Business briefs, Jan. 10

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018

McDowell Wellness Center opening in Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG — Ephraim McDowell Health continues to invest in the health and well-being of the communities it serves.  A new McDowell Wellness Center will be opening in Harrodsburg on January 15.  The Wellness Center will be located on the ground floor of the former YMCA building.

“We are excited to offer a new facility in Harrodsburg to help improve the health of the community,” says Dee Minor, director of McDowell Wellness Center. “The facility will offer all new equipment and members can use the Wellness Center facility in Harrodsburg and Danville.”

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The Wellness Center will offer new cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, specially trained staff, group fitness classes and personal trainers.  The community is welcome to stop by for a tour.  McDowell Wellness Center is offering an introductory rate of $20.18 per month for the first six months.  This rate is good for individual or family memberships.

The center is located at 130 N. College Street in Harrodsburg.  The entrance to the Wellness Center is on the left side of the building.

Clark Returns to Lancaster’s First Southern 

LANCASTER – Lisa Clark has been named to a new Loan and Business Development role at First Southern National Bank in Garrard County. Clark rejoins the Lancaster team after serving more than four years in Stanford at First Southern Bancorp, Inc.

“One thing that makes First Southern different is the commitment we see out of our teams. We have folks that have been with the bank for 20, 30, even 50 years,” said Chief Banking Officer, Alex Keltner. “With Lisa, you’ll find this same level of commitment in everything she does – in deed, in service and in caring for our customers.”

Lisa Clark has been with First Southern National Bank since 2003 having served in many areas of the bank throughout her tenure including home loan underwriting and loan review. She is a recent graduate of First Southern’s Emerging Leaders program where she participated in personal growth exercises and studies in leadership philosophy.

“I say this a lot, but I like our team,” said Arnie Akers, Community President of First Southern National Bank. “Lisa is a welcomed addition to the Lancaster team and is already adding lots of value.”

First Southern offers competitive loan options for every need. To learn more about First Southern National Bank’s loan products, visit

First Southern National Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Southern Bancorp headquartered in Stanford, Kentucky. First Southern has offices in Central and Western Kentucky including locations in Caldwell, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Muhlenberg, 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, or call 866-602-3762. Federal Registry 409424, NMLS 1690732, Equal Housing Lender

Sam Pollom promoted to WealthSouth Director of Operations & Compliance

Sam Pollom has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Operations and Compliance of WealthSouth. WealthSouth, a division of Farmers National Bank of Danville, provides families and businesses with financial planning, trust, investment, and retirement plan services.

A native of Danville, Pollom is a graduate of Hanover College and received his J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky Law School. He serves as President of the Danville Schools Education Foundation and is also on the Board of Trustees of the Boyle County Library District Board.

WealthSouth has locations Danville, Lexington and Bowling Green. Farmers National Bank, a community owned bank since 1879, has banking facilities in Danville, Burgin, Harrodsburg, Junction City, Lancaster, Perryville and Stanford.

Financial Planner Is January Speaker for Bluegrass Central Branch AAUW
A financial planner and lawyer who focuses on elder and disabled law will be the feature speaker at the January meeting of the Bluegrass Central Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Amy Dougherty will speak on legal planning for the family at 6 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018 at the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles. Supper is $5 and available at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to eat.
To register, contact Sharon Marcum by Jan. 16, 2018, at 859-272-7792 or
Dougherty, a member of Bluegrass Elderlaw, PLLC, focuses her practice on elder and disability law. She assists older persons and their families with wills, POAs, advanced directives, and planning to qualify for Medicaid long term care. She also advocates for clients before the Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare agencies and defends against involuntary dismissal from long term care facilities.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she earned her B.A. (History) and J.D. Degrees. She is a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association (Elder Law Section), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. She is admitted to practice in the Eastern, Western District of KY, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court.