March 7, 2016

BURLINGTON, KY – Forcht Bank has announced that they will be matching donations made to the Rabbit Hash General Store at their location in Burlington to help efforts in rebuilding the historical building. From now until April 30th, Forcht Bank will match donations made in person at our Burlington Banking Center up to a total of $1,000. Since being decimated by a fire, the Rabbit Hash General Store has raised over $57,000 to help assist rebuilding efforts.

Despite surviving the Great Depression, multiple floods, and several landslides throughout its 185 years of existence, the Rabbit Hash General Store burned down on February 14, 2016. As a working general store since 1831, the store is the anchor of Rabbit Hash, a small river town in Northern Kentucky. The Rabbit Hash General Store was on the National Register of Historic Places.

“The Rabbit Hash General Store provides some historical significance for this area,” explains Chip Regenbogen, Burlington Market President at Forcht Bank. “And as a community bank, we feel compelled to help rebuild one of our community’s landmarks.”

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Forcht Bank (, operates 30 banking centers in Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Madison, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, McCreary and Green County. Forcht Bank has $1 billion in assets, placing it among the largest privately-owned banks based in Kentucky, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).