First Southern National Bank

Ray Named to Loan and Business Development Role for First Southern

First Southern National Bank is pleased to announce the recent hire of Justin Ray, who will serve the First Southern team in a Loan and Business Development role.

"Justin a perfect fit for First Southern National Bank. I couldn’t be more excited to have him join our Jessamine County team,” says Sam Lee, Community President. “With his business knowledge, local ties to the community, and work ethic, he is no doubt going to be an essential member of our team in Nicholasville."

Ray is a lifelong resident of Jessamine County and managed Lee Tire in Nicholasville for 15 years before pursuing community service. In 2014, Ray ran and was elected as District 1 Magistrate of Jessamine County. In addition to his duties on the fiscal court, Justin faithfully serves as a board member for the public service groups, the Jessamine County Health Department, Jessamine County Emergency and Medical Services, Jessamine County Parks & Recreation, Leadership Jessamine, and Jessamine Chamber of Commerce.

"I am so excited to be part of an organization that loves and cares for their clients, employees, and community!" said Ray. “I’m blessed to find an organization that not only fits within my family and faith values but also gives me an additional opportunity to serve my community. I look forward to what the future holds.”

Ray will be based out of the First Southern National Bank’s Nicholasville office, located at 204 Fairfield Drive. His first day is December 2nd, and he can be reached by calling (859) 885-1222, or by e-mail at

Justin, his wife Jenny, and their four children are actively involved in the Jessamine County community through their church, Leadership Jessamine County, and various sports leagues. Justin also leads the annual Paint the Town event, hosting over 100 participants annually through community building and banner painting, contributing to the beautification of downtown Nicholasville.

Jenna Walker
Communications Specialist

(606) 365-3555 Ext: 19405