Local business briefs 090504

September 04, 2004

Mauldin named to post with new Lexington

branch of Danville's Heritage Community Bank

John Mauldin, a veteran of the Kentucky banking industry, has been named senior vice president and loan officer for the new Lexington branch of Danville's Heritage Community Bank. Mauldin will help oversee the development of the full-service branch in Lexington's Palomar Center.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky and a long-time resident of Fayette County, Mauldin has nearly 25 years of lending experience in the Lexington market. Mauldin began his banking career at Bank of Lexington & Trust/Liberty National Bank where he served for 12 years as vice president of lending. He most recently spent another 12 years as senior vice president of commercial lending at Republic Bank & Trust in Lexington.

"John's expertise in lending will be an important part of our strategic plan to expand Heritage Community Bank into the Lexington market," said Rick Neikirk, president of Heritage Community Bank. "His contributions will undoubtedly further the success of the bank and assist in providing a much-needed alternative for Lexington customers. We welcome John to the Heritage family."


The Lexington branch of the Danville bank will be located in Lexington's Palomar Center. While under construction, a temporary full-service branch will be located in the old Maple Tree Gallery, also in Palomar Center.

Two elected to Farmers National Bank's

Boyle, Mercer advisory boards

The Farmers National Bank has elected two new members to its community advisory boards.

Stephen Goodlett has been elected as a member of the Mercer County Advisory Board.

A native of Mercer County, Goodlett is a graduate of Mercer County High School and was employed at United L&N Glass in Versailles for many years. He currently farms full-time and manages his rental and commercial business interests.

He lives in the Salvisa area with his wife, Traci and children, Amanda, Katie and Lauren.

In making this announcement, bank president Greg Caudill said, "Stephen's contacts and connections in northern Mercer County will be of great value to us as we expand our efforts in that area. His sound business judgment will also aid our entire organization."

The bank has elected Dr. William Rankin as a member of the Boyle County Advisory Board.

Rankin practices urology at Commonwealth Urology in Danville. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

He resides in Danville with his wife, Kelly, and children, Jacob, Taylor and Ashley. The family attends the First Presbyterian Church where he is involved with worldwide mission work and serves on various committees.

"As a native of Boyle County and long-time Farmers National Bank customer, Bill understands the role of a community bank in a town like ours," Caudill said. "Additionally, providing financial services to physicians continues to be a growing part of our business and his insight into the local medical community should be of great value to the bank as a whole."

Bryant completes trust graduate school

Martha Bryant, senior vice president of trusts and estates for Kentucky Trust Company (KTC), recently completed the Cannon Financial Institute Personal Trust Graduate School in Chicago.

The school is designed to further the knowledge and expertise of trust professionals who have five or more years of trust experience.

Bryant, who has been with KTC since its founding in 1995, is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Cannon Trust Tax School. She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Boyle County and has served on the board of directors and as past president of the Boyle County Fair and Horse Show.

New restaurant opens in Danville

O'Casey's Nostalgic Eatery has opened at 512 S. Fourth St. in Danville.

Owned by Rick and Venus Casey and managed by Stacey Casey and Jerome Overgay, the restaurant has an Irish, American and Italian menu. Both dine-in and carry-out service are offered.

Rick Casey has 16 years of experience in the food-service industry.

The restaurant is smoke-free and alcohol-free.

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 a.m. Friday-Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. Phone: 236-2717

Murray joins local veterinary firm

Dr. Justin Murray has joined the veterinary firm of Nash, Cleveland and Godrey.

A graduate of George Rogers Clark High in Winchester, Murray attended Morehead State University and is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Murray served as president of the student chapter of the American Associates of Equine Practitioners, vice-president of the student chapter of the Society for Theriogenology, was a member of the student chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and a chancellor of the Honor Court. Murray was a member of the Auburn University Palpation Team, which won first place nationally.

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