It's my profession to know the real estate business... And my pleasure to put that knowledge to work for you! Realtor Distinguished Service Award 2009
Get to know Connie Lou Barnett
Principal Broker Kentucky, GRI, CRS, CRB, RMM, SRMM, ARA,PRS, SFR,QSC
GRI - Graduate of Realtors Institute
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CRB - Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
RMM - Residential Marketing Master
SRMM - Sr Residential Marketing Master
ARA - Accredited Relocation Agent
PRS - Professional Relocation Skills
SFR - Short Sales & Forclosurers Ceritified
QSC - Quality Service Certification
ELP - Dave Ramsey
Board of Trustee Kentucky Wesleyan College
Past Board of Directors National City Bank
Past Board of Directors Owensboro Country Club
Past Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce
Past President Owensboro Bd of Realtors
Past President Owensboro Daviess Co Tourist Commission
Graduate Leadership Owensboro
Past Member Owensboro Rotary
Realtor of the Year '84, '89, '96
Brokers Hall of Fame '99
Life Member of Who's Who in Real Estate
Distinguished Service Award (Realtor) '09
Connie Lou Barnett's Blog Posts
Hello and welcome to Owensboro the Bar-B-Que Capital of the World. Few places can match the overall appeal of Owensboro,.....where restaurants are opening at a dizzying pace,.....where along the Ohio River come Friday evenings you'll hear the live strains of country, jazz, or rock tunes intertwined with the "clippity clop" of horses hooves pulling carriages filled with onlookers,.....where casual strolls can lead to good buys, even great finds, of antiques, accessories and artwork. We guarantee that you will find a wealth of activities, friendly people, and a vibrant quality of life in our community.
We offer an excellent area hospital and medical services, as well as a state of the art health park. We are especially proud of and support our education community, from our public, private, and parachial schools to our many post-secondary institutions, led by our two four year colleges.
We consider it a privilege and do appreciate the opportunity to serve you. We will strive to make your home buying and relocation experience pleasant and rewarding. At Real Living/Home Realty, we understand that leaving family, friends, and familiar surroundings can be difficult. Keeping this in mind, our professional staff is dedicated to providing not only quality, but also personal service. We will go beyond assisting you with a place to live - we will help you become a part of our community!
SchoolsView public school list
Two public school systems, Owensboro and Daviess County, plus the Owensboro Catholic School system, comprise the K-12 education system in the community. Heritage Christian and Good Shepherd operate Christian schools providing education from preschool to middle school and preschool to high school respectively. The Triplett School offers private education for kindergarten through high school.
Adult education programming is available at the Longfellow Education Center.Owensboro is home to two four-year liberal arts colleges--Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College. Each has an enrollment of approximately 800 students. The region is home to the Owensboro Community College, one of 13 community colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). More than 2,300 students attend the community college. The two locations of Owensboro Technical College, located in Owensboro, are also a part of KCTCS.
Western Kentucky University offers extensive undergraduate and graduate programs at its Owensboro campus. Owensboro Community College offers associate degree programs in several fields and numerous business and industry training options. Some are available via telecommunications. Brescia University offers the Master of Science in Management degree to provide early and mid-career professionals with enhanced skills and abilities to meet the increasing needs of local employers.
The Owensboro Junior College of Business, a 37 year veteran of the community, provides training to approximately 300 students, as well as corporations throughout Western Kentucky.
Arts and Entertainment
Owensboro boasts some of the best arts and cultural activities for a city its size in the country. Whether your interests lie in museums, music, art or theater, Owensboro has it.
The curtain is always rising on a new event at this performing arts and civic center which is located on the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro. The RiverPark Center includes a 1,500 seat multi-purpose auditorium, an experimental theatre that seats up to 300, lobbies and support facilities, a riverfront plaza, an open-air courtyard, and meeting/reception rooms. Each year, the RiverPark Center hosts more than 150 performance events and more than 900 civic events.
The RiverPark Center is home to several local performing arts organizations including the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Dance Theatre, the Owensboro Community College Oak Island Theatre, and the Owensboro Concert Association. In addition, the RiverPark Center presents a professional Broadway series, an Arts Teach Kids series, Kidstuff series, as well as several special events including the Taste of Owensboro.
International Bluegrass Museum
Bill Monroe, known as the "father of bluegrass music," was born and raised in Rosine, Ky., just a short drive from Owensboro. That tradition is still alive and well in the area and is celebrated at the International Bluegrass Music Museum, which displays the history of bluegrass music through interpretive exhibits, posters, costumes and instruments. Other local bluegrass events include a winter concert, the Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival at English Park and the annual Bluegrass Blast during the last weekend in September.
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra has an annual concert schedule and performs at the RiverPark Center. The symphony performs with some of the best musical talent in the world and annually conducts a Christmas Pops concert.
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro (TWO) is celebrating 40 years of presenting community theatre to Owensboro and Daviess County. Shows planned for 2004 include "Rope", "Sylvia", and "Painting Churches". TWO is housed in the Old Trinity Centre, which is a registred historic landmark.
Museum of Science & History
The Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History and the Wendell Ford Government Education Center is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the region. Among the features of the museum are historic memorabilia, including arts, crafts, and antiques, as well as natural history exhibits and a planetarium. A new Speedzeum opened in 2003 and celebrates the rich racing heritage of the Owensboro-Daviess County region, covering everything from Soapbox Derby to local dirt track auto racing to NASCAR, motorcycle racing to hydroplane boats. With six active NASCAR drivers and countless crew members in service in NASCAR's various racing circuits, Owensboro claims one of the highest levels of motorsports participation of any city in the country. The Speedzeum demonstrates and celebrates this connection, beginning in the early 20th century and following the developments right up through present day, featuring displays of racing vehicles, audio/visual presentations and interactive displays, including a full-scale NASCAR simulator.
Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts is housed in two historic structures-the Carnegie Library and the John Hampden Smith House, which dates back to the Civil War. The museum features a permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculptures, decorative arts dating back as far as the 16th century, and the spectacular Stained Glass Gallery. The museum also features traveling exhibits and hosts educational youth tours during the school year.
The Daviess County Public Library provides services to the entire county population from a single facility located in Owensboro. The library provides a wide array of services, including materials in all formats for all age groups; reference and information services; Kentucky history and genealogy research services; interlibrary loan; programming for children and adults; homebound delivery service; public access internet; dial-in access to the on-line catalog; fax and photocopy services; and outreach services to schools, daycare and headstart centers, and other community agencies. About 275,000 people visit the library each year.
ChamberThe Owensboro Chamber of Commerce provides information for business and industry in Owensboro and Daviess County. Owensboro is the industrial and cultural hub of western Kentucky. Located along the southern banks of the Ohio River, Owensboro is the third largest city in terms of population in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Owensboro is located 32 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana; 123 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee; 109 miles southwest of Louisville, Kentucky; 203 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri; and 205 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio.
HospitalOwensboro Mercy Health System (OMHS) is committed to providing health education, prevention, early intervention and wellness programs in addition to high-quality, cost-effective inpatient and outpatient services. At all locations, OMHS offers state-of-the-art technology with a medical staff of 130+ physicians representing a wide range of specialties. This not-for-profit regional health care provider, serves 13 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana. The main hospital, located at 811 East Parrish Avenue, is licensed for 469 beds. The mission of OMHS is to heal the sick and to improve the health of our community.
NewspaperMessenger-Inquirer, the primary daily newspaper serving Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Muhlenberg and Ohio counties in Kentucky, publishes seven days a week with circulation of 34,242 Sunday and 31,559 daily.
- Licensed in 1981
- Realtor® of the Year 1984, 1989, & 1996
- A multi-million $ producer
- Brokers Hall of Fame 1999
- Life member of Who's Who in Real Estate
- Graduate of REALTOR® Institute
- Certified Residential Specialist
- Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
- Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
- Sr Residential Marketing Master
- Accredited Relocation Agent
- Professional Relocation Skills
- Quality Service Certified.
- '09 Realtor® Distinguished Service Award
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Testimonials for Connie Lou Barnett
Connie Lou offered friendly and professional service. I was extremely pleased with all that she did.
Matt & Beth Steele08/23/2013
Professional and respectful to all parties. Very satisfied, thanks for all the hard work and effort.
Mark & Lisetta Whitworth08/23/2013
Connie Lou and her staff went above and beyond their responsibility in making sure we closed when the banker did not follow up or provide the service they should have.
Very personal & professional; accessable(which for this deal turned out to be very important!!)
Connie Lou was always very prompt with phone response and always available when we needed her.
Charles T. Moss08/23/2013
It is good to work with someone you can trust. Thanks for your personal touch.
Bettie W. Davis08/23/2013
When I was ready to sell my house, my son Dawson told me to get Connie Lou because she was the best *****guess what He was right!
Professional, Honest and nice sense of humor. Just Perfect
You went the extra mile and I appreciate it very much. Thanks so much.
Margaret & Mel Windle08/23/2013
You are a pleasure to work with. You are professional and thorough. We really appreciated your detailed analysis of the market and your comprehensive approach to selling our house.