Paducah Bank has named Mardie Herndon Jr. as the bank’s new president and COO. Herndon succeeds Wally Bateman who is leaving the post after 20 years in the position. Bateman will remain as a director and officer for the bank.
Last year, WKMS proudly welcomed Paducah Bank as a new underwriter and corporate partner. This year, Paducah Bank is celebrating a milestone 65th anniversary. After creating a charter in the summer of 1947, the Paducah Bank opened for business in January of 1948 with total assets of $100,000.
After 65 years of banking and financial services, Paducah Bank remains the only locally-owned bank in the Paducah and has earned numerous accolades including Best Place to Work in Kentucky (2006), Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year (2008), and one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in North America by the Wall Street Journal (2008).