About Us

Who We Are

PBI Bank, Inc. is a Kentucky-based, community-focused financial institution with headquarters in Louisville, Ky. Through a network of banking centers across the Commonwealth, we provide our communities with a broad range of high-quality retail and business banking services while we work to develop deeply personal customer relationships.

We believe that banking is the fuel – the power – to help individuals and businesses realize what they imagine is possible. Through meaningful and steadfast relationships with our customers, we can help turn possibilities into achieving goals and aspirations. This powerful combination of relationships and possibilities is what creates true, enduring value for our customers, our communities, and our bank.

Our markets include metropolitan Louisville in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Henry and Bullitt, and extend south along the Interstate 65 corridor. We serve south central Kentucky and southern Kentucky with banking centers in Butler, Green, Hart, Edmonson, Barren, Warren, Ohio, and Daviess counties. We also have a banking center in Lexington, the second largest city in Kentucky.

 

Our History

While the PBI Bank brand dates back to 2005 when our subsidiary banks were consolidated into one organization, our history reaches back more than 100 years.

In 1985, our founder J. Chester Porter purchased the Bullitt County Bank, which was formed in 1903. PBI Bank’s holding company, Porter Bancorp, Inc. was then established in 1988. The next few years, Porter Bancorp acquired community banks in Edmonson, Butler, Henry, Hart, Green, and Barren counties. The merger of these individual bank charters was completed Dec. 31, 2005, and PBI Bank was born.

Over the next several years, PBI Bank expanded its operations with acquisitions in Daviess, Ohio, Warren, and Fayette counties. Today, we strive to be the best community bank in Kentucky, and are dedicated to serving our neighbors and supporting our communities in twelve counties across the Commonwealth.

 

Our Community Investment

PBI Bank has a vested interest in helping our neighbors and communities thrive, which is why we embrace the responsibility as a corporate citizen to make our local communities a great place to live and work. We encourage our associates to be actively involved citizens, and they are committed to strengthening our communities through their investments of time, talent and resources.

  • PBI Bank made the construction of the first passive house in Bowling Green possible through a $25,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County.
  • In Brownsville, PBI Bank annually awards a scholarship to a deserving senior at Edmonson County High School for continuing education.
  • Several PBI Bank associates in Lexington donate their time regularly to teach financial literacy to students through Junior Achievement.
  • PBI Bank’s Pleasureville and Eminence banking centers in Henry County sponsor the Christmas for Kids event at Eastern Elementary each year. Our customers donate funds to support the event, which PBI Bank then uses to purchase gifts for children in need.