMY OF LEARNING

270-852-7000

OWENSBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAGER PRESCHOOL

HERE WE GROW

1701 West 7th St. | 270-686-1125

3220 Bold Forbes Way | 270-684-1411

ACADEMY OF LEARNING SOUTH

with the exception of the fee-based program.

4101 Carter Rd. | 270-240-3307

4801 Towne Square Ct. | 270-926-1040

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL ANIMAL CRACKERS

3585 Thruston Dermont Rd. | 270-685-4002

1304 St. Ann St. | 270-684-6699

AUDUBON AREA (HEAD START) Dar-Nek Family Development Center

4800 New Hartford Rd. | 270-683-6377 Helen Sears Family Development Center at the Villa

2225 E. 18th St. | 270-691-8000 Leola Hayden Family Development Center

512 Frederica St. | 270-240-3310

3802 Legacy Run | 270-683-0611

WEEKDAY SCHOOL AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

KB’S KID ZONE 3045 Burlew Blvd. | 270-683-3444

LITTLE EINSTEINS DAYCARE

West End Family Development Center

2427 Old Hartford Rd. | 270-683-7653

Killian Migrant Center

LITTLE ONES ACADEMY

1328 Griffith Ave. | 270-684-1467

ROOTS AND WINGS CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL

800 W. 5th St. | 270-685-3231

900 Walnut St. | 270-852-6534 Blissful Beginnings East

519 W Byers Ave. | 270-313-6325

714 E 3rd St. | 270-689-0927

SETTLE MEMORIAL PRESCHOOL

5533 State Route 144 | 270-315-1994 Blissful Beginnings West

1864 Old Calhoun Rd. | 270-315-1994 ​​

BREY’S EARLY LEARNING SCHOOL 1945 Tamarack Rd.

MAXIMILIAN MONTESSORI ACADEMY PRESCHOOL 1401 Spring Bank Dr., Suite 4 | 270-689-1402

201 E. 4th St. | 270-684-7005

ST. PIUS XTH DAYCARE 3418 HWY 144 | 270-684-7456

OUR LADY OF LOURDES DAYCARE

SWEET PEAS

4029 Frederica St. | 270-684-6516

3271 Alvey Park Dr. W. | 270-478-4568

OVER THE RAINBOW CHILDCARE

THE LEARNING TREE DAYCARE

411 W 4th St. | 270-684-6309

2624 New Hartford Rd. | 270-702-1378

CHARLOTTE’S WEB PRESCHOOL & NURSERY

OWENSBORO CHILD CARE CENTER

WEE PEOPLE DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL

4129 Vincent Station Dr. | 270-500-4037

300 W Byers Ave. | 270-685-2729

2024 Hall St. | 270-684-7680

270-926-0202 or 270-314-4673

CATHEDRAL PRESCHOOL 600 Locust St. | 270-926-1652

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2401 McConnell Ave. | 270-686-1014

PLAY SMART PRESCHOOL

HERITAGE PARK PRESCHOOL

1306 East 8th St. | 270-689-9387

OWENSBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SEVEN HILLS PRESCHOOL

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L I F E L O N GLearning

Books, movies, music and more at the Daviess County Public Library By: Jacqueline Jordan // Photo by: AP Imagery

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f your idea of going to the library is checking out a book from a dusty shelf, you’re due for a

of entertainment, the library offers Hoopla - a

includes but is not limited to the Kentucky Science

streaming service for music, audiobooks, eBooks,

Center in Louisville, American Museum of Natural

visit to the modern facilities of the Daviess County

movies, TV shows and comics. The service is free

History in New York and National Museum of

Public Library.

with an active library card.

Natural History in the District of Columbia. They

also offer YMCA passes, which provide individuals

Serving 92,000 people in Owensboro and Daviess County, the library boasts nearly 200,000

the Seed Library, where they can “check out” up

books as well as 14,000 DVDs, 46,000 eBooks and

to five seed packets per month. Of course they

If you’re still not convinced that you need a

much, much more.

don’t have to return anything, just sign the seeds

trip to the library, here are a few more items from

out in the catalog and take them home to grow.

their non-traditional collection:

The children’s area was recently renovated

or families access to the facility for two weeks.

to be an enclosed, colorful space with a family

If you’re into genealogy, DCPL is a Family

bathroom. Erin Waller, Library Director, said

Search affiliate library and hosts one of the largest

the area has a strong play literacy element and

local history/genealogy collections in Western

Roku streaming sticks

includes a ball wall, Lite Brite wall, puppet

Kentucky.

Wi-fi hotspots

Laptops that can be checked out and used throughout the library

theater, play kitchen, tool bench and LEGO table.

For families up for a learning adventure, the

Telescopes

The library offers several programs for children

library offers museum passes too. The passes

Maker kits for children and teens to be used

such as storytime, science experiments, character

allow up to four family members to visit not

visits, summer reading programs, crafts and

only the Owensboro Museum of Science and

more.

History, but also any museum affiliated with the

Find out about programs and services on all social

Association of Science-Technology centers. That

media outlets and dcplibrary.org.

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Aspiring gardeners might want to visit

But it’s not all kids’ play. If you’re in need

in the building

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CHURCH DIRECTORY AMERICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL

SAINT PAUL AME 624 Elm St. 270-684-8020

BAPTIST

SETTLE MEMORIAL // PHOTO BY AP IMAGERY

APOLLO HEIGHTS BAPTIST

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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 8225 KY 762, Philpot 270-275-4077

GARDEN GREEN BAPTIST 419 Ewing Rd. 270-903-1820

GLENVILLE BAPTIST

2322 Tamarack Rd. 270-684-9044

10517 KY 81, Utica 270-785-4512

BELLEVUE BAPTIST

GRACEPOINTE BAPTIST

4950 State Route 56 270-685-5103

2339 W Parrish Ave. 270-683-2156

BETHABARA BAPTIST

GRACE REFORMED BAPTIST

2946 KY 142, Philpot 270-729-2159

1501 E 26th St. 270-925-2675

BRUSHY FORK BAPTIST

GREATER VISION BAPTIST

4418 Hwy 554, Utica 270-785-9080

4733 Sutherland Rd. 270-683-1890

BUENA VISTA BAPTIST

GREEN BRIER BAPTIST

119 W. 24th St. 270-683-6234

12122 Vertrees Rd., Utica 270-733-4817

CEDAR STREET BAPTIST

HARVEST BAPTIST

824 Cedar St. 270-926-4882

4430 Old Calhoun Rd. 270-683-4960

CROSSPOINTE BAPTIST

HERITAGE BAPTIST

550 Worthington Rd. 270-689-9488

3585 Thruston Dermont Rd. 270-685-4002

DAWSON BAPTIST

IMMANUEL BAPTIST

5880 Hwy 54, Philpot 270-729-4202

3611 Ralph Ave. 270-281-5092

EATON MEMORIAL BAPTIST

KARNS GROVE BAPTIST

1225 West Third St. 270-684-5239

6371 Karns Grove Rd., Philpot 270-233-5563

FIRST BAPTIST

LEWIS LANE BAPTIST

230 J R Miller Blvd. 270-683-3505

2600 Lewis Ln. 270-684-4266

FIRST GENERAL BAPTIST

LIFE COMMUNITY

620 Maple Ave. 270-683-8383

1101 Breckenridge St. 270-478-5582

FOURTH STREET BAPTIST

MACEDONIA BAPTIST

821 W 4th St. 270-684-5788

4839 Millers Mill Rd. 270-686-8616

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MACEO BAPTIST 9321 Kelly Cemetery Rd., Maceo 270-264-1818

MASONVILLE BAPTIST 6601 Hwy 231, Utica 270-729-4069

MISSION VISION BAPTIST 10743 B Hwy 764, Whitesville 270-316-1605

MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST 507 Plum St. 270-684-9606

NEW LIFE BAPTIST 400 Crabtree Ave. 270-683-5626

PANTHER CREEK BAPTIST 7146 Hwy 431 270-684-2155

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST 5664 Hwy 56 270-771-4150

PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST 4195 KY 764, Utica 270-275-4787

PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY 800 Pleasant Valley Rd. 270-926-2888

RED HILL GENERAL BAPTIST 10060 Red Hill-Maxwell Rd., Utica 270-275-9966

RIDGEWOOD BAPTIST 800 Carter Rd. 270-713-0299

RIVERSIDE BAPTIST 3703 E. US 60 270-314-6972

SOUTH HAMPTON BAPTIST 2949 South Hampton Rd. 270-302-4295

SUGAR GROVE BAPTIST

WALNUT MEMORIAL BAPTIST

PRECIOUS BLOOD

SAINT STEPHEN CATHEDRAL

519 W Byers Ave. 270-684-7234

3306 Fenmore St. 270-684-6888

610 Locust St. 270-683-6525

WHITESVILLE BAPTIST

SAINT ALPHONSUS

SAINT WILLIAMS

10167 Hwy 54, Whitesville 270-233-5401

WING AVENUE BAPTIST 628 Wing Ave. 270-683-9679

YELLOW CREEK BAPTIST 5741 KY 144 270-281-4118

YELVINGTON BAPTIST 9424 KY 662, Maceo 270-264-4610

BUDDHIST

MINDFUL HEART BUDDHA SANGHA

SAINT ANTHONY’S

CHURCH OF CHRIST OWENSBORO CHURCH OF CHRIST

SAINTS JOSEPH AND PAUL

3300 Hwy 144 270-684-3406

609 E 4th St. 270-683-5641

SAINT LAWRENCE 6119 St. Lawrence Rd., Philpot 270-281-4802

SAINT MARTIN 5856 State Route 81 270-685-0339

CATHOLIC

SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

BLESSED MOTHER 601 E 23rd St. 270-683-8444

TENTH STREET BAPTIST

BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL

1213 E 10th St. 270-684-8116

602 Sycamore St. 270-926-4741

THIRD BAPTIST

IMMACULATE

527 Allen St. 270-683-0269

2516 Christie Pl. 270-683-0689

UTICA BAPTIST

OUR LADY OF LOURDES 4029 Frederica St. 270-684-5369

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9545 KY-144, Philpot 270-281-4802

261 Saint Anthony Rd., Utica 270-733-4341

600 North Weinbach Ave. #220 Evansville, IN 812-434-6643

8275 US 231, Utica 270-729-0789

415 KY-1207, Utica 270-733-4517

7925 Hwy 500 270-229-4164

7232 State Route 56 270-771-4436

PARRISH AVENUE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2302 W Parrish Ave. 270-684-0358

SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2920 New Hartford Rd. 270-683-5386

WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 4201 Benttree Dr. 270-683-4204

CHURCH OF GOD

SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

10534 Main Cross St., Whitesville 270-233-4196

1102 W 7th St. 270-684-1757

SAINT PETER OF ALCANTARA

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

81 Church St. 270-764-1983

1836 W. 5th St. 270-683-412

SAINT PIUS TENTH PARISH

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD

3512 E 6th St. 270-684-4745

2101 State Route 554 270-691-2610

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GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD

BRECKENRIDGE STREET METHODIST

6320 Old Hwy 54, Philpot 270-729-9157

1400 Breckenridge St. 270-683-2277

NEXT LEVEL CHURCH OF GOD

MASONVILLE UNITED METHODIST

2613 Cravens Ave. 270-314-7589

OWENSBORO WINGS OF FAITH 1002 Omega St. 270-926-9813

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

PLEASANT GROVE UNITED METHODIST 4730 Pleasant Grove Rd. 270-926-3204

AUDUBON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

SAINT JOHN UNITED METHODIST

15 Carter Rd. 270-691-0893

2160 Griffith Ave. 270-683-6326

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

SETTLE MEMORIAL METHODIST

3400 Lewis Ln. 270-926-3086

201 E 4th St. 270-684-4226

THRUSTON UNITED METHODIST

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FIRST CHRISTIAN

5551 State Route 405 270-281-9044

700 JR Miller Blvd. 270-684-8879

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST

EPISCOPAL

2815 Old Hartford Rd. 270-683-1878

CHRIST THE REDEEMER REFORMED EPISCOPAL 426 St Ann St. 270-925-1850

TRINITY EPISCOPAL

WESLEYAN HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST 1215 Scherm Rd. 270-684-5573

720 Ford Ave. 270-684-5326

WOODLAWN UNITED METHODIST

HINDU

1120 Woodlawn Ave. 270-683-9868

6044 Vann Rd. Newburgh, IN 812-853-5390

ISLAMIC CENTER OF OWENSBORO

JEWISH

3131 Alvey Park Dr. W 270-688-0001

TRI-STATE HINDU TEMPLE

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2810 Old Masonville Loop, Utica 270-729-4552

TEMPLE ADATH ISRAEL – SYNAGOGUE

MUSLIM

NONDENOMINATIONAL

429 Daviess St. 270-683-9723

BRIDGEPOINTE

LUTHERAN

2706 Frederica St. 270-852-5164

FAITH LUTHERAN (ELCA) 2830 Frederica St. 270-684-6611

PEACE LUTHERAN (LCMS) 2200 Carter Rd. 270-685-0249

METHODIST

CHURCH ALIVE 325 Carter Rd. 270-683-4200

CHURCH FOR ALL 400 E. 4th St. 270-688-8232

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST

ENCOUNTER COMMUNITY

2711 Cravens Ave. 270-689-0801

2001 Prince Ave. 270-316-1255

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FOUNTAIN DOWNTOWN – REHOBETH MINISTRY 119 W. 2nd St. 270-691-1122

GOSPEL KINGDOM CHURCH 5691 W. 5th St. Rd. 270-316-3439

HIS CHURCH 4810 Frederica St. 270-926-6009

LEGACY OWENSBORO 5333 Frederica St. 270-478-4294

LIFELINE REVIVAL CENTER 2808 W 2nd St. 270-688-0820

LIVING HOPE COMMUNITY 1709 Alexander Ave. 270-993-3604

MATTHEW’S TABLE 119 W. 24th St. hello@matthewstableowensboro.com

NEW COVENANT 3515 Wathens Xing 270-316-1819

OWENSBORO CHRISTIAN 2818 New Hartford Rd. 270-683-2706

OWENSBORO FAITH FELLOWSHIP

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

OPEN DOOR UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 407 W 5th St. 812-228-6100

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF OWENSBORO 1221 Cedar St. 270-684-1224

GREATER EBENEZER TEMPLE

CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD

1528 W 9th St. 270-685-5765

2201 W 9th St.

PHILLIPS CHAPEL WORSHIP ASSEMBLY

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

500 Orchard St. 270-791-8011

THE PENTECOSTALS OF OWENSBORO

270-926-5070

IMMANUEL SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 1301 Pearl St. 270-684-5323

PRESBYTERIAN

6500 US-231, Utica 270-926-8980

OWENSBORO GOSPEL KINGDOM

CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN (PCUSA)

2288 Tamarack Rd.

7625 U.S. Hwy 431, Utica 270-733-4183

426 Saint Ann St. 270-683-6836

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

IGNITE 360

RIVERTREE

SIKH

CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)

800 Chuck Gray Ct. 270-683-8513

TRI-STATE GURU NANAK SIKH TEMPLE

1836 W 5th St. 270-256-5408

600 Salem Dr. 270-685-5819

ORTHODOX

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 3337 Hwy 144 270-685-3396

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 2208 Tamarack Rd. 270-683-3431

3857 KY Hwy 54 270-685-3055

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 270-685-4747

2816 N. Cullen Ave Evansville, IN

CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN (CPC)

2805 W 4th St. 270-684-3916

910 Booth Ave. 270-683-4479

THE FATHER’S HOUSE

UNITY FELLOWSHIP

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (PCUSA)

3031 Bittel Rd. 270-684-8274

PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

270-683-3811

1419 Bosley Rd. 270-240-2005

2804 Veach Rd.

1328 Griffith Ave. 270-684-1467

PENTECOSTAL

ST. ANANIAS ORTHODOX

CHRIST GOSPEL CHURCH

3407 Bellemeade Ave. Evansville, IN

9 Gale Ave. 270-478-4793

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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 625 Allen St.

WESLEYAN SOUTHSIDE WESLEYAN 270-683-6804

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SENIOR

Living

W

hether you are looking to retire

seniors in Owensboro find helpful:

activities and programs for seniors

in Owensboro or moving to

Volunteer Owensboro is a nonprofit

like meals, recreation, counseling and

the community with an aging family

organization that can connect you to

member, we certainly have many

local volunteer opportunities across the

more. Visit seniorodc.com for more

opportunities to consider. Seniors often

community. Visit volunteerowensboro.

enjoy off Broadway shows at RiverPark

com for more information.

information. Owensboro Health hosts the Golden

The Green River Area Development

Partners program that offers a variety

opportunities

hotline connects citizens with a variety

of educational and fun opportunities

across the community, adult athletics

of in-home services for loved ones. Call

for seniors. Call 270-688-6855.

like pickleball leagues and aquatics

800-928-9094.

Center and local productions at Theatre Workshop,

volunteer

classes, even discounted courses at local universities. Owensboro

River

Audubon Area Community Services can connect you with transportation

is

great

for

any

for seniors, assistance with heating and

generation, with ample opportunities

cooling, senior housing options and in-

to feel a part of the community at any

home services. Call 270-686-1600.

age. Here are some local resources

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The Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess

County

offers

City

Pickleball

Club

is

growing in popularity among local seniors. Check out what America’s fastest growing sport is all about with River City Pickleball. Visit rivercitypickleballclub.org for more information.

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LIVING IN OWENSBORO PUZZLE PIECES // PHOTO BY WONDER BOY MEDIA

Get Involved. Give

Back.

People are more likely to give their time if they know what their community needs and how they can help. But often, a gap exists between needs and the community’s awareness of those needs. Volunteer Owensboro is an organization that aims to solve this problem for the community by connecting people with volunteer opportunities. Through community outreach, events and education awareness programs they partner with nonprofit organizations to help get the word out to the community about those in need and volunteering opportunities. Contact Volunteer Owensboro to get connected at volunteerowensboro@gmail.com

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Here are just some of the local nonprofits that you can become involved in: Aid the Homeless American Red Cross Boulware Mission CareNet Owensboro CASA of Ohio Valley Cliff Hagan Girls & Boys Club Daniel Pitino Shelter Dismas Charities Dream Riders of Kentucky Flamingos for Amber, Inc. Fresh Start for Women Friends of Sinners Girls Incorporated Goodfellows Club Green River Area Down Syndrome Association - GRADSA Habitat for Humanity of Owensboro Daviess County H.L. Neblett Community Center Help Office of Owensboro Homeless Council of the Ohio Valley Hospice of Western KY International Center of Western KY Mary Kendall Home Matthew 25 Aids Service MentorKids Kentucky New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services Oasis Shelter Opportunity Center Owensboro Chapter of the NAACP Owensboro Lions Club Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition Puzzle Pieces Right to Life of Owensboro Senior Community Center St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter St. Joseph’s Peace Mission for Children Sunrise Children’s Services The Children’s Advocacy Center The Salvation Army United Way of Ohio Valley Wendell Foster

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LIVING IN OWENSBORO

Why did you join CYP?

PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

“Moving to a new city can be exciting but also a little intimidating. When I first moved to Owensboro, I didn’t know anyone. I went to work, the gym and home each day on repeat but knew I wanted more. Joining CYP helped spark conversations with like-minded young professionals that have grown to be some of my best friends.”

MARIO VIZUET WEALTH ADVISOR, OLD NATIONAL BANK CYP CHAIR

C H A M B E R YOU NG PROF E S S IONA L S By: Ashley Wedding

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hamber Young Professionals (CYP), is part of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce that provides professionals under the age of 40 an opportunity to network and become more involved in their community. It offers a fresh energy and a new perspective, according to past CYP chair Dave Kirk. Chamber Young Professionals (CYP) provides a great opportunity for professionals 40 years and younger to network and educate themselves on important issues facing the Greater Owensboro area. Through community

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service projects, social events, corporate tours and professional development, CYP members develop strong ties in the Owensboro community. The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce encourages members to become more involved throughout the community and to serve as future leaders. CYP Membership is $50 per year if you or your employer is a Chamber member and $100 per year if you or your employer is a non-Chamber member. (Many employers will cover this fee.) Contact cyp@owensboro.com to join now! O

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Owensboro offers several great options for exploring our city.

Except for getting used to some one-way streets here and there, newcomers find Owensboro pretty easy to navigate. Frederica Street is the main north-south thoroughfare through town. Parrish Avenue, which turns into Highway 54, intersects the city east to west. No matter where you’re headed, getting around Owensboro is easy with Owensboro Public Transit bus routes. (See transit.owensboro.org for a detailed map and listing of stops.) When you’re enjoying the riverfront, the Trolley is a free and fun way to discover downtown. Here’s a closer look at some of Owensboro’s public transportation options.

Downtown Trolley

The Trolley is a FUN and carefree way to explore downtown Owensboro! The Trolley’s Route around downtown Owensboro takes approximately 20 minutes. Look for Trolley Stop Signs at the following locations: • Owensboro Convention Center Holiday Inn Riverfront • • Walnut and 3rd • 3rd and Locust • 3rd and Frederica • 3rd and St. Ann • 3rd and Daviess • 2nd and Crittenden • 2nd and Daviess • 2nd and Allen • 2nd and St. Ann • 2nd and St. Elizabeth • Hampton Inn & Suites Service Hours from April - October Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. (break from 7:20 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Service Hours from November - March Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ridesharing

For fans of ridesharing apps, Lyft & Uber offer service in the ’boro as well. Download the apps on your mobile phone, create an account and enjoy the ride. WHY RIDE THE TROLLEY?

» No cost to ride » No need to worry about PARKING » Unique experience » CHILDREN LOVE THE TROLLEY

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» Get information and facts about Owensboro and downtown from your driver. » Not sure where to go or what to do? Just ask your Trolley driver for ideas!

» The Trolley SAVES YOU GAS! » A quick ride to the beautiful Riverfront and Smothers Park » Handicapped Accessible

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city buses

Bus Fares:

Service Hours: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. – 7:35 p.m. Saturday 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Sunday Closed

Adult: Seniors (60+): Disabled/Medicare: Youth (7-18): Children (0-6): Transfers*:

OTS does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. OTS operates from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on: Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Good Friday, Day after Thanksgiving Visit www.transit.owensboro.org to see a detailed map of all bus stops and routes.

Cash $1.00 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 FREE FREE

10 Tokens $9.00 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 FREE FREE

Day Pass* $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 FREE FREE

Monthly Pass* $30.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 FREE FREE

*Day Pass: Unlimited rides for one day. *Monthly Pass: Unlimited rides for one month. *Transfers are given out only downtown. Transfers are valid only when boarding at the Downtown Transfer Point (OTS Office). Please have exact change or pass ready when boarding the bus. OTS drivers carry no change or tokens. Passengers may bring on board only the number of packages or items they can carry in one trip. OTS Prohibits the following: Profanity, Solicitation, Weapons, Use of Alcohol or Tobacco Products. Driver has the right to refuse service. O

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If you’ve got any train buffs in the family, the Historic RailPark and Train Museum is not far from Beech Bend Park. And of course, the National Corvette Museum is really the premier attraction in Bowling Green, especially seeing the Corvettes that were recovered from the sinkhole a few years ago. Pretty amazing!

Folks from Owensboro usually go to Evansville, Indiana to shop, eat out, go to a concert or take the kids to the zoo. However, Evansville also has lots of other adventures and attractions you can’t find in Owensboro, such as “Vertical eXcape” indoor rock climbing gym.

On the way back from Bowling Green, stop off at Chaney’s Dairy Barn for some ice cream. It’s a pretty, country drive off I-165 and back, but it’s worth the time.

CMOE (Children’s Museum of Evansville) hosts four main galleries, plus a multimedia theater. Evansville Otters baseball at historic Bosse Field is a lot of fun as well.

Speaking of baseball, the Bowling Green Hotrods are the next closest ball club, and they are actually a farm team for the Tampa Bay Rays. Beech Bend Park is definitely worth checking out. It has been given a complete overhaul the last 10 years, and now has a waterpark, a steel roller coaster, and an overall fresh look and feel. The speedway and campground next door are still very popular too.

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coffee shops, music and friendly people. As University of Kentucky fans know, Lexington is also the home of the Wildcats and Rupp Arena.

CINCINNATI - 3.5 HOURS Resting along the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati offers both urban energy and southern upscale malls to funky little boutiques. Be inspired

Just two hours upriver from Owensboro, Louisville makes a perfect weekend getaway. The Louisville Zoo, Kentucky Kingdom & Thunder Bay amusement park and the Louisville Slugger Museum are popular attractions. The beautiful riverfront plays host to annual festivals like Forecastle music & art festival and Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display, as well as Louisville Slugger field, where the Louisville Bats (Triple A affiliate of the Cincinnatti Reds). Nearby, Louisville FC (professional USL soccer) plays at Lynn Family Stadium.

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shopping, architecture, history, craft beer, local

charm. Cincinnati boasts fantastic shopping, from

LOUISVILLE - 2 HOURS

Ride Kentucky’s only underground boat tour at Lost River Cave! Stretch your legs on nearly two miles of easy walking trails, one of which leads to the natural spring. Kids can enjoy a butterfly habitat, geocaching, bird bingo, and the Nature Trading Post where they can trade outdoor finds for prizes.

known for bourbon, street art, nightlife, food,

at the National Underground Freedom Center, stroll through the Cincinnati Zoo, or take a ride on a wooden roller coaster at Kings Island. Right across the river, back in the Bluegrass State, you can experience the Newport Aquarium, which features thousands of creatures from around the world. You can play with penguins, walk inches above sharks and see animals and fish being fed.

ST. LOUIS - 3 HOURS A quick family getaway, St. Louis offers a lot of fun for a long weekend. Try the St. Louis Zoo, which has free admission all year long, catch a Cardinals

NASHVILLE - 2 HOURS A quick, two-hour drive, Nashville, Tennessee, is an excellent getaway for the country music lover. Experience the creative energy of Nashville by starting your visit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And a trip to Nashville isn’t complete without stopping by the Grand Ole Opry House or taking a tour of the legendary Ryman Auditorium. Not a big fan of country? Nashville has no lack of attractions, including The Parthenon at Centennial Park, Adventure Science Center, and SoundWaves, CINCINNATI (209 mi.) America’s first upscale, indoor/ outdoor resort water attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

baseball game, visit the City Museum or the Magic House and of course, you have to visit the St. Louis Arch. You can even fly from the OwensboroDaviess County Regional Airport for as low as $29 each way.

INDIANAPOLIS - 3 HOURS As the home of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy is definitely a sports town. But did you know it’s also the home of the largest children’s museum in the world? The Indianapolis Children’s Museum spans 500,000 square feet with exhibits and activities that

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LEXINGTON 3 HOURS Located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, Lexington takes its rightful place as the Horse Capital of the World with pride. But beyond the beautiful horse farms, Lexington is also

are fun and interesting for the entire family as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. Families will discover some of the most rare dinosaur fossils in the world and see what it’s like to live and work in space. There’s also a theater with children’s plays and live entertainment. O

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YOUR GUIDE TO MAKING MEMORIES AND ENJOYING LIFE.

& R EC REATION LEISURE

DID YOU KNOW Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight-block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront. The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment. People even enjoy the fun on the riverfront from the beautiful Ohio River. // Photo by AP Imagery

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LEISURE & RECREATION

FESTIVALS

REID’S APPLE FESTIVAL // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

INTERNATIONAL BAR-B-Q FESTIVAL Second Weekend in May

PORCHFEST

Best described as “two days of barbecue

PorchFest celebrates community togetherness

heaven,” the International Bar-B-Q Festival

and music. This event is free and open to the

fills the downtown riverfront with the aroma of hickory-smoked chicken, pork, beef, and mutton. Live bands perform on three stages. The festival includes carnival rides, vendor booths, backyard barbecue competitions and so much more.

DAZZLING DAYLILY FESTIVAL Late June

Early June

public and suitable for all ages. Music lovers stroll down Griffith Avenue to enjoy multiple acts on front porch “stages”. Bring your own seats, find your spot, sit and enjoy. Then simply pick up your chairs and take a short walk to the next

FRIDAY AFTER 5 Fridays from late May through early September

welcoming stage!

Owensboro’s FREE live music festival plays on

Late June

the riverfront from Memorial Day to Labor Day

The annual ROMP Festival, the 4-day bluegrass

every summer. Main stage bands perform on the BB&T Plaza at RiverPark Center; acoustic entertainment takes place in the RiverPark Courtyard; Gospel on the River performs in

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ROMP

and Americana music fest held at Yellow Creek Park, is best known for its stellar line-ups, friendly camping atmosphere and easy access

Cannon Hall; local bands perform on the

to artists. Original arts and crafts, farm-to-table

Smothers Park Overlook Stage and Party on the

healthy food vendors and professionally-led

Pier; weekly Street Fairs line the riverfront. It’s

children’s activities (including a spray park and

“Where The Weekend Begins” in Owensboro!

playgrounds) endear audiences to ROMP.

The Dazzling Daylily Festival brings beautiful blooms, plus multiple activities for everyone to enjoy! Balloons Over the Garden will return as well. Check the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s website for a complete schedule.

ALL-AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY July 4th Join us in Downtown Owensboro for an incredible display of fireworks in recognition of our nation’s independence, including a special performance by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra!

DUST BOWL July A long-standing annual outdoor basketball tournament for the whole community to enjoy. Owensboro’s best and bravest ballers in different age groups take the court at Kendall-Perkins Park each July.

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL Third Saturday in August A unique blending of cultures come together to educate the public through dancing, music,

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ethnic fashions, food, arts and more. A celebration of diversity on the First Presbyterian Church front lawn.

SYMPHONY STROLL Seasonal Symphony Stroll began in the fall of 2020 and features various ensembles throughout downtown Owensboro’s Riverfront. Attendees are encouraged to stroll downtown, enjoy the shops and restaurants and hear delightful performances along the way. For more information visit OwensboroSymphony.org.

CONCERT ON THE LAWN Late August Concert on the Lawn is a more than 30-year tradition for the Owensboro Symphony and occurs in late August. Hosted on the lawn at Kentucky Wesleyan College, this is opportunity for anyone to enjoy a free concert! For more information visit OwensboroSymphony.org

DAVIESS COUNTY PIONEER DAYS September Formerly “Patriot Days,” Daviess County Pioneer Days is held at the Pioneer Village in Yellow Creek Park. This event features

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living history exhibits and demonstrations like woodworking, basket weaving, school house activities, storytelling, colonial games, scavenger hunt, prizes and refreshments.

Then head downtown on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the amazing talents of some of the best pilots in the world, as they push the limits and showcase the best in aviation technology and history.

OWENSBORO AIR SHOW September/October

REID’S APPLE FESTIVAL October

The skies above Owensboro buzz every fall with the sounds of vintage aircraft, military war birds, and jets as the annual Owensboro Air Show takes to the skies. Enjoy a static display of aircraft and a glimpse of some amazing aerial demonstrations on Friday night at the Owensboro Regional Airport.

This unique festival celebrates the fall season and everything apple! Sample all kinds of tasty treats from food vendors, go shopping among the many arts & crafts vendors, and let the kids enjoy the petting zoo, or get a thrill on the many carnival rides. Held annually at Reid’s Orchard.

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CONCERT ON THE LAWN // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

MONSTERS ON THE OHIO October

Christmas.” It’s the largest Christmas

This is the fastest-growing catfishing tournament in the United States. Come down to the weigh-in at beautiful English Park in Owensboro to see some of the best anglers in the country weigh their monster catches in hopes of beating the Kentucky State Record for Bluecats!

area. Each year has a central theme

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK Late November – early January Giant elves, trees, toys and figures, not to mention Santa in his sleigh, line the half-mile walking path at Legion Park in the heart of Owensboro.

CHRISTMAS AT PANTHER CREEK Late November – early January An outdoor driving lighted tour with 400,000-plus lights winding through Panther Creek Park. $5 charge per carload. Wagon rides through the park are also available.

OWENSBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE November – early December The annual Owensboro Christmas Parade is “where Kentucky starts

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parade in Kentucky and the tri-state and features marching bands, lighted floats, an historic calliope, and an appearance by St. Nick himself.

HOLIDAY STROLL First Saturday of December Stroll the downtown streets to get in the holiday spirit. Strolling carolers, storefront decorations, and indoor performers will make this evening a reminder of the good old days of being downtown at Christmas.

HOLIDAY FOREST FESTIVAL OF TREES Mid November - December More than a dozen monumental Christmas trees, designed and decorated by area artists, floral designers and cultural organizations, interpret the current exhibition at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. O *All festival information obtained from visitowensboro.com. Please check their website for up-to-date information.

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AROUND TOWN

Owensboro’s entertainment options extend beyond downtown. Here are a few local favorites:

GREEN RIVER DISTILLERY TOURS 10 Distillery Rd. | 270-691-9001

When O.Z. Tyler bought the former Medley Distillery in 2014, they refurbished the dilapidated distillery into what has become the fourth largest independent bourbon distillery and the 11th stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail™. Recently renamed Green River Distilling Company, the distillery offers tours Monday through Saturday which includes a tasting and ends with a stroll through the gift shop. With an annual capacity now exceeding 90,000 barrels, a tour of Green River Distilling covers every aspect of whiskey production, from grain to mash to beer to distillate to barrels of whiskey. Visit GreenRiverDistilling.com for more information.

ESCAPE TODAY

824 West 2nd Street | 270-240-4216 With escape rooms, axe throwing, an arcade and more, Escape Today is “Owensboro’s #1 destination for fun.” The founders strive to constantly add new entertainment opportunities that thrive on smiles, laughter and cheers. Escape Today is perfect

GREEN RIVER DISTILLERY // PHOTO BY WONDER BOY MEDIA

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building events. Visit escapeowensboro.com for more information.

OWENSBORO REGIONAL FA R M E R S M A R K E T 1205 Triplett St.

The Market season generally runs from mid-April to early November and features locally grown vegetables, flowers, meats and baked goods. The mission of the Market is to provide resources for a healthier lifestyle and access to locally produced food and farm fresh products. Visit owensbororegionalfarmersmarket.org. The 2022-23 Greater Owensboro Relocation Guide


ENJOYING PUBLIC ARTS T H E AT R E W O R K S H O P OF OWENSBORO

OWENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 211 East Second St. | 270-684-0661 Each season, The Owensboro Symphony offers an inspiring Subscription Series in Owensboro’s RiverPark

Trinity Centre - 407 W. Fifth St.

Center. In addition, the

TWO Empress Theatre - 418 Frederica St

Symphony presents free

270-683-5333 TWO operates two historic theatres in downtown Owensboro, producing an eclectic season of community theatre, featuring contemporary and classic plays

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summer outdoor concerts and Chamber Orchestra performances in area churches. Read more at theoso.com

and musicals while maintaining a busy schedule of concerts, art exhibits, classes and workshops. The TWO education

RIVERARTES

program has grown to include frequent

RIVERARTES, an outdoor sculpture

youth shows, drama clubs and camps,

project showcased in Owensboro’s

TWO in the Schools, and more.

Riverfront Development is managed

Find schedules and more information at

by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

theatreworkshop.org.

for the City of Owensboro. The newest sculpture, entitled “Lincoln,” is a life-

OWENSBORO MUSEUM OF FINE ART

size bronze depicting the sixteenth

901 Frederica St. | 270-685-3181

are valued at more than $300,000 and

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

have been acquired by the art museum

presents traveling exhibitions from major

for Owensboro’s public art collection and

museums, galleries and private collections

installed in the downtown area.

president of the United States sitting on a park bench with top hat in hand was sculpted by Mark Lundeen of Loveland, Colorado. The previous 10 works of art

and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collection. OMFA also houses

AGRI-TAINMENT T R U N N E L L’ S FA R M MARKET 9255 US HWY 431 & 4399 Springhill Dr. Ste. A 270-733-2222 Trunnell’s Farm Market and Family Fun Acre features 30+ attractions to keep active toddlers happy, school-aged youngsters intrigued and adults amazed. Activities including a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch,

a Regional Art Market that offers works

DOWNTOWN MURALS

for sale by artists and craftsmen from

The blue Owensboro mural on the side

Kentucky and surrounding states. Annual

of the Convention and Visitors Bureau

festivals include the Holiday Forest

building is perfect for selfies. Just across

Festival of Trees, Bronze Buffalo Festival

from it is the Kentucky Mirror Mosaic,

This family-owned orchard offers so much

and Art by the Stars Gala! ARTLAND, an

which received a facelift in 2021. An anti-

more than just fruit! Reidland Play area

interactive art studio, KALEIDOSCOPE

violence mural can be found at Third and

KAVE, a computerized digital gallery and

Allen Street, which was commissioned by

the Young at Art Gallery offer hands-on

a local nonprofit. And a mural to celebrate

educational activities for children.

Black history can be found at Kendall

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wagon rides, jumping pillow and more.

REID’S ORCHARD 4818 HWY 144 | 270-685-2444

features a sunflower, soybean, and corn maze, the “Apple Express” train ride, inflatables, jump pad, duck races, Bella’s Barnyard, racers and sliders, and much more.

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Dine, Drink, Discover

ince the summer of 2019, a new open container policy allows a portion of downtown to be considered an entertainment destination center known as “The District,” which allows alcoholic beverages on public property during certain permitted special events such as Friday After 5. Patrons at participating businesses are permitted to leave the premise with an alcoholic beverage as long as they use a specially marked 16 oz. cup. Each cup has a list of The District guidelines printed on the side.

“The

District

adds

some

District when it began in 2019, including

attractiveness to our downtown,” said

the

Assistant City Manager Lelan Hancock.

Convention Center, Bluegrass Music Hall

“It allows patrons the freedom to get out and discover what downtown Owensboro has to offer.” Hancock

says

the

cups

serve

three purposes. “It allows local law enforcement to know who is carrying a drink in the downtown area. It allows businesses to know who’s participating and who’s not. And third, and most importantly, you have the rules in your hand. It tells you where you can go, what you can do with this cup, and it gives you a website as well to give you the map.” Around

a

establishments

dozen

downtown

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RiverPark

Center,

Owensboro

of Fame and Museum, and participating nearby restaurants. During the first few months of participation, Public Events Coordinator Tim Ross said most participating restaurants and bars saw an increase in sales. The

community

has

responded

positively as well. “The feedback we’re getting from folks being able to get a drink at the patio at Friday After 5, then walk down to a food truck, or another place for dinner and not have to be contained in one spot has been positive,” Ross said.

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RULES:

Alcoholic beverages are only allowed on public property during designated special events. District cups are never permitted inside: • Lazy Dayz Playground • Shelton Memorial in Smothers Park • Any church property Alcoholic beverages must be purchased from a participating business inside the boundaries of The District and will be placed in specially marked cups. Patrons cannot carry cups into another business location. Cups must stay within the boundaries of The District (look for signs that indicate the boundaries of The District)

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THE DOWNTOWN SCENE

Owensboro is a fun place to live, with something going on every weekend. After you take in a show at the RiverPark Center, catch a bluegrass band at the Hall of Fame or simply dine in one of the area's great restaurants, why not extend the fun and check out one of the hot spots downtown? Whether you like locally brewed beer, a sophisticated wine bar or a quirky pub with unique choices—downtown Owensboro is the perfect place to gather with friends!

BRASHER'S LIL' NASHVILLE Be sure to check out this intimate venue with the best sound quality this side of Nashville! The bar is fully stocked with cold beer, great spirits and hand crafted drinks...and especially, the best bourbons Kentucky has to offer! Enjoy some of the best country, rock, blues, pop and bluegrass acts around!

BREW BRIDGE Owensboro's first brewery in over 100 years! Brew Bridge has an amazing tap selection (30+), cocktails and wine. You can enjoy a full food menu like burgers, wraps, and wings. They have weekly events like live music, trivia, and bar bingo. Cool environment—especially the outdoor space!

THE PUB ON SECOND With 100+ craft and domestic beers, an ever expanding bourbon list, amazing signature cocktails, and martinis for every palate, you must check out The Pub. Although they do not have a kitchen, they welcome guests to order from the surrounding restaurants and have food brought in!

SIP

BREW BRIDGE // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

B R A S H E R ’S L I L’ N A S H V I L L E / / P H OTO B Y D A N N Y BEELER (HEART OF THE CITY DESIGN)

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MOONLITE BAR-B-Q INN // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

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Owensboro boasts enough restaurants to keep any foodie happy and this list will keep you plenty busy. New restaurants pop up every day and long-established eateries sometimes change locations. This restaurant guide is subject to change.

ASIAN

NIKO’S ITALIAN CUISINE

REAL HACIENDA

OLD HICKORY BAR-B-Q

2200 E. Parrish Ave.

338 Washington Ave.

3023 Highland Pointe Dr.

Locally-owned, fine dining, wine and

4820 Frederica St. 3023 Highland Pointe Drive

CHOP STICK Chinese hibachi grill.

spirits with an emphasis on Italian cuisine.

Locally-owned, authentic Mexican cuisine in a great atmosphere.

HONG KONG CHINESE RESTAURANT

OLIVE GARDEN

SALSARITA’S

1650 Starlite Dr.

5204 Frederica St.

3500 Villa Point

Authentic Chinese cuisine.

Casual Italian dining featuring

MIKATO STEAK AND SUSHI 3500 Villa Point Japanese steakhouse and sushi.

MR. WOK EXPRESS 3435 Frederica St. Eat in or take out. Szechuan, Hunan and Mandarin style cuisines.

NEW CHINA BUFFET 4768 Frederica St. Largest buffet in town, featuring Szechuan, Hunan and Mandarin cuisines. Dine-in or carryout.

OWENSBORO KAREN RESTAURANT 7046 Hwy. 56 Authentic taste of Southeast Asia.

PAN ASIAN CHINESE FOOD 2656 Frederica St. Chinese, Japanese, sushi.

SHOGUN OF OWENSBORO 5010 Wildcat Way. Traditional Japanese hibachi & fresh sushi in a fun, exciting environment.

SHOGUN BISTRO 2127 E Parrish Ave. Sushi, hibachi and Asian fusion.

SHOGUN EXPRESS 3415 Frederica Street Asian fusion, fast-food/casual dining.

WASABI 54 238 Kidron Valley, Suite #5 Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi and a full bar.

WASABI EXPRESS 636 Southtown Blvd, Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi.

ITALIAN

FAZOLI’S

5060 Frederica St. Baked pastas, subs, pizza & other casual Italian fare.

authentic entrees, soups, desserts, wines and more.

MEXICAN

ALFONSO’S TACO SHOP 830 Chuck Gray Ct. Great Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DON MARIO’S 122 W. 2nd St. Suite A Traditional food that you can find in Mexico.

EL BRACERO 2945 Wimsatt Ct. Authentic Mexican restaurant.

EL MOLCAJETE 2845 W. Parrish Ave. Mexican cuisine with the freshest ingredients and bold flavor.

EL TORIBIO 3034 E 4th St.

Casual restaurant serving fresh Mexican foods, including tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos.

SPORTS BARS, PUBS, BREWERIES, WINE BARS

BRASHER’S LIL’ NASHVILLE 123 W. 2nd St. Live music and drinks.

BREW BRIDGE 800 W. 2nd St. An amazing tap selection (30+), a full food menu of burgers, wraps, salads, wings, sandwiches.

MILLAY’S TAVERN & GRILL 9431 Hwy 144 Great bar food and drinks.

MILLIGAN’S BAR 3136 W. 2nd St. Drinks and live music.

Locally-owned. authentic Mexican cuisine.

O’BRYAN BAR & GRILL

EL TUCAN DEL CIELO

Family sports bar, live music.

7006 Highway 815

1007 Tamarack Road, Unit 2 & 3 Locally-owned, specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine.

ERNESTO’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL 611 Emory Dr.

SIP 101 Frederica St. Ste. 1 Extensive wines by the bottle, glass, half glass or ounce tastings as well as bourbon and craft beers.

Traditional Mexican restaurant with a twist.

TEN.O.SIX

LOS NOPALES

Beers and cocktails.

8210 US Hwy 60 West Locally owned, authentic Mexican cuisine.

MI RANCHITO 1146 Carter Rd. Locally owned, authentic Mexican cuisine.

PAPA GRANDE 544 Southtown Blvd. 3830 Hwy 54, Unit 203 Locally-owned authentic Mexican cuisine and guacamole made right at your table!

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THE PUB ON SECOND 116A W. 2nd St. 100+ craft and domestic beers, an ever expanding bourbon list, amazing Signature Cocktails and martinis

BARBECUE

MOONLITE BAR-B-Q INN 2840 W. Parrish Ave. Locally-owned with a world-famous buffet of homemade sides, burgoo and desserts, plus a full salad bar. Dine-in or carryout.

Locally-owned with dine-in, carryout, drive-thru. Celebrating 100 years of serving slow-cooked mutton, chicken and ribs.

OLE SOUTH BARBECUE 3523 Highway 54 Serving great barbecue with a lunch and dinner buffet and Owensboro’s best breakfast.

DELIS

COLBY’S DELI & CAFE 401 Frederica St. Locally-owned, offering great breakfast items, sandwiches, salads.

GENE’S HEALTH FOOD, INC. 1738 Moseley St. Locally owned, deli in store with sandwiches, organic salads, juice, smoothies and more.

GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO. & CAFE 3211 Frederica St. 4431 Springhill Dr. Locally-owned, serving fresh-made breads, signature sandwiches, soupsof-the-day and salads.

LIC’S DELI & ICE CREAM 2120 W. Parrish Ave. Old-fashioned, hand-dipped ice cream and deli sandwiches, burgers, cakes, cookies and chili.

MCALISTER’S DELI 2065 E Parrish Ave. Suite 500 Sandwiches, salads, soups, spuds and a heaping spoonful of southern hospitality.

NIKO’S BAKERY & CAFE 601 Emery Dr. Locally owned, European style bakery. Breads, pastries, sandwiches, salads, desserts.

PANERA BREAD 4600 Frederica St. Casual dining that offers freshlybaked breads, pastries sandwiches, soups, salads.

COFFEEHOUSES

DUNKIN’ DONUTS 3011 Frederica St.

Donuts, coffee, teas, sandwiches and pastries.

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DONATO’S PIZZA 2601 W Parrish Ave. Crispy pizzas and oven-baked subs.

3333 Frederica St. 1003 Burlew Blvd. Pizza, pasta, chicken and more.

FETTA SPECIALTY PIZZA 118 St. Ann St. Delicious specialty pizza hand tossed right before your eyes!

Locally-owned steakhouse with large soup and salad bar.

Local, pleasantly casual and intimate, featuring American fare in a family-

friendly space.

LEANING TOWER OF PIZZA

THE FAMOUS BISTRO

10531 Main Cross St., Whitesville

102 W. 2nd St.

Not just any old pizza place.

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere— scratch-made food and the best service in town.

3429 Frederica St. 1650 Starlite Dr.

LURE SEAFOOD & GRILLE

MELLOW MUSHROOM 101 W. 2nd St. Delicious food in a fun and creative environment.

MOD PIZZA 2710 Heartland Crossing, Suite C Counter-serve chain featuring buildyour-own pizza.

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA 2510 Frederica St. 3332 Villa Point

217 Williamsburg Square

2760 Veach Rd.

Hand tossed pizzas, subs, salads, bread sticks, cheese bread and desserts.

Hot-N-Ready pizzas and Crazy Sticks.

333 Frederica St.

BRIARPATCH

202 W. 3rd St.

5615 KY-144

THE SPOT COFFEE AND FINERY

Seasonal new American cuisine, offering appetizers, entrees and desserts.

COLBY’S FINE FOOD & SPIRITS

JJ’S PIZZA

GRAMPS COFFEE & DONUTS

BILL’S RESTAURANT 420 Frederica St.

DOMINO’S

GRAMPS COFFEE & DONUTS // PHOTO BY JESSE JAMES AYERS

FINE DINING/ UPSCALE CASUAL

Pizza, wings and breadsticks. Delivery or carryout.

PIZZA BY THE GUY

401 W. 2nd St. Fresh seafood and more, prepared with great expertise and precision.

THE MILLER HOUSE 301 E. 5th St. Dine on three levels of a beautifully restored downtown home. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with full-service conversation bar.

THE PEARL CLUB GRILLE 6501 Summit St. Appetizers, entrees, burgers and wraps.

DINERS, DRIVE-INS & CAFÉS BIG DIPPER

2820 W. Parrish Ave.

Pizza, wings, sandwiches and pasta.

Opened in April 1954, the Dipper offers real old-fashioned drive-in burgers, fries, shakes and ice cream treats.

PIZZERIAS

PIZZA HUT

CARNIVAL CAFE 1741 Scherm Rd.

Located inside Don Moore.

1700 Starlite Dr. 3101 Alvey Park Dr.

4127 Frederica St. 1331 Frederica St. (take out only) 3189 Fairview Dr.

STARBUCKS

Locally-owned, pizzas, sandwiches and salads.

Uniquely crafted coffee and donuts.

OVERFLOW CAFÉ 3232 Villa Point Hand crafted gourmet coffee drinks.

2402 Frederica St. 5151 Frederica St. (inside Target) 2710 Heartland Crossing A Signature coffees and desserts.

THE CREME COFFEE HOUSE

Live music, great drinks, local art and food.

54 PIZZA EXPRESS

AZZIP PIZZA

3115 Commonwealth Ct.

Family-friendly chain.

PEEZO’S PIZZA 2100 W. 2nd St.

3800 Frederica St.

Local pizza, great taste.

Highly customized pizzas baked in a conveyor belt oven in front of customers.

THE OVEN

109 E. 2nd St.

1012 E. 4th St. Delicious pizza, subs, wings.

atmosphere with gourmet coffees, specialty drinks, desserts, soups and

1315 W. 2nd St.

2710 HWY 144

sandwiches.

Diner meals, pizza and plate specials.

Fresh pizza and oven baked wings.

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COUNTRY HAM RESTAURANT 5421 US Highway 60 W. Great country-style cooking.

DEE’S DINER 1362 E. 4th St.

CADILLAC RESTAURANT & GRECIAN PIZZA

Locally-owned, offering a relaxed

Family-friendly, carnival food and drinks

Y-NOT PIZZA & WINGS

Locally-owned diner known for breakfast and plate specials.

DELORIS’ CAFE 2123 Triplett Street Old school diner specializing in breakfast and plate lunches.

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DUGOUT DINER 1212 E. 18th St. Family-owned restaurant, with affordable prices and big portions.

GARY’S DRIVE IN 2220 Veach Rd. Locally-owned restaurant that specializes in burgers, fries and shakes.

HAYDEN’S DRIVE-IN 9209 Highway 56 Burgers, sandwiches and sides.

KELLY RAE’S COUNTRY CAFE 10130 State Route 54, Whitesville Locally-owned home cooking.

LIZZIE’S DINER 1420 Breckenridge St. Locally-owned, home style diner with full breakfast menu and plate lunch specials.

MADEWELL’S CORNER CAFE 924 E. 2nd Street Home-cooked diner meals.

MENDY’S KITCHEN 924 Crabtree Ave. Burgers, sandwiches, sides and ice cream treats.

MIL’S DAIRY DRIVE-IN 0154 KY-54, Whitesville Burgers, sandwiches, ice cream.

NORMAN MCDONALD’S COUNTRY RESTAURANT 6161 Highway 54 Burgers, plate lunches, fried catfish and more.

THE COTTAGE LURE SEAFOOD AND GRILLE // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

6869 KY-56 Delicious food, coffee and desserts.

WONDER WHIP 2434 E 4th St. Locally-owned old-fashioned drive-in offering burgers, sides and frozen treats.

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BAR LOUIE 234 Frederica St.

KENTUCKY LEGEND CAFE ARTISAN CAFE

Upbeat grill chain with American grub,

501 W. 2nd Street

martinis and microbrews.

Inside Owensboro Convention Center

BEEF O’BRADY’S

CHEDDAR’S CASUAL CAFE

3189 Fairview Dr.

3040 Highland Pointe Dr.

Family sports pub with good food in a

Family dining at affordable prices.

friendly atmosphere.

CRACKER BARREL BUFFALO WILD WINGS

5311 Frederica St.

4736 Frederica St.

Homestyle cooking, down-home

Lively sports-bar chain dishing up

service.

HUDDLE HOUSE

SAM’S SOUTHERN EATERY

3248 Mt. Moriah Suite C

2805 W Parrish Ave.

Casual chain offering all-day breakfast, hearty American eats in diner-like digs.

Southern-style po’ boys, burgers & fried fish come in generous portions at this casual chain eatery.

IHOP 3080 Highland Pointe Dr. Wide variety of pancakes, other

SHONEY’S

American breakfast and diner fare.

4710 Frederica St.

LEGENDS SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4431 Springhill Drive, Suite E Bar food with a twist, 40 beers on tap

Family-oriented chain serving an all-American diner-style menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

and over 20 TVs to enjoy the big game!

wings and pub grub.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

DENNY’S RESTAURANT

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

BURGER THEORY

4545 Frederica St.

2974 Heartland Crossing

943 Moseley Rd.

701 W. 1st St.

Full menu and breakfast served 24

Casual steakhouse chain in a ranch-

Fresh-cut steaks, made-from-

Located in Holiday Inn Owensboro

hours a day.

Riverfront.

style space.

scratch side dishes, fall-off-the-bone

DRAKE’S CITY WALK

O’CHARLEY’S RESTAURANT & BAR

3050 Highland Pointe Dr.

5205 Frederica St.

222 Allen St.

Over 20 craft beers on tap, big burgers

Steaks, seafood, chicken, homemade

A casual dining spot for lunch and for

and the freshest sushi in town.

yeast rolls, with a variety of fresh-cut

dinner.

GRANDY’S CRAB PARTY

5000 Frederica St.

3332 Villa Point Suite #102

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Seafood, sushi restaurant.

dine in, carryout, or drive-thru.

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salads.

RED LOBSTER 3410 Frederica St.

ribs, fresh-baked breads and lively atmosphere.

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FAST FOOD ARBY’S 2960 W. Parrish Ave. 3401 Villa Pointe Dr. 4614 Frederica St. Large variety of sandwiches and sides.

DAIRY QUEEN 1715 Frederica St. 3022 E. 4th St. 3224 New Hartford Rd. Burgers, Blizzards and more.

We have the meats!

FIREHOUSE SUBS

BURGER KING

Made-to-order hot and cold subs.

2401 Patriot Run

5150 Frederica St.

1738 Triplett St.

FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES

2944 W. Parrish Ave.

3248 Mount Moriah Ave.

Clean restaurant, friendly employees, fast

Made-to-order burgers, fries and hot

service. Drive-thru open 24 hours.

dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

CHICKEN SALAD CHICK 2596 Calumet Trace

FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD & STEAKBURGERS

Chicken salads plus sandwiches, soups

4641 Frederica St.

and sides.

Retro-style chain for steakburgers, hot dogs and frozen custard.

CHICK-FIL-A 4601 Frederica St.

G.D. RITZY’S

Chicken sandwiches, salads, shakes and

4527 Highway 54

sides.

4925 Frederica St. Burgers, fries and ice cream.

CULVER’S 3020 Highland Pointe Dr.

GYRO HOUSE

Frozen custard treats, butter burgers and

4551 Springhill Dr. Ste. 1

more.

Mediterranean casual dining.

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HARDEE’S 2705 W. Parrish Ave. 3101 Frederica St. Burgers, ham, chicken, roast beef sandwiches and sides.

JIMMY JOHN’S 2300 Frederica St. Freaky fast sandwiches.

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN 3212 Highway 54 Chicken dinners, snacks and sides for dine in or carryout.

LEE’S FAMOUS RECIPE 1800 Carter Rd. 1001 Burlew Blvd. Chicken dinners for one or for a family. Dine in, carryout, or drive-thru.

LONG JOHN SILVER’S 2519 W. Parrish Ave. 2770 Frederica St. 3005 E. 4th St.

1301 Frederica St. Fast-food classics like burgers, hot dogs, french fries & shakes.

SONIC DRIVE-IN 3107 Frederica St. Old-time drive-in offering burgers, sandwiches, sides and frozen treats.

SUBWAY 2420 W. Parrish Ave. 3119 Frederica St. 3124 Highway 54 3007 E. Hwy 60 3739 E. 4th St. 636 Southtown Blvd. 3470 New Hartford Rd. Fresh subs.

3152 Commonwealth Ct. Donuts, cakes, cupcakes and more.

DUNKIN’ DONUTS 3011 Frederica St. Donuts, coffee, teas, sandwiches and pastries.

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES & MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY 3800 Frederica St. Fresh baked cookies, homemade small batch ice cream, cookie cakes, ice cream cakes, and more.

KOEHLER’S BAKERY 1801 Carter Rd. Full line retail bakery offering donuts, pies, cakes, cookies and breads.

TACO BELL 3335 Villa Point 4620 Frederica St. 2500 W. Parrish Ave.

MAGGIE’S CAKES & MORE

Mexican-inspired fast food.

and wedding cakes.

WENDY’S

ORANGE LEAF FROZEN YOGURT

4399 Springhill Drive, Suite B Specialty cakes, gourmet cupcakes

Fast seafood, fish and

2934 Highway 54 4545 Frederica St.

chicken.

Fresh, never frozen beef

Frozen yogurt, specially selected

hamburgers.

toppings.

ZAXBY’S

PINKY’S SNOWCONES & SNACKS

MCDONALD’S 3328 Highway 54 324 Wesleyan Plaza 2306 E. 4th St. 2730 W. Parrish Ave. 4800 Frederica St. American fast food.

PANDA EXPRESS 3000 Heartland Crossing American Chinese cuisine.

PENN STATION 3525 Frederica St. 3023 Highland Pointe Made-to-order East Coast grilled sandwiches and sides.

POPEYE’S CHICKEN 2906 Highland Pointe “New Orleans-style” menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken

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RALLY’S

5030 Frederica St.

4431 Springhill Dr.

A variety of chicken and wings.

905 W. 5th St.

ICE CREAM & SWEETS

flair.

ANDRIA’S CANDIES 217 Allen St.

Fine chocolates and candies that trace back to Greek candy-makers coming to U.S. in 1906.

BASKIN ROBBINS 3245 Mt. Moriah Avenue, #1 Colorful ice cream parlor chain known for its many flavors plus sorbet and yogurt.

COLD STONE CREAMERY 5140 Frederica Street

tenders, fried shrimp.

Ice cream chain offering design-

RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS

on a granite slab.

your-own creations hand-mixed

Seasonal snack stand with local

ROLLING PIN PASTRY SHOP 1129 E 18th St. 20 kinds of donuts, plus pies and pastries.

SMOOTHIE & JUICE BARS

WHEATGRASS JUICE BAR 3500 Villa Point, Suite 102 2682 Frederica St. Raw juice, salads, smoothies, juice cleanses, vegan food, wheatgrass shots.

THRIVE WELLNESS BAR 4010 Frederica St. Nutritional and healthy lunches, snacks, juice shots and smoothies.

2990 Heartland Crossing

CUP CAKERY

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE

Fast-food chain specializing in

231 Williamsburg Square

2804 Frederica St.

fried chicken fingers, crinkle-cut

Custom cakes, gourmet cupcakes,

Flavorful smoothies with a healthy

fries and Texas toast.

cookies.

appeal, all made-to-order.

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Shopping Scene PHOTOS BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

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wensboro’s boutique scene has blossomed the last few years. We like to keep our money where our hearts are: right here at home.

Shopping small is a big deal in many ways. Money spent at a local or family-owned

business recirculates in the Greater Owensboro economy and strengthens our entire community. With that in mind, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Independence Bank unite to turn Small Business Saturday into an all-day shopping event called “Shop Owensboro” to highlight local businesses in a fun way. In 2020, Shop Owensboro expanded beyond the November event to include a summer edition in hopes of supporting local businesses during the pandemic. It was such a success that over 50 local businesses participated in the summer edition in 2021. Here’s a list of local favorites for fashion, novelties, gifts, home decor, and more! The 2022-23 Greater Owensboro Relocation Guide


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KIDSTOP CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE & STRIDE RITE BOOTERY

JULEP HOME & GIFT

A DAY IN TIME 103A W. 3rd St. | 270-933-5587

ENVOGUE

3053 Alvey Park Dr. W. | 270-926-9288

Eclectic items for your home

Women’s, men’s and children’s consignment

ADORN BOUTIQUE

GLASS FACTORY

113 East 18th St. | 270-316-8758 Women’s clothing

BELLA REGAZZA 2736 Frederica St. | 270-926-9546 Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories

BOUTIQUE 54 3245 Mount Moriah Ave. 270-240-4495

2690 Frederica St. | 270-215-7732

Custom furniture, eclectic home decor

HOME INSPIRED

Unique gifts for special occasions, monogramming, gifts and clothing

EMBELLISH 2920 Frederica St. | 270-344-1371 Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories

2750 Keller Rd. | 270-926-1929 Home goods, decor and furnishings

Jewelry

4431 Springhill Dr., Ste. C | 270-9930212 Men’s clothing and accessories

Home décor, entertaining, jewelry and gifts

217 Williamsburg Sq. | 270-684-5419

MANTLED HOME: HOME BOUTIQUE + DESIGN STUDIO

J.J. FOSTERS

Fine furniture and accessories

BYRON & BARCLAY

CRAZY ME GIFTS & APPAREL

Bridal, event and everyday trends

NICK T. ARNOLD

JULEP HOME & GIFT

Men’s and Women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and grooming

303 E. 14th St. | 270-570-5684

3271 Alvey Park Dr., Ste. E 270-684-9047

Women’s clothing, specializing in sizes small - 3x.

121 E. 2nd St., Ste. 100 270-478-5339

MADISON SQUARE BOUTIQUE AND BRIDAL

2738 Frederica St. | 270-215-7750

KIDSTOP CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE & STRIDE RITE BOOTERY 2660 Frederica St., Ste. A 270-926-6433

Children’s boutique specializing in clothing and shoes

LANCE & CO JEWELERS

2730 Frederica St. | 270-686-0001 Jewelry

LIL BIT SASSY

125 W. 2nd St. | 270-852-0555 Baby and children’s clothing

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3630 Frederica St. | 270-686-8463 2594 Calumet Trace | 270-215-7733

PEACOCKS AND PEARLS 4431 Springhill Dr., Suite B 270-926-7467 Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories

PRESERVATION STATION 9661 Highway 56 | 270-616-7007 Vintage, antique and unique mall

RAYELLE COLLECTION 120A W. 2nd St. | 270-702-0078 Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories

RED WING SHOES

ROBIN’S RESALE & BOUTIQUE

2416 New Hartford Rd. | 270-683-6500 Consignment for the entire family, trendy boutique clothes and embroidery

SHOE STOP

2768 Frederica St. | 270-686-7508 Shoes for the entire family

SIMPLY CHIC HOME ACCENTS 101 A W. 3rd St. | 270-683-6333 Furniture, home decor and gifts

STUDIO 105 ART & FRAME GALLERY 105 W. 3rd St. | 270-685-3958

Custom framing and original art

THE EARLE

2686 Frederica St. | 270-684-3111 Men’s clothing, formal wear and alterations

THE RED DOOR BOUTIQUE

105 East 18th St. | 270-926-7220 Women’s clothing and accessories

THE WILLOW TREE

3121 Commonwealth Ct. 270-926-6154 Home décor, jewelry, hand bags and gifts

2928 Heartland Crossing, Ste. A 270-713-0298

WILLOW AND PINE

Soft and safety toe shoes for men and women

Dinnerware, linens, ceramics, pottery, glassware, and baking tools

126 W. 2nd St. | 270-478-1022

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SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Owensboro is a sports town! There are plenty of opportunities for kids to get out and get active in Owensboro. Here is a listing of the most popular youth leagues and programs in Greater Owensboro. This publication comes out every two years, so details are subject to change. Please contact the organization for current information.

BASEBALL

DAVIESS COUNTY PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION daviessky.org

LIL’ SLUGGERS T-BALL LilSluggersTball

OWENSBORO PARKS T-BALL LEAGUE owensboroparks.org

WESTERN CAL RIPKEN owensboroparks.org/sports/youth-baseball

EASTERN CAL RIPKEN owensboroparks.org/sports/youth-baseball

BellevueOwensboroUpwardSports OwensboroUpward

DAVIESS COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING odcyouthsports.com

CHEER ZONE cheer-zone.com

KFL CHEERLEADING kidsfootballleague.com

DANCE

SOUTHERN LITTLE LEAGUE

JOHNSON’S DANCE STUDIO

owensboroparks.org/sports/youth-baseball

johnsonsdancestudio.com

OWENSBORO DAVIESS COUNTY BABE RUTH BASEBALL

MUSICK STUDIOS

odcbaberuthleague.com

OWENSBORO CATHOLIC YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE owensborocatholicleague.com

BASKETBALL

APOLLO ABA YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE stevebarker5.wixsite.com

CLIFF HAGAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB cliffhaganboysandgirlsclub.org

DCHS D-LEAGUE daviesskyschools.org

UPWARD BASKETBALL BellevueOwensboroUpwardSports OwensboroUpward

BOWLING

DIAMOND LANES SOUTHTOWN STRIKERS diamondlanes.net

BOXING

LITTLE LEGENDS littlelegendsybm

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CHEERLEADING

UPWARD CHEERLEADING

musickstudios.com

TIPPI TOES TippiToesDance.com/SoKY

FIGURE SKATING

OWENSBORO FIGURE SKATING CLUB AND FREESTYLE ICE owensboroparks.org

HOCKEY

FOOTBALL

OWENSBORO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

OWENSBORO DAVIESS COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE odcyouthsports.com

KIDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE (KFL) kidsfootballleague.com

GOLF

GO JUNIOR GOLF SERIES gojuniorgolfseries.com

GYMNASTICS

OWENSBORO GYMNAST OwensboroGymFit

owensborohockey.com

MULTI-SPORT TRAINING DYNASTY SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING dynastysportsperformancetraining

SOCCER EAST COUNTY SOCCER LEAGUE EastCountySoccer

ITUMBLE AND BOUNCE

DAVIESS COUNTY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

itumbleandbounce.org

dcysaky.demosphere-secure.com

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SPORTSTUTOR & FUTSAL sportstutor.net

OWENSBORO UNITED SOCCER CLUB owensborounited.com

SOFTBALL

DAVIESS COUNTY PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION daviessky.org

OWENSBORO CATHOLIC YOUTH SOFTBALL LEAGUE owensborocatholicleague.com

SWIMMING

OWENSBORO PARKS & REC owensboroparks.org

OWENSBORO MARLINS owensboromarlins.com

OWENSBORO FAMILY YMCA owensboroymca.org

TAE KWON DO/ MARTIAL ARTS

JONES ATA MARTIAL ARTS owensboroblackbelt.com

GRACIE JUJITSU gracieowensboro.com

OWENSBORO TRADITIONAL TAE KWON DO owensborotkd

TRADITIONAL KARATE owensborokarate.com

TENNIS

CENTRE COURT owensborotennis.net

VOLLEYBALL

LITTLE SPIKERS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE owensboroparks.org

WRESTLING

OWENSBORO FAMILY YMCA YOUTH WRESTLING owensboroymca.org

DAVIESS COUNTY YOUTH WRESTLING LEAGUE daviesskyschools.org

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FITNESS CENTERS Crossfit, boot camps, yoga, big box gyms, and boutique gyms. When it comes to staying fit, Owensboro has it all.

270 YOGA COLLECTIVE 270-240-3159

BALANCE HEALTH + BODY

650 Chuck Gray Ct. | 270-302-3877

ODC STRENGTH RUGRATS

5000 Frederica St. | 270-231-0797

ELY’S DANCE FITNESS

1605 Scherm Rd. | 270-228-4221

CROSSFIT VOX

1316 Alsop Ln. | 270-570-0303

CENTRE COURT

2965 Bittel Rd. | 270-240-4213

EDGE BODY BOOT CAMP

4010 Frederica St. | 270-314-9551

GRACIE OWENSBORO JUJITSU SCHOOL 4010 Frederica St. | 270-478-5004

HOTWORX

2928 Heartland Crossing Suite F | 270-993-9679

A D U LT AT H L E T I C S The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department organizes adult softball and volleyball leagues. Daviess County Church League softball is also very popular. And if tennis is your game, Centre Court is another amenity unique to Owensboro. The Owensboro Daviess County Tennis Association and the City of Owensboro have combined efforts to make a long-time vision of a new indoor tennis facility a reality. Centre Court opened in April of 2015, featuring six indoor courts and nine outdoor courts. The massive tennis facility is nestled in the sports complex at Russell Shifley Park off Bittel Road—visible from the Bypass.

IRON EDGE GYM

4010 Frederica St. | 270-240-1382

IRON JUNGLE

105 Carlton Dr. | 270-926-4923

OWENSBORO ATHLETIC CLUB

Pickleball is one of Owensboro’s fastest growing sports. It’s a cross between table tennis and badminton played with a wiffle type ball. Nearly 200 players from 12 different states registered for a tournament at Owensboro Convention Center in February of 2018.

OwensboroParks.org // OwensboroTennis.net // OwensboroPickleball.org

4010 Frederica St. | 270-240-1382

OWENSBORO CROSSFIT 601 Triplett St. | 270-702-2203

OWENSBORO FAMILY YMCA

900 Kentucky Pkwy. | 270-926-9622

OWENSBORO GYM & FITNESS CENTER 3239 Alvey Park Dr. E | 270-926-3491

OWENSBORO HEALTH HEALTHPARK 1006 Ford Ave. | 270-688-5433

PLANET FITNESS

3621 KY-54 | 270-228-4747

PURE BARRE

2680 Frederica St. | 270-240-4661

PURE LIFE YOGA

5000 Frederica St. | 270-315-3868

RISING LOTUS 707-362-3087

STAY FIT 24

1212 JR Miller Boulevard | 270-684-7101

YOGA AT THE COTTAGE

PROJECT RISE

Whether you’re an experienced runner or you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, Project Rise invites you to join their all-inclusive and encouraging running group at 5:29 a.m. each Thursday morning at Smothers Park.

309 Hill Ave. | 270-222-9359

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Outdoor Recreation BIKE TRAILS RUDY MINE TRAILS SYSTEM Enjoy nature at its finest when you visit the Rudy Mine Trail hiking and bike trail system located out Highway 60 West. The double track trail includes three trails that interconnect equaling four miles for easy to moderate rating. The single track trails were designed by mountain bikers, with 8.25 miles of trails and amazing terrain. These trails offer something for every level rider or outdoor enthusiast!

THE GREENBELT The Adkisson Greenbelt Park is designed to encircle the city, linking neighborhoods, business districts, parks and schools. Over 15 miles of trails make up the Greenbelt Park and offer a 10-foot wide asphalt surface that will easily accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists and meets the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards.

CITY PARKS WALKING TRAILS Seven of Owensboro’s city parks offer walking trails. Listed below are those parks and lengths of each walking trail: Chautauqua Park………………. .7 miles Dugan Best Park………….……. .8 miles Jack C. Fisher Park………….…. .7 miles Joe Ford Nature Park………….. .4 miles Legion Park……………………. .5 miles Moreland Park…………………. .6 miles Waymond Morris Park………… 1.5 miles

HIKING TRAILS YELLOW CREEK PARK Located at 5710 KY-144 in east Daviess County, Yellow Creek Park offers six hiking trails ranging from .5 to 1.5 miles.

PANTHER CREEK PARK Located at in west Daviess County, Panther Creek Park offers

RUDY MINES // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

seven hiking trails ranging from .2 to 4 miles.

JOE FORD NATURE PARK Located near the intersection of the Wendell Ford Expressway and Hwy 60 West, the Joe Ford Nature Park is named in honor of Joe Ford who developed the 15 acre woodland into an outdoor classroom. The Nature Center operates Tuesday – Thursday 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-Noon. Walking trails are open for your enjoyment 365 days a year during daylight hours.

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON STATE PARK – HENDERSON, KY

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Just a short 30 minute drive away, Audubon State Park

relaxing day of fishing.

is best known for its namesake, John James Audubon, who wrote an exhaustive book about birds that was a landmark work in the 1800s. The one-mile “lake trail” offers a beautiful view of Wilderness Lake with another two-mile “backcountry trail” as an add-on.

FISHING

OHIO RIVER

Our little stretch of the Ohio River is home to the

and provides locals and visitors a place to enjoy a

DAVIESS COUNTY FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION The 25-acre lake at Daviess County Fish and Game is stocked with crappie, red ear, bass and catfish on a regular basis for its members. The purpose of the Daviess County Fish and Game is purely charitable and educational in nature, promoting hunting, fishing, wildlife and land conservation, as well

state record catfish for both Kentucky

as safety and respect for others. In

and Indiana - a 104 lb blue cat caught just upriver by

addition to fishing, Fish and

Owensboro’s Bruce Midkiff

Game has a rifle range, archery

in 1999. It’s also home to

range, two playgrounds,

Monsters on the Ohio, a

camping, bath house, and

catfishing tournament

hiking trails.

held each October at English Park which

DISC GOLF

has grown to become

Yellow Creek Park

known as the “Super

and Panther Creek

Bowl of Catfishing.”

Park both offer disc

Hundreds of teams

golf courses, although

from across the country compete for

both offer different

cash prizes as their five

challenges. The course

largest fish are weighed

at Yellow Creek is mostly

in front of the crowd.

throws over the lake, while Panther

Owensboro/Daviess County has

Creek has several tightly wooded holes

several great options for family fishing Panther Creek Park are regularly stocked through the FINS (fish in the neighborhood) program. Through a grant from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the state stocks both county parks with catfish in the summer and trout in the winter. In the city parks system, Jack C. Fischer is stocked with trout in the spring and fall, but Waymond Morris Park on Todd Bridge Road is the only city park that is stocked through the FINS program. The state requires that you follow their regulations; a fishing license is required and game wardens do occasionally patrol the parks, but fishing in a park is a great option for families.

and several longer holes with shots out of and into wood lines. Whitesville Community Park, located just outside of Owensboro, also offers a course with 21 technical, slightly wooded holes with a lot of elevation change.

CAMPING DIAMOND LAKE RESORT Diamond Lake Resort is just fifteen minutes west of Owensboro and was recently named one of the best spots in Kentucky to camp. Diamond Lake also offers fishing, several go-kart tracks, putt-putt, disc golf and bumper boats. Diamond Lake is located off Hwy 56 at 7301 Hobbs Road.

WINDY HOLLOW CAMPGROUND

CARPENTERS LAKE

Relax and enjoy a swim on the beach, stop in for a

Sitting about ten miles northeast of Owensboro, it has a

snack at the concession stand, and enjoy the scenic

boat ramp and an ADA accessible fishing pier. The lake

view. With modern campsites, and a beautiful setting,

has good populations of largemouth bass, as well as other popular species like bluegill and channel catfish. At 68 acres, it is possible for boat fisherman to work the lake very thoroughly in a day’s fishing time, but bank access is somewhat limited.

KINGFISHER LAKES Adjacent to Carpenter Lake, Highway 405 splits Old

Windy Hollow offers family camping at its best.

Horse Fork Creek is home to western Kentucky’s largest soccer complex, a 6-acre lake, a large playground, a splash park and newly opened inclusive playground. Yellow Creek Park is a 152-acre park with several sports fields, walking and hiking trails, a pioneer village, a popular frisbee disc golf course, and a 7-acre lake. Panther Creek Park boasts seven walking and hiking trails, some of which are elevated above the wetlands along the creek. The 6-acre lake is regularly stocked by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Panther Creek South also has a frisbee disc golf course.

S P R AY PA R K S

Spray park splash pads are located at three City Parks: Kendall Perkins Park, Legion Park, and Smothers Park; as well as Panther Creek, Yellow Creek, and Horse Fork Creek parks in the county system. Open late May - late September.

C I T Y P O OL S Combest Pool 1530 McJohnson Ave | 270-687-8723 *The City Parks & Rec offers swim lessons, fitness/aquatics classes, and various special events throughout the summer. Call 270-687-8333 for available dates and times.

POOL MEMBERSHIPS Atlantis Swim Club

VASTWOOD PARK – HANCOCK COUNTY

3905 Cater Road | 270-683-1200

Vastwood Park is a great camping destination just 30

Owensboro Country Club

minutes east of Owensboro. Many campsites are right

400 E Byers Ave. | 270-683-6265

on the beautiful 19-acre lake, with an RV campground

Windridge Country Club

on an elevated clearing overlooking the lake. Campers

5044 Millers Mill Rd. | 270-685-3639

Kingfisher Lake from New Kingfisher Lake. Each lake

can enjoy a paved walking trail circling the lake, disc

has a boat ramp and gravel parking areas for anglers.

golf, a large fenced-in playground, and wide variety of

Kingfisher Lakes is owned and managed by the

athletic fields.

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open holes with strategic pin locations, some requiring

CITY AND COUNTY PARKS

right here in our own backyard. Yellow Creek and

MORE OUTDOOR FUN

The Pearl Club 6501 Summit Dr. | 270-281-4653

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W

hether you’re an experienced pro or a first-time golfer, our guide to the area courses will have you off the tee box and on the green in no time.

PANTHER CREEK GOLF COURSE Panther Creek Golf Course is located approximately 10 miles from Owensboro in rural, southwest Daviess County around what was the old Panther coal mine. Panther Creek offers an 18-hole golf course complimented by a clubhouse with food and beverage service, and seating inside or outside.

HILLCREST GOLF COURSE Hillcrest Golf Course is a nine-hole regulation course with four sets of tee markers. It features rolling terrain and small, bent-grass greens that require pin-point accuracy and a pro shop. Hillcrest golf course continues to be a city staple, with its ideal location and beautiful rolling terrain, which has proven popular with golfers of all ages.

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G OLFIN G IN

Its low fee structure and open design make it ideal for juniors, seniors, ladies and beginners, or golfers just looking for a quick nine holes of golf!

BEN HAWES GOLF COURSE Ben Hawes Golf Course is a municipal golf course that is open to the public 12 months a year. Ben Hawes offers an 18-hole, par 71 championship layout and practice areas that include a driving range, large putting green and separate chipping and pitching area. It also has a nine-hole Par 3 golf course, that is lighted on the summer weekends and is great for a quick round, beginners, young golfers or just a chance to work on your short game.

OWENSBORO COUNTRY CLUB Owensboro Country Club was established in 1919 and is considered one of the finest private clubs in Western Kentucky. The 18-hole course features tree-lined Bermuda fairways, bent grass greens, and four sets of

zoysia grass tees, making it very golfer friendly. There are 5 lakes that add beauty and risk to your round of golf.

WINDRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB Windridge Country Club is a semiprivate course, open to public play on most days. The 18-hole course is one of the area’s most attractive with rolling hills, challenging greens, numerous water features and strategicallyplaced sand traps.The club offers three types of memberships: stockholder memberships, social memberships, and pool only memberships for families and for singles.

THE PEARL CLUB The Pearl Club golf course is noted as “Western Kentucky’s Premier Golf Course.” The views looking out from the course are superb as the course sits at the highest point in Daviess County. The Club boasts the area’s only indoor, full swing simulator that is available by appointment to members and the public. O

FOOTGOLF Footgolf is a precision sport, combining soccer and golf, in which players kick a soccer-style ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. Here in Owensboro, residents have two options to play footgolf: a 9-hole course in conjunction with the Par 3 golf course at Ben Hawes and an 18-hole course in conjunction with the 9 hole golf course at Hillcrest. Both courses will be open seven days a week weather permitting. The 9 hole course located at Ben Hawes costs $10 per person and Hillcrest costs $12 per person for 18 holes. Play is limited until after 12 p.m. at Hillcrest, with no play restrictions at the Par 3 Course at Ben Hawes. For more information on our FootGolf courses or FootGolf rules and etiquette, visit our website at www.owensboroparks.org or call 270-687-7134.

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PRACTICAL TIPS AND ESSENTIAL I N FO R M AT I O N TO H E L P Y O U G E T A C C L I M AT E D .

GETTING

S E TT L E D

DID YOU KNOW Owensboro Health Regional Hospital was designed to include as many windows as possible. Floor-to-ceiling windows in patient rooms not only provide a view of the calming outdoors, but let in the sunlight that reinforces your natural body clock and helps you follow a healthy sleep-wake cycle, which promotes healing. // Photo provided by Owensboro Health

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Looking for a

healthcare provider? Owensboro offers a small town feel, but is also home to innovative medicine and expert physicians who offer the full spectrum of care. Owensboro Health, the community’s flagship medical

LOOKING FOR AN IMMEDIATE CARE CENTER? DEACONESS CLINIC 2710 Heartland Crossing 270-215-3100

provider, reaches an 18-county

GATEWAY URGENT CARE

area, serving nearly 500,000 in

3245 Mt. Moriah Ave.

Western Kentucky and Southern

270-683-0955

Indiana. With a centrally located

2804 Frederica St.

hospital housing more than 30

270-240-3633

specialties, three outpatient Healthplex locations and the Healthpark, a 110,000-square foot medical-based health and fitness center, Owensboro Health offers regional patients numerous ways to access and

IMMEDIATE CARE CENTER 1200 Breckenridge St. 270-683-7553

ST. CAMILLUS URGENT CARE & FAMILY PRACTICE 3600 Frederica St.

benefit from advanced care.

GROUP URGENT CARE

For a comprehensive list of

270-688-1352

2211 Mayfair Ave.

medical doctors in the region, both

LOOKING FOR A DENTIST? AMY CARRICO COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY

CENTER FOR COSMETIC & GENERAL DENTISTRY 2862 Farrell Crescent 270-684-3610

2811 New Hartford Rd.

COMMUNITY DENTAL CLINIC

270-686-1410

2811 New Hartford Rd. 270-691-6205

ASPEN DENTAL 5035 Frederica St. 270-686-1636

AUDUBON DENTAL CENTER OF OWENSBORO

COMPLETE HEALTH DENTISTRY, WILLIAM J. AUD 922 Triplett St. 270-683-4122

270-683-6623

DENTAL DESIGNS OF OWENSBORO

BEN THOMPSON, DMD

3164 Alvey Park Dr. E 270-713-2101

2816 Veach Rd. 270-683-7541

affiliated and not affiliated with

SPRINGS URGENT CARE

BLUEGRASS DENTAL

Owensboro Health, please visit:

2200 E. Parrish Ave.

920 Frederica St.

owensborohealth.org/find-doctor

270-852-1632

270-926-7272

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1123 Scherm Rd. 270-683-1635

270-684-0023

610 Carlton Dr.

OWENSBORO HEALTH MEDICAL

CAROL HULSEY, DMD

GREATER OWENSBORO PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 2816 Veach Rd. 270-683-7114

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FORT & JOHNSON FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

TRAVIS WILSON FAMILY DENTISTRY

OWENSBORO FAMILY EYE CARE

1208 E. Byers Ave.

270-683-2101

270-926-3838

2014 Triplett St. 270-926-6040

JAMES COOPER, DMD

VALERIE WARREN DENTISTRY

2905 New Hartford Rd.

FERN TERRACE OF

1030 Burlew Blvd. 270-926-2266

270-685-4966

OWENSBORO

2816 Veach Rd. 220-684-1396

MINT & IVORY DENTISTRY 2200 Parrish Ave. 270-926-3199

MISTY BREY-SANFORD & DR. HOLLY M. PICKRELL

WARD FAMILY DENTISTRY

5220 Frederica St.

730 W. 12th St. 270-683-1336

270-684-1174

WILLIAM SHEPHERD, DMD 2200 E. Parrish Ave. 270-683-3663

NORRIS FAMILY DENTISTRY 2200 E. Parrish Ave. 270-683-3269

OWENSBORO DENTAL STUDIO 2811 New Hartford Rd. 270-215-0610

OWENSBORO FAMILY DENTISTRY 4921 Goetz Dr. 270-632-4243

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF OWENSBORO 1030 Burlew Blvd.

WM. CASEY CALLIS & MARYBETH BLAIR REYNOLDS

270-684-0011

ROWLAND FAMILY DENTISTRY 1030 Burlew Blvd. 270-685-1777

SETTLE FAMILY DENTISTRY

270-926-2345

LOOKING FOR A PHARMACY? DANHAUER DRUG STORE 330 Frederica St. 270-684-2341

EMORY CENTRE PHARMACY

45 Woodford Ave. 270-684-7171

HERITAGE PLACE 3362 Buckland Square 270-689-0930

HERMITAGE CARE & REHABILITATION 1614 W Parrish Ave.

527 Emory Dr.

LOOKING FOR AN ORTHODONTIST?

LINCOLN PHARMACY

MAPLEBROOK VILLAGE

2816 Veach Rd.

GARDEN HOMES

BRAD BAKER

270-684-7278

2401 Friendship Dr # B

1300 Southtown Blvd. 270-684-7433

NATION’S MEDICINES

DANZER ORTHODONTICS 745 Scherm Rd. 270-926-9890

DURALL WEDDING ORTHODONTICS 2816 Veach Rd. 270-683-0275

270-684-0649

270-684-4559

270-691-0702

3000 Alvey Park Dr. W 270-926-4080

NATION’S MEDICINES 3030 Burlew Blvd. 270-685-4931

OWENSBORO FAMILY PHARMACY AND WELLNESS

ONE PARK PLACE 2701 Frederica St. 270-926-6669

PARK REGENCY 5058 Back Square Dr. # 1 270-686-8600

720 W. Byers Ave. 270-683-2400

ROSEDALE

2868 Farrell Crescent 270-574-4330

POOLE’S PHARMACY

415 Sutton Ln.

2200 E. Parrish Ave.

270-240-4201

LOOKING FOR AN OPTOMETRIST?

270-926-6260

HIGGINSON ORTHODONTICS 3635 Wathen’s Crossing

1415 W 1st St.

3723 S. Griffith Ave. 270-926-3722

270-683-7447

PERKINS DENTISTRY

FERN TERRA OF OWENSBORO

RIVERPARK EYECARE

VISIONWORKS

3062 W. Parrish Ave. 270-684-2463

3310 Professional Park Dr.

ADVANTAGE EYE CARE 411 Park Plaza Dr. 270-683-2020

LOOKING FOR A NURSING HOME OR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY?

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE AT HILLCREST 3740 Old Hartford Rd. 270-684-7259

EYE-MART

CARMEL HOME

410 Southtown Blvd. 270-688-8811

2501 Old Hartford Rd. 270-683-0227

JOE TERRY & ASSOCIATES

CEDARHURST OF OWENSBORO 1900 Pleasant Valley Rd.

270-683-1324

3151 KY-54 270-689-1901

TIMOTHY WRIGHT, DMD

OWENSBORO EYECARE CENTER

DAVCO PERSONAL CARE HOME

OWENSBORO

1403 J.R. Miller Blvd.

1705 Frederica St. 270-683-2121

2526 W 10th St.

2885 New Hartford Rd.

270-684-1705

270-685-2374

4921 Goetz Dr. 270-684-9244

THOMPSON FAMILY DENTISTRY 745 Scherm Rd.

270-684-3310

TWIN RIVERS NURSING AND REHABILITATION 2420 W 3rd St.

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270-685-3141

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BANKING andFINANCE

If you’re moving to Owensboro, will your accounts transfer? Here is a list of national, regional, and local banks, credit unions, mortgage companies and financial advisors in Owensboro.

BANKS

BB&T

100 W 3rd Street 2901 W Parrish Ave 3506 State Route 54

CHASE BANK 1350 Carter Rd. 3160 Hwy 54 E 2938 Frederica St.

FIFTH THIRD BANK 3205 South Frederica St. 500 Frederica St.

US BANK 4801 Frederica St. 2701 New Hartford Rd. 700 Frederica St. 1301 Pleasant Valley Rd. 1701 Carter Rd. 2800 Tamarack Rd.

CREDIT UNIONS

AUDUBON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 1429 Breckenridge St.

FIRST UNITED BANK

DAVIESS COUNTY TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

3012 W. Parrish Ave.

1900 Southeastern Pkwy.

GERMAN AMERICAN BANK 313 Frederica Street 3560 Frederica Street 3264 Hwy 54

INDEPENDENCE BANK

EVANSVILLE TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 2930 Wimsatt Ct. E 2820 N. York St.

GREEN RIVER AREA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

BRADEN FINANCIAL SERVICES 202 E Byers Ave.

LIFEMARK SECURITIES CORP.

DAVID YORK & ASSOCIATES

1727 Sweeney St., Suite 106

101 E. 2nd St.

DIVERSIFIED MANAGEMENT INC. 322 Frederica St.

DYNAMIC DIRECTIONS 2708 New Hartford Rd.

EDWARD JONES Cameron Quisenberry 3310 Professional Park Plaza Dathan Deisher 2806 New Hartford Rd.

427 Saint Ann St., Suite 200

LPL FINANCIAL 101 E. 2nd St., Suite 300

MARCUS W. BOSLEY & ASSOCIATES, INC. 1601 Frederica St.

NINA M. WYATT & ASSOCIATES

Corbin Wilson Veach Rd. Ste. 1

526 Frederica St.

Rusty Barton 2816 Veach Rd. Ste. 102

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

Katie Kolonich 3811 Hwy 54 Ste. 104

100 W. 3rd St., Suite 301

RETIREMENT & FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

3000 E 4th St.

Ed Krahwinkel 207 Phillips Ct.

3402 Frederica St.

LIMESTONE BANK

OWENSBORO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Tycen Brock 2107 Frederica St. Nathan Baer 1401 Springbank Dr. Ste. 201

3500 Frederica St. 3332 Villa Point

1208 Triplett St. 717 Harvard Dr.

RIVERCITIES ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC

David Renshaw 1115 Tamarack Ste. 900

2900 Veach Rd., Suite 2

OLD NATIONAL BANK

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Kevin Young 1605 Scherm Rd. Ste. 2

ROSS, SINCLAIR & ASSOCIATES

2425 Frederica St. 3228 KY-54 2465 W Parrish Ave.

3230 Mt Moriah Ave. 123 W 4th St. 1215 Southtown Blvd.

ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT

2708 New Hartford Rd.

PNC BANK 3013 Frederica St. 2715 W Parrish Ave.

Kenneth Ehlschide 2200 E. Parrish Ave. Brooke Oberman 2601 W. Parrish Ave Ste. H Robynn Clark 4921 Goetz Dr. Ste. 6

ADVANCED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

EM FORD & COMPANY

725 Harvard Dr.

600 Frederica St.

BAIRD PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT

FINANCIAL FREEDOM PARTNERS

1035 Frederica St.

101 E. 2nd St.

SOUTH CENTRAL BANK 3010 KY-54 2715 Frederica St. 1375 Carter Rd.

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LIFETIME FINANCIAL GROWTH

3110 Fairveiw Dr.

THACKER WEALTH AND RETIREMENT OF RAYMOND JAMES 201 W. 2nd St.

THRIVENT FINANCIAL 121 E. Second St., Suite 102

VINEYARD FINANCIAL 100 W. 3rd St. Suite 305

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WELLS FARGO ADVISORS 1925 Frederica St., Suite 100

MORTGAGE

AMERICAN MORTGAGE 3624 Wathen’s Crossing

BANK OF ENGLAND MORTGAGE 401 Frederica St., Building B, Suite 104

CENTURY MORTGAGE 3110 Fairview Dr.

COMMONWEALTH BANK & TRUST 2645 Frederica St Suite 202

COMMONWEALTH TITLE AND MORTGAGE SERVICES INC. 4830 Towne Square Ct.

ELITE MORTGAGE 3943 KY-54

FIRSTAR HOME MORTGAGE 3211 Frederica St.

LIBERTY FINANCIAL - A DIVISION OF ETFCU 2925 Wimsatt Ct. E.

LINCOLN HOME MORTGAGE 1035 Frederica St.

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE 2625 Frederica St.

NEIGHBORS MORTGAGE 3101 Alvey Park Dr. E.

PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE 3032 Alvey Park Dr. Ste. 200

RUOFF MORTGAGE 234 Frederica St.

SAGAMORE MORTGAGE 3110 Fairview Dr.

SIERRA PACIFIC MORTGAGE 2645 Frederica St. Ste. 101

SUPREME LENDING OWENSBORO 608 Frederica St. Ste. 217

US BANK HOME MORTGAGE 4801 Frederica St. 2701 New Hartford Rd.

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CIVIC LEADERSHIP GETTING SETTLED CHANDLER PARK APARTMENT HOMES // PHOTO BY AP IMAGERY

A PA RTM ENT H UN T E R ’ S G U I DE

Insider tips FOR RENTERS:

›› Know your budget and credit score before starting the application process. This will help you know if you meet the minimum requirements. ›› Bring references with you. Know where you’ve rented from previously because property managers will check for landlord verification. A proof of employment letter from your current employer will also help. ›› Available properties are listed on the property management website. But since property lists can change daily in our market, it’s much better to get a current list of properties from the office.

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AGN, INC.

GREENTREE APARTMENTS

1622 Moseley St. 270-685-2029

1209 W. 7th St. 270-683-0664

AT HOME PROPERTIES

HAMILTON APARTMENTS

3317 Frederica St. 270-684-2292

3290 Buckland Square 270-685-5419

BENCHMARK PROPERTIES 537 W. Byers Ave. 270-926-8303

HAWESWAY, INC.

CJ KASSINGER PROPERTIES

1941 Tamarack Rd. 270-316-6292

JED RENTALS 4625 C Farmview Dr. 270-478-4130

1548 Frederica St. 270-570-4994

CENTURY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 3317 Frederica St. #12 270-684-8181

COPPAGE RENTALS

1101 Burlew Blvd. 270-685-2100

1706 J.R. Miller Blvd. 270-683-7467

KOGER PROPERTIES, LLC

COLLYNS ESTATES APARTMENTS 3420 Professional Park Dr. 270-688-8700

DELTA MANAGEMENT

3108 Fairview Dr., Suite 101 270-929-0048

LINCOLNSHIRE APARTMENTS

728 Carlton Dr. 270-315-3240

1028 Pennbrooke Ave. 270-686-1647

DREAM OWENSBORO

MALCOLM BRYANT CORPORATION

3750 Ralph Ave. 270-689-2000

ELITE REALTY MANAGEMENT

301 E. 9th St. 270-231-8026

GENESIS REALTY OF WESTERN KENTUCKY

farmershouse.com

genesisrealtyofwesternkentucky.com

GREATER OWENSBORO REALTY COMPANY

201 Saint Ann St. 270-316-2166

jimestesrealestate.com

KENTUCKY DREAM REALTY kentuckydreamrealty.com

KURTZ REALTY

RNA RENTAL

kurtzauction.com/realty

1811 Carter Rd. 270-691-2620

L. STEVE CASTLEN REALTORS

ROYAL ARMS APARTMENTS

MARKSBERRY REAL ESTATE

castlen.com

marksberryrealestate.com

RE/MAX PROFESSIONAL REALTY GROUP everyowensborohome.com

TOWNE SQUARE APARTMENTS 4721 Towne Square Ct. 270-977-7776

MALLARD LANDING LOOP

EXP REALTY

gow.exprealty.com

FARMER’S HOUSE REAL ESTATE

1200 E. Byers Ave. 270-926-2648

920 Frederica St. #401 270-926-1103

deckerrealestategroupllc.com

OWENSBORO HISTORIC RESIDENCES

RIVERWALK PROPERTIES

KEYSTONE APARTMENTS

DECKER REAL ESTATE GROUP

site222910.kw.com

2400 Friendship Dr. 270-691-6008

1085 E. Byers Ave. 270-991-8499

c21owensboro.c21.com

KELLER WILLIAMS ELITE REALTY

PRESIDENT PLACE

KINGSTON SQUARE APARTMENTS

BLAKE HAYDEN GROUP CENTURY 21 PARTNERS

OWENSBORO CASTLE APARTMENTS

3071 Burlew Blvd. 270-926-8303

LOOKING FOR A REALTOR? theblakehaydengroup.com

1731A Parrish Plaza Dr. 270-683-9731

HORSE CREEK APARTMENTS

3424 New Hartford Rd. 270-926-4539

1309 Burlew Blvd. 270-683-8924

ONEY’S APARTMENTS, LLC

P.O. Box 1661 270-926-2514

BRUSHWOOD APARTMENTS

OLD HARTFORD HILLS APARTMENTS

RISNER & ASSOCIATES REALTY risnerrealtors.com

ROSE REALTY

owensbororoserealty.com

WILLOW CREEK APARTMENTS

RYAN RUTMAN GROUP

3943 KY-54 270-215-4934

3308 Fairview Dr. 270-478-4130

GAC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

MILLS-HAZEL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO.

WILLOWOOD APARTMENTS

2934 Frederica St. Suite #2 270-926-5415

2230 Veach Rd. 270-929-4402

3236 Old Hartford Rd. 270-683-4798

3101 Burlew Blvd. 270-222-2575

ryanrutman.com

TONY CLARK REALTORS tonyclark.com

TRIPLE CROWN REALTY gotriplecrown.com

PURCHASE YOUR FIRST HOME IN ONE YEAR: A 12-MONTH, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PURCHASING YOUR OWN HOME 12 M O N THS OU T

9 MON T HS OUT

6 M O NT HS O U T

3 M O NT HS O U T

2 M O N TH S O UT

1 M O N TH O UT

Check your credit score. Get a copy of your credit report at annualcreditreport.com. Determine how much you can afford. Figure out how much house you can afford and want to afford. And make a downpayment plan.

Prioritize what you most want in your new home. You’ll make a much better decision on what home to buy if you focus on your priorities.

Collect your loan paperwork. Including W-2; recent tax returns; pay stub, credit card, loan, retirement and bank statements; and addresses for the past 5-10 years.

Get pre-approved for your loan. Then start shopping for your home.

Make an offer on a home and schedule a home inspection.

Do a final walk through, get insurance on the house, and prepare for closing.

Research neighborhoods and start visiting open houses. Start a home maintenance account and beginning budgeting for miscellaneous expenses.

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OUR PET-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY Are you bringing 4-legged family members with you to Greater Owensboro? Here is a listing of pet services located in Owensboro.

PET CARE & BOARDING

PAWSITIVELY PURRFECT

OWENSBORO ANIMAL HOSPITAL

ALL PAWS CLAWS & HOOVES

201 Salem Dr. 270-903-4744

135 Salem Dr. 270-926-1888

1161 Worthington Rd. 270-925-4558

PETSMART

BEAUTIFUL BEAST 3854 Krystal Ln. 270-315-1778

BRACKIN’S GROOMING 515 Salem Dr. 270-689-1880

CAMP CANINE BOARDING & DAYCARE 9009 US Hwy 231 270-228-4920

CLASSIC FUR 237 Williamsburg Square 270-240-5799

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LET YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS RUN AT CASTLEN DOG PARK Owensboro also boasts a dog park, where citizens and their dogs can play together, exercise and socialize safely. Castlen Dog Park is located inside Legion Park and covers roughly 2 acres near the Veach Road entrance. The park is free to the community and offers two fenced-in areas—one for smaller dogs and the other for larger breeds. Dogs are allowed off leash on both sides and the enclosure has rounded edges to reduce dog anxiety.

4906 Old Hartford Rd. 270-926-0199

MIDTOWN PAW SPA 121 E. 9th St. 270-231-4774

MORNING STAR DOGS Training Services 270-684-2225

ON THE GO STUDIO Mobile Grooming Service 270-570-1033

PAMPERED PAWS 2779 Veach Rd. 270-222-5794

PAWS TOWN 3101 Alvey Park Dr. W 270-688-0908

5241 Frederica St. 270-688-0412

PET SUPPLIES PLUS

TOWNE SQUARE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 4804 Towne Square Ct. #163 270-685-1111

2500 Calumet Trace 270-231-8122

VETIQ PETCARE

THE DAPPER DOG

2951 Heartland Crossing (in Meijer) 270-297-9133

3238 Kidron Valley Way 270-478-1057

THE PAW SPA Mobile Pet Groomer 812-549-5674

THE PET MANNY 4028 Frederica St. 270-240-5101

TOWNE SQUARE PET RESORT 1201 Nicholas Dr. 270-663-7387

VETERINARY SERVICES

ANIMAL HOUSE MOBILE VETERINARIAN Mobile Vet Service 812-499-5800

AUDUBON ANIMAL HOSPITAL 2450 W Parrish Ave. 270-684-7288

EAST SIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

WILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL 3030 New Hartford Rd. 270-684-3201

WINTERWOOD EQUINE SERVICES Mobile vet service for horses 850-774-9148

LOCAL OPTIONS FOR PET ADOPTIONS

DAVIESS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 2620 KY-81 270-685-8275

MOLLY’S MUTTS ANIMAL RESCUE 248 KY-983 Dixon, KY 42409 270-213-5002

OWENSBORO HUMANE SOCIETY

3148 Alvey Park Dr. E 270-685-0839

3101 W 2nd St. 270-302-6813

KENTUCKIANA ANIMAL CLINIC

SAVING PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE OF KENTUCKY

1500 E. 18th St. 270-684-2949

806 E. 18th St. 270-684-4787

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BA R B E R S HOP S 2.0 BARBERSHOP

3317 Frederica St. #11

BEAUTY SALONS ACCENTS SALON

LIFESTYLES HAIR DESIGN

901 Scherm Rd. | 270-478-4023

1741 Scherm Rd. | 270-685-1902

3115 Commonwealth Ct. 270-315-6082

ALL ABOUT YOU SALON

MALEA’S HAIR STUDIO

CALHOUN’S BARBER SHOP

603 Salem Dr. | 270-683-4772

BURCH’S BARBER SHOP

2767 Veach Rd. Suite A | 270-485-1330

CMO BARBERSHOP

2845 Parrish Ave. Ste. A | 270-315-3200

COOPER’S BARBERSHOP 610 W. 9th St.

CUT’N UP THE BARBERSHOP 617 W Parrish Ave. | 270-535-3665

EAST END BARBERSHOP

ONE CUT ABOVE

ALLURE SALON & SPA 201 Salem Dr. | 270-926-2722

ALTOGETHER BEAUTIFUL SALON 1605 Scherm Rd. #4 | 270-240-3121

527 Emory Dr. #105 | 270-683-6313

GOODMAN’S BARBERING & STYLING 452 E. 18th St. | 270-684-3260

BLITZ BOUTIQUE SALON & SPA 225 Williamsburg Square | 270-231-8250

HEADQUARTERS BARBER SHOP // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

PARLOR 9

RIVERWALK RAZOR BARBERSHOP 221 St. Ann St. | 270-315-1892

SNIPPED & FADED

700 Crabtree Ave. | 270-231-7700

STOVALL’S BARBER SHOP 1801 W. 2nd St. | 270-685-3532

105 E 18th St. | 270-926-7220

SHELLEY & FRIENDS 128 E. 9th St. | 270-926-4849

SOUTHERN STYLES 2920 Veach Rd. | 270-684-4441

STUDIO 231

1724 Cruse Dr. | 270-684-8222

2992 Taylor Rd. W | 270-314-5105

FEARLESS ROOTS

STUDIO 809 809 Time Dr. | 270-685-1236

STYLE BELLA SALON

HAIR STUDIO 54 3133 Commonwealth Ct. | 270-929-1585

HEAD OVER HEELS SALON 116 E. 18th St. #3751 | 270-315-4799

1020 Halifax Dr. | 270-240-1461

SWANK STYLE & BOUTIQUE 1210 E Byers Ave. | 270-685-0010

THE COLOR BAR & AESTHETICS

INNER GLOW SALON & SPA

353 Washington Ave. | 270-926-9042

1204 Carter Rd. | 270-240-1249

THE GALLERY OF HAIR DESIGNS

KENNISE SALON & BARBER SHOP 4921 Goetz Dr. | 270-686-0167

323 Booth Ave. | 270-693-2525

THE RED DOOR 105 East 18th Street | 270-926-7220

LAVISH HAIR STUDIO 202 E. 24th St. | 270-686-8878

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

TRACE SALON 212 W. 3rd St. | 270-929-5300

TRES BEAU HAIR STUDIO

THE OWENSBORO BARBERSHOP

3271 Alvey Park Dr. East G | 270-686-7705

WEST PARRISH BARBERSHOP

LEGACY SALON SPA & BOUTIQUE

VISIONS SALON & SPA

405 Park Plaza Dr. | 270-691-6001

734 Carlton Dr. | 270-683-4010

1002 E 18th St. | 270-478-4864

2427 W. Parrish Ave. | 270-485-2898

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SHEAR PERFECTION SALON

CRUSE SALON BOUTIQUE AND GIFT

1415 Bosley Rd. | 270-570-7809

1410 W. 9th St. | 270-240-4758

SERENITY PLACE

1003 Burlew Blvd. | 270-231-0252

3333 Frederica St. | 270-684-1046

3800 Frederica St. Ste. 2

2108 Triplett St. | 270-925-5164

SHEAR BLISS SALON

CREATIVE IMAGE

KLUTCH

SAVI SALON SUITES

3830 KY-54 #103 | 270-316-9133

3600 Frederica St. B | 270-926-0002

1716 W. 9th St. | 270-315-0740

RHONDA’S WILD HAIR SALON

1115 Tamarack Rd. #300 | 270-926-0052

COOKIE CUTTERS HAIR SALON

HURD’S BARBER SHOP

922 Triplett St. #10 | 270-570-6761

C LEIGH C SALON

401 W. 2nd St. | 270-683-2188

2674 Frederica St. | 270-684-1993

PRECISION STUDIOS OBKY

1308 Triplett St. | 270-684-6645

CHANGES SALON SPA

HEADQUARTERS BARBER SHOP

601 Park Plaza Dr. | 270-685-1228

527 Emory Dr. #101 | 270-691-6336

BELLA VITA SALON

3925 KY-144 | 270-222-1001

EMORY CENTRE BARBERSHOP

2614 W Parrish Ave. | 270-684-8656

2103 Frederica St. | 270-852-7703

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CIVIC LEADERSHIP GETTING SETTLED

W H E R E D O I GO FO R ...

PROPERTY TAX & BUSINESS LICENSE OWENSBORO CITY HALL 101 E 4th St. Questions? Call “City Action” Line 270-687-444

W H E R E D O I GO FO R ...

DRIVERS LICENSE & REAL I.D. DAVIESS COUNTY OPERATIONS CENTER 2620 Old Hwy 81 Questions? Call 270-691-9659

W H E R E D O I GO FO R ...

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G OV E R NM E NT Owensboro and Daviess County have separate, but cooperating, government bodies. The City of Owensboro operates under a City Manager form of government. Citizens elect a mayor (four-year term) and four city commissioners (twoyear terms) who form the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is the legislative body of the city government and represents the interests of the citizens. The Board of Commissioners hires a city manager (indefinite term) who administers the dayto-day operations of the city. The City of Owensboro also maintain police and fire departments. The Fiscal Court is the governing body of Daviess County, composed of four elected officials: the JudgeExecutive and three commissioners, who are elected every four years. Daviess County Fiscal Court also has jurisdiction over property valuation, county clerk's office, the jail, the sheriff's and county fire departments, emergency management and animal control. O

DAVIESS COUNTY COURTHOUSE 212 St. Ann St. Questions? Call Fiscal Court Administration 270-685-8424

W H E R E D O I GO FO R ...

ZONING, BUILDING PERMITS, & BUILDING/ ELECTRICAL FIRE INSPECTIONS? GREATER OWENSBORO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 200 E 3rd St. Questions?: Call GO-EDC 270-926-4339

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UTILITIES WHO D O I CALL TO TU RN MY LI GHTS ON?

OWENSBORO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (FOR CITY RESIDENTS) 2070 Tamarack Rd. 270-926-3200 omu.org

KENERGY (FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS)

SANITATION SERVICES

OWENSBORO SANITATION (FOR CITY RESIDENTS) 270-687-8760

(FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS) B & J SANITATION/ REPUBLIC SERVICES 270-926-0328

BOSS LADY SANITATION 270-993-5847

3111 Fairview Dr. 800-844-4832 kenergycorp.com

CORKY’S SANITATION

WHE RE D O I GO TO

270-729-2702

GE T MY WATE R RU NN ING?

OWENSBORO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (FOR CITY RESIDENTS) 2070 Tamarack Rd. 270-926-3200 omu.org

S.E. DAVIESS COUNTY WATER (FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS) 3400 Bittell Rd. 270-685-5594 daviessky.org WHE RE D O I GO I F I NE E D GAS HOOK ED UP?

ATMOS ENERGY 888-286-6700 atmosenergy.com WHAT ARE MY I NTE RNE T OPTI ONS?

AT&T OWENSBORO 844-723-0252

OMUFIBERNET 270-926-3200 omu.org

SPECTRUM 866-874-2389

W HAT AB OU T TV?

DISH NETWORK 270-713-0300

DIRECTV

844-723-0252

SPECTRUM 866-874-2389

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WHO HAN DL ES T RASH R E M OVA L ?

270-903-4864

DISCOUNT SANITATION

HELPFUL WEBSITES HOW A ND W HE R E CA N I R E CYCL E ?

RECYCLING SERVICES

CITY OF OWENSBORO DROP-OFF RECYCLING CENTER 1401 W. 7th Street. Open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. An attendant is available to assist you on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. The dropoff recycling center collects newspaper, aluminum cans, and steel cans.

EDGE SANITATION

DAVIESS COUNTY SOLID WASTE

HAPPY TRAILS SANITATION

Drop-off for household and certain electrical recyclables

270-231-6984 270-993-4184

HARDIN SANITATION

270-229-4484

270-499-1942

DAHL & GROEZINGER

HAYES DISPOSAL SERVICE

Compensated drop-off for metals

270-256-3471

HILLBILLIES SANITATION 270-922-0859

JD & D CO., LLC 270-316-5403

270-684-1404

GO RECYCLING Commercial, residential curbside

270-485-6008

LOCAL WASTE SOLUTIONS, LLC/ GREEN OBKY

REPUBLIC SERVICES

MCMANAWAY SANITATION

270-686-7909

270-929-3940 270-929-9243

Commercial, residential curbside

PAYNE SANITATION

RESOURCE RECYCLING

PREMIER SANITATION

Compensated drop-off for household and bulk recyclables

270-281-4409 270-741-3054

RELIABLE GARBAGE PICK UP 270-903-7758

SQUIRREL’S SANITATION 270-313-8013

TRASH AWAY SANITATION/POOR BOY

270-926-6611

RIVER CITY INDUSTRIAL SERVICES Commercial recyclables

270-926-0406

812-608-0347

RIVER METALS

TWIN CITY SANITATION

Compensated drop-off for metals

270-273-3814

WASTE CORPORATION OF AMERICA 270-247-1049

270-264-4004

CHAMBER.OWENSBORO.COM The online home of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. Includes a list of events and membership directory of nearly 1,000 members.

200 E. 3rd St. 270-926-1860

VISITOWENSBORO.COM Brought to you by the OwensboroDaviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Features news and notes, an events calendar and a visitor’s guide.

215 E. 2nd St. 270-926-1100 or 800-489-1131

OWENSBOROTICKETS.COM A regional ticketing provider for live entertainment ticketing and event registration needs. Including Owensboro Convention Center, RiverPark Center and Kentucky Wesleyan basketball.

POLICE.OWENSBORO.ORG Contact information including anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline, overview of services, listing of current cases, and more information for the community.

DAVIESSKY.ORG Daviess County Fiscal Court

212 St. Ann St. 270-685-8424

OWENSBORO.ORG City of Owensboro

TIRE RECYCLING INC.

101 E. 4th St.

270-264-5700

270-687-4444

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OWENSBORO TIMES STAFF // PHOTO BY JAMIE ALEXANDER

LOCAL MEDIA RADIO HOT96

96.1FM Today’s Hit Music

WABX 107.5FM Evansville’s Classic Rock Station

WIKY 104.1

100.5 “THE VIBE”

OWENSBORO LIVING

104.1FM Evansville’s Adult Contempory Station

100.5FM Classic Hip-Hop

THE LLOYD

TOWN SQUARE MEDIA

105.3FM Real Country

3301 Frederica St.

owensboroliving.com As “The Free Guide to Life in Western Kentucky,” Owensboro Living serves as an informational and entertaining resource for the community, offering readers a unique view of the people, places, and events that make our city stand apart.

CFR 90.3FM Christian Family Radio

CROMWELL RADIO 3301 Frederica St, Owensboro KY 42301 270-683-1558

97X 97.1 FM WXCM Modern & Classic Rock

WBIO 94.7FM WBIO Classic Country “We Believe in Owensboro”

102.7 “THE GAME” 102.7FM WLME ESPN Sports Radio

90.3 WKWC WKWC 90.3 is a 5,000 watt FM radio station locally owned and operated by Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

THE COUNTRY STATION 92.5 WBKR WBKR.com Today’s Country with special programming that includes NASCAR and UK Basketball, Live Weather Updates and Wall to Wall Severe Weather Coverage.

NEWS TALK 1490 AM and 99.1 FM womiowensboro.com Your Station for News, Talk and

CJ 105.7

Sports. Hourly local news updates

105.7FM WCJZ Classic Rock

Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, plus several

WVJS 92.9FM & AM1420 WVJS Oldies from 70s, 80s and 90s. “Owensboro’s Greatest Hits”

WKCM 101.3FM, 98.7FM, 97.9FM & AM1160 “NASH Icon. Western Kentucky Country Music”

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270-683-1558

ONLINE NEWS OWENSBORO TIMES

owensborotimes.com An online, daily news source covering Owensboro and Daviess County stories as well as national and regional stories with a local connection. Download the Owensboro Times app on iTunes or Google Play for breaking news, local sports updates, community features, and more.

N E W S PA P E R

MESSENGER-INQUIRER

TV

OCTV Channel 71 A division of Owensboro Community & Technical College, OCTV offers local origination programs and video production services for the college and the greater Owensboro/Daviess County area.

WFIE 14 News Tristate news, weather, and sports. NBC affiliate.

WEHT News 25 Eyewitness news. ABC affiliate. CW affiliate.

1401 Frederica St. Publishes seven days a week and is the primary daily newspaper serving Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Muhlenberg and Ohio counties in western Kentucky.

WEVV 44 News Focused on family and the community. CBS affiliate.

6:30am-5:30pm, Dave Ramsey, Rush locally broadcasted shows, UK Football and Basketball.

MAGAZINES

OWENSBORO PARENT owensboroparent.com Covering local events, regional attractions, health-related articles, education, local businesses, entertainment reviews and travel

WTCJ

information, Owensboro Parent strives

93.3FM & AM1230 90s & 2000s

parents.

to be an essential companion for

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revolve around a sense of community. You are now part of a community that, despite some major recent upgrades, maintains a small town feel with big city dreams. This is a city that is determined to grow and will not stand still. New residents may not realize how much Owensboro has changed over the last 15 years, but as you can tell by the steel beams that speckle the skyline, we’re still a work in progress. Progress that’s now directly tied to major interstates, bordered by award winning parks and bringing in national entertainment in our world class venues. Progress that put us on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail™, brings in bluegrass music fans from all over the world and attracts developers with innovative ideas for our future. But we still know how to take time to relax and enjoy life too. Residents find Greater Owensboro a great place to raise a family, a great place to retire, and a great place for millennials to thrive. There’s always something to do, things to see, and friendly folks to meet. Welcome to Owensboro. We’re glad you’re here. We hope this Greater Owensboro Relocation Guide has helped you feel more at home in your new town. Stop by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce office if there’s ever anything you need. We’d love to see you. O

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