Finalists for People’s Choice Awards announced


The Frankfort People’s Choice Awards Showcase & Reception will be Oct. 23 at the Frankfort Convention Center. This annual event recognizes and celebrates the many elements that make Frankfort and Franklin County a great place to live and do business. The People’s Choice awards program is made possible through the sponsorship of Community Trust Bank and the support of the Frankfort and Franklin County community and businesses.

The People’s Choice Finalist Showcase exhibits open at 4:30 p.m. and the awards program will follow at 7. Cost to attend is $5 per person or free with a donation to the School Back Pack Program. For a list of items or more information, call the Frankfort Chamber at 502-223-8261.


Best Place for Special Occasion Meal: Longhorn, The Terrace, Serafini

Best Place for Home-cooked Meal: Melanie’s, Cracker Barrel, Office Pub & Deli

Best Place for Salad in Town: Cattleman’s, Sage Garden Café, Kroger

Best Place for Coffee in the Community: Starbucks, Kentucky Coffeetree Café, McDonald’s

Best Community Restaurant: The Terrace, Gibby’s, Sage Garden Café


Best Outdoor Activity: Canoe KY, Juniper Hill, Game Farm

Best Fun Run/Walk in Town: ProActive 5K, Lakeview Park, Black Cat Chase

Best Community Festival/Event: Blue Festival, Expo, Farmers Bank Old Capitol Summer Concert Series

Best Place to Exercise: Fit Time for Women, Frankfort YMCA, Active Fitness 24/7

Best Window Display: Selbert’s, Nitro, Completely KY


Best Historic Tourist Attraction: KY State Capitol, Old Capitol, KY History Center

Best Local Park: Lakeview, Cove Spring, Juniper Hill

Best Local Evening Event: Expo, Farmers Bank Old Capitol Summer Concert Series, Margaritaville

Best Historic Tour: Russ Hatter Tours, Liberty Hall, Buffalo Trace Distillery

Best Museum in Frankfort: KY Military Museum, KY History Center, Capital City Museum


Best Place for Wine/Spirits Tasting: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, Capital Cellars Wine & Spirits Café Market

Best Auto Parts Dealer: David Toles Auto Pro, Auto Zone, Napa Auto Parts

Best Wedding Caterer: 3 Peas in a Pod, Capital Plaza Hotel, Terri’s Catering

Best Place for Tanning: Fit Time for Women, Sun Tan City, Endless Summer Tanning

Best Events/Wedding Facility: Terri’s @ the Glen Willis, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Capital Plaza Hotel

Best Local Charity: United Way, Red Cross, Sunshine Center

Best Childcare Facility: Little Lamb, Capital Avenue Daycare, YMCA Crayon Club

Best Place to Buy Plants: Lowe’s, Wilson Nurseries, Inside-Out Design

Best Place to Purchase Locally Made Products: Completely KY, Farmers Market, Candleberry Candles

Best Local Roofing Contractor: Gaines Roofing, Solheim’s Roofing, B & G Roofing

•The People’s Choice Award Program is hosted by Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize the people, places and events that make Frankfort and Franklin County a great place to live, work and play.

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