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Chamber Spotlight 17Feb
Spotlight of the Week, Fifth Third Bank of Eddyville, KY, Monday, November 28, 2016
Lake Barkley Chamber Spotlight Shines on Fifth Third Bank of Eddyville, Kentucky
As a company, Fifth Third is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve communities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. One of the most frequently asked questions in the branch in Eddyville is “How did you get that strange name?” Here is the answer: Our origins go back to the Bank of the Ohio Valley, which opened in Cincinnati in 1858. In 1871, that bank was purchased by the Third National Bank. With the turn of the century came the union of the Third National Bank and the Fifth National Bank, which eventually became known as “Fifth Third Bank.”
The branch located in Eddyville can help with any aspect of your financial needs. Fifth Third offers everything from check cashing services to mortgage loans. Checking and Savings accounts that will help benefit every customer. Free online banking, mobile banking, mobile deposit and bill pay is offered to all customers. Fifth Third is proud to offer competitive rates on all our loan products. If you need a small signature loan or you are a first time home buyer, we can help you. Retiring soon? We can help with that too!!! Please come by and visit us at 418 Newman Drive and let Freda, Kayla, Susan, Amanda, or Katie help you!
Lake Barkley Chamber Spotlight Shines on Our Daily Bread, November 14, 2016
Our Daily Bread
101 Newman Drive
Eddyville, Kentucky 42038
We would first like to thank our Chamber for this opportunity to spotlight our business. We also need to thank the private sectors for all your support and belief in what we can accomplish. None of this would be possible without the support of the community that we love; we are grateful and humbled to serve you daily. Our goal from day one was to provide you, the public, the highest quality foods and coffees, we wanted to bring something new to our small town that people wanted but was not yet available. Our menu consists of homemade breads for our sandwiches, fresh made pizzas cooked in the brick oven, homemade soups, salads, and deserts. We are Kentucky Proud and cook with Kentucky proud products from P&H Cattle Company and Cheney’s Ice Cream. We would also like to share some of our other services, we cater, whether it be weddings, parties, community events or a family get together, we can cater to your needs. However, we wouldn’t be able to do this without the help of our extremely dedicated staff. To our staff, you make our lives much easier, thank you. We also want to say a special thank you to our electrician, David Kaminski, thank you for coming every time we call. We wouldn’t have been open on time if not for your help. Lastly, as the holidays approach let us make Thanksgivings and Christmas a little easier on you. Orders for breads, cakes, pies, rolls, etc. are due in by Friday, November 18th and for Christmas orders are due in by Friday, December 16th.
Again, thank you for your continued support.
See you soon!
Spotlight of the Week, The Gold & Diamond plus The Flower Basket, Monday November 7, 2016
The Flower Basket
101 West Main Street
First, I would like to thank the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce for the great work they do in promoting businesses of the Lake Barkley area. I have been fortunate to serve the people of the Lake Area for 23 years. I started out with a jewelry store that had only 4 cases of jewelry. Then I expanded into selling gold, diamonds, gemstones, sterling silver and costume jewelry. We also do jewelry repairs.
I was fortunate enough to open a Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in the Gold & Diamond Etc. We have skin care products, color pallets and fragrances. Come in and let us show you what products and colors are best for you. We also do custom picture framing. Bring your sports memorabilia, art, photographs or anything that can be put in a frame and we can do it for you.
I purchased the Flower Basket, which has been a full service florist in the Eddyville area for over 25 years. We have free delivery to local funeral homes. We can deliver gifts, fresh flowers, silk flowers or anything we have anywhere in the lake area. If you need us to help decorate your home or business we can provide that service as well. If you are planning a wedding we can do the flowers as well as the decorations. We have been very fortunate to serve the lakes area people for past 23 years. We have been blessed to make many good friends along the way. We are open Monday thru Friday 9 to 5. Saturday 9 to 1.
Call 270-388-2161 or 270-388-4653(gold)
Spotlight of the Week, Carlton Motors, Monday October 31, 2016
Carlton Motors is a full service automotive business specializing in used car sales, automotive repair, towing, tire repair and sales. The business began in 2006 and is a family run business by DeWayne, Dena and Adam Carlton.
Whether you need an engine replaced, a tune up, new tires, a tire rotation, diesel repair, towing assistance or are looking for a dependable used vehicle; they are ready to assist you in meeting your needs.
Carlton Motors is located at 128 Ausen Baugh Road in Eddyville, Kentucky. They can be reached at 270-963-1385.
Spotlight of the Week, McConnell Drug, Monday October 24, 2016
McConnell Health Mart Pharmacy has a long history dating back to the early 1900’s in Old Kuttawa. The business was known as Barnett Pharmacy, W,H. Sexton’s, Jones and Withers Pharmacy, and Merryman’s Drug Store before being bought by Bill and Grace McConnell in Feb. 1954. McConnell’s Drug Store was moved from Old Kuttawa to New Kuttawa in 1963. Tom McConnell returned to the family business in 1983 and operated the pharmacy until November 2015 when it was purchased by Eddy and Ellen Nickell.
The business was renamed McConnell Health Mart Pharmacy to acknowledge its affiliation with Health Mart a network of over 4000 independently owned pharmacies. The strength of the Health Mart network makes it easier to provide better healthcare while delivering personal service.
The store has been completely remodeled, but several original items remain. The soda fountain and the checkout counter were moved from Old Kuttawa and date back to the early 1900’s. One of the old wooden cabinets from the old store has been refinished and remains and another piece is in the process of being restored.
McConnell Health Mart Pharmacy is committed to retaining the local history of the area, but embracing the latest in technology to be able to provide the best service possible.
Eddy and Ellen Nickell
McConnell Health Mart Pharmacy
Branch Manager/Banking Officer
208 N. Jefferson St
Princeton, KY 42445
The Planters Bank branch in Princeton opened in January 2013. Planters Bank completed a full renovation of the branch in the summer of 2014. With the completion of the renovation, Planters Bank wanted to show that we are committed to this community. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. We are committed to community service, and all of our employees are involved in many different civic organizations.
We offer a “Best Free Checking Account.” This account is a no-frills, no monthly maintenance fee account. We also offer a “PaySound Checking Account.” With this account, there are no overdraft fees ever, plus access to a personal line of credit up to $1,000 with no credit check. With all of our checking accounts, the customer will receive a debit card made on-site as well as access to our online banking.
We also offer a 60 month step-up CD that is a $10,000 minimum with the potential to earn up to 3% interest.
Growing up in Princeton, I have been fortunate to be able to give back to this community in many different capacities. I have served as a board member for 3 years for the Princeton/Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce and am currently a board member for the Caldwell County Scholarship Foundation. I have also been fortunate to work with great people and great ownership. Outside of my daily responsibilities at Planters Bank, I feel that my biggest responsibility is to serve and to give back to this community that raised me, in as many ways as I can.
Anyone can visit us at www.plantersbankonline.com.
Welcome to The Station Burger Company Family.
What started as a dream amongst friends in a kitchen became a reality in 2010. The Station Burger Company began with one goal in mind; to serve the highest quality food, while honoring the men and women who help keep us safe every day. When our guests walk through the doors, they’ll be surrounded by local heroes both past and present, either in the photos that adorn the walls, or at the table seated next to them.
At The Station, our guests will love the freshly made burgers, exceptional customer service and friendly atmosphere. Because the people on the walls are who come to your rescue; at some point in your life, you’ll need to thank a first responder. We decided to do it every day. We opened the Eddyville location November 2015.
Regional Director of Operations
Closed on Sunday for family time,
and involvement in the community.
As of April 1, Matt Hews is our General Manager
The Corner BBQ & Café
Partners Eric Vinson and Daniel Thompson
My wife and I have cooked for so many people over the years. Every time was always the same response, “Best BBQ and baked beans I ever tasted and the sauce is awesome!”
We began getting orders from folks locally for the sauce, and before long we were shipping it to Michigan, Texas, Kansas City, and Alabama.
It’s now available again in our restaurant by the quart and gallon.
At some point, my other career really started taking up a lot of time, so we eventually had to stop production. But we still cooked every chance we could. Years down the road and three states later, we moved back home to Lyon County, Kentucky. With the revitalization of Eddyville Mall happening, we wanted to be a part of that. So the opportunity presented itself, and the family decided to put ourselves to the test.
The Corner BBQ and Café was launched in May of 2015 inside the Eddyville Mall, with a very small menu, that didn’t yet include BBQ. Thanks to all our loyal customers, our customer base grows each day and so has our menu. We see new faces daily here now, that heard about us from someone else.
All our products from Pulled Pork to Brisket, Burgers, including Buffalo, Turkey, Ham, BBQ Bologna, Pork Loin, our Homemade sides , desserts and Old Fashion Milkshakes, are all prepared and served as if you were in our home. We take a lot of pride in that and our customers’ value that with consistent five star reviews and repeat business.
Our family is proud to be part of the business community here and we strive to make great food that will keep people coming to our beautiful lakes area, Eddyville Mall and Lyon County. Thanks for your support and we look forward to serving you soon!
Land Between The Lakes
National Recreation Area
As part of America’s great outdoors since 1963, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area manages over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. The family friendly recreation area offers one of the largest blocks of undeveloped forest in the eastern United States. Last year Land Between the Lakes drew over 1.5 million visitors to the region. Our goal is to spotlight this area, particularly during upcoming events.
Next year in August 2017, we plan to support the Lake Barkley Chamber and surrounding communities during the eclipse. Some estimates see over 1 million people coming to our area. We’ll have some of the best viewing in the country. We currently plan to make our campgrounds available to visitors and will encourage them to explore Land Between The Lakes and what our partners have to offer. The eclipse will be huge, and Lyon County has a front row seat.
We also want to point out that economic development is in all of our interests. During the eclipse, we want these thousands of people to have an unforgettable experience. This is just as important so they will want to come back. We see a bright future here and I plan to play my part.
For general ideas or suggestions, give us a call at 270-924-2000. For more information about the eclipse, visit http://www.nationaleclipse.com/. Our website also contains great information about other features and calendar of upcoming events www.LandBetweenTheLakes.us
Greta Hipp Burkhart
Century 21 Land of Lakes
Hello, I am Greta Hipp Burkhart, and I want to thank the Lake Barkley Chamber of
Commerce for allowing me the opportunity to introduce my life as a Realtor. I became a licensed real estate agent soon after receiving my degree from Centre College of Kentucky.
My family had for generations been involved in the building industry and at the time owned and operated Hipp Building Center in Paducah. Therefore, real estate seemed like a logical niche for me to pursue. I associated with a very prominent firm in Paducah, but found myself inclined to show properties in the lakes area. I always enjoyed the many amenities in the lakes area, and saw a great potential for development here.
During my thirty years as a Realtor, I have moved to Lyon County, raised my own family here, and had the very great privilege to be the Realtor helping people find their homes in the lakes region.
Along the way I have made wonderful new friends that I believe have come to know and love the area as I do. My goal in my career as a realtor has been to earn the respect and trust of my clients and my peers, and to offer professional and friendly service for both buyers and sellers.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Kentucky Association of Realtors and the Kentucky-Barkley Lake Board of Realtors. I am affiliated with Century 21 Land of Lakes Realty in Eddyville.
I am honored to be a member of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce and hope to contribute my efforts to help our community grow better as it grows bigger.
Please contact me if I may be of service, Greta Hipp Burkhart, cell/text 270-625-6595, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Young Construction, Inc.
Address: 2765 Chestnut Oak Road
Kuttawa, Kentucky 42055
I would like to mention, I am proud to be a member of N.A.H.B. and the current President of Three Rivers Home Builder’s Association.
Since 1976, I knew I wanted to go into business building homes. In 1988 I started my custom home building and remodeling business. Before that, I worked for Delmer Mitchell located in Burna, Kentucky. I helped Delmer build homes located in Crittenden County and the rest is history.
After the start of Keith Young Construction, Inc., I have built and remodeled homes and businesses in Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon and Marshall Counties. At present, I have two full time employees and one part time employee.
My most recent completed jobs include light commercial exterior remodel of Fredonia Valley Bank located in Fredonia, Kentucky and construction of a new gable roof system for the City of Kuttawa Fire Department located in Kuttawa, KY. I personally handle all the estimating, bookkeeping and the supervision of each and every job.
Currently I am building an exterior, multi-level, wood deck, approximately 1500 sq ft in the Kuttawa area, as well as preparation for a new kitchen/sunroom addition with attached 2-garage, located in Salem, KY. In addition, I am currently working with a homeowner who purchased a home in Lyon County, needing a complete interior remodel, window replacement as well as exterior doors.
I feel it is important for me to ask all local residents and businesses to use locally owned, licensed and fully insured contractors for all your building and remodeling needs. If using an uninsured contractor, any accidents on your property will require your insurance to cover. If looking for license, insure contractors, call Three Rivers Building Association in Marion, KY at 270-871-1145 and ask for Marty. She will be happy to provide a list of qualified contractors and their contact information.
Also, I would like to thank Lake Barkley Chamber for what they do for the local businesses.
On the personal side, I am married to Teresa Holt. Together we have four children and one granddaughter. And let’s not forget my sidekick and affectionate dog, Charlie.
The Eddyville Mall is pleased to be the spotlight business of the week for the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce. We have been re-energizing the mall for a little over two years now and have some wonderful specialty stores and restaurants here.
Avenue 550 has some of the most unique home decor and gifts for your home and office. They have the best selection of lake decor anywhere in the region.
Shooters Supply is a well known name throughout our region and they have apparel for me. women and children as well as some very useful and neat sporting goods and outdoor gear.
The Station Burger Company was recently voted home of the most unique burger in the entire state on the Yahoo travel site. They have much more than burgers though please visit them soon.
Core Fitness is a state of the art exercise facility with the most modern equipment. You can access it 24 hours hour a day seven days a week.
The Corner Restaurant has everything from barbecue to Buffalo burgers. They also have, salads, brisket, smoked turkey and they even deliver.
The Case XX Store has the best case knife selection in the region as well as other gifts for almost any occasion. Building 325 is a great place to hold your meetings, reunion, dinners and other events.
The West Kentucky Educational Cooperative is also located here. They are the regions educational connection for students and adults.
We will soon be the home of JCL Billiards Club which will also offer food, fun and entertainment.
We are proud to have Bone & Co., Realtors locate their third location in our mall. They offer services for all your real estate needs including farm, residential and lake properties.
Please take a few minutes and come by the mall and shop these local businesses.
Prizer Point Marina and Resort
1777 Prizer Point Road, Cadiz, KY 42211
The Premier Western Kentucky Family Vacation Destination
Located near the Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky Lakes KOA Campground, Prizer Point Marina & Ramp; Resort offers breathtaking views, relaxation, and outdoor recreation. This western Kentucky Campground is Big Rig friendly and welcomes pets. RV and Campsites are spacious and shaded. Complete with a fire ring for marshmallow roasts and story telling under the stars and amazing views of Lake Barkley.
Our Premium Sites are pull through, full hook-up, waterfront sites. Your front door opens to the beauty of Lake Barkley where you can relax or fish from the shore. These sites take advantage of our location on the inter-coastal waterway. Prizer Point is located at mile marker 55 on Lake Barkley. Or, by land, take exit 56 off I-24, then follow the signs.
Prizer Point Marina provides a Boat Launch, Courtesy Slips, and Transient Slips for both nightly and yearly rental. The Docks can accommodate 80’ and larger boats with a Full Service Marina. Experienced mechanics are available who can perform minor repairs or complete engine over- hauls. Day slips are available for any size boat. Transit slips available for those wanting to have a bite at our Restaurant, or stock up on supplies and beverages at our Camp Store. Boat rentals are available at the Marina.
For more information, call us at 270-522-3762 or visit our website at www.prizerpoint.com .
Kentucky Soybean Board
1001 Highway 62 West
Princeton, KY 42445
The Kentucky Soybean Board invests farmers’ checkoff contributions to create opportunities for increased profitability for soybean farmers. The volunteer farmer-leaders and staff of the Kentucky Soybean Board promote the many uses of the soybean crop, which reached 89.2 million bushels in Kentucky for crop year 2015. The soybeans grown in our state are sold to grain elevators and are then either exported to the ever-growing international market or crushed. During crushing, the bean is separated into two parts, soybean meal and soybean oil. Ninety-six percent of domestic soybean meal is used to feed poultry and livestock, while the oil is used in a variety of applications from cooking oil and candles to biodiesel.
The Kentucky Soybean Board allocates a large portion of its operating budget to production research. This research helps leverage state and federal funds for research at Kentucky universities. Recent projects that directly benefit Kentucky farmers include research on diseases in soybeans, herbicide-resistant weeds, and the benefits of poultry litter as fertilizer.
The Soybean Board works closely with the Kentucky Soybean Association and other agricultural partners to help promote the Kentucky soybean industry. From Ag and Environment in the Classroom to the National Farm Machinery Show to FFA and the State Fair, you’ll find volunteers and staff representing Kentucky soybeans in all the right places.
Southern Catfish Restaurant
124 US Highway 62 West
Eddyville, KY 42038
Nothing says southern more than catfish and white beans! We’ve been serving up country cooking in Eddyville, Kentucky since 1991.
The Eddyville Factory Outlet Mall was still in development stage when Roger and Phyllis Sigler, Charles and Wilma Edmonds, and Dennis and Trish Winn saw the opportunity to open a restaurant offering southern style fish, bottomless bowls of hushpuppies, and homemade cobblers.
We are located on Hwy 62 West on the old home place of Bartley J. and Willie Riley. Our employees and families have provided the lakes area for over 24 years with home style cooking and friendly service in a laid back atmosphere.
Bring your appetite and come join us. We open daily at 4pm Mon-Sat and 11am on Sunday. We offer a private dining room that will accommodate up to 35 people.
Visit our website at:
Kuttawa Relocation Foundation
The Kuttawa Relocation Foundation, Inc. came into existence in 1960 to assist Kuttawa in relocating its citizens. Its purpose was to buy a large tract of land and provide lots to the citizens wanting to remain living in Kuttawa. Working in concert with the Corp of Engineers, Kuttawa became a relocated duplicate community that followed the dream of Charles Anderson, Governor of Ohio. The Kuttawa Relocation Foundation Board, composed by five Directors, followed Governor Anderson’s plan by keeping Kuttawa laid out between the Cumberland River and Vista Ridge.
The Relocation Foundation and the City of Kuttawa Officials working together, each doing its duties, there were in many relocation processes, accomplished a small community that its citizens are proud to call home.
The Kuttawa Relocation Board’s profit has been spent over the years on City of Kuttawa’s need and supplying marching funds as needed.
Independent Life, LLC
645 West Dale Avenue
Thank you Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce,
I am Clyde Adams and I am a licensed Life and Health insurance agent for the State of Kentucky. I started this career in the 1998 working with G. E. Capital selling Long Term Care insurance. During these past seventeen years I have acquired knowledge and experience allowing me to now focus my expertise on each of my clients, addressing their needs and insuring their peace of mind.
I am pleased to announce early next year I will be opening an office in Eddyville, Kentucky. This office will be located at 645 West Dale Avenue, right next to the O. K. Patton Senior Citizens Building. The name will be Independent Life L.L.C. The phone number is 270-625-6978. If you have needs now, please call.
I have several companies and many products available to protect you and your family, create wealth and provide you with peace of mind. The products I will focus on are life insurance, disability insurance, and annuities. Other coverages are also available. Each of these coverages contain benefits that will not only surprise you but will leave you wondering why it has taken this long for you to find out about them. Everyone has individual needs and desires, rest assured, I have the knowledge and experience to address each of them.
This is why I am inviting you to watch for the Grand Opening announcement, come by and see for yourself, how easy it is to have peace of mind. Thank you and look forward to seeing you!
Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Marathon Petroleum Company LP’s (MPC’s) terminal in Kuttawa, Ky., is used to store and market asphalt to the region. The asphalt arrives at the facility via barge and is stored on our property, awaiting pick-up from a distributor who will sell it to a construction company or install it on roadways directly. This facility has a dedicated carrier that delivers to local city and county road or highway departments, as well as highway contractors in Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois. Company-wide, MPC is one of the largest domestic asphalt producers with a capacity of approximately 101,000 barrels per calendar day. This facility is one of 18 company-owned asphalt terminals in MPC’s network across the Midwest and Southeast.
The Times Leader
607 West Washington Street
The Times Leader is an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper based in Princeton. Published every Wednesday and Saturday, the paper has a primary coverage area of Caldwell and Lyon counties.
Chip Hutcheson, a former president of the Kentucky Press Association and now president of the National Newspaper Association, is the publisher. Jared Nelson serves as the editor and Todd Griffin as the sports editor. Ellen Franklin is the business manager, Kathy Boyd the circulation manager, Debbie Frisch is classified manager, Ashley Jones is receptionist/photographer/reporter, Stacey Menser is a news reporter and photographer, Sherry McGregor is the advertising representative/graphic designer, and Ralph Sharp works in circulation and works in the paper’s printing department.
The Times Leader is the result of a merger in 1992 of two long-operating newspapers. The Princeton Leader, which began in 1871, and the Caldwell County Times, which was originated in 1926, were merged into one newspaper 23 years ago.
In an era when many papers have abandoned editorial and op-ed pages, The Times Leader has an Opinion page in each issue and an op-ed page every Wednesday. There are two pages of comics a strong classified ad presence in every issue. Story content is focused on areas of interest to people of western Kentucky. The paper’s sports section generally consists of five to six pages each issue, especially during football and basketball seasons. The paper prides itself on strong local news, photo and sports coverage.
The Times Leader not only publishes twice weekly, but has a website, www.timesleader.net, which is updated regularly. It also has a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Subscribers in this area receive the paper every Wednesday and Saturday through delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. Same day delivery is available for customers served by the Princeton, Fredonia, Eddyville, Kuttawa, Dawson Springs, Cadiz and Hopkinsville post offices.
Persons can subscribe to either the print or online version. All stories on the website are behind a paywall, but a print subscriber gets free access to the electronic version.
In addition to the newspaper, the company operates a commercial printing business — designing and printing everything from business cards to large format products. The company rivals the pricing of online website printers in products such as business cards. Willie McGregor and Roberta Thompson spearhead the company’s printing division.
Persons can contact the paper online, at its office at 607 W. Washington St., or call 270-365-5588.
WKYQ 93.3 F.M.
WKYQ 93.3 was the first country music FM station in the commonwealth of Kentucky, so we’ve been playing country music in 1973. One of the things we’re most fortunate about is, WKYQ has been the most listened to radio station in the region for most of those 42 years. So we’re most thankful for that. Part of that is just because of our involvement in the community. We try to really be involved in a critical role in the community and play that important part. But the other part is our talent that we have on the air. Bobby Cook and Steve Schwetman of our morning show, have been nominated for a Country Music Association (CMA) award. Those things help us gain listeners.
We’re also really excited about the role that we play in our advertisers’ businesses. One of the things that we work really hard to do is to train our advertising consultants to help our clients grow their business. We really understand today, more than any time in our entire lifetime as a business, it’s critical for us to focus on the business and help them get results. There are a couple of different reasons. First, if they don’t get results, obviously they’re not going to want to advertise with us again, so we’ve really got to be focused on that. Secondly, the small business owner is under siege by big business and it’s really obvious to everyone that if we don’t work hard to help those small business owners not just survive, but to thrive, they won’t be here in the future. If they’re not here, then that’s a smaller advertising base for which we can call on. It’s really critical for us to help that business owner get results from their advertising and help them grow because for the most part, when the Walmart’s come to town, when the big box stores come to town, they don’t do radio advertising or any other kind of local advertising. It’s so critical for us to help the small business owner to get the results and grow that business. We really focus on that. Our advertising consultants are trained on results, not on sales technique. We want them to be able to go in and give advice to the business owner.
We would appreciate anyone who would like to call upon us to be a partner with them and help them grow their business. We look forward to fruitful relationships that are win-win scenarios for both parties. We invite any of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce members and anyone else, to give us a call and let one of our consultants come out and meet with them, talk about their business, where they want to take their business and what their wanting to accomplish and then let us give them some advice and counsel on how to that.
We want you to get results. We understand it’s your hard earned money and we want to make sure you get results. Give us a call, 270-554-0093. We’d love to be your partner and we’d love for that to be a long term relationship. We know how to make that happen. We both walk away from the table as winners.
Lyon County Schools
217 Jenkins Road
Lyon County Schools, a Kentucky Distinguished School District, serves over 900 students daily in grades Pre-K through 12. Lyon County Schools with the most recently released accountability data ranked 20th among the 173 public school districts across the commonwealth. Individually, all of our schools perform at a very high level. Lyon County High School ranked 1st among Region Two high schools, achieving the distinguished ranking. Lyon County Middle School, a perennial high performing school also continued their tradition of distinguished ranking, 2nd among Region Two middle schools. Lyon County Elementary School improved their scores to achieve a proficient ranking.
The mission of Lyon County Schools is to enable all students to be productive members of society at their maximum potential, by providing the best education possible through partnership with and in service to our community. Focusing on quality instruction every day; providing opportunities for students to grow through leadership, teamwork, and competition; as well as promoting positive character development all help our students develop into their potential. The support of this community drives the success of our students. On behalf of the students, faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Education member we thank our community for your dedicated support of Lyon County schools.
Christian Care Center of Kuttawa
1253 Lake Barkley Drive
Christian Care Center of Kuttawa, located at 1253 Lake Barkley Drive, offers 51 private rooms for its residents, more than any nursing facility in the region. In addition, they provide a full-line of therapy services including physical, speech and occupational therapy for both long and short-term residents. Another therapy service is Christian Care Center of Kuttawa’s VitalStim Therapy which helps those struggling with the ability to swallow. Among the other amenities provided include daily recreational activities and group outings for residents and a registered dietitian on staff.
Christian Care Center of Kuttawa, led by executive director Cindy Bruton, is one of a select few nursing facilities nationwide to have earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Chicago. It was founded in 1951, and is the world leader in evaluating the quality and safety of care provided in our nation’s approximately 16,000 nursing homes. A nursing facility submitting itself for Joint Commission review must go through an extensive on-site evaluation process of its operations and staff from a select team of Joint Commission inspectors, all of whom have extensive health care backgrounds. The Joint Commission is governed by a 32-member Board of Commissioners that include physicians, administrators, nurses, employers, a labor representative, quality experts, a consumer advocate, and educators. Nursing facilities are not required to attain Joint Commission Accreditation and because the standards are so high and the review so thorough, very few facilities attempt the procedure and even fewer make it successfully through to earn Gold Seal status. Those buildings that undergo the process are reviewed in such areas as performance, safety, quality of care, residents’ rights, residents’ treatment, and infection control.
The Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities awarded Christian Care Center of Kuttawa the prestigious Innovation in Care Award for the building’s “Generation to Generation” program known affectionately as “G2G.” The program consisted of a three-phase learning module involving local 3rd grade students to help introduce them to what the nursing facility does for its residents, and how it helps residents to live life with dignity and respect. The program’s first two phases consisted of facility staff members visiting the classroom to help students get acquainted with nursing home life; the third phase involved the students visiting Christian Care Center of Kuttawa to get an up close look at the nursing facility’s environment. Here the students interacted with residents having lunch, playing games and also singing some songs.
In addition the nursing facility has and continues to look for ways to be a focal point in the region having hosted numerous revivals over the years featuring outstanding gospel singing and messages, plus other events and activities for the community-at-large.
Christian Care Center of Kuttawa is proud to be a leader in innovative healthcare services for its residents, and for its outreach in the local region and community.
The Herald Ledger
143 Main Street
For more than a century, the Herald Ledger has been the leading source dedicated to Lyon County’s news.
Serving the community by covering local news, sports and events, the Herald Ledger has maintained a focus on community journalism. The award winning staff is made of veteran journalist Bobbie Foust, feature writer Carol Niswonger, sales specialist Greta Burkhart, office manager Sue Huntsman, creative staff member Becky Murphy and general manager Jody Norwood.
“We are proud of what we provide for our community,” Norwood said. “We focus on covering what’s important to readers in Lyon County. This is such a unique community and we do our best to make that come out in our stories and in advertising for local businesses.”
In addition to publishing the weekly newspaper, the Herald Ledger also produces multiple special publications throughout the year, including the Escape to the Lakes. The brochure is distributed to more than 30,000 visitors coming from central Illinois and Indiana to Tennessee.
The Herald Ledger’s printing services feature high quality business cards, flyers and invitations. Graphic design work is available to make each project unique.
“Part of what we do — both through our printing services and through advertising opportunities — is to make businesses stand out,” Norwood said. “Our goal is to help our community partners grow. We’re all in this together.”
Technical Welding Inspection, Inc.
110 Cedar Street
The Company was founded in 1984 in Calvert City, KY, Servicing the local chemical industry. In 2006 the company relocated to Kuttawa, We have operated under the same management for over 25 years. The company has grown from a 2 man operation in the 80’s to over 20 full time employees currently. We provide our services both in house and at field locations throughout the Commonwealth, as well as the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest United States.
At TWI we perform Industrial related inspections commonly referred to as NDT or NDE (Non-Destructive Testing) and process safety inspections (PSM) of various facets of industrial and commercial equipment associated with Chemical, Fossil fuel, Nuclear, automotive and aerospace industries. These inspections are to insure that the equipment meets state and or federal codes and regulations for safe operations and predictive replacement dates before failure. Many of our inspections can be performed while the equipment is running or in operating mode.
We are licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to possess, transport and use special form radioactive material in order to produce industrial x-ray images. The commonwealth performs unannounced yearly audits of our entire program to determine that we are in compliance with the federal and state laws as they apply to our industry.
All of our inspectors are tested, trained and qualified in accordance with the requirements of several different organizations, according to the test discipline the individual is qualified to perform . Examples of this are the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, The American Welding Society and the American Petroleum Institute.
What we do!
Computed Radiographic Testing (RT) Using Isotopes or x-rays. To produce internal images (volumetric) of components which can be electronically stored and reviewed by qualified technicians to determine if a part is suitable for service in accordance with the code it was engineered and designed to.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Uses ultrasonic sound (Radar) waves which are guided within steel components to volumetrically inspect parts which may not be suited to x-ray and other inspection techniques. The inspected parts can then be categorized as suitable or unsuitable for service according to the code of construction or reference.
Dye Penetrant Testing (PT) Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) are surface test to determine if cracks or inefficiencies are open to the surface of the part being inspected, And then compared to the referencing code to determine acceptability of that equipment.
API Inspection-certified Individuals through the American Petroleum Institute, to perform inspections on piping, Pressure vessels and or above ground storage tanks in order to assure correct materials and workmanship are employed in the erection and or repair and maintenance of the equipment. And additionally the performance of routine periodic inspections to provide security that the equipment is still operating under the design criteria after it has been put into service.
AWS-CWI- Certified through the American Welding Society to inspect welds and write welding procedures to assure welding is performed with correct materials and that correct processes are employed. Additionally we have a staff of qualified individuals to write, qualify and certify welding Procedures in accordance with the American Welding society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
We perform many other inspection techniques besides those mentioned and generally can write procedures to meet your exact needs, or help you to determine what if any of our inspection methods can meet your specific requirement.
1127 Port Authority Road
Eddyville, KY 42038
In 1997 Wayne Hunt, Owner of Agri-Chem in Hopkinsville, established Agri-Port Terminal at the Eddyville-Lyon County Riverport. This was to provide a supply outlet for his growing Agriculture Farm Business of several retail outlets.
Agri Port unloads both Dry & Liquid fertilizer barges, to meet that need. We also provide a wholesale fertilizer outlet for other farm related businesses in the region.
In 2014 Agri-Port was acquired by Hopkinsville Elevator Co., LLC, when Mr. Hunt retired from the retail business, and we will continue to provide a top notch Service to our customers.
1709 Lake Barkley Drive
Kuttawa, KY 42055
Located off Highways 295 and 62 in Old Kuttawa
Kuttawa Harbor, overlooking beautiful Lake Barkley in the heart of Old Kuttawa, was established in 1974 by Rudy and Eudell Bennett and Don and Ruth Colburn. It was Home of the Rudy Burger, a signature creation by Rudy Bennett. This place is full of history and has always been a “hidden treasure”.
Lisa and Wayne Breedlove purchased Kuttawa Harbor in 2012 from Bob and Linda Heubschman, who had owned it for 17 years. Since the Breedlove purchase, the marina has taken on an “another day in paradise” ambiance. Over the course of the last four seasons, the marina has grown each year to now host about 240 covered slips. Make your reservations early for the five brand new pontoons and two john boats offered for rent. Hu-B’s, the new restaurant, was established still serving hand-dipped ice cream, lunch and dinner, and breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. It also became the second “wet” establishment on Lake Barkley and boasts a relaxing environment for friends and family to gather seven days a week with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. There is a crew eager to help guests relax and have a good time. Looking around, you’ll see tiki huts, palm trees (both lit and live) and festive décor to cause guests to feel like they’re on vacation.
Come see us at Hu-B’s at Kuttawa Harbor. Lake life’s good here. The sun is always shining and every hour is happy hour.
Q & M Water Sports
79 Clough Street
Q & M Water Sports has been a family owned and operated business since 2004. Our experienced, knowledgeable sales staff is available to help our customers make informed decisions – ensuring you are matched with the boat that meets your needs for years to come. Our people understand you have a budget and will work tirelessly to help you stay within it and get the boat of your dreams.
We offer quality lines of pontoon, tri-toons and fishing boats: South Bay and Misty Harbor pontoons, SeaArk and Weld-Craft fishing boats. Our dealership takes pride in offering the highest in customer satisfaction and product quality. On delivery of all new boats, a captain’s orientation is provided and all systems/electronics on board are explained.
Q & M Water Sports knows how important time on the water is to you, your family and friends. Our number one goal is to keep your boat in tip-top shape and on the water. We have a fully certified Mercury MerCruiser, Suzuki, Honda, Nissan/Tohatsu service team to ensure the quality of our service.
We stock a wide selection of fast moving parts and accessories. Everything you may need from life jackets, skis, tubes, electronics, trailer parts, hardware, lights and certified lubricants.
Come see us at 79 East Clough Street in Kuttawa, Kentucky or call us at 270-389-0102. Find us on the web at www.qandmwatersports.com
The Springs Subdivision
Bayview Properties, LLC was founded in 2003 by Jim and Diane Stott of Kuttawa. Among other endeavors, their company owns The Springs Subdivision in Kuttawa.
The Springs is a fully developed subdivision in the heart of Kentucky’s lake country featuring estate sized lots with rolling hills, lake and wooded views. The subdivision features paved streets, underground utilities, natural gas, city sewer and water.
Recreation is never far from The Springs. The subdivision is across the street from Lake Barkley, 1/4 mile from a new tournament boat ramp, 3/4 mile from Kuttawa Harbor Marina, and a short drive to all the area’s attractions, including the Land Between the Lakes, Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. From The Springs, you have easy access to golf, horseback riding, town festivals, fishing, hiking, boating and wildlife.
The Springs area has been a center for recreation for more than a century. A 1900 brochure described Kuttawa Mineral Springs as “charmingly diversified with a hollow hill and plain, and with wild woods, tree clumps and grassy meadows.” The rolling hills of the area were home to a number of mineral springs including the Mint, Kuttawa, Wild Rose, Diamond and Rock Bowl Springs. It was said that the waters would prove effective for all sorts of health disorders because of the minerals in the water.
The lots in The Springs are affordably priced and being discounted ten percent during the summer sale that is now going on. For more information, contact Jim at 270-963-0850 or visit their website at www.springssubdivision.com !
Designs By Don
270-388-1806 or 270-625-5525
It’s not just a job or customers to me. I have made so many friends and became close to a lot of the people that have continued to call me back every time they want something done. It’s nice to visit with a lot of them and to learn about each other’s lives and share special moments with them over the years. It’s a very important thing to get to know the people that you work for. So I take the time to get to know them more than just a customer. They want to feel special and talk about things. I never just do a job without trying to make friends with them. I have grown to love and care for a lot of them and they feel the same way about me. That’s what it’s really all about for me. It’s not just about money, it’s about caring for others.
The goal of this company is to satisfy you as a customer. At Designs by Don, the customer is the most important part of our company. With that in mind, your satisfaction is our top priority. Our company is built on the foundation of our integrity along with your trust and satisfaction. When you are able to share in that pride over your finished project, and your goals and needs have been met, then we have succeeded in our goal.
Indian Point RV Park And Campground
1136 Indian Hills Trail, Eddyville, Kentucky
Indian Point RV Park, established in 1988, offers 200 campsites. Rates are available for nightly, weekly, monthly and annual camping. Located at 1136 Indian Hills Trail Eddyville, KY, we are 5 miles south of Eddyville and 2 miles from Exit 45 on Interstate 24.
Tent sites are available with water and electricity, while all RV sites are full hook up. The office has wi-fi for campers to enjoy, along with a camp store, game room, and laundry facilities. The park also has a boat dock, boat ramp, large swimming pool, recreation court, playground, and church services every Sunday morning.
Indian Point prides itself on being family oriented. “We consider all of our customers to be members of our lake family,” says Kathy Murphy-Ovey, owner. “Being in business for this length of time has provided us with great friends and long lasting memories.”
The goal of Indian Point is to share a beautiful lake property with campers, and provide them a fun, family atmosphere in a well maintained facility. All campers are welcome stay and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the lake. Information and/or reservations may be made by calling the office at (270) 388-2730.
Air Evac Lifeteam
426 W. 19th St.
Hopkinsville, Ky. 42240
AirMedCare Network (Air Evac Lifeteam) Emergency Helicopter Service
Air MedCare Network has almost 200 emergency helicopters/bases throughout the US. AirMedCare opened a new base at Crittenden County Hospital in Marion, to serve the Crittenden, Lyon, Caldwell, Livingston and Union County communities. AirMedCare Network also has bases regionally in Evansville, Mayfield, Hopkinsville and Bowling Green.
Our emergency helicopters are so VERY IMPORTANT in the rural area in which we all live. One of our helicopters can land at the scene of accidents, auto/truck, farm….and do hospital transfers from our community hospitals to regional trauma and heart/stroke centers. These centers are typically located in Evansville, Nashville, Paducah, Madisonville or Louisville.
The speed of the helicopter and medical expertise of our crew, including pilot, nurse and paramedic are CRITICAL to getting a critically ill patient to one of these advanced care medical facilities.
BEST OF ALL our service offers a MEMBERSHIP program. This membership costs as little as $65 Annually for an Entire Household. The membership guarantees that if your insurance providers fail to pay the entire flight bill (often in excess of $30,000) your bill will be considered PAID IN FULL!
(Certain Discounts and Business Memberships are available at minimal cost)
1134 State Route 3305
Eddyville, KY 42038
I have been a full service travel agent and cruise specialist for over 35 years. For over 27 years in Michigan and now 8 years in beautiful Lyon County. I am a proud member of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce.
I operate a full service travel agency, Travel Leaders of Eddyville, in Lyon County. I help plan cruises, tours, air and train packages and hotels and resorts and motor coach tours. I also plan group cruises and tours for senior groups.
Travel Leaders is a Worldwide Travel Service with over 1000 offices around the world. I am happy to be part of such a prestigious travel organization.
I pride myself as being a customer service orientated person and will always provide the best travel options for your travel plans.
I grew up traveling with my parents to Ireland and Europe and across the USA in the summers.
I have traveled extensively though out Europe, The Caribbean and Central America in addition to the USA. I have cruised the Mediterranean and Caribbean and Alaska.
Please call me when you want to plan your next trip!
Akridge Farm Supply and Ace Hardware
724 West Fairview Avenue
Narrated by Paul Akridge:
Akridge Farm Supply and Ace Hardware is a fourth generation farm, home, and
commercial supply business with locations in Fredonia and Eddyville. Our
business was started in Fredonia, Kentucky in 1933 by my grandfather and grandmother,
Thomas Ruble and Rosalie Akridge. They were hard working people and the
business grew as grandpa sold anything he could get his hands on, Avery tractors,
washing machines, cream separators, and fruit at Christmas time.
After completing college at Murray State, three years in the Army, and teaching at
Crittenden County, my Dad, Dean Akridge, came back to work with my grandpa.
The store expanded selling fertilizer, seed corn, soybeans, and more farm
supplies. I along with my two brothers, Jay and Lance grew up playing and
“working” in the store. In the late 70’s, Dad hired two Murray State graduates,
Gary Holland and David Huffstutter. After over 40 years, they still work as
managers at the store.
In 1982, Dad opened a store in Eddyville. We opened it in the building that
housed the former Western Auto business. Business was good and later in the
80’s, the Jent family developed the Eddyville Mall and Eddyville was booming. I
had graduated from Murray and worked in Atlanta in construction. In 1989, my
family, Jill and son Logan, moved back to work in the family business.
In 1994, we moved to our current location on Fairview Avenue and expanded
from a 2000 S.F. showroom to a 10,000 S.F. showroom. Over the years, my mom,
Nona, my wife, Jill, and son and daughter, Logan and Olivia have worked in the
store. Today, Logan helps manage the Eddyville store. Jennifer, his wife, works
in the store as well, and it is not uncommon to see their two children, Henry and
Audrey, wheeling around the store on their tricycles.
We pride ourselves in having good customer service and we having employees
with expertise in all areas. Today, we employ over 35 people at both stores, many
with over 20 years of experience. Our Fredonia location strives to serve the
farmers in the surrounding communities with feed, seed, fertilizer, fencing supplies,
plumbing, electric, pumps, lawn and garden equipment, a full service repair shop,
hydraulic hoses, and agricultural spraying of fungicides, insecticides, and liquid nitrogen.
In Eddyville, we are an Ace Hardware dealer, and strive to service the
homeowner and contractor with all the needs of their home, garden or
construction project. In addition to the normal hardware items, we carry lumber,
feed, Green Egg, Holland, and Weber grills, and Echo power equipment. We have
a great paint department, selling both Ace and Valspar paints. We can custom
match paint and match any sample you may have. We will soon carry the Amy
Howard line of chalk paint. In the spring we have a thriving greenhouse with
beautiful flowers, vegetables, tropicals, and garden art.
Our stores are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Fredonia is open
Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm, and Saturday, 7am to 3pm. Eddyville is
open Monday through Friday 7am to 5:30pm and Saturday 7am to 4pm. We
appreciate your business and look forward to serving you.
Century 21 Land of Lakes
668 Tanner Drive
Century 21 Land of Lakes is truly honored to be featured in the Lake Barkley Chamber spot light. We love and support our community. Owner Lori Guess states “This year marks our 30th year anniversary. Over the past 30 years, we have been taught by the best.”
Land of Lakes Realty was founded in the home of Principal Broker, Betty Guess in 1985, with the merger of other local offices. The office moved to Eddyville in 1995 and acquired the Century 21 franchise in 1997. Century 21 Land of Lakes thrives and maintains the status of being the #1 ranking real estate company in Lyon County for many consecutive years. Last year ended with a sales volume of over 15 million and currently, with 6 months into the year, the sales volume is over 10 million.
Lori Guess credits that to “our local agents with life time knowledge of our area, and dedication and love for real estate, clients and customers. Plus we have a full-time dedicated office manager, Laura Carter.”
Whether “buying or selling”, call Century 21 Land of Lakes at 270-388-9199 or stop by our office located at 668 Tanner Ave. Eddyville. Specializing in all aspects of properties in the Lake Barkley area- Call one of our Century 21 agents today! We appreciate your business and will work hard to serve your needs.
Century 21 Land of Lakes is locally owned and operated.
Exit 40 Liquors
U.S. 62/641 at I-24 Exit 40
Exit 40 Liquors opened in November of 2013 and has fast become the lakes area “goto” spot for beer, wine and spirits for their convenient location, large selection, and knowledgeable staff. Locally owned by The Daniel Family of Eddyville, Exit 40 Liquors is located as the name implies at Exit 40 just off I-24 at the intersection of Hwy 641 and Hwy 62.
Exit 40 Liquors carries products that span the globe. They source and stock recognizable, popular spirits, proudly support our local favorites such as Silver Trail Moonshine, Purple Toad and Medicine Man Wine, and also stock a good variety of boutique spirits to ensure something for everyone’s taste. Their selection of wines and champagnes is the largest in the area, and they have a drivethru for customer convenience.
Just next door at the adjacent Exxon, is a beer connoisseur’s dream it is there that Exit 40 Liquors boasts a 500 square foot, ice cold beer cave with over 125 brands of beer and numerous selections for each brand, craft and domestic. A nice variety of gift sets, drink mixers and bar accessories rounds out their offerings. Come by and let their friendly, knowledgeable staff help you with your selections.
Coal Field Carpets came to Eddyville approximately 15 years ago. We are located at 112 Outlet Avenue, Eddyville, Kentucky, just in front of Eddyville Mall. Beverly Brown and Tam Travis are the sales people at this location. Between them they have over 40 years of experience. Here at Coal Fields we offer tile walk in showers, tile floors, backsplashes, hardwood, vinyl, vinyl tile and carpet. We also give free estimates and offer in house installation. We also have Benjamin Moore Paint and all your paint supply needs.
Coal Field Carpets also has another location at 2515 South Main Street, Madisonville, Kentucky, where they also offer all your same flooring needs.
Stop by our Eddyville location where Beverly and Tam will be happy to help you with your flooring needs. They can also help you design and pick your wall colors.
Please call 270-388-0001 or stop by our office for all your flooring and paint needs. You can check out our website: coalfieldcarpets.com
Monday – Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Dr. John J. Sims, D.M.D., PSC
260 Commerce Street
Dr. John Sims moved to Lyon County just out of Dental School. He built his office in its present location, 260 Commerce St. Eddyville, KY. He opened the doors in November 1978.
Dr. Sims has a family practice. He offers a full range of dental services. Exams, xrays, dental cleanings, bleaching, major and minor restorations, dentures, partials, root canals, extractions, crowns, bridges and lumineer veneers. He also performs the restoration of implants. Dr. Sims truly offers full service family dentistry. Donna Crider, RDH has been a hygienist at the office for 35 years. Together they work to assure their patients have the best dental health.
Dr. Sims’ office staff is happy to file your insurance claims. He accepts most insurance plans. He has always worked with his patients to be a preferred provider with the insurance companies. This will assure his patients get the most out of their insurance coverage. Dr. Sims offers Care Credit to qualifying patients for six months no interest payment plans.
Please call the office (270) 388-9712 to make an appointment for all your dental needs. You can check out our website, www.johnjsimsdmd.com .
Monday and Friday 9am-5:pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9am-6pm
Mineral Mound State Park Golf Course
48 Finch Lane
Eddyville, KY 42038
Mineral Mound is an 18 hole, par-72 golf course located in pleasant Eddyville, Kentucky. The staff at Mineral Mound Golf Course is second to none. One of the true delights about playing golf at Mineral Mound is the friendly way in which you will be treated. Our pro shop offers rental carts, clubs and golf merchandise. The park also has a picnic area, a fishing pier and boat ramp.
This golf course has four sets of tees for all skill levels. Golf Digest has given Mineral Mound Golf Course a #5 ranking as the “Best Public Course You Can Play”.
Mineral Mound Golf Course is on a piece of land surrounded by Lake Barkley. The front 9-holes offer a peaceful wooded setting, while the back 9-holes offer lake views. Bermuda tees and fairways lead to the most challenging, competitive, and fun course in Western Kentucky.
Take advantage of our special rate:
After 2pm Monday – Thursday, $20 = 18-holes with cart.
Experience the fun of Kentucky golf at Mineral Mound State Park!
Trice Hughes, Inc.
111 Highway 91 North
Trice Hughes, Inc. is a family owned automotive dealership that has been proudly serving Western Kentucky for 59 years. After years of experience in the automotive industry, Trice started the business in 1956 in Kuttawa. He relocated the dealership to Princeton in 1959, after purchasing Stevens Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. Today, Trice’s two youngest children, Dann and Lucinda, carry on the tradition of running the family business.
Trice Hughes, Inc. has grown to offer a wide range of inventory, now including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Trucks, plus our huge selection of pre-owned vehicles. In addition to the comprehensive New and Pre-Owned Sales Departments, shoppers can benefit from Financing, Accessories, Parts, Certified Service, and our Body Shop all in one location. We also offer a convenient shuttle service to our Service Customers and free wifi in our Customer Lounge.
A commitment to complete customer satisfaction, along with our many faithful and valued customers, have made it possible for Trice Hughes, Inc. to become a household name in Western Kentucky and the surrounding areas.
Our goal is to provide our customers with the service they expect and the selection they want at a price they can afford. This is our family’s tradition, and we want to share that with you.
The Cabin Bait, Tackle and Deli
215 Vista Drive
The Cabin Bait & Tackle and Deli is under new ownership by Tom and Melissa Sandefur. Tom would like to welcome all to drop by for all your fishing needs. Also, swing over to the deli side for some great food.
The Sandefurs bought The Cabin from Ronnie and Diane Critcheloe, who had owned it for 11 years and have decided it is time to start another chapter in life (semi retirement). Tom and Melissa want to say thank you to the Critcheloes for making this business a great success. The cabin is known by many as one of the best bait shops on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.
Tom has some great ideas for the future of both The Cabin and the Deli. Tom says he would like to expand The Deli into its own building. And with that comes some different foods being introduced by their good cook Rose Fraliex, manager of The Deli. All are excited to see what the future brings.
Tom is carrying on the dream of his late grandfather Jim Fleming who in the 70’s was the president of the Kentucky Bass Federation out of Owensboro Kentucky, when the bass fishing was just getting started. Tom wants to thank his grandfather, father (Tom Sandefur) and mother (Jane Bruner) for helping give him the chance to do what he loves to do, “fish”.
The Cabin Bait & Tackle is having their open house May 9th, 2015 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. They are calling this their “meet, greet and eat”. Free hamburgers and hot dogs from 12:00 noon to 2:00 P.M., with lots of great deals and give away drawings.
Come start their new journey with them.
Lyon County Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance
143 Main St
Lyon County Farm Bureau has provided member services since 1943 including insurance for members. Noble Gresham was the first Farm Bureau Agent representing both Caldwell and Lyon counties, followed by Stanley Deboe, after Gresham moved up to managing underwriting in the parent company home office of Kentucky Farm Bureau in Louisville.
Thomas White took over reins of service to members in 1963 followed by Kim White in 1964. White has been the Farm Bureau Agent since then and added Caldwell county in 1969. Farm Bureau’s original goal was to make insurance affordable for farmers as in 1943 it was costly for a farmer to buy insurance. Since then Kentucky Farm Bureau has expanded to provide insurance services for all at affordable rates with service to members being a top priority.
Robin Gray and Susan Doom are the customer service representatives and welcome all to come by for review of your insurance needs.
Rainbow Cleaners and Consignment
617 West Dale Avenue
Rainbow Cleaners & Consignment is owned & operated by Jean Moeller. We have been serving Lyon & the surrounding counties for nearly 30 years. We opened our doors in September 1984. We are very proud to be an important part of this community.
We offer many services here at Rainbow. Nowhere else can you purchase your items, have them altered or embroidered, then cleaned & pressed so conveniently all in one place. Want to customize an item, we can embroider just about anything you may want in about any color. We have an extensive supply of thread colors to chose from.
You’ll find the atmosphere here at Rainbow friendly & inviting. Many wonderful people love to just stop by & chat. Want to kill a little bit of time, where better than in the heart of Eddyville, Kentucky a special little treasure hunt you’ll surely never forget. Daily I hear, you never know what you will find here at Rainbow.
We work very hard to keep our store clean & organized to make your shopping experience always a pleasure. Everything is clearly priced and sized. Be sure to stop by & visit with me or Tina & be sure to have your own little adventure!
Henry And Henry Monuments
626 U S Highway 62 East
Henry & Henry Monuments is honored to call western Kentucky and the lakes region home. Henry & Henry Monuments is a family operated business dating back to 1881 when Rev. J.S. Henry started his career in a shed in the small town of Marion, Kentucky. Along with our Plant & Display in Marion, we have three other locations: Eddyville, KY on US Hwy. 62 E.; Henderson, and Paducah, Kentucky. The business was passed from one generation to another with each of the five generations spending a lifetime working in the industry and improving their techniques to provide the public with the highest quality memorials.
The present owner, William A. (Billy) Fox, is a great-great-grandson of Founder J.S. Henry. Over 134 years of hands on experience, obtained from producing literally thousands and thousands of granite and marble testimonies to lives well lived, have given Henry & Henry Monuments a well-earned reputation of fair treatment of customers and true service to the communities that they serve.
Our goal is to provide your family with a superior quality memorial that they can take pride in for generations to come.
Lyon County UK Cooperative Extension Office
231 Main Street
Kentucky Cooperative Extension serves as a link between the counties of the Commonwealth and the state’s land grant universities, University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University, to help people improve their lives through an educational process focusing on local issues and needs.
Five staff members make up the Extension team at the Lyon County Cooperative Extension Service. Susan Fox serves as Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Her focus is to help the agriculture community, but she also works with home lawns, landscaping, Master Gardeners, Bee Keepers, Farmer’s Market and many others.
Angie York is the Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. She focuses programming on healthy lifestyles, food preservation, sewing, quilting, parenting classes and senior health. She also serves as the advisor for the Lyon County Homemakers program.
The Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development in Lyon County is Wanda Paris. The 4-H program utilizes a variety of programs to draw youth into the organization where the major focus is on youth development, character building, life skills, and leadership thru experiential learning. 4-H Camp is one of the most well-known of all 4-H programs. Paris serves as administrator for the program and manages the volunteer base that makes the program successful.
All three agents have a Community Development component in their jobs. This is accomplished by working with other community partners to assess the needs and plan programs to fill the needs of our community.
The Extension staff is rounded out with two staff assistants. Olivia Jones is the full time office manager, and Melissa Minard is a part-time staff assistant.
Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The Lyon County Extension Office is located at 231 Main St. in Eddyville and can be reached at 270-388-2341.
Check out the website at http://lyon.ca.uky.edu/
Buchanon’s Design Center
725 Fairview Avenue
Buchanon’s Design Center, previously known as Buchanon’s Floors, has become Eddyville’s one stop shop for all your private residence, commercial, and marine vessel renovating and decorating supplies.
As always, we at Buchanon’s, strive to meet our customer’s needs working with our suppliers to bring you the latest, most fashionable floors, fabrics, window treatments, custom draperies and upholstery, Porter paint, cabinets, and countertops available. We offer free on site measurements and quotes. No job is too large or too small.
Our staff is very knowledgeable and dedicated to meet your every need. Our interior designers will be more than happy to help you make the perfect selection to achieve the result you desire. Our name might be changing and our company expanding to offer you, our customer, the very best quality and pricing available but there is one thing that has never changed and never will change, our family tradition. We are still owned by family and we are 52 years dedicated to customer service and satisfaction.
Please stop by our newly renovated showroom at 725 Fairview Avenue here in Eddyville, visit our Facebook page Buchanon’s Floors, or our website www.buchanonsfloors.com. Be looking for the announcement about our open house.
Lyon County EMS
236 Commerce Street
Emergency Call 911
My name is Michael Wiggins and I am the Director of Lyon County EMS. My job is to oversee the day to day operations of Lyon County EMS and personnel, arrange educational opportunities for staff and make sure that medical billing and collections are on target. I strive to maintain the clinical competency of all the EMS staff and ensure Lyon EMS is compliant with regulations and meet all state and federal mandates that govern EMS.
Lyon County EMS was established in 1976 and has served the residents of Lyon County since its inception. Each year we respond to over 1500 requests for medical treatment and transport of a variety of types of emergencies ranging from car accidents, strokes and heart attacks and inter-facility transports of patients that are critically ill or injured.
Lyon County EMS operates two Advance Life Support Ambulances twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year. Each of the crews that staff the EMS units consist of one Paramedic and one EMT and respond to emergencies out of a state of the art ambulance. We have and maintain a fleet of four ambulances to provide emergent care to the citizens of Lyon County.
The Lyon County EMS Base is located at 236 Commerce Street in Eddyville. We moved to our current location in the summer of 2010. Our base is comprised of living quarters for our crews that consist of bedrooms, living room area and kitchen, along with the business office and training facility. We also have a large climate controlled bay attached to the building that houses the ambulances.
One of the biggest challenges that Lyon County EMS faces is the extended time of patient transports. Each request for medical treatment and transport requires EMS crews to transport patients to emergency departments and hospitals that are located outside the county. The average patient transport is greater than 30 miles per run. This number is greatly higher than most surrounding EMS agencies.
EMS is both a challenging and rewarding profession. The employees of Lyon County EMS and myself are grateful for the opportunity to serve and provide medical care to the citizens of Lyon County. A special thank you to Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce for picking Lyon EMS as the Business Spotlight.
Director of Lyon County EMS
The Woodall Agency
110 West Washington Street
The Woodall Agency has been doing business in Caldwell, Lyon, Livingston and surrounding counties for over 100 years. Founded in 1907 our office is located at 110 West Washington St. in Princeton. We represent many major insurance carriers including Allstate, State Auto, Liberty Mutual, and Travelers. We recently affiliated with S1AA/AHA agents group which gives us access to many other insurance carriers so that we can accommodate the insurance needs of all of our clients. We write all types of insurance including home, auto, business, farm, municipalities, and local governments. We also write life, health, employee benefits, and group health for businesses and other entities. The staff at Woodall Agency has several years of insurance experience. Fred Foltz is the sole owner since 2008 and has been with the agency since 1978. Carol Woodall is the office manager and personal lines agent and has 20 years experience. Mindy Morgan is the Customer Service Representative and has 12 years experience.
We are also affiliated with Encompass Wealth Management, which is owned by Brad Harralson. Brad has been in the financial services industry since 1997. He is a full service financial advisor and is a licensed life and health agent.
Woodall Agency has a real estate brokerage and we specialize in land sales along with residential properties.
Check out our website at www.woodallagency.com
Fredonia Valley Bank
Fredonia and Eddyville, Kentucky
The Fredonia Valley Bank was first organized in 1894 by a group of fourteen area businessmen in Kelsey, Kentucky, now known as Fredonia, Kentucky. The bank’s purpose was to meet the financial needs of the surrounding rural communities, while supporting the economic growth of their agricultural heritage.
Locally owned and operated for 121 years, Fredonia Valley Bank continues to thrive as a community bank dedicated to the legacy of past generations, by providing friendly customer service and the latest banking technology available.
Fredonia Valley Bank expanded its’ banking services by opening the Lyon County Branch in Eddyville, Kentucky, in 2000. The branch will celebrate their 15th anniversary this year. The opening of the branch has been an essential part of the banks growth over the past 15 years. The Lyon County Branch is conveniently located in the heart of the Lake Barkley recreational area, across from the Lyon County Court House. The branch bank offers a
wide variety of deposit accounts, in house loan products and online banking services.
A tradition of Fredonia Valley Bank which still exists today, is offering customers a full service bank, including mortgage and conventional loans on Saturdays until noon at both locations. Banking decisions can be difficult for the consumer during the work week, so having available the window of opportunity on Saturdays, is a convenience Fredonia Valley Bank is happy to provide.
Please drop by and visit us soon and you will see why the Fredonia Valley Bank’s motto is “Old Fashion Service in a New Banking World”. You can find us on the Web at www.fredoniavalleybank.com
Relax Inn and Suites
224 New Circle Drive
Since 1985, the family of The Relax Inn & Suites has continued to provide local and regional support for people who have enjoyed staying in the Lake Barkley area for their business, personal, and tourist needs. Recently, we have grown, adding several new features to our business that has successfully given us a spot as one of the Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the United States based on tripadvisor.com! Not only being highly ranked on tripadvsor.com, we have also received great feedback and recommendations on several other online travel websites as well! With that being said, we invite anyone to give us a try and see what kind of experience we can offer, as we try and provide each and every client we come in contact with the best customer service and satisfaction at the best price possible!
To set us apart from our competitors, we run our business and treat our customers like family, and provide direct support to our customers 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Since we are a family-run business aka “Mom & Pop” business, we also train our staff like family members, providing them with essential training needed to help our customers feel more hospitable. Overall, we own and operate our business just like the bigger franchises, providing our customers with, most importantly, CLEAN and cozy rooms! Along with that, we also provide a FREE HOT breakfast consisting of biscuits & gravy, eggs, and sausage(other items include an assortment of cereals, danishes, bagels, yogurts, oatmeals, juices, coffee, and bananas) which most other smaller hotels/motels don’t provide.
Lastly, our rooms. We take so much pride in what we have developed over the years and hopefully can continue to do so. As our slogan goes, “Franchise quality at a Bargain Rate”, it speaks for itself when entering our rooms. “CLEAN” is our biggest response as feedback is concerned from our clients. Along with cleanliness, we also provide(in every room) High Def. flat screen TV’s with over 150 channels provided by DIRECTV, microwave and refrigerators, iron and iron boards, hair dryers, and coffee makers. So, if relaxation, a home away from home, and peace of mind is what you’re looking for, we have just the solution!
Robertson Real Estate, LLC
3414 Highway 810 South
Don Robertson Real Estate, L.L.C.
I have been a Real Estate Broker in Lyon County for over forty years. My father, C. 0. Robertson, had been a Real Estate Broker for over 30 years before his death in 1990. He was also instrumental in the organization of the Chamber of Commerce in Lyon County.
My wife Roberta and I are life long citizens of Lyon County. Roberta volunteers as full-time Administrator and Manager of Bright Life Farms, Inc., a faith based home for special adults located in Caldwell County.
As well as my Real Estate activity, I enjoy public service by serving on the Lyon County Water District, the Pennyrile Allied Community Services Board of Directors, the Lyon County Senior Citizens Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Lyon County Extension Service Council.
My office is located on Kentucky Highway 810 South and I am always available to assist with the real estate needs of my clients and potential clients.
McDonald’s – McEnaney Enterprises, LLC
618 Marion Road
Kathy and I moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Kentucky in 1999 to own and operate three McDonald’s in Eddyville, Princeton, and Marion. Our organization has grown to 6 stores after we bought two stores in Hopkinsville in 2003 and a store in Providence in 2009. We currently have over 300 employees.
We have 4 children, Chris, Corey, Conner, and Kaylee. Chris graduated from Murray State University in 2012, joined the organization, and is currently the store manager at our Princeton store. His wife, Emily, works in our office as the Human Resources manager. Corey got his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 2014 and is attending U of L for his Master’s degree. Conner is a senior at Caldwell County High School and attending U of L in the fall. Kaylee is in the sixth grade at Caldwell County Middle School.
We have given about 100 grants to local children organizations and schools in the local community. We have an annual fundraiser to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Our St. Patty’s Day Dinner and Dance has raised $170,000 and is held on March 14, 2015 and all are welcome to join. Please call our office at 270-365-6224 for more information.
The entire Lake Barkley area is a great community to work, play, and feel at home.
Sledge’s Electric Service
1968 Highway 1272
Sledge’s Electric Service has been in business for 23 years. Farrell Sledge, started the business in 1992. His son, Wayne joined him full time in 1998. Wayne’s wife, Nancy came into the business in 2005.
Sledge’s started primarily as residential wiring and grew into business, commercial, then industrial and the agricultural market. They do any size job from the small service work to the larger contract projects. They are located in Caldwell County but serve several of the surrounding counties. Sledge’s has three employees with several years of experience.
They would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about your electrical needs.
Their phone number is 270-365-2394.
Hampton Inn of Kuttawa Kentucky
62 Days Inn Drive
In May of 1995 Hampton Inn of Kuttawa, Kentucky opened its doors for the first time to vacationing families, weary businessmen, and the tired travelers looking for a place to lay their head down at the end of a long day on the road. Conveniently located at Exit 40 on I 24, we offer 62 guest rooms with complimentary in-room Wi-Fi with extra data ports. These include rooms with one king size bed or two double beds. We also have a two room king suite that is fit for any King or Queen. There is also a small Business Hospitality Suite that is used for a variety of business and social events.
And our rooms . . . no hard hotel mattresses here! You will experience the comfort of a luxurious pillow top mattress with the softest bedding available. Cuddle up and watch your favorite show on a 37” flat screen HDTV. From sports to movies, from kid friendly to news, we offer such a huge selection of channels that you might not want to leave your room! All rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards and most have a microwave and refrigerator.
And oh my goodness the extras! Every morning wake up to a fresh complimentary full hot breakfast or you can top off your afternoon with fresh baked cookies. You can grab a complimentary USA Today to catch up on what is going on in the world around you. We offer a full guest laundry with all your laundry needs available for a modest price.
We can’t forget the new state of the art fitness center. We offer an elliptical machine, treadmill, and lots of other cool items or cool off in our luxurious outdoor swimming pool. There are over 30 boat hookups if fishing is your thing! Planning a wedding? We can offer you a personal website designed just for you!
Many changes have taken place during the past 20 years. But some things will never change . . . you’ll always have high-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities. Plus, you can count on friendly, helpful service and so much more. If you’re not satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay. That’s our commitment and your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton®.
River’s Bend Retirement Community
300 Beech Street
River’s Bend Retirement Community, a nonprofit organization, has been serving Lyon County and the surrounding communities for twenty years in 2015. River’s Bend provides a number of services to the community including child day care, assisted living, personal care and skilled nursing services.
Child Care Center
Our child care center is directed by Missy Bogle and the center provides child care services for children up to the age of twelve. Our center provides an enriching educational environment that allows for learning and play. The center is open Monday thru Friday, 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM. You can keep up with the current happenings at the center by visiting our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbchildcarecenter! For information about the child care center, call 270-388-2868, extension 225.
Assisted Living Center
Our assisted living center is directed by Sandy Kaminskas. The assisted living center is home to eighteen private suite units. The residents in this center receive basic assistance with their activities of daily living, three meals per day, life enriching activities and much more. Assisted living is a great solution for those individuals that wish to maintain their own independence while living in a secure environment that is staffed around the clock.
Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Care
Our personal care and skilled nursing care units are directed by Sherry Reed. Whether an individual needs basic nursing care or extensive ongoing nursing and therapy care, it is likely River’s Bend can help! River’s Bend offers physical, occupational and speech therapies. River’s Bend can provide a short-term rehabilitation stay or a long-term stay for you or your loved one.
Coming Soon… Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
River’s Bend is very excited to announce that outpatient rehabilitation services will soon be available at the facility. These services will include physical, occupational and speech therapies. Stay tuned for more information.
You can keep up with the current happenings at River’s Bend Retirement Community by visiting our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/riversbendrc.
Business office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
To schedule a private tour of River’s Bend, contact Sandy Kaminskas at 270-388-2868, extension 227.
300 Beech Street
Kuttawa, Kentucky 42055
124 Weymouth Way
Bernot Builders, Inc. Is owned and operated by Gary Bernot, Jr.
With more than twenty years of professional experience, Bernot uses his skill and expertise to take each project from the planning phases through to completion and beyond. Bernot emphasizes, “Creating functional and beautiful spaces to make your home or business everything you want and need it to be is my goal.” He also says that his clients appreciate his ability to effectively work within a budget. Bernot Builders, Inc. provides free estimates.
Visit them on facebook at facebook.com/bernotbuilding
Lyon County Insurance
227 Main Street
Lyon County Insurance Agency has been serving the people of Lyon County and the surrounding lakes region since 1964. This year marks our 50th anniversary of providing superior customer service to our clients. Mr. Robert Harris and Mr. Bill Henninger started the business all those years ago. Upon Mr. Harris’ retirement he sold the agency to Jerry Austin who owned the agency for several years before Van and Megan Haverstock purchased the agency in 2007. Through all of the changes in ownership the goal of Lyon County Insurance has remained the same, providing quality coverage and protection for our customers and their possessions be it homes, vehicles, farms, businesses, boats and more.
At Lyon County Insurance we develop a custom-tailored insurance packages to protect your family, home, auto and other valuable possessions at the most reasonable, competitive costs our carriers can provide. One of the benefits of doing business at our office is that we are an independent insurance agency. This means we are able to quote you with all of the 12 companies we represent including State Auto, Progressive, Encompass, Kentucky National and American Commerce just to name a few. Whether a young couple just starting out or a family with a more complex package including a business, rental house, farm, or toys such as ATV, boats, or RVs the friendly staff at Lyon County Insurance is there to assist you and help you find the most competitive price available in our markets. For years we have been specializing in seasonal and secondary homes, rental properties, farms, ATVs, boats and antique autos.
When you visit our office you will be greeted by our friendly staff made up of Megan Haverstock and Heather Byassee. Heather is a native of Lyon County and a familiar face in the community. She has 14 years of experience working in the insurance industry including the last 4 years at our office. Megan has worked in our office since 2007 and has 8 years of experience in the insurance industry. Heather and Megan pride themselves in providing superior service to all of our customers.
The American Legion Post 68
270-388-1988 or 270-625-3939
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
The Lyon County Post 68 of the American Legion was chartered in 2004, and hosts programs and activities to strengthen our Western Kentucky community. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, and citizenship.
Our local Post programs support recovering wounded warriors, veterans with PTSD, and their families, to help make their homes and lives more enjoyable. The Post raises thousands of dollars through charitable gaming, monthly Fish Fry events, BBQ Rib sales, raffles, and community events, such as the recent Circus, to provide local help to veterans and their families, to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization. The American Legion Post’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
The American Legion Building is located at 373 Lakeshore Drive in Kuttawa, Kentucky.
They can be reached by phone at 270-625-3939 or 270-388-1988.
The Oasis Southwest Grill
I-24 Exit 40
The Oasis opened in December of 2001. They provide U.S.D.A. choice cut in house steaks, award winning BBQ and many other menu items to satisfy anyone’s taste buds!
Their goal for the future is to make sure everyone who walks in the door leaves 100% satisfied. Customer service is their main priority. Having won several awards at BBQ on the River as well as the Lake Barkley BBQ & Harvest Festival, they would also like to see some more trophies!
Within a week The Oasis will be rolling out a brand new menu featuring many items in which they are sure everyone will be thrilled!
Make sure to like them on facebook to stay connected with contests and daily specials.
Their hours of operation are Sun-Thurs 11-10 and Fri-Sat 11-11.
Contact them at 270-388-0777 to book your holiday party today!
Regional Glass, Inc.
Highway 641 North
Regional Glass, Inc. opened in September of 2004. We provide a number of services. Our residential work has many aspects including custom shower glass, mirrors, table tops, replacement glass and screen rooms. Fabric and aluminum awnings, screen and storm window repair are also available.
The commercial part of the business is also a plus. We install aluminum storefront and glass. Our history of commercial work includes schools, hospitals, churches and many other small businesses. We also perform commercial repair work.
Our main goal is for the customer to be satisfied with the work we do. Company owners are Jo Ann Bogle and James Stagner. Employees are Vic Hill and Chris Wynn. Regional Glass is located on Highway 641 N headed toward Fredonia, just a short distance from Highway 62.
Office Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M – 4:00 P. M.
Reach us by phone at 270-388-5745.
We will be happy to serve all of your glass needs.
Lake Barkley Tourist Commission
82 Days Inn Drive
Kuttawa, Kentucky 42055
Someone might wonder, why tourism is in the Chamber of Commerce Spotlight?
Tourism is an industry. In 2012-2013 tourism contributed $12.5 billion to Kentucky’s economy. Direct expenditures by visitors to Kentucky accounted fro $7.9 billion. The total number of jobs in Kentucky from the tourism industry was 175,746. This was up 1,740 jobs from the previous year. Jobs directly related to expenditures of our visitors were122,986. Wages attributed to the tourism industry in Kentucky were 2.8 billion dollars. That is an increase of over 72 million from the previous year.
It helps to think in terms of how many visitors we have in Kentucky relative to the number of residents. There are 5 visitors for every resident living in Kentucky.
Our region is the Western Waterlands Region. It grew by 1.8% in direct expenditures over 2012 to 2013. Direct expenditures by visitors to Lyon County were $42.8 million in 2013. Consider the economic impact on the job market, revenues, and tax base.
Like any business, tourism develops and follows a “Strategic Plan.” Our tourism team looks at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. As any good marketing expert knows, you apply your strengths to take advantage of opportunities. Our team also has objectives. Two of these objectives are to:
1. Increase the number of visitors to Lyon County and their length of stay in Lyon County.
2. Provide advertising and promotion, as well as event assistance, to draw more visitors, especially in the off-season (our normal season is Memorial Day to Labor Day).
We are a “service” industry. Feel free to stop by anytime. How can we serve you? Be sure to contact us if you have an event or just an idea that promotes tourism in Lyon County.
TravelsAmerica Visitor Profile Report, Calendar Year 2014
Economic Impact of Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry – 2012 and 2013
Paducah Blueprint and Supply
Paducah Blueprint & Supply Co., Inc. has a history that can be traced back through 31 years of service to the area design and construction professionals. Paducah Blueprint has increased service offerings over the years to include large and small digital color. We design as well as print. Our services range from large to small signs, art and photo presentations, wall, window, vehicle, carpet graphics, posters and banners.
Along with the printing, Paducah Blueprint also sells and services large format printers and plotters. Along with the service on the plotters, we provide media and ink jet cartridges. We also provide sales and service on survey levels and lasers.
The employees of Paducah Blueprint strive to provide excellent service in a friendly manner. With our state of the art equipment and capable staff, we can fill any graphic need your company, school, church or civic organization might require.