The Bankers' Voice
  • <i>Billie Wade and HOPE of Kentucky were a pleasure to work with.  Their dedication to mission is exemplary and their focus to task made for a great deal for my client.</i>"<p style="text-align:right"><strong>Mr. Bill  Leffew</strong><br/>SVP<br/>Bellwether Enterprise, Louisville</p>Billie Wade and HOPE of Kentucky were a pleasure to work with. Their dedication to mission is exemplary and their focus to task made for a great deal for my client."

    Mr. Bill Leffew
    SVP
    Bellwether Enterprise, Louisville

  • <i>Through Farmers National Bank&rsquo;s participation with HOPE of Kentucky, we have been afforded an opportunity to try and meet the housing needs of low and moderate income folks in numerous Kentucky communities. We have found the staff at HOPE , Billie Wade in particular, to be very responsive and professional throughout the whole process.</i>"<p style="text-align:right"><strong>Mr. Greg W. Caudill</strong><br/>CEO/Director<br/>The Farmers National Bank of Danville, Danville</p>Through Farmers National Bank’s participation with HOPE of Kentucky, we have been afforded an opportunity to try and meet the housing needs of low and moderate income folks in numerous Kentucky communities. We have found the staff at HOPE , Billie Wade in particular, to be very responsive and professional throughout the whole process."

    Mr. Greg W. Caudill
    CEO/Director
    The Farmers National Bank of Danville, Danville

  • <i>In a time of low loan demand, HOPE loans have added much needed revenue.  In addition, we have participated in a HOPE project in our community to rehab an old school into a beautiful apartment complex.</i>"<p style="text-align:right"><strong>Mr. Timothy E. Barnes</strong><br/>President/CEO<br/>Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc., Corbin</p>In a time of low loan demand, HOPE loans have added much needed revenue. In addition, we have participated in a HOPE project in our community to rehab an old school into a beautiful apartment complex."

    Mr. Timothy E. Barnes
    President/CEO
    Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc., Corbin

  • <i>We found the process of closing our loan with HOPE to be efficient and timely.  HOPE clearly understood our mission and what we were trying to accomplish with our transaction.  We would recommend that anyone seeking financing for affordable housing include HOPE in their discussions.</i>"<p style="text-align:right"><strong>Mr. Mike  Hynes</strong><br/>President<br/>The Housing Partnership, Louisville</p>We found the process of closing our loan with HOPE to be efficient and timely. HOPE clearly understood our mission and what we were trying to accomplish with our transaction. We would recommend that anyone seeking financing for affordable housing include HOPE in their discussions."

    Mr. Mike Hynes
    President
    The Housing Partnership, Louisville

  • <i>Our involvement with HOPE has been excellent! It has enhanced our balance sheet performance. The credit underwriting, pricing, risk exposure, and service are first rate. Every Kentucky banker needs to be utilizing this program!</i>"<p style="text-align:right"><strong>Mr. William F. Brashear, II</strong><br/>President/CEO<br/>Hyden Citizens Bank, Hyden</p>Our involvement with HOPE has been excellent! It has enhanced our balance sheet performance. The credit underwriting, pricing, risk exposure, and service are first rate. Every Kentucky banker needs to be utilizing this program!"

    Mr. William F. Brashear, II
    President/CEO
    Hyden Citizens Bank, Hyden

  • <i>Marian Development Group enjoys working with HOPE of Kentucky because it&rsquo;s a true team member and not just a financial institution.  As part of the team, HOPE of Kentucky works in good faith, providing mutually beneficial terms to bring projects to reality.  Understanding the structure of more complex transactions makes Billie Wade uniquely qualified as its Executive Director to source innovative projects that member banks can take pride in.   I&rsquo;ve worked with Billie for years and hope to for many more to come.</i>"<p style="text-align:right"><strong>Mr. Jacob Brown</strong><br/><br/>Marian Development Group, LLC, Louisville</p>Marian Development Group enjoys working with HOPE of Kentucky because it’s a true team member and not just a financial institution. As part of the team, HOPE of Kentucky works in good faith, providing mutually beneficial terms to bring projects to reality. Understanding the structure of more complex transactions makes Billie Wade uniquely qualified as its Executive Director to source innovative projects that member banks can take pride in. I’ve worked with Billie for years and hope to for many more to come."

    Mr. Jacob Brown

    Marian Development Group, LLC, Louisville