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Neal White Promoted to Forcht Bank Northern Kentucky Market President

Forcht Bank has promoted Neal White to Northern Kentucky market president. White joined Forcht Bank in 2018 and has over 25 years of banking experience. As Market President, White is responsible for the banking relationships of the Bank’s commercial clients, who range in size from small businesses to middle market and commercial real estate companies.

Forcht Bank Community Impact Scholarship Awarded to 3 Local Students

Forcht Bank has awarded three graduating high school seniors a scholarship of $5,000 as part of our Community Impact Scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year. Jackson Utter, Chloe Simpson, and Sydnee Moore will each receive $5,000 to help further their education. 

Forcht Bank raises over $5,000 for American Heart Association’s 2024 Central Kentucky Heart Walk

Forcht Bank employees and their families raised over $5,000 for the American Heart Association, a record number in donations since the bank began fundraising and participating in the Central Kentucky Heart Walk. On May 11, the Forcht Bank team joined together for the walk at Keeneland to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

Terry and Marion Forcht Receive 2024 Award of Excellence from East Kentucky Leadership Foundation

Terry and Marion Forcht have been named the 2024 winners of the Award of Excellence for Private Individuals by the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation.  The Forchts were presented the award during a dinner and ceremony at the 36th Annual East Kentucky Leadership Conference, which was held this year in Corbin.

Larry Forester Presented Award for Years of Service to the Urban League of Lexington

Being involved in the community isn't just something Senior Vice President Larry Forester talks about, he lives it. Larry recently attended what would be his last Empowerment Banquet after nearly a decade of service on the Board of Directors with the Urban League of Lexington. View the full post below to hear Larry reflect on his time with the Urban League. 

Forcht Bank Reaches Brand Partnership Deal with University of Kentucky Basketball Player Reed Sheppard

Forcht Bank is delighted to announce a Brand Partnership deal with University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Player Reed Sheppard, a renowned name across Kentucky and surrounding areas. This partnership brings together two like-minded families in Kentucky, the Sheppard’s and the Forcht’s, who have demonstrated a common vision of great work ethic and giving back to the community. Read more at

Forcht Bank Donates Record Amount to Local Food Banks to Help Stick a “Forcht” in Hunger

In a year where food banks saw an increase in demand from families struggling to put food on their tables, Forcht Bank’s annual charitable food drive, “Stick a Forcht in Hunger” stepped in to help meet that demand. In its sixth year, the food drive collected an all-time high – 26,745 non-perishable food items donated by employees, local businesses, and community citizens.

Entrepreneur's Story Podcast Episode - NIMBUS 

Listen in as Larry Forester, SVP/Commercial Banker, speaks with Stacey Wade, NIMBUS CEO & Executive Creative Director, about managing one of the fastest growing ad agencies in the US.  Stacey touches on growing pains, developing long-term talent in Louisville, and the importance of relationships.

Forcht Bank Opens Downtown Lexington Location

Forcht Bank unveils new 1200 square foot office located across from Rupp Arena that offers access to business banking experts, an OnDemand Video Banking Teller, and causal café seating with access to WIFI. 

Forcht Bank Wins Prestigious Banking Technology Award

Forcht Bank has been recognized by Celent as a winner of a Model Risk Manager award for Legacy and Ecosystem Transformation in 2022. Celent is a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry.

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