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Stuecker named new market president of Forcht Bank in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 12, 2012) — Forcht Bank announced Thursday the selection of Jason E. Stuecker as its new market president for the Louisville market.

Before coming to Forcht Bank, Stuecker served as vice president at Stock Yards Bank & Trust He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and his MBA from Bellarmine University.

Stuecker is a life-long resident of Louisville.

First Security Bank receives top rating by Bauer Financial

OWENSBORO, Ky. (April 12, 2012) —First Security Bank received its’ sixth consecutive 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial of Coral Gables, Fla. Bauer is an independent financial services ratings firm.

“Our strong capital, record earnings, and solid overall performance by a strong banking team of professionals continue to be the cornerstone of our success” said M. Lynn Cooper, president and CEO of First Security Bank.

First Security Bank is headquartered in Owensboro, Ky.

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LG&E and KU to sponsor manufacturers conference

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2012) — Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) have entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), including KAM’s 2012 Energy Conference.

This conference will provide Kentucky companies with information regarding energy and Kentucky.

“Manufacturing is the backbone of the commonwealth’s economy,” said John P. Malloy, vice president of retail business for LG&E and KU. “As their energy partner, it’s our responsibility to keep our manufacturers informed of the dramatic changes taking place in the energy industry so together, we can continue to foster economic development in this region.”

KAM’s 2012 Energy Conference will address today’s ever-changing energy environment and the continued tightening of resources — both labor and materials — that comprise the challenges that Kentucky’s manufacturing community is dealing with on a daily basis.

LG&E and KU Energy LLC, headquartered in Louisville.