Five Local College Students Serving as Summer Interns at Paducah Bank


2016 summer intern photo

(from left to right: Ben Clayton, Taylor Thomas, Margaret Hines, Katie Stewart, and Kirby Black)

Five local college students are serving as interns at Paducah Bank this summer.

“Paducah Bank is proud to partner with students as they develop professionally and personally,” said Maurie McGarvey, senior vice president and director of human resources at Paducah Bank. “As members of the Paducah Bank team, college students are provided an outstanding opportunity to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills.  It is our hope that these opportunities will provide our student interns with a vision for their career development in their hometown of Paducah.”

Kirby Black is a junior international relations/history major at Centre College.  She is a Paducah Tilghman High School graduate and is working as a retail relief personal banker.

Ben Clayton is a junior agriculture major at Western Kentucky University.  He is a McCracken County High School graduate and is working as a retail relief personal banker.

Margaret Hines is a senior business administration major at the University of Mississippi. She is a Paducah Tilghman High School graduate and is working as a retail relief personal banker.

Katie Stewart is a senior elementary education major at Murray State University.  She is a St. Mary High School graduate and is working as a retail relief personal banker.

Taylor Thomas is a senior public relations major at Murray State University.  She is a Lyon County High School graduate and is working in the marketing department as a social media expert.

Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally-owned bank with locations in the city and county.  The Bank has six locations throughout the community and employs 130 people.  Paducah Bank is currently the top small business lender and the top mortgage lender in Paducah/McCracken County.  Paducah Bank was named the Best Place to Work in Kentucky among medium-sized companies in 2006.  In 2008, Paducah Bank was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s Top 15 Small Workplaces.  In 2015, the Bank was the only Kentucky bank recognized for the effective use of social media by the Independent Community Bankers of America.