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CASA of Lexington Bourbon and Bayou fundraiser goes virtual with at home bourbon tasting Feb 12.

CASA of Lexington’s signature Mardis Gras event, Bourbon and the Bayou, has gone virtual this year, providing an opportunity to enjoy the experience of a private bourbon tasting event from the comfort of your own home. The virtual party on Feb. 12 will feature a Bourbon education and tasting segment led by Sommelier Tim Knittel with Distilled Living. Knittel is a Kentucky bourbon industry insider...

Community Trust Bank announces promotion of Tonya Lanae Johnson to Market Senior Retail Lender

Community Trust Bank has announced long-time employee Tonya Lanae Johnson has been promoted to the position of Market Senior Retail Lender at the Mt. Sterling Main Office at 110 North Maysville Street. Tonya Lanae Johnson (Photo from CTB) Johnson’s responsibilities will include providing consumer, residential, and commercial lending options to new and existing clients, as well as offering a variety...

Campbellsville Theater, Town Hall Productions, Community Trust Bank present ‘The Last Five Years’

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Community Trust Bank, Campbellsville University’s Theater Department and Town Hall Productions present “The Last Five Years,” an outdoor musical production in the Miller Park Amphitheater Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and adhere to new guidelines from Andrew Ward, owner of Town Hall...

Community Trust Bank honored for 11th consecutive year with ‘Gold Lender Award’ by SBA

Community Trust Bank, Inc. was recently honored for the 11th consecutive year with the “Gold Lender Award” from the United States Small Business Administration as Kentucky’s top volume SBA 7a Community Bank lender in federal fiscal year 2018–2019. The award was presented at the SBA Lender’s Conference at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Additionally, Community Trust Bank was...

Community Trust Bank President Mark Gooch names Jamie Harrison Market President in Williamsburg

Mark A. Gooch, President and CEO of Community Trust Bank, has announced that Jamie Harrison has been promoted to the position of Williamsburg Market President. Jamie Harrison Harrison’s responsibilities include providing consumer, residential, and commercial lending options to new and existing clients, as well as offering a variety of financial solutions to individuals and businesses including the...

Campbellsville University to present ‘The Secret Garden’ musical July 4-7 in Russ Mobley Theater

While observing the Fourth of July next week, Campbellsville University has another way to also celebrate the national holiday. “The Secret Garden” musical will be presented by the Campbellsville University Theater Department, Town Hall Productions and Community Trust Bank, and run from July 4 until July 7 in the Russ Mobley Theater, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. The play is a musical...

Dale Taulbee named assistant v.p. for Community Trust Versailles-Frankfort-Georgetown market

Larry Jones, Central Region President of Community Trust Bank, has named Dale Taulbee an Assistant Vice President, Business Banking, in Community Trust’s Versailles-Frankfort-Georgetown Market. Dale Taulbee Taulbee’s responsibilities include providing consumer, residential, and commercial lending options to new and existing client relationships by offering financial solutions to individuals and...

Community Trust Bank honored with SBA Gold Lender Award for 10th consecutive year

Community Trust Bank, Inc. was recently honored for the 10th consecutive year with the “Gold Lender Award” from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as Kentucky’s top volume SBA 7a Community Bank lender. Additionally, Community Trust Bank was the top SBA 504 “Third Party Lender” in Tennessee in federal fiscal year 2017–2018, with $11,480,850 of permanent...

Community Trust Bank names James ‘Randy’ Staton to Mt. Sterling market advisory board

Community Trust Bank has announced a new Advisory Board member in the Mt. Sterling market. James Randall “Randy” Staton Jody Oney, Community Trust Bank Mt. Sterling Market President, has named James Randall “Randy” Staton, a native of Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County and recently retired as Manager of System Maintenance from Clark Energy after 41 years of service, to the board. Staton managed...

“Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.” to run June 8-10 at Russ Mobley Theater in Campbellsville

“Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.” will be presented at Campbellsville University from June 8-10 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive in Campbellsville. The production is by Community Trust Bank, Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions and will be at 7 p.m. on June 8 and June 9, and at 2:30 p.m. on June 10. ...

Community Trust Bank established scholarship fund for daughter of fallen Pikeville officer Scotty Hamilton

Community Trust Bank has announced the establishment of a scholarship fund for Brynlee Hamilton, the infant daughter of City of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton who was killed in the line of duty on March 13. Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton was killed in the line of duty march 13. He is pictured here with his wife, and infant daughter, Brynlee (Photo from Community Trust Bank) Anyone...

Bluegrass Tomorrow to recognize 2017 Vision Award winners February 6 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort

Herb Miller of Columbia Gas, Scott County Judge Executive George Lusby, President John Marsden of Midway University, Larry Jones of Community Trust Bank, and KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, are among the honorees at Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Vision Awards Breakfast February 6 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington. George Lusby The annual Vision Awards Breakfast is a time-honored...

People in the News: Community Trust names Riley Beaumont manager; UK prof wins teaching award

Larry Jones, Central Region President of Community Trust Bank, Inc., announced that Shirley Riley has been hired as the Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of Community Trust Bank’s Lexington Beaumont Centre office.

People in the News: Greene promoted to VP at Community Trust; Commerce Banks adds Lipowicz

Mark A. Gooch, President and CEO of Community Trust Bank, announced that Anita Greene has been promoted to Market Assistant Vice President. Greene has worked for Community Trust Bank for over 37 years. She a Residential Loan Officer at Community Trust’s Mount Sterling Main office located at 110 North Maysville Street in Mount Sterling. Anita Greene Her duties include providing consumer, residential,...

Education Notes: Morton, Julius Marks set bar high for ‘green’ efforts; Let’s Play grant funds equipment

On the heels of Earth Day, students and staff in Fayette County Public Schools celebrated federal, state, and local awards for their outstanding environmentally conscious efforts. Morton Middle has been deemed a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School because of its demonstrated excellence in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental literacy, student wellness, and energy efficiency....

People in the News: Community Trust adds Kendrick; KCTCS’s Allen nominated to state CPA board

David Maynard, Danville Market President of Community Trust Bank, Inc., announced that Jessica Kendrick has joined Community Trust Bank as a Residential Loan Officer and Market Assistant Vice President. Jessica Kendrick Kendrick’s responsibilities include working with local consumers and businesses in Central Kentucky to find solutions to their lending needs, developing new consumer and business...

People in the News: Oney named Community Bank Mt. Sterling market president; MSS gets new VP

Mark A. Gooch, President and CEO of Community Trust Bank, Inc., announced that Jody E. Oney has been promoted to the position of Mt. Sterling Market President. Oney’s responsibilities include providing consumer, residential, and commercial lending options to new and existing clients, as well as offering a variety of financial solutions to individuals and businesses including the acceptance of time...

God’s Pantry receives donation of 3,232 pounds of food from Agriculture Department food drive

Kentucky Department of Agriculture employees and two matching businesses collected a total of 3,232 pounds of food during a December food drive to benefit God’s Pantry. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, right, and John Cook, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office for Consumer and Environmental Protection, delivered donated foods to God’s Pantry of Lexington...

People in the News: Denning named to airport board; Communuity Bank sets new advisory board members

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board is pleased to welcome Garyen Denning as a new board member. Denning will serve a four-year term on the airport’s 10-member board. Denning is currently a managing partner of Lexington-based CRM Companies Restaurant Group. Denning oversees all operations of its Raising Canes and MOD Pizza franchises in central Kentucky and Charleston, South Carolina,...

People in the News: Community Trust Bank honored; TrinSoft welcomes new team mmbers

Community Trust Bank, Inc. was recently honored with the “Gold Lender Award” by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as Kentucky’s top community bank SBA 7a lender in 2015 – 2016. This is the eighth consecutive year that Community Trust has received this award from the SBA, which was presented November 18, 2016 at the SBA’s Annual Conference in Bowling Green,...