First Southern National Bank

Akers and Pelphrey Named Regional Presidents

First Southern National Bank has named two veteran bankers, Arnie Akers and Jerry Pelphrey, as First Southern Regional Presidents.

Akers was first hired by First Southern National Bank in 2003 and has served as Community President in Garrard County for the greater part of his fifteen-year-tenure.  As Regional President, Akers will continue to serve in his current capacity but with additional leadership responsibilities in Lincoln, Garrard and Madison Counties. 

“We knew when we hired Arnie and Jerry they both had a bright future here. Their commitment to our customers and to First Southern make them both a perfect fit for their new roles.” said Alex Keltner, President at First Southern National Bank. 

Pelphrey rejoined the First Southern National Bank team in 2013 where he’s lead the Pulaski County team as Community President. In his new role as Regional President for Fayette, Jessamine, Pulaski and Wayne Counties, Pelphrey will continue to serve Somerset in his current capacity while offering leadership support and strategic direction for those in his designated region. 

First Southern National Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Southern Bancorp headquartered in Stanford, Kentucky. First Southern has offices in Central and Western Kentucky including locations in Caldwell, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Muhlenberg, Pulaski, Wayne and Warren counties. First Southern believes in providing exceptional customer service and making fast, local decisions. For more information about First Southern National Bank, visit, or call 866-602-3762.