Quarterly earnings up at Farmers Capital Bank

Farmers Capital Bank Corp. announced this week that it earned $1.25 million, or 10 cents a share, for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2011. That's up from earnings of $891,000, or 6 cents a share, in the same period in 2010.

The company saw improvement in its non-performing loans, which were $78.9 million at quarter's end. That's down from $91 million a year ago.

The company's provision for loan losses also fell to $3.3 million from $3.6 million a year ago.

For the full year, the company earned $2.74 million, or 11 cents a share, down from $6.93 million, or 68 cents a share, in 2010.

Farmers Capital Bank operates 36 banking locations in 23 communities in Central and Northern Kentucky.