CU Receives $10,000 from Community Trust Bank Inc.

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has received $10,000 from Community Trust Bank Inc., according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

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Community Trust Bank Inc. has donated $10,000 to Campbellsville University. From left are: Front row – Ricky Sparkman, South Central region president; and Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. Back row – Benji Kelly, vice president for development at CU; Barry Pennington, Community Trust vice president; Dr. Jay Conner, vice chair of the CU Board of Trustees and chair of the advancement committee of the trustees; Lisa Karr, Community Trust Broadway branch manager; Jan Hayes, First Street branch manager; and Nancy Foley, executive secretary. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)

The donation is part of a $50,000 pledge made by the bank. This is the fourth year of the pledge.

The bank has given $7,500 of the $10,000 to be used for the Ransdell Chapel, and $2,500 is for an athletic corporate sponsorship.

“We appreciate Community’s Trust tremendous support and belief in Christian higher education,” said Carter. “We are honored to be working with them.”

Ricky Sparkman, south central region president of Community Trust Bank Inc., said, “We appreciate what Campbellsville University do in the community and as a whole.”

Community Trust Bank Inc. was recently selected as Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Service Business of the Year.

For more information on donations to Campbellsville University, contact Benji Kelly, vice president for development, at (270) 789-5211 or

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.