Jun 15, 2009

Community Trust Bank Donates
$2,500 to Lindsey Wilson Fund

LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. (center) receives a $2,500 gift for the Lindsey Wilson Fund from Community Trust Columbia Bank Branch Manager Lee Ann Collins. At left is Community Trust South Central Kentucky Region President Ricky D. Sparkman.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College has received a $2,500 donation from Community Trust Bank.

The donation will be used to support the Lindsey Wilson Fund, according to Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr.

The Lindsey Wilson Fund is used to offset the difference between the college’s tuition and the cost of educating students at the college.

Community Trust officials said they made the gift to Lindsey Wilson “because of what this college means to our region.”

“Community Trust Bank appreciates Lindsey Wilson College and what it does for Adair County and our region,” said Community Trust South Central Kentucky Region President Ricky D. Sparkman. “Higher education is a good investment in our region’s future.”

Presenting the gift to Luckey on Monday morning were Sparkman and Lee Ann Collins, who is manager of the Community Trust Columbia branch.

A native of Adair County, Collins knows firsthand the value of Lindsey Wilson -- she grew up on Young Street next to the college’s A.P. White Campus, and also attended the college’s former training school before graduating from Adair County High School in 1982. Collins is the daughter of Sue Sandusky and the late Sammy Sandusky.

“It’s been incredible to watch this college grow over the years,” Collins said.

And Luckey said Lindsey Wilson appreciates Community Trust’s support.

“Lindsey Wilson is extremely fortunate to enjoy such strong relations with the region’s business community,” Luckey said. “One reason for Lindsey Wilson’s phenomenal growth over the last 25 years is because we enjoy a strong partnership with area businesses.”

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