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Personal Relationship, Comprehensive Planning

At the Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. we have experience in the entire range of financial issues you face:

  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Bill Paying
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Investment Management
  • Education Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Rollover IRA; Roth IRA
  • Custodial Accounts
  • Conservatorships

We are committed to understanding your personal situation, researching the best solutions, and providing you with the highest level of personal service and care.

Portfolio Access Link

Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. is pleased to offer our clients Portfolio Access Link (PAL) - an online link to your investment portfolio, including balances and daily activity. If you are interested in signing up for PAL, please take a moment to contact Jeff Schriefer in the Wealth Management Department.

Access Your Portfolio Here

Our Seminars

Periodically our Wealth Management Department hosts seminars on a variety of topics. To inquire about the next seminar or request a specific topic contact us at (859) 233-4500.

Our People

Jerry M. Johnson - jjohnson@bankofthebluegrass.com - (859) 233-8903

Jerry M. Johnson is Senior Vice President and Director of the Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. Wealth Management Department. Jerry is a recognized leader in the Lexington banking community, having over 20 years of experience in the field of Trust administration and investing for high net-worth clients. Before coming to the Bank of the Bluegrass in May 2010, Jerry Served in senior management positions in the Wealth Management Divisions of two super-regional banks where he was responsible for investment and Trust portfolios in excess of $300 Million.

Jerry holds his Under Graduate Degree in Finance and a Masters Degree in Business from Morehead State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He has continued his professional education throughout his career, and he is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Jerry is a Registered General Securities Representative (Series 7), a Registered Securities Agent and Investment Advisor (Series 66), and he holds his Kentucky Life and Health insurance license. He holds the designation of Accredited Wealth Management Advisor from the College of Financial Planning.


W. Kelly Montgomery, AIF® - kmontgomery@bankofthebluegrass.com - (859) 280-3847

W. Kelly Montgomery, AIF® is Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co., Wealth Management Department. Kelly’s primary responsibilities include investment management of client portfolios, client relationship building, and support of new business efforts. With over twenty-five years of experience in the financial service industry, Kelly has spent the last eight years as Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager in Columbus, Ohio for the Private Bank Division of a large Midwestern bank.

A native of Kentucky, Kelly graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with Honors. He attended EKU on an academic scholarship.


Jeff C. Schriefer MBA, CTFA - jschriefer@bankofthebluegrass.com - (859) 233-8929

Jeff Schriefer is Vice-President and Senior Wealth Advisor. Jeff has worked in banking and financial services since 1998 and focuses his efforts on providing comprehensive financial planning, portfolio management, retirement income planning, estate planning, philanthropic planning and trust administration for individuals, families, nonprofits and institutional clients. Jeff has been a part of the Lexington community since 1979, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Morehead State University. Jeff is also a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute at Boston University where he earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation.

Jeff also focuses on planned giving where he consults with local non-profits on effective planned giving strategies, including current and future gifting, which helps them to continue to fulfill their mission. Jeff is a member of the investment committee and trust committee, is a Board member for Jarrett’s Joy Cart and Catholic Charities and is President of Conquest Lexington Boys Club. Jeff is also a member of the Central Kentucky Planned Giving Council.


Our Philosophy

Respect The Individual

It seems that banks these days are getting bigger and bigger, causing the individual to become lost in the shuffle. At Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co., our focus is on you and what is best for you and your family. Period.

We invite you to give us a call today to see and feel the difference only a truly independent bank can provide.


These products are not FDIC-insured, are not bank guaranteed and may lose value. These products are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested