business of the month

Business of the Month for June 2016

Moors Resort & Marina

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is pleased to announce that Moors Resort & Marina has been named “Business of the Month” for the month of April 2016.

"Moors Resort & Marina has been one of Kentucky Lake's favorite getaways since opening in 1951. Every year, they continue to upgrade the facility with new cottages, boats, amenities, and services. They specialize in family fun and southern hospitality, and now employee a staff of approximately 100 people!

Relax in one of their 37 cottages (20 of which were built brand new between 2011 and 2015) or in their lakefront 24-room Log Cabin Lodge, plus they have an RV campground if you want to bring your own lodging. All amenities are within walking distance, such as the restaurant, marina, pool, beach, playground, pavilion, rec field, office, and gift shop. Guests are able to check out items such as movies, games, and rec field equipment, as well as access free wi-fi!

Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grill, is their full-service family restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and now a full bar! They specialize in hand-breaded catfish, cod, shrimp, chicken, and BBQ, as well as salads, fresh burgers, and specialty drinks! This season, Ralph's is proud to stay open through the end of the year!

The marina offers annual and transient slips, fuel, bait and tackle, marine accessories, fresh pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, and much more. If you're looking to take a cruise on Kentucky Lake, rent one of the brand new 2016 Avalon pontoons! They also offer ski boats, waverunners, fishing pontoons, and john boats. 

You can have it all at Moors Resort & Marina! Feel at home when you're away..."

Call them today at call at 270-362-8361.


Business of the Month for May 2016

Marshall County Co-op

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is pleased to announce that Marshall County Co-op in Benton has been named “Business of the Month” for the month of April 2016.

The Marshall County Co-op has been supplying farm and home supplies to this community for close to 70 years and about 7 years ago they undertook a complete remodel and expansion which provided us the 10,000 square foot facility that everyone enjoys today. This new store provides a “shopper friendly” environment and is so much more than your average farm store. At the Co-op you will find all kinds of things you need to fit your lifestyle. You will find a heavy emphasis on supplies for animals, such as horses, but you will also find a great variety of pet foods & supplies, as well as lawn and garden supplies and accessories, outdoor work wear, hardware, fencing, clothing, jewelry, yard decorations, bird feeding supplies and a green house full of plants for your flower or vegetable gardens.

“Marshall County Co-op is one of the few independent locally owned farmer cooperatives” said manager Tim Ferrell. “We have survived and prospered because of strong community support and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the membership and community.”

Now is the perfect time to stop in and see all that the Marshall County Co-op has to offer this community. Hours for the Co-op are Monday – Saturday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 pm or give them at call at 527-1323.

In Photo:

Front Row L to R: Misty Gibson, Sue Whitt, Chrystal Bailey, Tim Ferrell – Manager, Betty Traughber, Jennifer Neal

Back Row: Mary Beth Wray, Marilyn Rubenacker, Sarah Edwards, Larry Krouse, Cole Arnel, Gene Gilliland, Steve Fisk, Bethany Morrison, Lisa Parker, and Julie Copeland.

Co-op employees not available for photo are: Sarah Burgess, Logan Byrd, Lauren Combs, Hannah Ferrell, Branden Fletcher, Derek Hamby, Kayla Ferrell, Lendell Holley, Teri Shade, Wyatt Wood, and David Harris

Business of the Month for April 2016

Lee Brick & Block

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is pleased to announce that Lee Brick & Block in Hardin has been named “Business of the Month” for the month of April 2016. With Spring time upon us, this is the perfect time to highlight this gem of a business just outside the heart of Hardin, Kentucky. Lee Brick & Block opened up their Marshall County operation at their current location on Highway 641 in 2008 and have been continually adding new products to their inventory along the way.

Be aware that Lee Brick & Block has a great deal more to offer besides various styles, colors and suppliers of brick and block, they also have a huge line of stone for both interior and exterior projects, lots of options for landscaping or hardscaping your yard from decorative rock options for your plant beds to decorative stone for fire pits, walkways, retaining walls, edgers, etc… plus, they carry outdoor fireplace kits, fire pit kits, and outdoor kitchen kits. Pretty much anything you need for your outdoor living essentials.

You owe it to yourself to check out their wonderful showroom at 7511 Highway 641 South to see samples of what they have to offer. They are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm and closed on Saturdays & Sundays. Go by and check them out or give them a call at 270-437-3300.

Those in attendance at the presentation were:

L to R: Jason Stewart, Thomas Upchurch, Mike Sigers-Commercial Sales, Cathey Lile-Manager, Sheila Slack, David Stewart, Ledonia Williamson-Chamber Chairman, Debbie Buchanan-Chamber Director, Jennifer Lockhart-Office Manager, and Jennifer Brown-Chamber Board.


Business of the Month for March 2016

Kennedy’s Fan Shop

In Honor of March Madness, the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is pleased to announce that Kennedy’s Fan Shop in Benton has been named “Business of the Month” for the month of March 2016. The business opened up in Benton in 2012 and has been going strong ever since, plus they opened up another location in Murray in 2014. The Regional Manager for the Kennedy’s stores is Eric Howard and the Store Manager for Benton is Trista Larkin.

Kennedy’s Fan Shop carries the best selection of official clothing, gifts and souvenirs for Marshall County fans, Murray State University fans, St. Louis Cardinal fans, and University of Kentucky Wildcat fans. You can find clothing items for any of these teams in top brands like Under Armour, Nike, Columbia, and more. Currently all Nike gear is on sale for 25% off, so go check it out before the sale ends soon.

Kennedy’s Fan Shop is also the home to the Marshall County High School Coach’s Show that airs on WCBL Radio Station on Saturday mornings during several of the sports seasons and they also have the capability to doing custom apparel orders for your school, church, business or organization. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and closed on Sunday. Go by and check out their wonderful selection of fan gear or give them a call at 270-387-0047.

Those in attendance at the presentation were:

L to R: Lisa Peck, Sherra Riley, Cheryl Smith, Sheila Slack, Zach Brien, Marilyn Rubenacker, Benton Mayor Rita Dotson, Tina Fox, Zach Hosman, Ledonia Williamson-Chamber Chairman, Ann Riley, Jonathan McWherter w/Kennedy’s, Diane Temple, Kim Thompson, Cole Arnel, Steve Fisk, Michele Luksic, and D’Che Beyer.



Business of the Month for February 2016

Green Turtle Bay Resort

Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers, Kentucky on Lake Barkley is honored to be the Kentucky Lake Chamber’s Business of the Month for February 2016.

Green Turtle Bay is looking forward to the upcoming season and has been remodeling some of their buildings, like Docker’s Bayside Grille which will reopen on March 10, 2016. The GTB Yacht Sales is gearing up for the Spring “In-Water” boat show that will be held the second of April. The Chandlery’s Ship Store is receiving new merchandise daily including men’s, women’s & children’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, home décor and boating equipment & supplies.

One of the most exciting services that Green Turtle Bay will be offering for the upcoming season is Boat Rentals, now under the management and operation of the resort. An entire new fleet of 2016 Avalon Pontoons and Alumacraft Fishing Boats have been purchased for renters to enjoy on the waters of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. The new fleet of Avalon boats will include pontoons, tri-toons and a double deck pontoon complete with waterslide. Advance full day rental of the boats can be made now by calling the resort at 800-498-0428 or by going online to the Green Turtle Bay website

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, be sure and check out their weekend specials. Select one night or two night package and enjoy a romantic weekend getaway with your sweetheart on February 12th & 13th and stay in one of their beautiful one bedroom condos. Dance the night away at the Commonwealth Yacht Club and indulge in a special Valentine's menu. You will also receive a romantic basket that will be awaiting your arrival in your condo. (Please contact them if you would like additional or special items for your basket). Packages start at $230 for one night and $370 for two nights.

Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort, Western Kentucky’s Premier Resort, is proud to have served the lakes area for over 30 years. Start planning your visit to Green Turtle Bay to experience “Our Water-Way-of-Life”.

Those in attendance at the presentation were:

L to R: Steve Fisk, Bruce Akin, Bill Gary IV - GTB Vice-President & Harbor Master, Ledonia Williamson - Chamber Board Chairman, Cole Arnel, and Zach Brien.


Business of the Month for January 2016

H & R Block

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is pleased to announce that the H & R Block in Benton has been named “Business of the Month” for the month of January 2016. The business was established in 1970 and Manager/Franchisee Angela Powell has over 33 years of experience leading the business. H & R Block has been located in Benton at several different locations over all those years, but has remained at its current location in the strip center at 86 Commerce Blvd since the latter part of 2008. After getting situated there in the newest location, they had to suffer through their first tax season amidst the January 2009 ice storm.

In addition to the obvious tax preparation that H & R Block is known for, Angela and her staff also handle payroll and bookkeeping for businesses, as well as offer tax advice.

Since tax season is upon us, this is the perfect place to stop by and let them help take the task of filing your return off your hands. Their hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during tax season. Call at 270-527-9952 today to make your appointment.

Those in attendance at the presentation were:

L to R: Kitty Jordan, Sheila Slack, Cindy Bailey, Rene Marler, Tonita McLeod, Angela Powell, Rita Lichtenberg, Bethany Morrison, and Cole Arnel.

Chamber Breakfast

The Kentucky Lake Chamber was privileged to have Mike McGregor, District 1 Chief Engineer for the Kentucky Department of Transportation to be the guest speaker at their June Biscuits & Business Breakfast.  Mr. McGregor updated guests on the numerous road projects under construction in Marshall County.  The I-24/Purchase Parkway interchange in Calvert City is scheduled for completion around June of 2018 and once that is completed then the entire stretch of Parkway from I-24 to Graves County will  be designated as I-69.  Work on the interchange at Benton should ramp up again shortly since the settling period for the new embankments has been fulfilled.  They anticipate that traffic will be running in the new directions on those ramps by the end of the year, with finishing work taking place until the spring of next year.  He shared that the paving, guardrail work and bridge work between Calvert City and Mayfield is now finished which provides 30 miles of parkway converted to interstate standards so that will be ready for conversion when Calvert interchange is complete.  Several factors have delayed the opening of all four lanes on the Eggners Ferry bridge over Kentucky Lake which at one point was July 1st, but now looks like will be 3rd week of July, plus activity to remove and demolish the old bridge is ramping up now that clearance has been received from the Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding Osprey activity.   Underwater foundation work for the bridge over Lake Barkley should be completed within a few months, then construction should be above water from that point and move rather quickly.  The drainage structure on Griggstown Road is complete and that road is now open to through traffic again. McGregor shared that the enhancements and beautification projects for Highway 62 in Calvert City from I-24 to state park should be safe from any delays because those are federally funded. On the down side, Mr. McGregor gave a lengthy explanation as to why the widening of 5th Street in Benton may be delayed due to lack of funds and department overspending.  He shared that the project will happen, just may happen a little farther in the future than was originally thought.  However, he said that he and his staff were committed to assisting the property owners on 5th Street, who have already been inconvenienced a great deal by all the utility work, to regain as much normalcy as possible while they wait for next phase to be approved.

Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting

M’s Cork & Bottle

On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County helped new business and new chamber member M’s Cork & Bottle kick off their Grand Opening weekend with a Ribbon Cutting at their new store in Benton.

M’s Cork & Bottle is a new locally owned and operated liquor store in Benton. They have a full selection of all your favorite brands and the store also features several gourmet food items and accessories to compliment your next get together.

M’s Cork & Bottle is located at 34 North Main Street in Benton in the former Borders Cycle building next to Gerald Chambers & Sons offices. Their hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Thursday days, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Drop in and check out their selection or call them at 270-252-9253.

Photo L to R: Brady Parks, Rodney, Henderson, Cole Arnel, Scott Brown, Commissioner Rick Cocke Tim Clark holding Isabella Clark & Melinda Clark(w/scissors)-Owners, Carol Calhoun, Wes McGregor, Jessica Asbridge, Treston Smith, Lindsey Bonnell, and Cari Holder.


May Ribbon Cutting

West Kentucky Xerographics

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is proud to welcome and introduce West Kentucky Xerographics as a new member of the Chamber and a new business operating in Benton.

West Kentucky Xerographics is your local Xerox authorized agent, but is much more than your standard office equipment dealer. They try to understand your operating needs and recommend the best product for you and your business. They understand our community and have helped businesses of all sizes throughout the state to enhance their business processes, improve productivity, save time and reduce costs.

Xerox offers a variety of products and services to fit all your needs from printers and copiers to multifunctioning products that can optimize your internal processes, protect your information, increase convenience, do document imaging & management, provide mobile printing solutions, and much much more.

This new office is located at 100 East 12th Street in Benton next to MTG Insurance and serves businesses all over Western Kentucky. You can stop by the new location to see product demonstrations or Jim will come to you. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or you can reach out to them by calling the office at 270-410-5003.

Photo L to R: Many friends, family and fellow Chamber members were on hand to help cut the ribbon to kick off the Grand Opening Celebration of West Kentucky Xeroxgraphics on Wednesday May 18th. Jim Dema – Owner and wife Sandra to his left are pictured in the center(w/scissors).

J-Mack BBQ

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County helped J-Mack BBQ kick off their Grand Opening Celebration with a Ribbon Cutting at their new restaurant in Calvert City.

J-Mack BBQ is the new home to award-winning barbeque. After perfecting their cooking skills by competing in numerous barbeque competitions in several states, Jay & Michelle Tapscott decided to build a new home for their famous barbeque and offer it to the residents of Marshall County as well as the many lake visitors that come around every year. And if you are wondering what J-Mack stands for it is acronym for: J(Jay)- M(Michelle) A(and) C(Crazy or Chaotic) K (kids) because at any time there are four kids associated with this family that you may see there lending a hand around the restaurant.

At J-Mack BBQ you will get fresh cooked barbeque hot off the pit every day! Meats like ribs, brisket, pork, chicken plus they have all the sides to go with your meat of choice, even widely famous homemade potato chips. Daily Specials include: Mutton (Monday), Tater (Tuesday), Bologna (Wednesday), Ham & Hash Brown Casserole (Thursday). You can dine in or carry out your order. Buy it by the sandwich or buy it by the pound or let them cater your next event. J-Macks BBQ is located at 2323 U.S. Highway 62 on the stretch between I-24 and Ky Dam. Their hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Closed Sundays. Drop in and give J-Mack BBQ a try or call 270-909-3227 to place your order. Can also order online at

Photo L to R: Councilman Kevin Stokes, Logan Storey, Melinda Ford, Ford Tapscott, Nathan Tapscott, Lilly Houser, Kandi Williams, Jon Michael Tapscott, Olivia Tapscott (w/scissors), John Mike Ford, Jay Tapscott & Michelle Tapscott-Owners, Christy Paddack, Commissioner Rick Cocke, Kennedy Parker, and Alexandria Paddack.

April Ribbon Cutting

Four Rivers Insurance Agency, LLC

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is proud to welcome and introduce Four Rivers Insurance Agency, LLC as a new chamber member and new business to the Calvert City community.

The new Four Rivers Insurance Agency in Calvert City is one of the first ERIE agencies in Western Kentucky. Erie Insurance, a Fortune 500 company, only recently began offering insurance in Kentucky. Erie Insurance was founded nearly 90 years ago and, unlike some national carriers whose commercials you see on TV all the time, ERIE has grown quietly, mostly through word-of-mouth, by providing customers with great products and personal service, the kind you can only get from an insurance agent who knows you and your individual needs and Four Rivers Insurance owner/agent Tyler Austin is ready to assist you with any car, home business and life insurance needs you may have, plus Four Rivers also offers personal catastrophe liability insurance, similar to umbrella insurance.

The new agency is located at 414 East 5th Avenue in Calvert City and serves people in Western Kentucky. You can stop by the office and meet Tyler Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or Tyler will meet with you after hours by appointment. You can reach him by calling the office at 270-395-0322 or his cell # is 270-252-5366.

Photo L to R: Many friends, family and fellow Chamber members were on hand to help cut the ribbon on this new Calvert business Tyler Austin- Owner is pictured in the center(w/scissors).

January Ribbon Cutting

Atlas Physical Therapy

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County is proud to welcome Atlas Physical Therapy as the newest member of the Chamber family.

Atlas Physical Therapy provides compassionate, multi-disciplinary care to meet all the needs of their patients. They are “Therapy You Can Trust”! The Draffenville location (inside Mega Gym) has an amazing new staff to assist you along your road to recovery. Their hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Feel free to drop by at 244 U.S. Highway 68 East in Draffenville, or give them a call at 270-527-4322 to schedule an appointment or talk more about the services they offer.

Photo L to R: Billy Georgio, Mollie Sawyer, Amy Grizzard, Christie Merritt, Leslie Lovett, Ledonia Williamson, Bryan Krueger-Owner (w/scissors), Cole Arnett, Jacob Puckett, Steve Fisk, Cathey Sharpe, Amy Peal, and P.G. Georgio