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L&N Federal Credit on track to open MW office

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By Alex Wimsatt

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt Countians who belong to L&N Federal Credit Union will soon have a branch closer to home. 

During a recent groundbreaking ceremony L&N President and CEO Gary Lord announced that the credit union’s newest branch will open in Mount Washington sometime early next year. 

Bullitt County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts, Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun, Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Director Freida Howe and others joined Lord for the ceremony held at the Mount Washington L&N’s future home on Eastbrooke Parkway next to Burger King. 

“We are pleased to welcome L&N to our community,” said Calhoun. “It certainly has been a long time coming.”

Calhoun said the city had been courting L&N for years, adding that the financial institution will be a great addition to Mount Washington’s business community. 

L&N Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Tim Root, said Mount Washington’s Eastbrooke Pointe was chosen for the site of the credit union’s newest branch because of the location’s ease of access and visibility.

In considering the rapid growth Bullitt County has seen in recent years and the fact that an increasing number of Bullitt Countians belong to L&N, Root said several properties in Mount Washington and Shepherdsville were considered before management decided chose the Eastebrooke site.

“We took everything into consideration as far as where our members lived and worked, where there was potential growth, where there was good access and visibility, and that’s where we ended up…That whole formula there, it just seemed to fit,” he said. 

“We’re happy that we found this location and we’re really looking forward to doing business in Bullitt County.”

Upon completion, L&N’s Mount Washington branch will be number 15 for the financial institution and its first in Bullitt County.

The 4,100 square-foot building will boast private office space for loan representatives and management, back office space with employee break rooms and restrooms, and a spacious front lobby. 

In the lobby there will be a reception area, a kiosk for coffee pots and internet accessible computers, public restrooms and of course counter space for tellers.

“We wanted it to be a comfortable, inviting space,” Root said. “We’ve been incorporating this particular design into our branches over the last five years and our members seem to like it.” 

Root said the Mount Washington branch would be full service with the same amenities as L&N’s Louisville branches, such as drive-up ATM, night-drop box and three-lane drive thru.

Root said the new branch would employ four to six people, from tellers to assistant managers, in addition to a branch manager.  

As for exactly when the new branch will be completed Root said the construction timeline would depend on the weather, adding they’re hoping to move in sometime around March. 

But he did say for certain the public will be invited to a grand opening once L&N staff get settled into the new space.