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Concrete Rose and Kneedeepinsnow winners of Forcht Bank races

Oaks Day 2019 started a little wet, but turned into a nice overcast day. Concrete Rose, trained by George Arnold, won the 35th Running of the Edgewood presented by Forcht Bank. Concrete Rose edged out Newspaperofrecord for the final furlong of the 1-1/16th-mile race on the turf. Yet again, Derby Day was filled with rain…

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Legends speak at the Forcht Excellence in Leadership Series

A few legends in the sports world and leaders throughout religion and politics took to the stage at the University of the Cumberlands Tuesday night at the Forcht Excellence in Leadership Series. Laila Ali was joined by sports greats Terry Bradshaw and Shaquille O’Neil, along with Will Graham, Fred Thompson, and Rudy Giuliani. After her…

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NAB Board of Directors elects Forcht Broadcasting President/CEO

NAB, National Association of Broadcasters, has announced they have elected Forcht Broadcasting President/CEO Mike Tarter to become the newest member of the board of directors. He has been in the radio broadcasting industry for over 40 years and got his start in Liberty, KY before moving to Somerset, KY in the 80’s. A graduate from…

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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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