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Lexington, KY – Central Bank Chairman, President and CEO, Luther Deaton, Jr., has announced the promotion of Paul Thornsberry to director of commercial lending.

Mr. Thornsberry began his career at Central Bank in 2004, bringing with him extensive banking experience. A Kentucky native, he is a graduate of both Knott County High School and Alice Lloyd College. An active member of the community, Paul serves as a board member for the Lexington Affordable Housing Fund, Bluegrass Community Health Center and E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund.

About Central Bank

Central Bank is headquartered in Lexington, KY. With more than 100,000 customers throughout Kentucky, Central Bank serves consumers and businesses with full-service banking, investment, mortgage, insurance and wealth management services, all provided locally.  Central Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Central Bancshares, Inc. that operates 26 banking offices and 37 ATMs in Boone, Clark, Fayette, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Madison, and Scott counties.  Central Bancshares is the holding company for Central Bank & Trust Co., Central Insurance Services and Central Investment Center. Central Bank was recently honored as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky.