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Main Street Books: A Childhood Dream Becomes Reality

2024-05-31T20:43:09+00:00May 30th, 2024|

What started as a childhood dream for Charity Ramsey has officially become a reality—she has her very own bookstore. Growing up in Monticello, KY, Charity would go on a different adventure with every page she turned. Her love for books has stuck with her as she grew up, married her husband Rhett, became a nurse, and

Conquering a Mountain: Mother, daughter bond over running

2024-05-09T19:47:32+00:00May 9th, 2024|

The Ballard family, of Danville, KY, has one tradition they have passed down from mother to daughter – running. Isabelle Ballard, 29, Digital Marketing Assistant at First Southern National Bank, just finished her 7th marathon (26.2 miles). She ran in the Revel Mount Charleston Marathon in Nevada with her mother Genny. She was inspired by her mother and

Taste of Jessamine set for May 10th

2024-04-01T19:42:24+00:00April 1st, 2024|

WILMORE, KY – First Southern National Bank invites the community to come and enjoy an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at the 26th Annual Taste of Jessamine on Friday, May 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Taste of Jessamine is an annual event where attendees can sample dishes prepared by chefs and aspiring foodies

First Southern hosts Smart Saving class in Monticello

2024-03-15T17:50:25+00:00March 15th, 2024|

MONTICELLO, KY –First Southern National Bank’s Monticello branch recently provided a free Smart Saving class at the Wayne County Library. The class is part of the bank’s mission to support community members in making wise financial decisions. Community President Tim Hopper led the class by showing participants a step-by-step approach they can take to saving. The

New Russellville Branch Community President

2024-04-18T15:22:09+00:00January 30th, 2024|

First Southern National Bank is thrilled to announce the promotion of Krystal Gunderson to the esteemed position of Community President. In this role, she will lead the Russellville team to foster growth within the bank and the community, utilizing her valuable experience and commitment to excellence. Upon learning of her promotion, Krystal expressed excitement about taking

First Southern hosts large crowd for GospelFest 2023

2024-03-25T13:26:41+00:00September 22nd, 2023|

CENTRAL CITY, KY – First Southern National Bank recently hosted a crowd of around 3,500 people at the 2023 GospelFest. People came from all over to enjoy the event including Nancy Block, who came all the way from Kansas City to attend the event with her friend Carmel. Block said she was excited because her friend had

First Southern to host 2023 GospelFest & 40th Anniversary Celebration

2023-08-08T15:50:46+00:00August 8th, 2023|

CENTRAL CITY, KY – First Southern National Bank is hosting the 2023 GospelFest event on August 30th. GospelFest is a free concert that is held every year at the Lu-Ray Park Amphitheater with gospel musical acts and family entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs and listen to music from Jason Crabb, Kelly Crabb & The Bowling Sisters,

Pam Withers retires from Richmond Branch after 26 years

2023-07-10T14:00:43+00:00July 10th, 2023|

First Southern National Bank is only as strong as its team. For the last 40 years, we have been dedicated to finding team members who are collaborative, positive-thinking, and strive for excellence both personally and professionally. Because of this, we often have team members who begin their career with us and stay long enough to retire

Johnson works to educate, share her love of animals

2023-07-05T18:02:09+00:00June 29th, 2023|

Sixteen-year-old Lacy Johnson is one of a kind. She’s a teenager, a high school student, an entrepreneur, and first and foremost - a farmer. Lacy grew up on a family farm in Nancy, KY where she developed a deep appreciation for animals and their contribution to the world. Today, she has more than 200 sheep as

First Southern sponsors 50 FFA students in SAE Program

2023-07-05T18:44:22+00:00June 29th, 2023|

During the 2022-2023 school year, First Southern National Bank sponsored the FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program with $25,500, which awarded 50 students a $500 grant to invest in 51 different SAE Projects. The SAE program provides students with the opportunity to put into practice the real-life entrepreneurial skills learned in the classroom.

Taste of Jessamine event raises $31,500 for three local charities

2023-06-13T15:09:19+00:00June 13th, 2023|

Wilmore, KY – First Southern National Bank and the Taste of Jessamine crew wrapped up its 25th year raising a total of $31,500. They were able to donate $10,500 to three local charitable organizations: Family Food Center, Simply Serving, and Adventure Serve Ministries. More than 1,000 visitors attended the event last month. Everyone enjoyed an evening of

Karon Brown retires after 23 Years

2023-05-15T14:26:18+00:00May 12th, 2023|

Karon Brown retires after 23 Years with First Southern First Southern National Bank is only as strong as its team. For the last 40 years, we have been dedicated to finding team members who are collaborative, positive-thinking, and strive for excellence both personally and professionally. Because of this, we often have team members who

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