First Financial Service Corp. in Elizabethtown, Ky., said it had a new chairman and that its chief executive will step down for health reasons.

Walter Dee Huddleston, a former Democratic senator from Kentucky, announced plans to step down as chairman, though he will remain on the board. Huddleston has been a director at First Financial for 46 years, including the last 15 as chairman. He will be succeeded by J. Stephen Mouser, president of a family owned cabinet manufacturer and a director since 1997.

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