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Baptist Health Foundation announces Andy Powell, Sue Stout Tamme as newest board members

The Baptist Health Foundation of Greater Louisville recently elected two new board members to four-year terms. Andy Powell “We are thrilled to add the talents of Andy Powell and Sue Stout Tamme to our Foundation Board of Directors,” said Mary Michael Corbett, executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation of Greater Louisville. Powell has been with Republic Bank for 19 years in various capacities...

People in the News: Rider joins KPI board of directors; Head to lead Oliver Group in Kentucky

The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative has announced that former Central Kentucky Community Foundation CEO Al Rider of Elizabethtown has joined its Board of Directors. “Al Rider’s vision and passion for his community and the Central Kentucky Community Foundation is unmatched,” said Joe Clabes, KPI president. “His experience in establishing a new community foundation and advancing policies that...

Republic Bank is now accepting donations for its annual Winter Care Coat Drive through Feb. 29

Republic Bank is partnering with the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and Chase Dry Cleaners to provide a coat and blanket to every Lexington citizen in need. Coats may be donated through Feb. 29 at the following locations: CHEVY CHASE 641 East Euclid Avenue Lexington, KY 40502 HARRODSBURG ROAD 2401 Harrodsburg Road Lexington, KY 40504 ANDOVER 3098 Helmsdale Place Lexington, KY 40509 TATES CREEK 3608...

Republic Bank charity breakfast raises more than $100K for Blessings in a Backpack

A Louisville breakfast hosted by Republic Bank for more than 50 local business leaders raised more than $100,000 to support the national charity Blessings in a Backpack.   Blessings in a Backpack is based in Kentucky and fills backpacks full of food each Friday for nearly 3,500 children in 30 Jefferson County schools to take home over the weekend.   The charity reports that 62 percent of...

Republic Bank exchanging piggy banks for $1-plus donations to Art in Motion nonprofit

Art in Motion volunteers cut the ribbon on the newest Piggybank Art Shelter across from Republic Bank on Euclid Avenue. Partnering with Art in Motion are Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association, Republic Bank and Lextran. (Photo from Facebook)   Republic Bank announced that it will be taking donations of $1 or more at its five Lexington area banking centers for Lexington-based Art in Motion....

Republic Bank announces Louisville 'We Care' award winners, honoring community service

The winners of Republic Bank’s ninth annual Louisville We CARE Awards were selected from 39 nominees. There were seven winners and one Community Champion Award for outstanding work on an individual project.   The awards have been given since 2005 to recognize local companies whose employees go above and beyond to serve their communities.   Winners were selected by an independent panel...

Republic Bank awards seven companies We CARE honors, two Community Champions

Representatives from eight of the nine honorees, who were presented their awards by Republic Bank Market President Bo Henry. (Photo from Facebook)   Republic Bank honored seven Lexington companies with its eighth annual We CARE Awards for Central Kentucky and two companies for its Community Champion Awards for outstanding work on individual projects. The honors were made at an awards ceremony...

Kentucky’s Republic Bank announces plans
to acquire banking assets of H&R Block

  Kentucky’s Republic Bancorp plans to buy the banking assets of H&R Block, the country’s largest tax preparer.   The deal follows months of the tax preparation company searching for a buyer and still requires regulatory approval by Sept. 30.   If approved, Republic will assume about $470 million of deposits. Negotiations are still ongoing about Republic providing future...

Republic Bank senior vice president given highest Boy Scout honor for service to youth

Frederick “Chip” Hancock, a senior vice president at Republic Bank for private banking, received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America Council in an adult award ceremony at Louisville’s Christ United Methodist Church Feb. 9.   This is the highest scouting honor for volunteers. The scouting National Court of Honor awards the Silver Beaver to those who have given...