First Southern National Bank

First Southern to Host 24th Annual Celebrity Chef Sampler

(MONTICELLO, KY) – First Southern National Bank will host their 24th Annual Celebrity Chef Sampler on Friday, April 13, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in Monticello, Kentucky. The event will take place at the Aspire Center, located at 90 Airport Road in Monticello. Proceeds from this year’s event will be split among four organizations – American Cancer Society, Disabled American Veterans, Monticello-Wayne County Rescue Squad and Wayne County Schools Family Resource Centers. Over $139,000 has been raised since the inception of this event in 1995. 

“We believe our community is special and we're so blessed to have such wonderful support, year after year.” said Martha Neal, First Southern Branch Manager. “This is one of our biggest events and we're anticipating another great turnout.”

Local celebrities and chefs, including businessmen and women, elected officials, educators, retirees and many more, will be preparing and serving their signature dishes. 

Tickets for this year’s event are already on sale. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from any First Southern National Bank Team Member. Bank hours are 7:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30am – 5:00pm on Fridays. In addition to normal bank hours, the Town & Country Plaza Branch is also open on Saturdays from 7:30am - 12:00pm. Tickets may be purchased in-person or by phone at 606-348-2001. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

First Southern has offices in Central and Western Kentucky including locations in Caldwell, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Muhlenberg, Pulaski, Wayne and Warren counties. First Southern believes in providing exceptional customer service and making fast, local decisions. For more information about First Southern National Bank, visit