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First Kentucky Bank President/CEO David A. Long introduces two new employees at First Kentucky, Elizabeth Becklehimer and Doug Smith.

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Elizabeth Becklehimer has joined First Kentucky Bank as a Business Development Officer. She shared, “I am excited to be joining the First Kentucky team, and I look forward to my new role, which will allow me to continue helping the great residents of Muhlenberg County.” Becklehimer has 28 years of banking experience, and within that time, she has held a variety of positions, including the role of loan officer. At First Kentucky Bank, she will be responsible for business development in Muhlenberg County, along with mortgage lending. She graduated from Muhlenberg South High School and Western Kentucky University, where she earned a degree in Finance. She is actively involved in Junior Achievement of West Kentucky by serving as a Muhlenberg County Advisory Board Member and Treasurer.  Becklehimer resides in Central City with her husband, Scott. They have two children, Tyler Carver and Shannon Becklehimer. Her favorite hobby is participating in outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, and walking. In her spare time, she also enjoys being with her family and friends.



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Doug Smith has joined First Kentucky Bank as a Business Development and Ag/Commercial Lending Officer. He shared, “I am excited to join the team at First Kentucky Bank as a commercial lender. Working with First Kentucky will enable me to provide a better customer experience for my clients with fast local loan decisions, flexibility, personalized service, and a commitment to the community.” Smith has 25 years of combined banking experience with his most recent role as an Agriculture Business Banker. At First Kentucky Bank, he will be responsible for business development and commercial lending in Ohio and Daviess County. He graduated from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He has volunteered with the Kiwanis Club of Owensboro as a Board Member and Volunteer for over 20 years and at Audubon Area Community Services as a Board Member for over 15 years.  He has also served on the Finance Committee for Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church for the past 15 years. Smith resides in Owensboro with his wife, Suzanne. They have two children, Brandon and Emma Smith. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, volunteering, and spending time outdoors.