Norton Center Salutes: Farmers National Bank

Farmers National Bank has been in a celebratory mood recently as 2019 marks its 140th year of service to Central Kentucky.

As the 9th oldest bank in Kentucky, and the oldest operating business on Main Street in Danville, the history of Farmers National Bank runs deep.  Started by local businessmen and farmers in 1879, it has become one of the most trusted and respected financial institutions in the Commonwealth.

“We have a strong, local team that deeply cares about our customers and our community,” says Marty Gibson, President, Farmers National Bank. “We take great pride in delivering personal, knowledgeable service and developing strong relationships with our customers and community partners.”

The bank’s official birthday was February 10, but the celebration has been virtually year-round and has included customers, employees, former employees and the community-at-large. Farmers National Bank hosted 140th celebration cookouts in Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer Counties.  It also has a large history display at its Main Office which has already been viewed by hundreds of visitors. To further document and record the bank’s legacy within central Kentucky since 1879, a historical book about the bank has also been published.  That publication is entitled “The First 140 Years”.  Copies have been released to The Library of Congress, Washington, DC and donated to public libraries within Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.

“Farmers National Bank is more than just ‘history’ and ‘old’ however,” says Greg Caudill, CEO. “We have a tradition of being an ‘edgy’ community bank and are always looking for new ways, including state-of-the-art technology, to enhance the customer experience.”

Farmers National Bank’s newest branch – Garland Drive, at the intersection of Hustonville Road and the Danville By-Pass – offers an innovative banking experience, including Danville’s first Interactive Teller Machines, known as Teller on Demand.  This technology was recently introduced to Mercer County in our North Harrodsburg location. Teller on Demand allows the bank to offer extended hours and has received excellent customer feedback.

To cap off an exciting year for Farmers National Bank, its community partner, Centre College, is celebrating its Bicentennial in 2019. Both institutions have served Kentucky for a combined 340 years! Farmers National Bank is excited to support another outstanding season at the Norton Center for the Arts. Enjoy the show!

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