HARRODSBURG - Farmers National Bank hopes to open its new branch next March on the former site of Stone Manor Restaurant and Motel and Jacquelyn's.
At full capacity, it will employ 16 people, doubling the size of the staff at the current branch.
The new facility will be more than double the size of the current building on Legion Drive, according to Jeff Thornton, executive vice president and chief financial officer at the main bank in Danville.
He said a typical branch is 3,000 square feet in size, while the new office will be 7,500 square feet. The process of getting the building constructed will begin next week when plans go out to contractors invited to bid.
The bids are due back and will be opened July 13. Thornton hopes construction will begin in late July or early August. Work is expected to take eight months.