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REALTOR® of the Year

Carl Tackett, a broker with Coldwell Banker McMahan Company in Georgetown and member of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR), was named Kemtucky REALTORS® 2016 REALTOR® of the Year. Tackett has been a REALTOR® for over 27 years and has served the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. He served as president of Kentucky REALTORS® in 2007 and treasurer in 2005. He currently serves on the Delegate Body and the past president committee. He has been a member of the legal affairs, governmental affairs and economic and local issues committees as well as the legislative quick response team and served as a Trustee for both the Kentucky Real Estate Education Foundation (KREEF) and the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Tackett holds the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), At Home With Diversity, Military Relocation Professional and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations. He is a State Political Coordinator for two state Senators, has served as a Federal Political Coordinator and is an RPAC major investor where he is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) RPAC President’s Circle and RPAC Hall of Fame. Tackett was also a member of the first Leadership Academy for NAR. He currently serves as president of LBAR, a position he also held in 2003, and was honored as the LBAR REALTOR® of the Year in 2004. In his community, Tackett has been active on the YMCA board of directors, the Small Business Advisory Council, the REALTOR® Community Housing Foundation and is a graduate of Leadership Scott County. He served our country through military service in the US Army with a rank of Specialist 4th Class as a tank commander and company clerk.

Past REALTORS® of the Year

  • 2015 - Steve Cline, Bowling Green
  • 2014 - Betty Schutte, Louisville
  • 2013 - Jim Broadwater, Lexington
  • 2012 - Jim Sewell, Frankfort
  • 2011 - Robert Damron, Pikeville
  • 2010 - Jeff Smith, Fort Mitchell
  • 2009 - Ann McDonald, Lexington
  • 2008 - John J. Weikel II, Louisville
  • 2007 - Carolyn Edwards, Lexington
  • 2006 - Dot Miller, Elizabethtown
  • 2005 - Ken Warden, Ft. Thomas
  • 2004 - Tony Clark, Owensboro
  • 2003 - Linda Moore, Paintsville
  • 2002 - Portia Leftin, Northern KY
  • 2001 - Jayne Cox, Lexington
  • 2000 - John S. Davis, Paducah
  • 1999 - Linzie Craig, Shelbyville
  • 1998 - John Chandler, Cumberland Valley
  • 1997 - Jess Kinman, Frankfort
  • 1996 - Dottie Franck, Louisville
  • 1995 - Mary Bellucci, Louisville
  • 1994 - Louise Edelen, Louisville
  • 1993 - Sallie Kirby-Howard, Louisville
  • 1992 - Becky Murphy, Lexington
  • 1991 - Rick Baumgardner, Hardin County
  • 1990 - Louise Gentry Hall, Bowling Green
  • 1989 - Sue Teegarden, Campbell County
  • 1988 - Evelyn Pusateri, Louisville
  • 1987 - Wayne Thomas, Kenton-Boone
  • 1986 - F.E. Whitney, Hopkinsville
  • 1985 - Charlie Murphy, Lexington
  • 1984 - Joe Guy Hagan, Louisville
  • 1983 - Bill Johnson, Kentucky Barkley
  • 1982 - Joe Schiff, Louisville
  • 1981 - Joe Pitt, Louisville
  • 1980 - Ward Elliott, Bowling Green
  • 1979 - Stuart Dalton, Louisville
  • 1978 - Pat Parks, Louisville
  • 1977 - Donald Tucker, Murray
  • 1976 - Robert Laswell, Owensboro
  • 1975 - Jack Rottgering, Paducah
  • 1974 - Thomas Laswell, Owensboro
  • 1973 - Doug Gibson, Lexington
  • 1972 - David P. Schoepf, Newport
  • 1971 - Charles Weisberg, Louisville
  • 1970 - Nat Sanders, Louisville
  • 1969 - Ralph Waldrop, Mayfield
  • 1968 - Robert Massey, Louisville
  • 1967 - William Snyder, Louisville
  • 1966 - Pauline Lewis, Frankfort
  • 1965 - Chet Mason, Newport
  • 1964 - William Cowger, Louisville
  • 1963 - Robert Crabtree, Lexington
  • 1962 - Morris McBirde, Paducah
  • 1961 - Holmes Coats, Lexington
  • 1960 - Paul Semonin, Louisville
  • 1959 - Henry E.Pogue, Jr., Ft. Thomas
  • 1958 - Paul M. Kendall, Louisville
  • 1957 - John Carpenter, Louisville
  • 1956 - Wheeler Nickell, Ashland