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Recognition from Rolling Thunder

The other day, Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Kentucky Chapter 5 presented a plaque and POW/MIA flag to Forcht Bank in appreciation of the bank’s sponsorship of four memorial seats at Kroger Field in Lexington. Forcht Bank also hosted families of the 13 Kentucky POW/MIA service members for a private dedication dinner prior to the U.K. vs…

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Congratulations To The News Journal

The News Journal, a Corbin based newspaper, brought home 23 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards, including General Excellence in the large weekly newspaper division during the Kentucky Press Association’s 150th Annual Convention, which was held Thursday and Friday in Louisville. This is the third consecutive year the newspaper has received the General Excellence award. The News…

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Sad News In The Radio Family

The staff of WCKQ, WGRK, and WTCO are saddened by the passing of longtime employee Lew Edwards. Lew had been with Forcht Broadcasting and the radio industry for over 40 years in various capacities. He was not one to smile, but he did bring a calming presence to the radio stations. The staff at the…

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Forcht Bank Hosts Annual Pancakes with Santa

This past weekend, Forcht Bank in Hamburg hosted their annual Pancakes with Santa. Pancakes, donuts, fruit, juice, and coffee were served to all the families that came to attend. Crafts and games were provided specifically for the little ones along with a visit from Santa and Buddy. Many families came out to not only see…

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Forcht Family Donates $1 Million to Local University

On December 5, 2018 Terry and Marion Forcht made a generous donation to the Nursing Program at the University of the Cumberlands. This donation will help better prepare students for the workforce when it comes to placement within the medical field once they have graduated. “This donation will benefit our students who are considering working…

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Forcht Group Celebrates Thanksgiving

Forcht Group staff, friends, family, and leadership gathered to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with turkey, gravy, pumpkin pie, and great conversation. For many decades the Forcht family has gathered around tables to enjoy food, discuss fond memories, and remind each other what we are really thankful for — the wonderful people who make Forcht Group…

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Forcht Group at the 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Another year, another Breeders’ Cup. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships was held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. The Forcht family yet again came out in full to support the tradition of the World Championships and horse racing. Unlike the rainy Derby this past year, the track was full of sunshine on the main…

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Forcht Group partners with Union College

Union College, based in Barbourville, KY, has partnered with Forcht Group to offer online college undergraduate and graduate courses for Forcht Group employees at a special partnership rate. “Part of serving the Appalachian communities is having a very reasonably priced tuition,” said Dean of Online and Graduate Studies Dr. David Williams. “That’s something that has…

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