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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)


Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)     May 22, 2019                  
First Financial Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
P. O. Box 540, Terre Haute, Indiana
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code     812-238-6334
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below): 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Item 8.01
Other Events.
On May 22, 2019, First Financial Corporation issued a press release to report the declaration of the semi-annual dividend of $.52 per share payable July 2, 2019 to shareholders of record on June 17, 2019. The release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Item 9.01.  
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release, dated May 22, 2019 issued by First Financial Corporation. This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

By   /s/ Rodger A. McHargue
Dated:  May 22, 2019
Rodger A. McHargue
Treasurer and CFO
(Principal Financial Officer)

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            For more information contact:

May 22, 2019                        Rodger A. McHargue at (812) 238-6000

First Financial Corporation Declares Semi-Annual Dividend

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA - The directors of First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 52 cents per share payable on July 2, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business June 17, 2019. Today’s declaration increases the total dividend paid in 2019 to $1.03 per share, a 1.0% increase from 2018 and is the Corporation's 31st consecutive year of increased regular dividends.
First Financial Corporation is the holding company for First Financial Bank N.A. in Indiana and Illinois and The Morris Plan Company of Terre Haute.

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