Earnings up for Kentucky Bank's parent

Kentucky Bancshares Inc., the Paris-based parent company of Kentucky Bank, has announced earnings for its fourth quarter and full year.

In the fourth quarter of 2009, the company earned $1.423 million, or 52 cents a share, compared to a loss of $322,000, or 11 cents a share, in the fourth quarter of 2008.

For the full year, earnings were $4.848 million, or $1.77 a share, compared to $3.713 million, or $1.33 a share.

Kentucky Bank has offices in Cynthiana, Georgetown, Morehead, Nicholasville, Paris, Sandy Hook, Versailles, Wilmore and Winchester. The stock is listed as KTYB.OB.