Over 70,000 votes cast in Best of Barren contest


GLASGOW — Over 70,000 votes were cast throughout this year’s Best of Barren poll, which sought to highlight the best businesses and services across Barren County. Winners were announced Friday.

Voters were allowed to vote once per day. The contest included an initial nomination period and then voting period. The contest ended May 31.

Food & Drink:

Overall Restaurant: Garcia’s Grill

Breakfast: Cowboy’s Country Cookin’

Mexican Restaurant: Garcia’s Grill

Drive-Thru: Freddy’s Frozen Custard

Barbecue: Big Man’s BBQ

Pizza: Papa John’s

Asian: Family Style Chicken & Seafood

Country Cooking: Cowboy’s Country Cookin’

Catering Service: Afton Bunch – Local Roots

Coffee Shop: Southern Cup Coffee & Café

Food Truck: She Sells Shrimp

Grocery Store: Phillips IGA

Liquor Store: Barren River Beverages

Bakery: Best Donuts

Bed & Breakfast: Hall Place Bed & Breakfast

Bar: Yancey’s Gastropub and Brewery

Professional Services:

Place to work: South Central Bank

Attorney: Brian Pack

Auctioneer: Dakota R. Elmore

Auto Repair: Diamond Auto Collision

Bank: South Central Bank

Bank Teller: Michele Waldridge

Carpenter: Barry Jones Contracting

Electrician: Bruce Groce

Funeral Home: A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home

Excavating: JB Contracting

Heating & Cooling Contractor: Eaton Refrigeration Service

Insurance Agency: Calvert & Nunn Insurance

Insurance Agent: Chris Short

Greenhouse: Luxury Garden Center

Landscape Service: Luxury Garden Center

Industry/Factory: 3A Composites USA

Real Estate Agent: Kole Wilkinson

Real Estate Agency: Elmore Realty & Auction

Painting Contractor: Wyatt’s Painting

Plumber: Botts Plumbing & Sanitation

Roofing Company: DMR Roofing

Pet Groomer: Carol’s Pet Grooming

Veterinarian: Animal Clinic of Glasgow

Photographer: Photography by Autumn

Shooting Range: Barren River Rod & Gun Club

Entertainer: Black Stone Cherry

Mortgage Lender: South Central Bank

Waste Removal: Lakeside Recycling

Live Entertainment Venue: The Grove

Beef Producer: Siddens Farm

Poultry Producer:

Dairy Producer: Legacy Dairy

Pork Producer: Moore Family Farms


Car Dealership: Don Franklin

Farm Equipment Supplier: Rural King

Flower Shop: All in Bloom Florist

Gift Shop: Touch of Trend

Boutique: Touch of Trend

Auto Salesperson: Bobby Lee Hurt

Gun Store: Fire Line Guns & Knives

Tire Shop: Glasgow Tire & Auto Center

Car Wash: Thoroughbred Express

Health & Beauty:

Doctor/Nurse Practitioner: Alysia Wheeler

Dentist: Dr. Matthew Riley

First Responder: Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communication Center

Chiropractor: Active Health Chiropractic

Physical Therapy Clinic: TJ Samson Rehab & Sports Medicine

Fitness Center: The Barren County Family YMCA

Pharmacy: Ely Drugs Medical Supply

Long Term Care Facility: NHC HealthCare, Glasgow

Massage Therapist: Mary Christensen

Hair Salon: Debbie’s

Barber Shop: Heritage ‘76 Shop and Salon

Barber: Amanda McCord

Nail Salon: Perfect Nails LLC

Dental Hygienist: Sally Long


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