First Southern begins preparing site for new Bethel Branch

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

First Southern National Bank is moving forward with plans to build a new facility to replace the bank’s existing branch located at 104 South Bethel Street in Russellville. Work to prepare the site for the new branch facility is underway. The bank’s existing branch will remain open throughout construction.

 “First Southern has 18 branches in central, south central and western Kentucky, and our Bethel branch processes more transactions than any other,” said Executive Vice President and Community President for First Southern National Bank Alex Keltner,. “Over time, we’ve simply outgrown our existing facility. We look forward to offering our customers more room to come in or drive thru and do their banking.”

Construction on the new full-service retail banking office, which will be located on the lot next to the bank’s existing location, began in late November. Plans for the new facility include a full-service lobby featuring loan and deposit personnel, four drive thru lanes and an ATM.

First Southern’s Bethel branch is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. You can reach the branch by calling 726-5650.

First Southern National Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Southern Bancorp, Inc. headquartered in Stanford, Ky. First Southern has offices in Central and Western Kentucky including locations in Ballard, Caldwell, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Pulaski, Wayne and Warren counties. First Southern believes in providing exceptional customer service and making fast, local decisions. For more information about First Southern National Bank visit

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