Platinum Winner – Great Harvest Bread Co.
Great Harvest Bread Co. offers made-from-scratch bread and goodies made from fresh,stone-ground flour in two Owensboro locations: 3211 Frederica, and 4431 Spring Hill Drive in Lake Forest Town Center on 54. In addition to your favorite sandwiches, Great Harvest offers made-to-order salads, cookies, and a variety of coffees and teas.
Gold Winner – Niko’s Bakery & Cafe
Niko’s Bakery & Cafe is an all scratch made full-scale Bakery featuring European and traditional baked goods, sandwiches, salads, Desserts, bread, pastries, croissants, and take and bake dinner entrées – to name a few. Located in Wesleyan Plaza. Open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 7 AM to 2 PM.
Platinum Winner – Old Hickory Bar-B-Que
Six generations of quality bar-b-que. Local people are what’s most important to Old Hickory. Quality and service are what drive them every day, and they strive to be the best.
Gold Winner – Moonlite Bar-B-Q
Since 1963, they cook in the old- fashioned Kentucky tradition. They place meats personally selected for quality in their custom-built hickory fired pits and cook them slow and long, giving them that distinctive hickory flavor.
Best Curbside Pickup Restaurant
Platinum Winner – Drake’s
Drake’s is a restaurant that loves beer and a bar that loves food. Over 20 craft beers on tap, big burgers and the freshest sushi in town.
Gold Winner – Texas Roadhouse
Everyone knows about Texas Roadhouse’s mouth-watering steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and hot, fresh rolls. They’ve also perfected their curbside pickup operations for customers during the pandemic. Call in or visit their website to take a taste of Texas home.
Platinum Winner – Lure Seafood and Grille
If you’re in the mood for a weekend brunch, you can’t go wrong at Lure. You’ll find favorites like chicken & grits and steak & eggs, or even go outside the box with fresh oysters. And don’t forget a Bloody Mary or Mimosa!
Gold Winner – The Miller House
The Miller House Sunday Brunch menu offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items. Join them and meet your family and friends, Sundays 10am – 2pm.
Platinum Winner – Dee’s Diner
If you’re looking for a hearty, southern breakfast, look no further than Dee’s Diner. But be sure to bring your appetite – their pancakes and omelets are the biggest in town!
Gold Winner – Ole South Bar-B-Q
Their breakfast buffet will never leave you wanting, but you’ll definitely want to come back for more. With a huge selection eggs, bacon, potatoes, fruit, and even barbeque, customers always leave full and happy.
Best Veggie Burger
Platinum Winner – Gene’s Health Food
Gene’s has been family owned and operated in Owensboro for 41 years. Proudly and thoughtfully bringing you the best in supplements, organic food and healthy lifestyle information.
Gold Winner – Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits
A downtown Owensboro staple for more than 30 years, Colby’s is a great spot for lunch with friends, dinner with a date – or a veggie burger!
Platinum Winner – Rolling Pin Pastry Shop
For over 70 years, Rolling Pin Bakery has been honored to serve the community. They have seen many changes this last year, but their commitment to exceptional quality and customer service have remained the same. They still make those delicious long johns, plus over 30 kinds of donuts and pastries fresh for you daily.
Gold Winner – Gramp’s Coffee & Donuts
New to Downtown Owensboro, Gramps has fit right in by putting a new twist on something old. Each “Alive & Kickin’” donut has a unique topping paired with a light, crisp texture on the outside and a flaky, layered bite on the inside.
Best Mexican Food
Platinum Winner – Real Hacienda
The Ortiz family serves up favorite family recipes carried on through generations in two Owensboro locations: Frederica & Southtown, and Highland Pointe on 54. Chimichangas, Armando’s pizza, and arroz con pollo are just a few of their tasty dishes.
Gold Winner – Papa Grande
With two locations in Owensboro, Papa Grande delights customers with their abundant menu of flavorful Mexican offerings. And their house-made guacamole, prepared at your table, is definitely a favorite.
Platinum Winner – Big Dipper
You can never go wrong with a burger from The Big Dipper. Their menu and friendly service keep local customers coming back, and it’s always a favorite stop for out-of-town visitors.
Gold Winner – Wonder Whip
Serving Owensboro’s east end for decades, Wonder Whip has developed a loyal following with drive-in favorites like burgers and soft-serve ice cream.
Best Food Delivery Service
Platinum Winner – DoorDash
Delivery and takeout from the best local restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and more, delivered safely to your home.
Gold Winner – Big O Takeout
Your local option for food to your front door. With the Big O Takeout app, the fastest ordering is right at your fingertips.
Best Food Truck
Platinum Winner – J’s Good Grub
Four years have passed and J’s Good Grub LLC has continued to make their customers happy and excited about what they have to offer. New employees are trained and ready to take the streets by storm. New items to look for are: a variety for chicken sandwiches, more burgers, the new P.O.F sauce (Plenty of Flavor), new fry and grilled options . Make sure you come by and see what all the fuss is about.
Gold Winner – Real Hacienda
Owensboro loves Real Hacienda and their flavorful Mexican food. And if you can’t make it to one of their brick and mortar locations, you can find their food truck serving up tacos, burritos, and other local favorites at community events around the city.
Platinum Winner – Peezo’s Pizza
One of Owensboro’s newest pizza spots has certainly earned its reputation as one of the best in town. Try their pizza, wings, sandwiches and salads.
Gold Winner – 54 Pizza Express
Home of the top-heavy pizza, 54 Pizza Express offers a high-quality homemade product served with friendly efficient service, for dine-in, carry out or delivery. It’s quality you can afford and a taste that’s unforgettable.
Platinum Winner – Gramp’s Coffee & Donuts
In its first year of existence, Gramps has quickly become a downtown staple in the community. By creating uniquely crafted coffee drinks, this local shop looks to bring joy to each person who enters the doors for years to come.
Gold Winner – The Creme Coffee House
At the Creme Coffee House, you’ll find a great cup of java, a friendly smile and a quaint spot to hang out downtown. Try their baked goods, too!
Platinum Winner – Molly’s Mixins
Molly’s Mixins offers half-pound gourmet cookies in many different varieties/flavors and is here to offer you a safe space to indulge your sweet tooth! She believes the world is her mixing bowl and is on a mission to leave it a little bit sweeter than she found it.
Gold Winner – Becca Bakes
Becca Bakes is a local custom bakery with a wide variety of baked goods including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and more! Visit BeccaBakes4u.com to see their latest creations and find out how they can make your next celebration extra sweet!
Best Patio Dining
Platinum Winner – Lure Seafood and Grille
In the local restaurant world, there may be no better view of the Ohio River and downtown Owensboro than the view from Lure’s patio. Paired with live music, cold drinks and delicious seafood the Lure patio is a terrific spot for lunch or dinner outdoors.
Gold Winner – The Famous Bistro
The Skiadis family has clearly perfected the art of outdoor dining. Like Lure, Famous Bistro is known as a fantastic spot to grab a delicious lunch or dinner on the sidewalk, with plenty of seating on Allen Street and Second Street.
Best Place to Watch Big Game
Platinum Winner – Beef O’Brady’s
Serving Owensboro great burgers, wings, sandwiches & more, along with the best TV’s & friendly service for 16 years! Locally owned & operated by Barry & Stacy Bratcher since 2006.
Gold Winner – Legends Sports Bar & Grill
When you’re looking for a spot to watch the big game and grab some great food, Legends is the place. Whether it’s burgers and wings or cold beer and cocktails, you’ll enjoy your meal in front of some of the clearest and largest widescreen TVs in town.
Best Allergy Practice
Platinum Winner – Allergy & Asthma Specialists
For over 20 years, Allergy & Asthma Specialists have been treating residents of Owensboro and the surrounding region for all manner of allergic diseases, asthma, and immunologic disorders. From their family to yours, they thank you for allowing them to care for you and your loved ones. They look forward to continuing their current patient relationships and to starting many new ones in the years ahead.
Gold Winner – Bluegrass Family Allergy
Dr. Kelly Brauer has been treating allergy & asthma patients in the Owensboro area since 2008 and started Bluegrass Family Allergy in 2015. They provide personalized world-class care to our patients, and feel blessed to be recognized for doing a job they love!
Platinum Winner – Dr. Elizabeth Martin
Dr. Martin says joining RiverPark EyeCare 10 years ago was one of the best decisions she’s ever made, as it has connected me with a great work family, who together strive each day to deliver above and beyond service to meet the eye care needs of our community. RiverPark EyeCare continues to specialize in comprehensive, medical-based optometry, utilizing the latest technology to best serve the needs of their patients.
Gold Winner – Dr. Marty Traylor
Dr. Marty Traylor, O.D. graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in 2000. Dr. Traylor has been with Owensboro Family Eye Care since 2004 treating patients for glasses and contact lens eye exams, as well as diagnosis and treatment options for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye issues, dry eye, and office visits for red eyes, and other conditions. Dr. Traylor has also recently become involved in expanding into Sports Vision performance enhancement for athletes and high demand visual-cognitive-motor occupations.
Best Optometry Office
Platinum Winner – Owensboro Family Eye Care
If you are in need of an eye exam, glasses, or contact lenses, you can trust your vision to the team of doctors and staff at Owensboro Family Eye Care. Schedule an appointment today at (270) 683-2101 or online at ofecc.com.
Gold Winner – RiverPark EyeCare
Established in 1949, RiverPark EyeCare has a rich tradition as one of the premier vision care leaders in our community. Visit their state-of-the-art office at 2905 New Hartford Road, where we will provide thorough, quality service using optometry’s latest technology. Their doctors, Dr. Robert Hamilton, Dr. Elizabeth Martin, and Dr. Haleigh Stringer specialize in medical based optometry and would love to help you achieve your best vision. Ask about their new opportunities for vision therapy and sports vision training, as well as our new treatment options for dry eye!
Platinum Winner – Dr. Cassey Vessels
Dr. Cassey Vessels founded Dermatology Center of Owensboro in 2015 with the purpose of providing superior medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care to Owensboro and the surrounding communities. Dr. Vessels’ practice strives to provide a patient-centered experience in a family-friendly manner.
Gold Winner – Dr. Artis P. Truett
Dr. Artis P. Truett, III, board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, proudly serves patients at Owensboro Dermatology. Dr. Truett has served Owensboro since 1996 and is committed to learning from hands-on training sessions with new tools and treatment techniques, completion of continuing education courses, and participation in clinical trials.
Best Dental Office
Platinum Winner – Dental Designs
Dental Designs believes that family dentistry is about more than fixing teeth. They are committed to treating each individual client as a member of their own family, while maintaining the highest standards for comprehensive dental care.
Gold Winner – Bluegrass Dental
Bluegrass Dental’s mission is to serve the Owensboro community in a courteous, kind, and professional manner. They strive to develop long term relationships with their patients through preventative, comprehensive, and definitive care.
Best Dermatology Office
Platinum Winner – Owensboro Dermatology
Owensboro Dermatology is a world-class, dermatology practice that continues to grow its expertise, team, & locations to offer comprehensive dermatology services in a neighborhood near you, which now includes Henderson, Kentucky and our newest expansion in Newburgh, Indiana.
Gold Winner – Kentucky Skin Cancer Center
Respected dermatologist Robert Skaggs, MD, FAAD, encourages patients to do regular self screenings at home, in addition to comprehensive skin cancer screenings at the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center. Book your appointment online or over the phone.
Best Urgent Care
Platinum Winner – Gateway Urgent Care
Gateway Urgent Care says they’ve been so blessed to have served the Owensboro community for the past 10 years. Despite the chaos of a pandemic, they kept their office open and smiles on their faces for all of their patients (even if you couldn’t see them underneath the masks!). They thank you for continuing to choose Gateway Urgent Care as your favorite Urgent Care in Owensboro. They hope to diligently serve you and your families for many more years to come. Please come see us anytime Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm or visit MERCYURGENTCARE.COM.
Gold Winner – Springs Urgent Care
Springs Urgent Care is your hometown medical team. They take the time to get to know their patients while also being expeditious. They offer an on-site lab and x-ray capabilities, as well as complete wound care.
Platinum Winner – Nation’s Medicine Highway 54
Nation’s Medicines Highway 54 is independently owned and operated by Kim and Carl P Lewis. For over 19 years, they have been committed to the health and wellbeing of this great community. Their services include free delivery, vaccinations, drug compounding, CBD products, and med sync to help patients fill all their medications at the same time each month. They are proud to be your number one hometown pharmacy.
Gold Winner – Poole’s Pharmacy Care
A special thanks to everyone who voted for Poole’s Pharmacy Care. Genuine customer service is how they’ve built their business reputation over their 31-year history. They would like to be everyone’s pharmacy of choice by continuing to offer the superior prescription and clinical services their current patients enjoy.
Best Aesthetics Practice
Platinum Winner – Advanced Aesthetics
Advanced Aesthetics, Owensboro Dermatology’s medical spa, provides advanced procedures and products for beautifully smooth, healthy skin. Board Certified Dermatologists, Drs. Crowe and Truett, along with their team of skin-care professionals, believe that beauty is more than skin-deep.
Gold Winner – Premier Aesthetics
Premier Aesthetics is a medical spa where the beauty of your skin is taken care of by licensed medical professionals. Some of their services include administering Botox and Juvederm; microneedling; chemical peels; Dermaplaning; and facials.
Platinum Winner – Dr. Andrea Moore
Find expert, compassionate care for your women’s health needs from Dr. Andrea Moore, MD, FACOG, at The Women’s Pavilion PSC in Owensboro.
Gold Winner – Kishor Vora, MD
Interventional cardiologist Kishor Vora, MD, FACC, FSCAI, CCDS, has been practicing in Owensboro since 1992. Passionate about technological advancements in healthcare, Dr. Vora is a pioneer in bringing and offering several cardiovascular interventional procedures to Owensboro, at the hospital as well as his local practice. What once started as a cardiovascular practice today encapsulates over 14 clinics including in-house Medical Lab & Diagnostics, Sleep center, Neurology Clinic, Vein & PAD clinic, Wound Care Center, an Office-based Cath Lab and remote clinics in McLean county, Muhlenberg county, Henderson and Madisonville.
Platinum Winner – Dr. Brian Tinius
Dr. Brian Tinius is a second-generation Chiropractor and has been taking care of patients in Owensboro for close to 20 years. Dr. Tinius provides comprehensive care to families and individuals of all ages.
Gold Winner – Dr. Brett Stallings
Dr. Brett has been practicing here in Owensboro for 36 years. The chiropractors and all the staff at Stallings Chiropractic strive to help people eliminate pain and improve their overall health in a welcoming atmosphere.
Best Chiropractic Office
Platinum Winner – Stallings Chiropractic Center
The chiropractors and all the staff at Stallings Chiropractic strive to help people eliminate pain and improve their overall health in a welcoming atmosphere.
Gold Winner – Tinius Chiropractic Center
Tinius Chiropractic Center, through two generations, has been taking care of patients in Owensboro for more than 40 years. Dr. Brian Tinius and Dr. Larry Tinius provide comprehensive care to families and individuals of all ages.
Best Nurse Practitioner/Physicians Assistant
Platinum Winner – Sylvia Sweatt, APRN
Open since 2012, they will continue to strive to provide excellent health care to our community. They are grateful to have navigated through the small business stress from the pandemic year. They look forward to being able to partner with their clients to make this year the best ever! If you are looking for a change on your life and looking for a primary care provider, please call today for your consultation.
Gold Winner – Linda Boarman FNP PLLC
Local and accessible, Linda Boarman FNP PLLC provides comprehensive and high quality primary care. They help you manage your health following evidence based practice to personalize patient care.
Best Retirement Facility/Assisted Living
Platinum Winner – Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center
Hermitage Care and Rehab and Signature Healthcare are grateful to serve the Owensboro community. They want to thank all who voted for them! They are committed to providing the highest quality of care to Owensboro and its surrounding communities.
Gold Winner – Carmel Home
As a leading nursing home care provider for families throughout the greater Owensboro region, Carmel Home is proud to be able to make a difference. They provide exceptional and reliable care services to their residents.
Platinum Winner – Wills Animal Hospital
Wills Animal Hospital provides quality small animal veterinary care through education and innovation. Their doctors and staff are animal lovers just like you and will treat your pet with the kindness and respect they deserve.
Gold Winner – Kentuckiana Animal Clinic
Established in 1958, Kentuckiana Animal Clinic is a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital serving pet owners and pets in the greater Daviess County area. It is their daily privilege to provide quality veterinary care to their patients and excellent customer service to their clientele.
Best Pet Store
Platinum Winner – PetSmart
Located at 5241 Frederica Street, this chain store provides a full range of pet supplies, including food, toys and other services.
Gold Winner – The Pet Manny
The Pet Manny LLC is dedicated to bringing the highest quality service and care to your pups. Find them at 4028A Frederica St for your pups’ grooming and to spoil them with toys and treats.
Best Pet Groomer
Platinum Winner – The Dapper Dog
The Dapper Dog is a unique grooming salon with over 20 years of experience dedicated to meeting the needs of your special pet.
Gold Winner – The Pet Manny
The Pet Manny LLC is dedicated to bringing the highest quality service and care to your pups. Find them at 4028A Frederica St for your pups grooming and to spoil them with toys and treats.
Best Pet Daycare/Boarding
Platinum Winner – Paws Town
Owensboro’s premier safe and fun place for your pet to stay and play. They offer turfed outdoor play, and temperature controlled indoor play, all monitored by our wonderful trained staff!
Gold Winner – Towne Square Pet Resort
Towne Square Pet Resort not only provides multiple ways for you to pamper your pet, they are also a safe place for your pet to stay while you are away. Their services include grooming, hot oil massages, premium diets, daycare and playtime sessions.
Best Mortgage Company
Platinum Winner – Liberty Financial
Whether you’re in the market to purchase, build, or refinance, Liberty Financial has the mortgage program that is right for you. Find the right loan at a great rate by contacting them for a free consultation about home financing.
Gold Winner – Ruoff Mortgage
Ruoff Mortgage is located in Downtown Owensboro for 3 years with 10 loan officers committed to give everyone the possibility and potential in the homeownership experience. At Ruoff, they know the way home. They’ll walk there with you.
Best Insurance Agency
Platinum Winner – Kentucky Farm Bureau
Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company has been serving its members of Kentucky Farm Bureau since 1943 and is now the #1 property and casualty insurance provider in the state. Having four offices spread out in Owensboro and Daviess County makes it easy for the members of this community to access all the membership benefits, Insurance being the most prominent. Kentucky Farm Bureau is “Big on Commitment.
Gold Winner – State Farm
State Farm is the largest provider of auto and home insurance in the United States. For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been, and continues to be, to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Its more than 19,400 agents and approximately 53,400 employees serve over 87 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts.
Best Realty Company
Platinum Winner – RE/MAX Professional Realty Group
RE/MAX Professional Realty Group has been serving Owensboro, Henderson, and the surrounding areas since 2007. They have 23 agents that pride themselves on service to our clients and our community.
Gold Winner – L. Steve Castlen Realtors
Providing high quality, innovative, and exceptional real estate service to Owensboro and surrounding areas for over 50 years! Call Castlen for residential, commercial, and relocations.
Platinum Winner – Chris Rhoads
Chris has been practicing law for 25 years, providing representation in serious injury and wrongful death cases in Owensboro and throughout Kentucky. He and his team pride themselves on exceeding expectations and getting the very best results for their clients. Chris feels the hallmark of success is not only getting the best settlements or verdicts possible, but to do so while exercising the highest degree of integrity and commitment.
Gold Winner – Jennifer Hendricks
Jennifer L. Hendricks with Hendricks Law Offices, PLLC is committed to providing personalized service to the residents of Owensboro and surrounding counties. Hendricks Law Offices strives to ensure every case is handled with utmost care, compassion, and individualized attention. Hendricks Law Offices provides a range of legal services regarding divorce, child support, custody, parenting time rights, grandparent rights, adoption, criminal matters and other areas to fit your legal needs. 2225 Frederica Street.
Best Insurance Agent
Platinum Winner – Gavin Roberts
Gavin Roberts has been an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company for 21 years, and is a Master Agent, the highest honor bestowed on the agency force. Gavin and his TEAM strive to meet the needs of their members by bringing security, value and peace of mind with quality insurance products and claims service backed by the number one insurance carrier in Kentucky! By doing so they make every effort to be the most preferred and referred source for insurance services in Owensboro and Daviess County. He and his TEAM invite you to come see what they can do for your family or business today!
Gold Winner – Drew Cunningham
As your hometown agent, Drew and his team are thrilled to be included in the 2022 Best of Owensboro Living Magazine. Everyone at Drew Cunningham State Farm is incredibly thankful for their customers and the people of this community entrusting their agency. They are excited and grateful to serve this community for many more years to come.
Best Funeral Home
Platinum Winner – Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve all area families with thoughtful and flexible prearrangement along with a wide range of highly personalized traditional and contemporary funeral and cremation services. Their team is fully committed to providing exceptional care for you and your family.
Gold Winner – James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory
An Owensboro tradition since 1913, James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is family and locally owned with a full-time staff of trained licensed funeral directors. With a wide variety of service options and a professionally-trained staff, you can rest assured that the arrangements you make will be correct in every detail.
Best Law Firm
Platinum Winner – Rhoads & Rhoads Injury Lawyers
For over 45 years, Rhoads and Rhoads attorneys have been fighting for injury and disability victims in Owensboro and western Kentucky. They handle serious injury, wrongful death, and Social Security Disability claims throughout the state. Their attorneys and team have a strong commitment to their clients and a unique passion for the work they do.
Gold Winner – Foreman-Watson-Holtrey, LLP
Foreman Watson Holtrey is known as an excellent personal injury law firm. They have established a representation of taking an aggressive and thought-out approach in every single case. With roots here in Owensboro, they prioritize giving back to the community. They are not only award-winning attorneys, they are dedicated to their clients and committed to justice.
Platinum Winner – Tyler Shookman
Tyler Shookman has been honored as the Top Producing Agent at L. Steve Castlen, REALTORS® year after year, all while serving his community through his charity work. He is the current Aid the Homeless President and was the 2019 Realtor of the Year. Tyler prides himself on his creative, innovative marketing techniques and the care and enthusiasm he puts into every transaction. Talk to Tyler!
Gold Winner – Ryan Rutman
Ryan Rutman has been serving Owensboro for nearly 14 years. His team, the Ryan Rutman Group, has a new office located at 316 Booth Avenue—right nect to Starbucks. Ryan has been voted as one of Owensboro’s Best Realtors for six years. For him, it’s not about the houses. It’s about the relationships he builds.
Best Accounting Firm
Platinum Winner – ATA
Their experts, Partner Kris Kemp, CPA, CVA and Principal Vernon Wathen, CPA, provide context to Owensboro’s business environment and have the answers to solve clients’ needs. ATA will guide you through our full-stack business solutions so you can thrive. Recognized as an IPA Top 150 regional accounting firm, it provides a wide array of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services for clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to publicly traded companies and international corporations. Go to www.atacpa.net to see how they can partner today to achieve your professional and financial goals.
Gold Winner – Riney Hancock CPAs
Since 1973, Riney Hancock CPAs PSC has successfully served the accounting and business consulting needs of individuals and businesses in western Kentucky and southern Indiana with one goal: To be their clients’ most trusted and valued financial advisors.
Best Financial Advisor
Platinum Winner – Drew Watson
Drew Watson, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, and CEO of Align Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC., has been serving the financial needs of Owensboro for more than 25 years. Watson and his team at Align Wealth Management focus intently on fostering lasting relationships with clients and offering unmatched client experience, showcased with their winning of the 2020 and 2021 Ameriprise Client Experience Award.
Gold Winner – Mitch Settle
Mitch Settle is a Managing Director at Baird. Mitch and his team focus on building strong, long-term relationships to carry over to future generations, while providing integrity, commitment and trust to every client experience.
Best IT Company
Platinum Winner – Fastek Services
Fastek provides enterprise-level IT support and consulting services to businesses of all sizes. Our team of experts will keep your technology protected and running smoothly so you can focus on your business.
Gold Winner – BlueGrass Technology
BlueGrass Technology is a Veteran-owned and operated IT consulting and technology services company. As experts in cyber-security, customer service, telephone systems, cloud technology and backup solutions for any budget, they keep your information secure and your business thriving. They welcome the opportunity to become a part of your team!
Platinum Winner – Independence Bank
Independence Bank considers it an honor and huge compliment to be chosen as Owensboro’s Best Bank. They appreciate this award, and the people who voted to make it possible. They are allowed to support the community where they live, because it supports them. They realize they could not continue to grow, give back, and be here for good if it was not for those who have relentlessly supported the Revolution.
Gold Winner – German American Bank
German American Bank, which was founded in 1910 in the heart of the Ohio Valley Region, is dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve greater prosperity and quality of life. Their commitment is customer service excellence from a team of local financial professionals who believe in helping Owensboro thrive so its people can prosper.
Best Credit Union
Platinum Winner – Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union offers personalized banking with services such as checking and savings accounts, auto loans and online banking. They have two locations in Owensboro to meet all their customers’ banking needs.
Gold Winner – Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union
DCTFCU offers competitive rates, free checking, and a convenient, remote, hassle-free banking experience. Take ownership in your local financial institution and join them today! Let them show you the difference.
Best Lawn Care
Platinum Winner – Weed Man
For more than 50 years, Weed Man Lawn Care has created outdoor yards and landscapes that their customers are proud to call home. From lawn fertilization to weed control, integrated pest management and everything in between, Weed Man has a lawn care program for every lawn.
Gold Winner – Perfection Lawn Care
Perfection Lawn Care has all your lawn needs covered – from mowing and maintenance to landscape and irrigation installation.
Best Garden Center
Platinum Winner – Integrity Nursery and Outdoor Living
Family owned & operated, Integrity has been growing along with Owensboro since 2002! They have become Owensboro’s premier outdoor living store, specializing in patio furniture, fountains, containers & urns, and home & garden décor… as well as trees & shrubs, greenhouse plants & flowers, and bulk materials!
Gold Winner – Watkins Nursery
Visit Watkins Nursery at 1224 Goetz Drive for all of your landscaping needs. From potted plants and trees to perennials and annuals, they have everything you need to keep your yard looking great.
Platinum Winner – JMJ Custom Homes
JMJ Custom Homes is a family owned and operated business with more than 30 years of experience. This Western Kentucky Home Builder performs all levels of home building and renovation.
Gold Winner – J&R Construction
J&R Construction is Central Kentucky’s most award winning remodeling company. They are a design-build remodeling company, which means they have professional interior designers on staff to show you what your home remodeling project will look like (even in 3-D), guide you in selections, and hand hold you throughout the project. They also have project managers, lead carpenters, quality craftsmen and trade partners to build and remodel your dream. J&R Construction has been in business for 19 years and has completed hundreds of remodeling projects in that time.
Best Home Appliance Store
Platinum Winner – Murphy Appliance
Located in Owensboro, and proudly serving the state of Kentucky, Murphy’s showcases a large variety of appliances. They carry major brands such as Hotpoint, GE, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Speed Queen, Maytag, Danby, Haier and more.
Gold Winner – Green River Appliance
Serving Owensboro for decades, Green River Appliance offers quality appliances and much more, paired with friendly and knowledgeable local salespeople. Visit them at 1130 J.R. Miller Blvd. or online at go-greenriver.com.
Best Home Builder
Platinum Winner – Jagoe Homes
Since beginning in 1939, award-winning Jagoe Homes has built over 7,000 homes throughout Newburgh, Evansville and Huntingburg, Indiana and in Bowling Green, Henderson, Louisville, and Owensboro, Kentucky. The third-generation, Owensboro-based builder is co-owned by brothers Scott and Bill Jagoe. In 2010, Jagoe Homes surpassed more than 119,000 homebuilders nationwide when named National Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine. This accolade, a lifetime achievement award, is presented only once in a builder’s career.
Gold Winner – JMJ Custom Homes
Our full-service residential construction company is committed to designing a home that exceeds clients’ expectations, while ensuring each home is built with top contractors and quality materials. Founded by Rick Bivins, JMJ Custom Homes is a welcome change for many home buyers looking for a more personal experience in the custom home building process.
Best Furniture Store
Platinum Winner – Mudd’s Furniture
A family owned business for over seventy years Mudd’s Furniture Inc has been privileged to serve Owensboro and the surrounding area with living room bedroom and bedding along with kitchen and other products.
Gold Winner – Tom Blue Furniture
Since 1938, this family-owned business has been making reproductions of traditional American furniture. Their showroom at 2737 Veach Road also offers fine furniture from other manufacturers like Leathercraft and Bernhardt.
Best Heating & Air Company
Platinum Winner – Schwartz Heating & Cooling
Schwartz Heating & Cooling is a customer service-driven and owner-supervised company that delivers unparalleled quality in installing, servicing, and maintaining all types of heating and air conditioning comfort systems.
Gold Winner – Scott Baird Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc.
Since 1972, the team at Scott Baird Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc. has provided professional HVAC services for all clients throughout Owensboro. They pride ourselves on offering the most up-to-date and efficient cooling and heating system technologies.
Platinum Winner – Scott Baird Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc.
Have trouble with clogged drains? Call the plumbing professionals at Scott Baird Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. They cater to all plumbing projects, including new construction, preventative maintenance, plumbing repairs, and new installations.
Gold Winner – Henry’s Plumbing
For residential and commercial plumbing needs, call Henry’s Plumbing. When you need plumbing installation or repair services, rely on Henry’s Plumbing Incorporated Heating and Air.
Best Home Decor Store
Platinum Winner – Willow & Pine Market
Located on the corner of Second and St. Ann, Willow & Pine Market is passionate about making your gatherings with friends and family special. Every beautiful plate, bowl, and serving piece they offer has been hand-picked especially for you and for your table!
Gold Winner – Julep Home & Gift
Julep Home and Gift, located in Wesleyan Park Plaza, offers beautiful gifts for everyone on your list. Owners Elizabeth and Sharon Wilson carefully curate items well-known for quality and durability. Julep hosts wedding registries, offers free gift wrapping and
Platinum Winner – Welborn Floral
Welborn Floral is a full-service florist and gift shop providing floral arrangements, delivery, and rentals for weddings and corporate events. They have been family owned business providing service to Owensboro since 1958 and are honored to serve the Owensboro community for generations to come.
Gold Winner – Gary’s Fleur-De-Lis
Gary’s Fleur-De-Lis has brought quality and unique floral designs to Owensboro since 1989. Visit them at 2219 Frederica street for a special occasion or a stunning home decorating piece.
Best Hair Salon
Platinum Winner – All About You Salon & Spa
Located on Salem Drive in Owensboro, All About You Salon & Spa offers a wide variety of services to revive, restore and replenish your natural beauty. Services include hair styles, extensions, smoothing techniques, color and more; and a full service spa offering facial, massage, permanent makeup and nail services and so much more.
Gold Winner – Swank Style & Boutique
Swank Style & Boutique have new owners who are so excited to expand on the services that have been offered in the past. They’ve added a boutique, so that in addition to your hair care needs, their salon is a one stop destination for you! They have jewelry, purses and clothing for a night out on the town or staying around the house.
Best Barber Shop
Platinum Winner – Klutch
Klutch would like to thank Owensboro for voting them Best Barbershop for the 6th straight year! They’re thriving more than ever in their new location at 3800 Frederica St, in front of the old Texas Gas building. Book your appointment using the Booksy app and come see why Klutch is the BEST!
Gold Winner – 2.0 Barber Studio
For a cut, fade, or bread trim, 2.0 Barber Studio is the place to go. Luxurious service at an affordable price! Book your appoint with the booksy app.
Best Men’s Clothing Store
Platinum Winner – The Earle
The Earle is Owensboro’s headquarters for men’s fashion. Whether you need clothes for the office or a night on the town, the Earle will help you find the right look.
Gold Winner – Byron & Barclay
Byron & Barclay is celebrating their 6th year in business! Along with their amazing brands of men’s clothing, they also offer suit rentals and women’s clothing. Stop in to see them in downtown Owensboro or shop byronandbarclay.com for free shipping or front porch delivery.
Platinum Winner – Bella Ragazza
Bella Ragazza Boutique is a fun, friendly shopping experience where you can find everyday style at affordable prices. You can find new arrivals daily in store and on their website BellaBabe.com where can choose to pick up in store, curbside or shipped to directly to you for FREE! Watch them Live on Instagram and Facebook for virtual shopping at home!
Gold Winner – Barr Bones
Barr Bones is a women’s boutique located at 2410 Frederica, next to Starbucks. They offer dresses, outerwear, accessories, shoes, and more! Find them on Instagram @shop.barrbones.
Best Consignment Shop
Platinum Winner – Robin’s ReSale & Boutique
Robin’s ReSale & Boutique offers consignment for the entire family, plus a trendy new boutique with clothes for women sizes small through 3X. You’ll find gently used clothing as well as formal wear, and they are now offering embroidery and new graphic tees.
Gold Winner – EnVogue
EnVogue is a resale boutique which specializes in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel along with a large selection of home furnishings. Locally owned since 2007.
Best Shoe Store
Platinum Winner – Shoe Stop
Proudly serving Owensboro since 1999. We are very thankful for all our customers putting their trust in us over the last 23 years.
Gold Winner – Shoe Carnival
Their unique approach to shoe sales combines advertised deals along with additional big savings announced over the microphone. Plus, spin the wheel and save even more on qualifying purchases. You will always be amazed how much you will save on big brand shoes!
Platinum Winner – Lance & Co.
Family owned and operated. Lance has been a Master Bench Jeweler for over 40 years, and loves every relationship he has with his customers. Lance & Co. offers many great In-Store Services such as: Repairs, Sizings, Appraisals, and even Custom Designing. Shop in-store at the Wesleyan Park Plaza or online any time at www.LanceCoJewelers.com
Gold Winner – Nick T. Arnold
Nick T. Arnold Jewelers strives to provide personal service along with a wide variety of fine jewelry from top brands like Pandora, LeVian, Fossil, Seiko, Bulova, and repairs for jewelry, watches and clocks. Visit them at 3630 Frederica Street or 2594 Calumet Trace in Gateway Commons and we are always open by text
270-686-8463 or online 24/7 at www.shopnta.com.
Best Car Wash/Detailing
Platinum Winner – Ollie Wash
Ollie Wash provides a bright, cheerful environment by virtue of glass walls and a clear roof that fill the tunnel with natural light. It’s also spacious, with an extra-wide passageway beneath a soaring ceiling.
Gold Winner – Sparkle Brite Car Was
Sparkle Brite Car Wash is an experienced car wash service that has been serving the Owensboro area since the 1960s. Their attention to detail is what keeps customers coming back for repeat business.
Best Car Lot
Platinum Winner – The Moore Automotive Team
The Moore Automotive Team opened their doors in 1919 and have grown to over 300 employees, offering 13 brands of vehicles from 3 locations in Owensboro and Hartford, KY.
Gold Winner – Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda
Serving Owensboro and the Tri-State for over 31 years, Champion is proud to be your trusted local Ford, Lincoln, and Mazda dealer, and to meet your service, and new or pre-owned vehicle sales needs!
Best Automotive Repair
Platinum Winner – Harley’s Auto Service
Located at 430 Leitchfield Rd., Harley’s Auto Service can diagnose and fix your issues. Let them service all of your vehicles’ needs.
Gold Winner – Champion Collision Center
Serving Owensboro and the Tri-State for over 31 years, they are a Ford aluminum certified repair facility with capabilities to work on any make and model vehicle.
Best Auto Body Shop
Platinum Winner – Mayfield-Hodges Collision Repair
Mayfield-Hodges Collision Repair is located at 620 Leitchfield Road. They can make your damaged vehicle look new again.
Gold Winner – Don Moore Automotive
The team at Don Moore Automotive takes pride in their expert auto body repair work. Serving the Tri-State for decades, you can be confident in their service.
Best Farm Market
Platinum Winner – Trunnell’s Farm Market
At Trunnell’s, they are dedicated to providing your family with the absolute freshest grown Kentucky products and the best farm family fun. They invite you and your family to visit their market, and share the refreshing view of the country. It’s an experience you just can’t get in the city, and a taste you can’t find in a grocery store!
Gold Winner – Owensboro Regional Farmers Market
The 2022 Farmers Market Season runs from Saturday, April 16 to Saturday, November 5. Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon. Come out and shop for fresh produce, fresh baked goods, fresh flowers, meats, fish, dairy products, homemade soaps and lotions, jams and jellies, crocheted towels and potholders, gourds, and so much more.
Best Place To Work
Platinum Winner – Owensboro Health
Owensboro Health team members are more than healthcare workers – they’re your neighbors, friends and family. Every individual, regardless of their role, has pulled together this year to meet unprecedented challenges and keep our community healthy. We applaud these healthcare heroes for all they do and for making Owensboro Health a great place to work!
Gold Winner – Daviess County Public Schools
The Daviess County Public Schools district puts “Kids First” in everything they do! If you are looking for a rewarding career that makes a difference in the lives of kids, join their team. Visit www.dcps.org and click on “Employment” to apply!
Best Local College
Platinum Winner – Kentucky Wesleyan
Kentucky Wesleyan College is proud to be not only a College in Owensboro but a College for Owensboro, and is honored to be selected the Platinum Winner as Best Local College. As a community member, they are proud to partner, support and have the support of numerous local individuals and organizations who believe in our faith-based mission and the importance of a well-rounded liberal arts education delivered right here in Owensboro. Kentucky Wesleyan has proudly called Owensboro home for 70 years – They are proud to live here.
Gold Winner – Brescia University
Brescia University shares in the teaching mission of Christ by helping students realize their God-given potential. Grounded in the Ursuline tradition, the University’s mission calls for educating students in mind, body, and spirit through challenging academics, championship athletics, and a holistic student life.
Best Farmer/Food Producer
Platinum Winner – Cecil Farms
Since 1981, the Cecil Family has specialized in growing a huge variety of fruits and vegetables on their farm, with their largest crop currently being sweet watermelon that lands on grocery shelves across the United States during the months of July – September. Gary, Imelda, Ryan, Suzanne and Katie pour their heart and soul into providing both the local regional community and national grocers with the safest and freshest healthy food year after year.
Gold Winner – Hill View Farms
The Market at Hill View Farms located on the west side of Owensboro produces and sells locally raised meats, dairy products, baked goods, seasonings and many more options. Stop in and see how they can help you “Taste the Difference” in locally produced goods.
Best News Media
Platinum Winner – Owensboro Times
The Owensboro Times would like to truly thank all of their readers for your support. They are committed to continuing to tell your stories and keep everyone connected.
Gold Winner – 14 News
14 News is the Tri-State’s news and weather leader. WFIE covers Evansville, Owensboro, and 21 surrounding counties in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. Their studio in downtown Owensboro allows them to provide even more of the local news that our community has trusted for years.
Best Annual Event
Platinum Winner – ROMP
Produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, ROMP Festival brings people from all over the world (and all 50 states in the US) to Owensboro to experience four straight days of Bluegrass & roots music, good food, and great vibes. Join us June 22-25 at the beautiful Yellow Creek Park for onsite camping, arts & crafts, food trucks, and more. For tickets and more info, go to rompfest.com.
Gold Winner – Apple Fest
An event that has something for the whole family, Reid’s Apple Festival draws people from the community and many neighboring states. With more than 20 food booths, 100 crafts booths, various entertainment, demonstrations and carnival rides you’ll surely find something to do.
Best Radio Station
Platinum Winner – WBKR
WBKR became a country music radio station in 1972 and this year celebrates its 50th Anniversary here in Owensboro-Daviess County. Today, they are a proud Townsquare Media station and, while radio is our DNA, they now serve their listeners and community through the radio, the WBKR mobile app, active social media sites and our website—WBKR.com, which, in 2021, welcomed nearly 2 million visitors from around the world. WBKR’s air personalities—Chad Benefield, Angel Welsh, Barb Birgy and Dave Spencer—are committed to bringing you a daily dose of New Country, community, heart and fun. They are The Country Station, 92.5 WBKR.
Gold Winner – 102.7 The Game
Your local ESPN Radion affiliate, 102.7 The Game brings you favorites like Kentucky Sports Radio and local sports updates on interviews with shows like Live at 5.
Best Charity Event
Platinum Winner – Owensboro’s Lip Sync Battle
Consistently voted Owensboro’s favorite Charity Event, the Lip Sync Battle benefits Puzzle Pieces, a nonprofit that serves those with intellectual disabilities. The 2022 event raised more than $140,000, a record-breaking fundraiser! The Mom Squad, a group of Mom’s from Whitesville, took home the overall battle trophy while the team of OFD firefighter wives raised the most money for Puzzle Pieces.
Gold Winner – Dancing with Our Stars
Dancing with Our Stars Owensboro Style, presented by Old National Bank, benefits Boulware Mission. Celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, Boulware is a faith-based organization that fosters positive change in the lives of displaced men by providing shelter, education, rehabilitation, and licensed substance abuse treatment. Boulware provides the tools men need to become self-sufficient and thriving members of the community
Best Photography Studio
Platinum Winner – Captured Moments Photography
Captured Moments Photography is an International Award-Winning studio that specializes in family and high school senior portraits, creating a unique experience for the whole family.
Gold Winner – Reflections by Talea
Reflections By Talea Photography specializes in maternity, newborns, babies, children & families. With 14 years in business, she has curated a luxury experience for her clients from start to finish, including a full Studio Wardrobe to style the ENTIRE family for a truly unique portrait session!
Best Gym/Fitness Center
Platinum Winner – Owensboro Health Healthpark
Live healthier and stronger by taking advantage of Owensboro Health’s Healthpark — Kentucky’s only facility certified by the Medical Fitness Association. At their 115,000-square-foot center, you’ll find everything you need to achieve complete wellness for your mind and body.
Gold Winner – Owensboro Athletic Club
Owensboro Athletic Club is Owensboro’s newest and largest 24-hour health club! With a massive 38,000 sq. ft. and fully-serviced facility, they offer amenities like childcare, hydro massage, tanning, infrared saunas, a cardio theater, HIIT area, rock climbing training wall, and top-of-line cardio and strength equipment.
Best Golf Course
Platinum Winner – The Pearl Club
The Pearl Club offers the area’s Premier golfing experience at a reasonable price and is open to the public. Come join us for a round of golf, dinner in the grill or a cocktail on the patio. Golf, Dine Relax at The Pearl Club.
Gold Winner – Windridge Country Club
The 18-hole “Windridge” course at the Windridge Country Club facility in Owensboro, Kentucky features 6,050 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . Windridge also features a large pool, reception hall and a lounge that serves a full menu and alcoholic beverages.
Best Running Race
Platinum Winner – Wendell Foster Half Marathon
The 2022 race will include a 5K! The Wendell Foster Half Marathon takes place annually each fall. The race starts and finishes on the Ohio riverfront by the beautiful Smothers Park. The race benefits Wendell Foster, a local non-profit that provides 65,000 services to people with developmental disabilities each year.
Gold Winner – Mentorkids Rugged Race
Challenge yourself or form a group to tackle this 5K run with 26 obstacles. From Beginners to Elites come out for a great cause – one thing they can promise, you will get dirty! Checkout Mentorkids KY on Facebook for details.