Opportunity Checking helps establish financial stability
Kentucky Bank offers new checking options to help establish financial stability for those without banking relationships...more
Kentucky Bank’s new checking account, Opportunity Checking, may give those who have had a hard time qualifying for checking accounts in the past a new opportunity. Many people have had financial difficulties in their lives and have not been able to qualify for banking services. This account, with new guidelines, can help families move forward and build a stable financial foundation.
Opportunity Checking is designed to provide banking options to an underserved population. Reports show that almost 9 million American households are unbanked or underserved (meaning they do not have a checking or savings account). The reasons for 7.7% of Americans being unbanked vary, but for the most part, it has to deal with past banking issues and being listed in ChexSystems®.
Louis Prichard, CEO/President, said “Kentucky Bank’s goal is to reduce the number of people without a bank or those underserved with banking options – those who rely on alternative financial services such as payday loans. We may be able to help people who do not have a bank account due to past financial issues and are looking for a second chance. The Opportunity Checking account is a great step forward."
Getting started is easy. Visit Kentucky Bank’s office, bring a photo ID (driver's license, passport, state ID card, etc.) along with your social security number or individual taxpayer identification number, and another form of identification, to see if you qualify for one of our new Opportunity Checking accounts.
Kentucky Bank has been recognized as one of the top 200 community banks nationwide and one of Kentucky’s Best Places to Work for three consecutive years. Kentucky Bank’s historic strength and stability offer their customers invaluable peace of mind. Kentucky Bank has fifteen locations in ten Kentucky Counties. Kentucky Bancshares, Inc. is traded under the symbol, KTYB.
Night with Phil Simms @ MSU
MSU Football held a “Night with Phil Simms” fundraiser banquet to benefit the MSU Football program...more
KY Bank was one of the first to commit to sponsoring a table for the event. Louisville native Phil Simms was the quarterback for MSU football graduating in 1979. He was drafted in the first round that year, seventh overall, by the New York Giants where he played for 14 years. During his time as QB for the Giants he won two Superbowls and was once named Superbowl MVP. He is currently the lead color analyst for NFL broadcasts on CBS.
The evening started with a meet and greet in which attendees had an opportunity to meet Phil and get a photo or autograph. The Banquet followed including an auction and feature address by Phil Simms. During the evening MSU football raised $136,000.
USTA Challenger Series Announces New Title Sponsor of Lexington Event
The Lexington Challenger, Kentucky’s only professional tennis event, is pleased to announce Kentucky Bank as its new title sponsor...more
“We are very proud to be able to usher the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships into a new era,” said Louis Prichard, president and CEO of Kentucky Bank. “The championships are important not only to tennis enthusiasts but also to virtually all of us in this region.
“This one-of-a-kind tournament brings national and international attention to Central Kentucky and to our entire state. Throughout our history, Kentucky Bank has been committed to projects that support our communities and region, and that is why we are so pleased to be able to help keep this tournament in Kentucky.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the tournament, to be held July 21-28 at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. This milestone will be celebrated with special events that provide community fun and seven days of exciting professional tennis.
This USTA Pro-Circuit Event awards $100,000 in both the men’s and women’s divisions and has helped launch the careers of many tennis stars, including 2013 Wimbledon women’s singles champion Marion Bartoli, James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, Melanie Oudin, Mardy Fish, and John Isner.
With its newly granted non-profit status, the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships’ proceeds will be used to benefit several children’s tennis programs in Kentucky that promote healthy activity and teach kids a sport they can play for a lifetime.
As part of its outreach, the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships will host free children’s clinics throughout July in the counties where Kentucky Bank is located. Last year, more than 400 children in Central Kentucky participated in the clinics, making them a huge success in introducing children to the sport. The children who were ages 8 and up were also invited to the tournament to assist as ball kids throughout the week.
“We are so thankful that Kentucky Bank is willing to partner with Lexington Challenger Tennis Charity, Inc., as well as the numerous generous sponsors that have been so supportive over the years, including our long time partnership with the Lexus Store of Lexington, so that Lexington can hosts this tournament for the 20th year,” said Guy Colson, president of Lexington Challenger Tennis Charity, Inc.
“It is extremely exciting to welcome Kentucky Bank on board to this wonderful community event,” said tournament director Brooks Lundy. “Lexington is lucky to have corporate partners that realize the importance of hosting the only professional tennis tournament in Kentucky.
“The tournament not only brings world-class sporting entertainment to our door but also gives us the opportunity to raise charitable dollars to promote healthy living in our community. We are so appreciative of the energy and commitment to success that Kentucky Bank has brought to the table.”
Kentucky Bank, which originated in 1851, has banking offices in 10 Central and Eastern Kentucky counties. The bank, which prides itself on offering premier customer service, offers a full range of banking services, as well as a strong background in commercial lending and wealth management. The bank has been recognized as “one the best places to work in Kentucky” for the past three years. The trading symbol is KTYB.
For more information on the tournament, volunteering opportunities or if you are interested in housing a player during the tournament, please contact tournament director Brooks Lundy at (859) 509-9707 or Lblundy1@gmail.com. Please direct all media inquiries to media coordinator Rena Baer (859)351-3230 or Rena.Baer@twc.com.
Kentucky Bank announces expansion into Richmond
Kentucky Bank, a subsidiary of Kentucky Bancshares, Inc. (KTYB), has expanded its presence in the Central Kentucky market with the opening of a new branch office in Richmond, Kentucky...more
The new office is located at 5008 Atwood Drive in Richmond, in the Madison Trace shopping center and opened the new office opened February 3, 2014.
John Hamilton, Market President for Madison County said, "Kentucky Bank is excited about the opportunities brought about by the growth of Madison County. My 38 years of banking experience here will, I hope, help build strong relationships with both old and new customers, along with business and community leaders. I believe we have assembled a strong team, with Nichole Goodson, Branch Manager/Consumer Lender, Laura Ormsby and Judy Laws, Tellers, and Chris Menser, Investment Advisor. We truly mean to provide Premier Customer Service.”
The new office will allow Kentucky Bank, which has a strong presence in the central and eastern Kentucky, as well as existing customers in Richmond, to establish a stronger customer base in Madison County. Louis Prichard, President and CEO of Kentucky Bank, said, “We will build on our existing foundation to create a high-performing community bank, one that is based on relationship banking in the best sense of the term. Kentucky Bank is a strong, well-capitalized community bank with a deep tradition of providing innovative financial products and great customer service.”
Kentucky Bank offers wealth management and brokerage services in addition to retail and commercial banking. The company was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the past three years.
Kentucky Bank, headquartered in Paris, Kentucky, is a locally owned and publicly traded financial institution, with 15 branches located in ten Kentucky communities. The bank offers a full line of services including retail, business, and wealth management products. Kentucky Bank has offices located in Cynthiana, Georgetown, Lexington, Morehead, Nicholasville, Richmond, Sandy Hook, Versailles, Wilmore, Winchester, and Paris. Kentucky Bank and its tributaries have been a part of Kentuckians' financial solutions since 1851, and enjoy a long history as a strong, stable community bank.
Kentucky Bank Named One of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky
Kentucky Bank has been recognized, for the third year in a row, as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the 2014 statewide competition organized by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce...more
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Kentucky, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
“This honor is a testament of the commitment of our entire team to make Kentucky Bank, not only a strong, well run financial institution, but a place that people enjoy working because of a positive working environment. We recognize that in today’s world that all of us are challenged to balance work and life outside of work. We hope that at Kentucky Bank we have helped our representatives accomplish that.”, commented Louis Prichard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky Bank.
The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM), in conjunction with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, announces the winners in the Tenth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition. The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey.
Kentucky Bank has over 200 employees throughout its service market of ten counties in central and eastern Kentucky. The company has had banking charters since 1851, and currently has $769 million in assets. Kentucky Bank’s trading symbol is KTYB.
iPad App Release
Kentucky Bank releases new iPad App...more
Get the best of banking on the move with the Kentucky Bank iPad app! It has all the features of our mobile app, plus a new calculator and calendar to make it even easier to conduct your banking anytime, anywhere on your iPad.
The new app allows you to send money to friends and family in the U.S.
Manage your Kentucky Bank accounts.
Track your recent posted and pending transactions, including ATM visits, debit card purchases and direct deposit.
Get an alert if you go over your balance, when a payment is due, or you receive a deposit.
Schedule and set up alerts, so you never miss a payment
At home, at work, on the town, or on vacation—you can still get all your bills paid.
Try our new calculator and calendar features!
In December we will release our new mobile deposit capability. Just snap a photo and deposit a check from wherever you are. Send money to anyone in the country and deposit checks from anywhere.
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Kentucky Bank Announces Fayette County Employees
Kentucky Bank, recently announced they have regulatory approval to expand into Fayette County...more
The office in Lexington, located at 360 E. Vine Street, suite 100 will be open May 20th. Kentucky Bank has chosen some of the most well regarded, experienced individuals to support its new venture. Kentucky Bank is known for being a very strong community bank with high customer service standards.
Jim Elliott, a Lexington native, has been named Fayette Market President. Jim has 40 years of experience in financial services. Jim is also director of the bank’s Wealth Management and Trust Division. “His experience and broad financial background make him an outstanding choice to lead Kentucky Bank’s newest market “added Louis Prichard, President, Kentucky Bank.
Jeff Rowland has been a commercial and consumer lender for 25 years. When approached with the vision of helping Kentucky Bank develop business in Fayette County, he quickly agreed to come on board as vice president and private banker. He will be meeting with people who need loans for commercial projects and helping them develop a structure that works for them, as well as advising them on personal financial needs. Rowland understands that delivery and customer service are the keys to success. Born and raised in Lexington, he loves the city he calls home.
Glenda Featherston, Banking Officer, will be managing the day to day activities of the office in Lexington. Her previous financial experience encompassed assisting clients and bankers creating a seamless process. Glenda has worked with customers in the financial industry for 14 years. Glenda was eager to begin working with Kentucky Bank because of the banks culture and emphasis on service.
Amber Reynolds, Retail Banker, has been with Kentucky Bank for 11 years. In her position she will be assisting customers with new accounts and personal credit. Prior to joining the Lexington office, Amber worked in the bank’s Versailles office.
Angie Clem, Head Teller, has worked with the Kentucky Bank for 14 years. Trish Marcus, Teller, has been with Kentucky Bank for 3 years. Both Angie and Trish have worked in Kentucky Bank’s Winchester operations.
Kentucky Bank is a community bank, with offices in Cynthiana, Georgetown, Lexington, Morehead, Nicholasville, Sandy Hook, Versailles, Wilmore and Winchester. The bank is proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky.
Kentucky Bank Announces Planned Expansion into Lexington
Kentucky Bank, a subsidiary of Kentucky Bancshares, Inc.(KTYB), has announced plans to expand its presence in the Central Kentucky market with the opening of a new branch office in downtown Lexington, Kentucky...more
The new office will be located at 360 East Vine Street Suite 100 in Lexington. The new Lexington branch, which has received regulatory approval, is anticipated to open by May 2013.
This will allow Kentucky Bank, which has a strong tradition in the counties surrounding Lexington, as well as existing customers in Fayette County, to establish a presence in the city. Louis Prichard, President and CEO of Kentucky Bank, said, “We will build on our existing foundation to create a high-performing community bank, one that is based on relationship banking in the best sense of the term.”
“Kentucky Bank is a strong, well-capitalized community bank with a deep tradition of providing innovative financial products and great customer service,” Prichard said. “We are excited about the opportunities our growth in Fayette County will bring and look forward to establishing strong relationships with new customers, business partners and community leaders in Lexington.”
Kentucky Bank offers wealth management and brokerage services in addition to retail and commercial banking. The company was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky in both 2012 and 2013.
Kentucky Bank, headquartered in Paris, Kentucky, is a locally owned and publicly traded financial institution, with 13 branches located in nine Kentucky communities. Kentucky Bank ranks 16th in size among the 174 banks headquartered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The bank offers a full line of services including retail, business and wealth management products. Kentucky Bank has offices located in Cynthiana, Georgetown, Morehead, Nicholasville, Sandy Hook, Versailles, Wilmore, Winchester, and Paris. Kentucky Bank and its tributaries have been a part of Kentuckians' financial solutions since 1851, and enjoy a long history as a strong, stable community bank.