CRESTVIEW HILLS, KENTUCKY – July 14, 2010 – The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: BKYF), headquartered in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, announced that the Bank is participating in the nationally recognized Senior Crimestoppers program through a CRA investment in the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (the “Foundation”). The Foundation’s mission is to provide safe, crime free, high-quality living environments for residents of nursing homes and other senior housing facilities. The Bank’s participation allows the Senior Crimestoppers program to provide services to Rosedale Manor located at 4250 Glenn Avenue in Covington, KY and help provide a crime-free environment to over 285 residents.
On July 8, 2010, The Bank of Kentucky launched the program with a charter presentation to Rosedale Manor. Londa Knollman, Executive Director of Rosedale Manor, Frank Fessler, CFO of Rosedale Manor and three board members: Jerry Neuhaus, Ed Fritz, and Bonnie Halderman represented the residents of Rosedale Manor. The Bank of Kentucky’s Community Reinvestment Committee was also present to launch the program. Gary Menne, Vice President & CRA Officer of The Bank of Kentucky was joined by Bank Director, Harry Humpert, Senior Vice Presidents, Don Benzinger and Drew Collins, Assistant Treasurer, Gabriel Gomez, and the Bank’s CRA Administrator, Grace Penn.
The Senior Crimestoppers program is a coordinated group of services designed to reduce and prevent the occurrence of crimes in long-term care facilities and senior housing communities. It has been extremely successful, with a documented reduction in crimes against seniors of approximately 85% since 1995.
Robert W. Zapp, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of Kentucky, stated, “The Bank of Kentucky is very proud to be a partner of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation and Rosedale Manor. Since 1962, Rosedale Manor has played a vital role in our area, providing healthcare services at the highest level. We take pride in our Bank’s ongoing support of Northern Kentucky not for profit organizations that prove each day the importance of what they do for our community. The Crimestoppers program to protect our seniors is no exception and I am proud to help launch the effort.”
About The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation
Headquartered in Crestview Hills Kentucky, The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation is the parent of The Bank of Kentucky, Inc. BKFC has total assets of approximately $1.5 billion and operates thirty-one branch locations and forty-eight ATMs in the Northern Kentucky market. The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol BKYF. For more information about BKFC, please visit www.bankofky.com.
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