FNB Bank recognized

Charlotte, N.C. —, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its 2020 analysis of the healthiest banks in America. Cadiz Main and Cadiz West are two branches of FNB.

“It is such an honor to have FNB recognized among the healthiest banks in America,” said Marty Nichols, FNB President & CEO. “Being a part of this list shows our commitment to excellence.”

To determine bank ranking and recognition, grades each institution on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.

“We believe it is important to give consumers a way to evaluate the financial health of their institutions,” said Ken Tumin, founder of “Our list empowers consumers to make informed decisions when selecting a financial institution.”

FNB Bank, founded in 1875, is one of the oldest banks in the state of Kentucky.

Pennyrile Electric

Pennyrile Electric has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $40,000 to help the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Funding from Pennyrile Electric and other resources was matched by TVA’s COVID-19 Community Care Fund, which helps local power companies meet immediate needs in their communities by providing matching funds for local initiatives addressing hardships created by this pandemic.

“This was a great opportunity for Pennyrile Electric to coordinate funds to assist members in our service area.” said, Alan Gates, Pennyrile Electric President and CEO. “These local agencies will be using the donation for utility bill assistance.”

Funds received by Helping Hands of Trigg County will be used for qualifying Pennyrile Electric members who need assistance with their utility bills.

“In the spirit of public power, we are honored to partner with local power companies to address the unprecedented challenges facing those we serve,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. “TVA has a mission of service to make life better for the people of the Valley, and providing these funds to address immediate needs is one way we can help ease the burdens on families and communities.”

For additional information about utility bill assistance, visit or call your local Pennyrile Electric office.


The Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG — In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and be in good academic standing.

Kayce Stewart of Cerulean, made the Dean’s List for Spring 2020.

Brescia University

OWENSBORO — Brescia University awarded degrees on May 2, 2020 during a virtual commencement ceremony. Alison Suzanne Russell, of Cadiz, received a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Murray State University

MURRAY — Murray State University has awarded a total of 17 incoming students with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University.

Incoming Murray State student for fall 2020, Matthew Smith of Cadiz, has received a Presidential Fellowship.

“It is an honor to welcome this group of outstanding students to Murray State University,” said Murray State University President Dr. Bob Jackson. “Their commitment to academic excellence is unwavering and unmatched, and we are pleased to offer a high-quality and high-impact curriculum that will challenge and engage our students as they pursue their educational goals.”

The recipients, who represent several counties across Kentucky along with six states, will be part of the University’s Honors College, a community within Murray State that offers a unique honors curriculum, critical-thinking seminars and specialized programs and activities.

“Our presidential fellows are all outstanding academic achievers, but they are also selected based on their demonstrated leadership potential and involvement in their communities,” said Dr. Warren Edminster, executive director of the Honors College.

Students selected for the Presidential Fellowship complete a rigorous multi-step application process that includes multiple interviews. During their time at Murray State, recipients of the fellowship are responsible for conducting extensive research projects and serving as leaders in the campus community.

Incoming first-year students for fall 2021 who have a 28 ACT composite score minimum (or 1250 SAT verbal and math combined score minimum), along with a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, are eligible to apply for the Presidential Fellowship.

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