Maritza Inez Lopez-Spurlin

Amber Spurlin and Jose Lopez of Elkton announce the birth of a daughter, Maritza Inez Lopez-Spurlin, Feb. 18, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Grandparents are Melissa Pace and Tim Spurlin, Elkton and Alicia Lopez Villahermosa, Mexico.

Great-grandparents are Carolyn Johnson, Hopkinsville, Ruthell Spurlin, Elkton and Velma Rager, Clifty.


Planters Bank

Brandy Mason, of Hopkinsville, will be working with Planters Bank’s Mortgage Department as a mortgage loan originator. Mason has been with Planters Bank for nearly 16 years working as a CSR, an ATM coordinator, a secondary mortgage coordinator and a commercial/ag loan administrator before taking this position.

Mason is a graduate of Christian County High School. She is married to Neil Mason and they have two children, Austin and Hailey Shea.

Also, Jason “Jake” Pepper, currently assistant vice president/branch manager in Princeton has been promoted to vice president commercial banking/branch manager. Pepper started at Planters Bank in April 2013 as branch manager/banking officer. In addition to the role of branch manager and retail banker, Pepper has begun to handle many of the commercial client relationships in Princeton and western Kentucky.

Pepper grew up in Caldwell County and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Kentucky Wesleyan College in December 2012. He is actively involved in multiple civic organizations in the Princeton community, serving as secretary and board member for Youth Incorporated, a board member of Caldwell County Scholarship Foundation, a board member of Happy Feet/Learning Feet (a shoe program for less fortunate children), an inaugural member of the KBA’s Emerging Leaders program, and a member of Vision West Kentucky Leadership program. Pepper was also a 2018 graduate of Elevate Kentucky.

He is married and has a son.

Kem Wealth Management

Matthew Kem, investment advisor of Kem Wealth Management, has been selected by Lincoln Financial Securities to serve as a member of the National Marketing and Communications Committee for Lincoln Financial’s Advisory Board.

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