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First Financial Service Corp. (FFKY) Announces Retirements And Appointments

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First Financial Service recently announced the retirement of Senator Walter Dee Huddleston, director of the company and its banking subsidiary, First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, Inc. Senator Huddleston's retirement was effective as of September 19, 2012. His retirement brings an end to over 46 years of service to the organization, including 15 years as Chairman; he will remain a part of the organization as a Director Emeritus.

Senator Huddleston is a former two-term member of the U.S. Senate. He began his professional career in broadcasting in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and today he owns and operates Walter D. Huddleston Consulting, a legislative consulting firm located in Elizabethtown and Washington D.C. Senator Huddleston has received the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Medal of Honor and awards as the Outstanding Young Man of Elizabethtown and Kentucky. He recently was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame as well.

Current Chairman of Boards, Steve Mouser, remarked, "Senator Huddleston's commitment and contributions to our organization for over four decades will be missed. However, we are very pleased that he will remain with the organization as a Director Emeritus."

First Financial also announced the appointment of Mr. Gregory S. Schreacke to the board of directors the company and its subsidiary. A licensed CPA, Mr. Schreacke joined the organization as the company's CFO in January 2004, serving in that capacity until 2008 when he was promoted to President of the company and First Federal. He assumed principal management responsibility for the Company and First Federal in February 2012.

"We are fortunate to have Greg join the board of directors," said Mouser, current Chairman of the Boards. "We have great confidence in his ability and look forward to working with him as a board member and as the leader of this organization for years to come."

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