The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management have announced the 100 companies that made the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, and an Owensboro-based firm has made the cut. Independence Bank has been listed in the medium sized category, which indicates a company with 150 to 499 employees. Independence Bank now has branches in over 20 locations, some as far away as Louisville, Paducah, Murray and Frankfort. The actual ranking of the 100 companies will be revealed at an April 17th awards dinner in Lexington. The rankings are based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. The competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.