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February 23, 2004

Lunsford named

employee of the month

Ricky Lunsford of Hustonville has been selected as employee of the month for February at Northpoint Training Center.

Lunsford began his employment at Northpoint in 2000 as a correctional officer.

Lunsford was honored based on his outstanding job performance. He will receive a letter of commendation and will be assigned a reserved parking space for the month. His name will be added to the employee of the month plaque.

Joiner named to bank post

Jeffrey K. Joiner has joined Farmers National Bank as assistant vice president and investment broker. He has been in the brokerage business for more than 10 years.


A graduate of the University of Kentucky, his civic activities include the Danville Rotary Club, of which he is the incoming president.

Joiner lives in Danville with his wife, Libby, and their two children, Joshua and Elizabeth. The family attends The First Christian Church.

In making the announcement, Greg Caudill, president and CEO of Farmers, stated, "We are excited about Jeff joining our team as part of Farmers Financial Management Group. We are confident his skills in the brokerage and investment area will benefit our customers. As with most all of our employees, Jeff's commitment to our community is very important. He has shown he is committed to both Danville and all of the markets we serve. We look forward to Jeff's contributions."

Tye completes asset management course

Tom Tye of the financial-services firm Edward Jones has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist.

Tye successfully completed the accredited asset management specialist or AAMS professional education program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation.

This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide planning-oriented advice. Study topics include understanding the asset management process to understanding asset allocation and strategies.

Berggren attends Bank Travel

Marketplace Convention

Kay Berggren, executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau, attended the Bank Travel Marketplace Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Feb. 6-10 representing the Bluegrass Region Marketing Consortium.

While there, Berggren participated in one-on-one appointments with bankers from across the country who offer travel tours to their bank customers. These appointments introduced the banking professionals to Kentucky's Bluegrass Region as a destination for their bank groups.

The marketing partnership includes 15 counties in central Kentucky and provides the bankers with a regional approach to planning their trips.

"Offering themed tour itineraries that include 15 cities is a new approach to group marketing," Berggren said. "Instead of the banker meeting with several individual cities and trying to connect the dots to plan their tours, we have done the work for them by packaging our area with our pre-planned, exciting new itineraries."

Extensive planning materials and videos are sent as a follow-up to each of the appointments.


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