Our Mission

The mission of the Forcht Group of Kentucky is to improve the quality of life of our customers, our employees, and our communities. We will accomplish this mission by providing exceptional service to our customers, by empowering our employees, and by giving back to the communities we serve.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the best at whatever we do. We will realize this vision by continuing to be a progressive, growing group of companies; by our commitment to excellence; and by honoring our Kentucky heritage.

Our Values

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Hard work
  • Personal responsibility
  • Respect for others
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Service to the community

About Us

Forcht Group of Kentucky's guiding philosophy is the vision of the corporation's founder, Terry E. Forcht. Few people have the drive and determination to structure a company from the ground up like Mr. Forcht. Terry was born and raised in Louisville, KY and graduated from Shawnee High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville, and then an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida. Shortly thereafter, Terry moved his family to Corbin, KY and began teaching classes at Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands). He subsequently founded his own law practice in Corbin.

In 1972, Terry was appointed to the board of directors of Corbin Deposit Bank and Trust Company. As his interest in community banking grew, Terry and a group of investors founded Tri-County National Bank in 1985 with $1.5 million in assets. As a testament to Terry's business acumen, that one community bank has grown to banking centers in Kentucky counties with over $1 billion in total assets.

While banking may be the foundation upon which Terry Forcht built the Forcht Group of Kentucky, his holdings have expanded into insurance, broadcasting, publishing, web design, technology services, retail, equine, and construction. "We built one company on top of another one, and that's how we grew," said Mr. Forcht.

Board of Directors

Terry Forcht

Terry E. Forcht
Chairman & CEO

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds

Rodney Shockley

Rodney S. Shockley
Executive VP
General Counsel

Ted Forcht

Ted Forcht
Vice President

Roger Alsip

Roger Alsip
Chief Financial Officer

Jackie Willis

Jackie Willis
Corporate Office

Tom Hourigan

Tom Hourigan
First Financial Credit

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