I have been appointed the executrix of my father's estate, and I need to open an estate bank account in which to deposit funds from the sale of his house/other items and from which to pay estate-related expenses.
However, the estate is probated in Kentucky, and I live several hours away. My local bank where I have my personal accounts offers estate accounts, but only in my state and a neighboring one, not from Kentucky estates. I've tried a couple of online banks (Capital One and Ally, to be specific), but they don't offer estate accounts at all. My father had an account at a local bank in Kentucky, so I'd considered checking there, but they're a small bank and they don't offer remote deposit (so I'd need to mail in my endorsed checks, which I'd prefer not to do, if possible).
How can I find a bank in which to open an account? Should I keep trying FDIC-insured online banks, or is it unlikely I'm going to find one? Start calling other local banks? Cross-reference banks that exist in both my state and Kentucky?