pg-04-hj_november_2016Recently attending the grand opening of the remodeled Gatton College were Forcht Bank Chairman Terry Forcht, Marion Forcht, Forcht Group President Debbie Reynolds, and Forcht Bank President Tucker Ballinger. The $65 million capital campaign was entirely funded by private donations from business and civic leaders in Kentucky.

The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded $100,000 to the Lexington Public Library Foundation to advance lifelong learning, an investment that will increase the library’s capacity to serve all people who live or work in Fayette County.

“Public libraries continually advance Mr. Kenan’s belief that ‘a good education is the most cherished gift an individual can receive,’ by making sure that education is accessible and attainable for everyone in our communities,” said Douglas Zinn, executive director of the Kenan Charitable Trust.

“You don’t become an educated community without a community-wide effort,” said Ann Hammond, executive director of Lexington Public Library. “This community has invested in our libraries, and it shows!”

Bass Pro Shops has acquired Cabela’s in a deal reportedly worth $5.5 billion, the retailer announced in October.

Bass Pro Shops has about 99 stores and 20,000 employees. Cabela’s has about 85 stores and had about 19,700 employees at the end of 2015, according to reports.

The companies said they expect the deal to be approved early in 2017. The companies have not announced any potential changes or store closings.


There will be a ribbon cutting for the new Park Community Credit Union in Hamburg at 2217 War Admiral Way on Nov. 2 at 3:33 p.m. For more information, call 859.254.4447

The next program in the @330 Series will feature an expert panel to help unleash the power of marketing and will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

During the next Commerce Lexington Inc. @330 Series event at Commerce Lexington Inc.’s first-floor conference room, a panel of local marketing experts who are involved with the Lexington Chapter of the American Advertising Federation will discuss the different forms of media and how they can be leveraged in marketing your business. Attendees will learn more about marketing through print, digital, social, and broadcast media, as well as how AAF Lexington helps young people grow in the advertising profession and strengthens the industry locally.

Tandoor Indian Bar and Fine Cuisine will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 15 at 3146 Maple Leaf Drive, starting at noon. For more information, call 859.254.4447

Startup Weekend is returning to Lexington Nov.18-20 In one short weekend. Attendees will have 54 hours to pitch an idea, create a team and build and test a working prototype for an idea of their own. Once everything is complete, teams will be presenting to a panel of well-esteemed judges who will crown the winners. For more information, go to

This article also appears on page 4 of the November 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.