Whitaker Bank Corporation

Whitaker Bank Corporation, or just Whitaker Bank, is a state bank headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky and operates its 35 locations throughout Eastern Kentucky. [1] The bank was founded in 1978 by Elmer Whitaker when he bought three bank charters in Central and Eastern Kentucky.[2] The bank grew through acquisitions of competitors and, in 2014 at the death of his founder, was among the largest banks in the state with over 500 employees and 2 billion dollars in assets.[2]

Whitaker Bank Corporation
Founded1978; 42 years ago (1978)
FounderElmer Whitaker

Since 2011, the company owns the naming rights to Whitaker Bank Ballpark.[3]


  1. ^ https://www.wheresmybank.com/banks-32912-whitaker-bank
  2. ^ a b "Kentucky banker, coal mine operator Elmer Whitaker, 85, dies". Kentucky.com. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  3. ^ Maloney, Mark (21 January 2011). "Legends' stadium renamed Whitaker Bank Ballpark". kentucky. Retrieved 2019-07-03.