Business news, Dec. 26

Published 9:52 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

MainSource Bank Promotes Financial Education for Children

MainSource Bank (NASDAQ: MSFG); focuses attention toward financial literacy and the empowerment of teaching children the importance of saving for the future. “Sound financial management is a vital component to a successful future,” said Archie Brown, Jr., President and CEO of MainSource Bank. “We enjoy educating children at an early age about their financial opportunities.”

MainSource’s Sunny SuperSaver Account is designed to assist children in establishing a savings account, while teaching them financial responsibility. It gives the child an opportunity to bank with no minimum balance requirement and no monthly fee. As part of the account, each month the savers receive a birthday wish from the Sunny mascot. For each deposit made within the quarter, those savers with a birthday receive a chance to win one of five $100 prizes. Today, MainSource announced the Second Quarter Winners:

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• Hadley from Louisville, Kentucky

• Jody from Grant Park, Illinois

• Alexis from Harrodsburg, Kentucky

• Leah from North Vernon, Indiana

• Gavan from Louisville, Kentucky

MainSource remains a large supporter of financial education in all of the communities it serves through various offerings and employee volunteer efforts. Personal financial literacy encompasses a large range of money topics such as balancing a checkbook, making deposits or withdrawals and long term planning for retirement. Dedicated to serving the community, MainSource knows the importance of children obtaining the skills they need to develop a strong foundation for life-long financial competency.

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Lincoln County Farm Bureau receives 2017 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

Thelma Blair of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, accepts the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Vicki Bryant, chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee. The award was presented during a December 1 recognition program at the 98th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting.

Louisville – Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Lincoln County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville, November 29-December 2, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2018. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting,