Abound Credit Union History

More Members, Same Commitment.


When the Credit Union opened in 1950, the Membership could fit into a small conference room. Ten founders, contributing $100 each and with no opportunity to profit directly, created a financial cooperative with the goal of helping people achieve more. 

Today, we’ve grown to become Kentucky’s largest credit union with 18 locations and over 100,000 members. For 70 years, Abound has proudly stood beside you with valuable banking solutions that help military and hardworking Kentucky families thrive. It’s our unwavering belief that together we can do more.

Important Dates And Events

We've changed names a couple times. And added branches across a wide swath of Kentucky. We've grown into the largest credit union in the state and we're proud of that. We're even more focused on the future, as we look forward to finding even more ways to serve our loyal members.

  • November 22, 1950

    The Credit Union was organized under a federal charter as the Fort Knox Civilian Employees Federal Credit Union. Ten members started $1,000 in combined capital.

  • July 1960

    The charter was changed to accept military personnel as members and the name was changed to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

  • February 1968

    The Credit Union moved into its first free-standing location on the Fort Knox military post.

  • January 1975

    The Credit Union opened a second location at the Commissary/PX Complex on post.

  • October 1976

    The first Elizabethtown Branch opened on Dixie Highway.

  • January 1978

    A two-story addition was completed at the Pershing branch, greatly expanding the Credit Union's member service operations.

  • February 1985

    The Radcliff Branch on Lincoln Trail Boulevard was opened.

  • October 1995

    The Credit Union opened its branch outside Hardin County in Leitchfield (Grayson County).

  • June 1996

    The Bardstown Branch was opened.

  • April 1997

    The Credit Union opened its second Elizabethtown Branch on Ring Road.

  • October 1999

    The Leitchfield Branch was relocated to a new building and the first Shared Branch in Louisville was opened.

  • November 1999

    The Credit Union began branch operations in Danville.

  • November 2000

    With more than $260 million in assets, the Credit Union celebrated 50 years of dedicated service to members.

  • November 2002

    Opened the new Main Branch on South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.

  • July 2004

    The Brandenburg Branch opened in Meade County.

  • March 2007

    The Member Resource Center becomes Member Resource Branch.

  • February 2009

    The doors opened to our new Campbellsville branch located at 121 Walmart Drive.

  • April 2009

    We find ways to make a difference! The credit union established an emergency loan programs to assist military and civilian members. The loan program provides 0% interest loans to members during government shutdowns or other times of crisis.

  • August 2009

    A groundbreaking ceremony took place in LaRue County for our new Hodgenville branch located at 299 Lincoln Drive.

  • September 2009

    Construction of a free-standing branch in Brandenburg began. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at 1452 Old State Road, in Meade County.

  • March 2010

    A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new free-standing Danville branch. The new location is 312 Skywatch Drive.

  • March 2010

    The new free-standing Brandenburg branch, located at 1452 Old State Road, opens it's doors on March 29th, 2010.

  • June 2010

    A new branch in Hodgenville opens, located at 299 Lincoln Drive.

  • September 2010

    Two new branches opened this month. First, a new free-standing Danville branch opened at 312 Skywatch Drive. Secondly, a new on-post branch opened in the HRCoE complex located at 6424 Spearhead Division Road.

  • September 2011

    Fort Knox Federal reached $1.01 billion in assets.
    A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new free-standing Bardstown Branch.

  • May 2012

    The new free-standing Bardstown Branch, located at 100 Kelly Drive, opens for business on May 21, 2012.

  • July 2012

    A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new branch location in Valley Station, located at 9915 Dixie Highway.

  • December 2012

    The new branch in Jefferson County, located at 9915 Dixie Highway, opens for business.

  • November 2013

    The new branch in Bardstown, located inside Walmart at 3795 East John Rowan, opens for business.

  • April 2015

    The new branch in Shepherdsville, located inside Walmart at 545 Conestoga Pkwy, opens for business.

  • August 2017

    The new branch in Bowling Green, located at 2345 Gary Farms Blvd., opens for business.

  • September 2019

    A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new branch location in Glasgow, located at 803 Happy Valley Rd.

  • February 2020

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union changed its name to Abound Credit Union.

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