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       A Kentucky League of Cities Publication




                                                    Read how KLC’s
                                                   Cornerstone Partner
                                                       Program is
                                                   benefiting cities and
                                                        businesses.




                                                                           IN THIS ISSUE
                                                                           Cornerstone Partners

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                                                                                   From the Field

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                                                                               From the President

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                                                               December 2006      vol. 8 issue 11
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        A Kentucky League of Cities Publication        CONTENTS                                 December 2006
                                                                                                                                              KLC Sponsors Leaders
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                                                  FRONT PAGE NEWS                           MEMBER NEWS                                       Kentucky Award
                                                  Cornerstone Partner Program 1             Source for City Election News 4                     Congratulations to
                                                                                                                                                Former Governor
                                                  INSURANCE NEWS                            FROM THE FIELD                                        Wendell Ford!
                                                  Another Benefit of KLCIS 2                Vic Hellard Award 5
                                                                                                                                                                      r the
                                                                                                                                               KLC is proud to sponso
                                                                                                                                               2006 Leadership     Kentucky
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                                                                                                                                               “Flame of Excellence” Aw
                                                  Listing of Cornerstone Partners 3         A Year of Opportunities 6                                                   ished in 2002 honors
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 FRONT PAGE NEWS
 KLC Cornerstone Partner Program - Benefiting                                                                                                   KLC Member Services
 Kentucky Cities and Kentucky Businesses                                                                                                        Team - At Your
   Cornerstone Partners Understand the                                           decision makers throughout city hall -                          Service!
  Value of KLC's Members                                                         clerks, mayors, councilmembers, city




                            1
                                                                                 managers, parks and recreation directors,                           Contact KLC's Member Services team for
    "With annual expenditures of more than $2.5                                                                                                    assistance in your city or with general
  billion each year, Kentucky cities have                                        utilities superintendents, public works
                                                                                                                                                   questions about KLC membership, programs
  phenomenal purchasing power," said Robin                                       officials, public safety officers, and many
                                                                                                                                                   or services.
  Cooper, director of Member Services and a                                      more.
  former city official himself. "KLC's                                             Proceeds derived from the program
  Cornerstone Partner Program markets the huge                                   help to underwrite KLC membership
  potential and importance of "city" business."                                  programs including convention and
  Cooper said the program was redesigned in                                      training.
  2006, based on member and vendor feedback, to                                    "These are companies that have
  better meet the needs of KLC members as well                                   demonstrated they want city business
  as participating companies.                                                    and want to support KLC members
    As Cornerstone Partners, businesses take                                     and programs," said Cooper.                                          Robin Cooper            Robyn Miller
  advantage of numerous sales and marketing                                         The KLC Member Services team works                                  Director of         Member Services
  opportunities throughout the year with KLC's                                   year-round to attract businesses to the Cornerstone                  Member Services         Manager
  member cities. The result is more exposure for                                 Program. To recommend a company that does
  them, and more resources and competition for                                   business with your city as a Cornerstone Partner,
  cities.                                                                        contact Tammy Lyons at 1-800-876-4552 or
    The program provides targeted sponsorship                                    tlyons@klc.org.
  and marketing opportunities for a wide range of




 2006 KLC Convention Provides New
                                                                                                                                                       Arlene Nance            Joe O’Nan
 Experiences and Breaks All Records                                                                                                                    Convention &         Member Services
                                                                                                                                                       Special Events        Coordinator
   Thanks to more than 135 exhibit booths and                                      KLC made a number of changes to                                       Manager
  hundreds of company representatives, the 2006                                  the Expo and Exhibit Hall format
  KLC Expo was the biggest and best ever!                                        after conducting focus groups of
  Convention delegates networked and gathered                                    KLC members, as well as past and
                                                                                 current exhibitors after the 2005 convention.
                                                                                   City officials said they appreciated the
                                                                                 convenience of a large expo to identify and
                                                                                 research reputable companies that provide
                                                                                 products and services to municipalities. The
                                                                                 2006 Expo offered appealing new products
                                                                                 including utility boats, fire engines and police                     Anthony Wright         Tammy Lyons
                                                                                 cruisers. Another new addition this year was                           Community            Cornerstone
                                                                                 the transit bus simulator that offered the                            Development          Partner/Exhibit
                                                                                 experience of driving a city bus.                                        Advisor           Hall Coordinator
                                                                                   "It's like one-stop shopping for municipalities
                                                                                 and we are proud to offer this venue during our              Contact any KLC staff member at www.klc.org > Staff
                                                                                 annual meeting," said Sylvia L. Lovely, KLC                directory.
  information on hundreds of products and
                                                                                 Executive Director/CEO.
  services to take back to their cities and
                                                                                   As a result of the success, KLC Exhibit Hall
  exhibitors accomplished their goals of
  showcasing their products and services to their                                Coordinator Tammy Lyons said companies are                                CORNERSTONE
  target audience - municipal decision makers.                                   already inquiring about the October 10-13                                   FACTOIDS
                                                                                 2007 KLC Convention & Expo in Northern
                                                                                                                                                             The KLC Cornerston
                                                                                 Kentucky.                                                                                           e Partner
                                                                                                                                                         Program supports memb
                                                                                                                                                                                    er services




                                                                                                                                        !
                                                                                                                                                       including convention an
                                                                                                                                                                                d training and
                                                                                    Contact Tammy at tlyons@klc.org or 1-800-876-                    education including the
                                                                                                                                                                                City Officials
                                                                                 4552 for more information about next year's show or                 Academies      and     City      Officials
                                                                                 to recommend any additional products or services you               Orientations.
                                                                                 would like to see in the 2007 Expo Exhibit Hall.
                                                                                                                                                     KLC represents 24,00
                                                                                                                                                                              0 elected and
                                                                                                                                                    appointed officials and de
                                                                                                                                                                              cision makers.
                                                                                                                                                   Cities in Kentucky repres
                                                                                                                                                                              ent $2.5 billion
                                                                                                                                                   in annual purchasing po
                                                                                                                                                                            wer.
                                                                                                                                                   The Cornerstone Pa
                                                                                                                                                                            rtner Program
                                                                                                                                                   helps keep your dues do
                                                                                                                                                                            wn.
 FINANCE NEWS                                                                                                                                                             KLCDirect
                                                                                                                                                                                               OFFICERS
 Simpsonville City Hall Signals Prosperity                                                                                                                                     David L. Willmoth, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                           Mayor of Elizabethtown, President
                                                                                                                                                                             Glenn V. Caldwell
                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor of Williamstown, First Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                                Connie Lawson




                                                                                                            Photo courtesy of Jim Irish, Sentinel-News
                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor of Richmond, Second Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                            Bradley H. Collins
                                                                                                                                                                Mayor of Morehead, Immediate Past President
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sylvia L. Lovely
                                                                                                                                                                               Executive Director/CEO, KLC

                                                                                                                                                                                    EXECUTIVE BOARD
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jerry E. Abramson
                                                                                                                                                                                  Mayor of Louisville Metro
                                                                                                                                                                                         Butch Callery
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mayor of Covington
                                                                                                                                                                                     Donald E. Elias
                                                                                                                                                                               City Administrator of Murray
                                                                                                                                                                                         Stephen Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mayor of Ashland

 Simpsonville's beautiful new city hall is a recent project financed through KLC Financial Services.                                                                                     Teresa Ann Isaac
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mayor of Lexington
Dedicated with a public ceremony and open house in August, the 1,600 square foot building will include a
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tony Massey
multipurpose section including a kitchen and community room.                                                                                                                      City Manager of Frankfort
                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael D. Miller
 "Simpsonville is making a statement that we are no longer just a drive through on the road, said City                                                                                    Mayor of Jackson
Manager David Eaton. "We are a city on the move."                                                                                                                                         William Paxton
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mayor of Paducah
  For information on how you can take advantage of KLC's Financial Services program, contact Garrett Drakeford                                                                            Robert E. Shubert
(gdrakeford@klc.org) or Nancy Wylie (nwylie@klc.org) or at 1-800-876-4552.                                                                                                                Mayor of Jenkins
                                                                                                                                                                                         JoAnne Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mayor of Horse Cave
                                                                                                                                                                                       Everette Varney




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                                                                                                                                                                                     Mayor of Georgetown


 INSURANCE NEWS                                                                                                                                                                        Elaine Walker
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor of Bowling Green
                                                                                                                                                                                           J. P. Wiles

 Another Benefit of KLC Insurance Services                                                                                                                                              Mayor of Somerset

                                                                                                                                                                                 The voice of Kentucky cities.

 Safety Grants again top $150,000                                                                                                                        KLCDirect is published monthly by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). KLC
                                                                                                                                                         is a voluntary association of nearly 400 cities and provides a multitude of services to assist in
                                                                                                                                                         improving local government. Please address any correspondence to KLC Direct, Kentucky
  The Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) has again this year awarded more than                                                         League of Cities, 100 East Vine Street, Suite 800, Lexington, Kentucky 40507-3700. Phone
$150,000 in safety grants to 90 Kentucky cities for 2006.                                                                                                (859) 977-3700 or 1-800-876-4552. Fax (859) 977-3703. www.klc.org.


  KLCIS grants provided funds for safety equipment, training, police car video systems and other                                                                                    E D I T O R I A L S TA F F
                                                                                                                                                                                   Publisher, Sylvia L. Lovely
equipment that helps cities improve public and city employee safety. Since the safety grant program began
                                                                                                                                                                                        Editor, Terri Johnson
in 1999, KLCIS has awarded in excess of $1.2 million.
                                                                                                                                                                            Design/Layout, Ulysses C. Hayes
  "The success of our insurance program allows us to reinvest much of that revenue in our community                                                                 Director of Communications, Bobbie Bryant
safety," said Sylvia L. Lovely, the League's executive director/CEO.                                                                                               For a full list of KLC staff visit www.klc.org.

  Unlike commercial providers, KLCIS is a pool, owned by its members. Proceeds from the success of the                                                   By providing pertinent information, the Kentucky League of Cities does not necessarily endorse
                                                                                                                                                         the views, services, programs or initiatives described in the listed references or websites, nor is
program are reinvested in those communities and used to provide programs such as our loss control and                                                    the Kentucky League of Cities responsible for any statements or material contained therein. This
law enforcement specialists in the field, who work with members year-round to enhance local programs                                                     publication provides information and links as a service to readers for their consideration.

and reduce loss and claims.                                                                                                                                                ®   2006 Kentucky League of Cities

 Not an insurance member? Contact Larry Moore (lmoore@klc.org) at 1-800-876-4552.



 KLC Insurance Tool Makes Claims More Efficient                                                                                                                Factoid: Over 38
  KLC is now using Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) Legal Solutions Suite (LSS) to                                                                    percent of Kentucky's
streamline and manage its collaboration with outside counsel. KLC is the fifth self-insured organization                                                       elected city officials will
to license LSS, marking a growing trend of self-insureds applying law firm management to better control
claims costs.                                                                                                                                                  be new to the job in
  The Kentucky League of Cities will interface LSS with CSC's RISKMASTER claims and risk                                                                       2007.
management information system, which the organization has used since 1996. The League chose LSS to
better track legal expenditures and law firm performances across the state's regions.




9              Ways to Avoid Colds and Flu
             1. Get an annual flu shot. Flu shots contain inactivated flu viruses and can't make you sick. A few people complain of
       arm soreness or mild flu-like symptoms after they get the shot. This is just a mild reaction to the vaccine.
  2. Eat a healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Reserve high-fat, high-sugar, and high-salt
     foods for once-in-a-while treats.
  3. For insurance, take a multivitamin/mineral supplement year-round.
  4. Don't smoke.
  5. If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation. This means no more than one drink a day for women, two a day for men. Alcohol depresses the immune system.
  6. Humidify and hydrate. Keep your home and office about 50% to 60% humidity. Both heating and air-conditioning dry out these environments. Humidity
     helps because your body can fight viruses more efficiently if you are breathing moist air. And to help keep all your body tissues moist and functioning well,
     also drink plenty of water (about eight glasses a day).
  7. Try to get eight hours of sleep a night. To invite the sandman into your bedroom, get at least a half-hour of physical activity everyday, and don't drink
     alcohol or caffeinated beverages within a few hours of bedtime. Also, don't eat large meals or sugary foods late in the day. Establish a pre-sleep ritual such as
     reading for relaxation, etc.
  8. Get at least 30 minutes of brisk exercise most days of the week. Walking is fine.
  9. Learn relaxation skills. Meditation is one. Deep breathing is another. Feeling stressed can leave us vulnerable to all sorts of ills - from colds to cancer.
 Source: 77 Ways to Beat Colds and Flu, A People's Medical Society Book, by Charles Inlander and Cynthia Moran
The Kentucky League of Cities wishes to acknowledge and thank these Cornerstone Partner Companies for their investment in
                              programs and services that benefit Kentucky cities and citizens.

                                                                                       GRANITE LEVEL
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Adams Stepner,                             Central Bank & Trust Co.                    Collins and Company, Inc.                     Fifth Third Bank                           Munich Re America
Woltermann & Dusing,                       www.centralbank.com                         www.collinsandco.com                          www.53.com                                 www.munichreamerica.com
P.L.L.C.

40 West Pike Street                        300 West Vine Street                        225 East Main Street, Suite 7                 Louisville/Western Kentucky                Home Office:
PO Box 861                                 Lexington, KY 40507                         Georgetown, KY 40324                          Anne Wilhelmus                             685 College Road East
Covington, KY 41012-0861                   info@centralbank.com                        Contact: Jim Johnston                         Vice President - Public Funds              Princeton, NJ 08543-5212
Phone: 859-394-6200                                                                    jjohnston@collinsandco.com                    401 South 4th Avenue
                                                                                       Phone: 423-265-0545                           Louisville, KY 40202                       Columbus Office:
                                           Contact: Luther Deaton, Jr.,
Responsible Attorney:                                                                                                                (502) 562-8160                             471 East Broad Street, 17th Floor
                                           Chairman, President & CEO,
                                                                                         Collins and Company, Inc. is an             anne.wilhelmus@53.com                      Columbus, OH 43215
Jeffrey C. Mando, Member,                  ldeaton@centralbank.com or
jmando@aswdlaw.com                         859-253-6184                                independently owned company
                                                                                       specializing in Third Party                   Central/Eastern/South Central              Contact: Lee Franks, Vice
                                                                                                                                     Kentucky                                   President,
                                                                                       Administration, Claims and
Administration:                               Throughout its history Central                                                         Greg Mullins                               lfranks@munichreamerica.com or
                                                                                       Appraisal Service. The company
Joseph A. Fuerst, Office                   Bank has developed a reputation                                                           Vice President - Public Funds              614-222-6998
                                                                                       has been in business since 1969
Administrator,                             for being the "Relationship Bank"                                                         250 West Main Street, Suite 100
                                                                                       and maintains 16 branch offices                                                          Chris Golonka, Vice President,
jfuerst@aswdlaw.com                        to generations of customers and                                                           Lexington, KY 40507
                                                                                       throughout five states. Service is                                                       cgolonka@munichreamerica.com
                                           local communities. From its                                                               859-455-5410
                                                                                       available 24/7/365. A sampling of                                                        or 614-222-6993
                                           beginning       in     downtown                                                           greg.mullins@53.com
   Adams, Stepner, Woltermann &                                                        our services include:
                                           Lexington, the bank has extended
Dusing P.L.L.C. is a service               its reach to 25 banking centers in                                                                                                     Munich Re America is one of
oriented law firm with attorneys                                                         Third Party Administrator                   Northern Kentucky                          the     leading     providers     of
                                           eight Kentucky markets and a full
practicing in Kentucky, Ohio and                                                                                                     James Hamberg                              reinsurance in the United States,
                                           compliment        of     banking,                 Workers’ Compensation
Indiana. In addition to our                                                                                                          Vice President - Public Funds              offering a full range of property
                                           investment, mortgage, trust and                   General Liability
municipal law practice, we have                                                                                                      8100 Burlington Pike                       and casualty coverages through
                                           insurance services.
attorneys who concentrate in                                                                 Medical Bill Review                     Florence, KY 41042                         multiple distribution channels.
practicing         civil      rights,        Now serving more than 100,000                                                           859-283-8522                               With over 3.5 billion in statutory
                                                                                             Loss Control Services
governmental tort liability and            customers in Kentucky, Central                                                                                                       surplus and 17.2 billion in assets,
                                                                                                                                     james.hamberg@53.com
employment law. The firm also              Bank features a variety of personal               Drug Free Workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                the company's financial strength
has attorneys who handle general           and business deposit accounts,                    Administration
                                                                                                                                        Fifth Third Bank’s Public Funds         ratings are among the strongest
litigation; real estate and finance;       world-class online banking and a                                                                                                     awarded by A.M. Best, Standard &
                                           network of Banking Centers and                Claims Service                              Group has provided comprehensive
and business, banking and                                                                                                            financial solutions to the public          Poor's and Moody's. And with
corporate representation and               ATMs offering local convenience.                  Automobile Liability                                                               approximately 1,100 clients and
                                                                                                                                     sector for more than 30 years. Fifth
transactions. In each of these               Those with more sophisticated                   Errors & Omissions                      Third Bank has three affiliate banks       $3.8 billion in annual gross written
areas, we can provide you the              needs have found the Wealth                                                               located in the Commonwealth of             premiums in 2005, we are one of
                                                                                             General Liability
most experienced and efficient             Management Group to be the                                                                Kentucky with 101 Financial                the largest reinsurers in the U.S.
team for your legal needs.                 perfect answer. The Bank offers                   Employee’s Liability
                                                                                                                                     Center locations and 1,303                    The Public & Nonprofit Group
  The firm’s consistent goal is to         integrated solutions for trust and                and many others                         employees.                                 of our Specialty Markets division
get results and solve problems on          private banking clients, by                                                                 Fifth Third is a member of the           is dedicated to delivering flexible,
a practical basis in a manner that         featuring financial, estate and               Appraisal Service                           Government Finance Officer’s               alternative risk transfer and risk
protects the rights, objectives and        retirement planning. Investment                                                           Association (GFOA) and has                 management services exclusively
                                                                                             Auto Physical Damage
best interests of our client. We           brokerage services are provided                                                           products and services that not only        to public entities and nonprofit
                                           though our affiliate, Central                     Heavy Equipment                         meet the GFOA recommendations
work best as team members with                                                                                                                                                  organizations and their brokers.
our client representatives and             Investment      Center,      while                Off Road Equipment                      but also comply with KRS statutes          Our public entity clients include
believe that our professional              insurance services for businesses                 and many others                         for collateralization. With Fifth          pools and trusts as well as state,
responsibility to our client is not        and individuals are offered by                                                            Third Bank, you get a financial            county and local organizations,
only to respond to specific tasks          another affiliate, Central Bank                                                           partner who understands your               special districts including water
but also to anticipate and                 Insurance Agency.                             Testimonial:                                objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                and housing, and public schools.
recognize risks and to advise                For information please call 859-             “We engaged Collins to administer             Fifth Third has partnered with          Munich Re helps risk-sharing
accordingly in a proactive manner.         253-6222 or 800-637-6884 or click           claims in our liability, property, and        KLC on several bond pools                  groups and individual entities
                                           www.centralbank.com.                        workers' compensation pools on July 5,        providing credit enhancement.              develop integrated risk financing
City References:                                                                       2003. Since that time, we have had            Through this relationship, member          and risk management programs
                                                                                       tremendous success in our claims              cities have found economical and
   Bill Scheyer, City Administrator,                                                   handling program. Their staffing levels                                                  and reduce exposure to loss. We
                                                                                                                                     flexible methods of financing              insure/reinsure more than 100
   City of Erlanger                                                                    are above industry standard. Our open         various capital projects and
   Mayor T Holocher, City of
           om                                                                          claim counts have been reduced by forty                                                  pools, risk retention groups and
                                                                                                                                     developed a credit underwriting
   Fort Mitchell                                                                       to fifty percent (40-50%) and have                                                       captives, and our gross written
                                                                                                                                     template for cities that recognizes
                                                                                       remained stable. The amount of our                                                       premium volume in this market
   Mayor Chuck Melville, City of                                                                                                     the various revenue sources. Fifth
                                                                                       subrogation recovery has doubled and
                                                                                                                                     Third also provides the credit
                                                                                                                                                                                exceeds $500 million.
   Southgate
                                                                                       our reserves are more accurate than ever
                                                                                                                                     facility to KLC to support the               We also offer clients online
   Mayor Gary Williamson, City                                                         before. Collins has been willing to
   of Mount Sterling
                                                                                                                                     Insurance Premium Financing                tools as well as an array of
                                                                                       implement any process we have
                                                                                                                                     program which allows cities to             exclusive      risk    management
   T Fromme, City Manager,
    om                                                                                 suggested and is very responsive to
                                                                                                                                     spread their insurance payments            services, including financial review
   City of Newport                                                                     inquiries and requests. I recommend
                                                                                       their service without reservation.”           over the year in lieu of a single up-      and analysis to help quantify your
   Mayor Amos Miller, City of                                                                                                        front payment.                             business      decisions,     market
   Corbin                                                                                                   - R.Temple Juett           Fifth Third is proud to partner          research and analysis, loss control
                                                                                                    Kentucky League of Cities                                                   services, policy language reviews,
                                                                                                                                     with KLC and is excited to offer a
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT                                                                                                             variety of financial solutions.            and claim services.




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                                  Bell Engineering           CDP Engineers, Inc.                   GRW, Inc.                    Qk4 Architecture              Quest Engineers, Inc.          Strand Associates, Inc.
                                354 Waller Avenue          3250 Blazer Parkway            Corporate Headquarters:           Engineering Construction        Corporate Headquarters:            Waterfront Plaza
                               Lexington, KY 40504         Lexington, KY 40509             801 Corporate Drive              The Glassworks District          2517 Sir Barton Way           325 W. Main St., Ste. 710
 LIMESTONE                   Contact: M. Ryan Owens,      Contact: C. Lewis Dixon,
                                                                                           Lexington, KY 40503              815 W. Market St., Ste.
                                                                                                                           300, Louisville, KY 40202
                                                                                                                                                             Lexington, KY 40509             Louisville, KY 40202

    LEVEL                     Director of Marketing,
                               rowens@hkbell.com
                                                              PE, PLS, President,
                                                          ldixon@cdpengineers.com
                                                                                          Contact: Ron Gilkerson,
                                                                                               PE, President,                 Contact: Wendell P.
                                                                                                                                                               Contact: Charles R.
                                                                                                                                                            Scroggin, P.E., President,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact: D. Clay Kelly,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      P.E.,
                              Phone: 859-278-5412           John B. Steinmetz, PE,        rgilkerson@grwinc.com                  Wright, CEO                cscroggin@questeng.com          clay.kelly@strand.com
                                 www.hkbell.com                 Vice President             Phone: 859-223-3999                wwright@qk4.com                 Phone: 859-223-3755           Phone: 502-583-7020
                                                             Phone: 859-264-7500              www.grwinc.com                 Phone: 502-585-2222;
                                                            www.cdpengineers.com
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        Bridgeway Medical, LLC                                                    Denton & Keuler                                                             JPMorgan Asset Management
        www.bridgewaymedical.com                                                  www.dklaw.com
                                                                                                                                                              201 East Main Street, Floor 2
        453 St. Lukes Drive                                                       P. O. Box 929                                                               Lexington, KY 40507
        Montgomery, Alabama 36117                                                 Paducah, KY 42002-0929                                                      Contact: Don Secrest
        Contact: info@bridgewaymedical.com                                        Contact: W. David Denton, Partner                                           don.secrest@jpmorgan.com
                                                                                  wdenton@dklaw.com                                                           Phone: 859-231-2434
        Becky Jackson                                                             Phone: 270-443-8253
        Regional Sales Executive                                                                                                                              227 West Monroe Street, Floor 24
        Phone: 423-312-0132                                                                                                                                   Chicago, IL 60606
                                                                                    For over 25 years, Denton & Keuler has
        Becky.Jackson@bridgewaymedical.com                                                                                                                              om
                                                                                                                                                              Contact: T Alexander
                                                                                  represented local government and all agencies on
                                                                                                                                                              thomas.c.alexander@jpmorgan.com
                                                                                  a wide range of legal services including
        Faye Glass                                                                transactional, administrative, and litigation                               Phone: 312-267-5301
        National Sales Executive                                                  matters.
        Phone: 615-973-6330                                                                                                                                     For over a century, corporations, governments,
        Faye.Glass@bridgewaymedical.com                                           City References:                                                            endowments, foundations and individuals
                                                                                                                                                              worldwide have placed their investment assets -
                                                                                       Mayor William Paxton, City of Paducah                                  and their trust - in the hands of JPMorgan This
        Mike Hoover
        Director of Sales                                                              Mayor Arthur Byrn, City of Mayfield                                    legacy of trusted partnerships is our cornerstone
        Phone: 334-387-1291                                                            Donnie Elias, City Administrator, City of                              as we strive to provide comprehensive solutions
        Mike.Hoover@bridgewaymedical.com                                               Murray                                                                 for our clients' needs.
                                                                                                                                                                 Since the beginning of its asset management
          Bridgeway Medical is a leading provider of                                       THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT                                           heritage in 1873, the company has drawn on the
        medical management and cost containment                                                                                                               depth of our experience across a variety of market
        services in the Workers’ Compensation, Auto,                                                                                                          conditions to offer exceptional solutions to our
        and General Liability markets and is a national                                                                                                       clients' investment needs. Today, with over $900*
        provider of PPO Networks, Pharmacy                                                                                                                    billion in assets under management globally,
        Management, Specialty Medical Audits, Medical                                                                                                         JPMorgan is in the front ranks of asset managers,
        Bill Review, Medical Case Management,                                                                                                                 domestic and international.
        Utilization Management, Life Care Planning,                                                                                                             * As of September 30, 2006
        and other specialty services.
                                                                                  Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP

                                                                                  Northern Kentucky Office:
                                                                                  118 West Fifth Street
                                                                                  Covington, Kentucky 41011
                                                                                  Contact: Roger L. Peterman, Esq., Partner,
                                                                                  rpeterman@peckshaffer.com, 859-431-7290
                                                                                  Contact: Dirk M. Bedarff, Esq., Partner,
                                                                                  dbedarff@peckshaffer.com, 859-431-7000
       Paul Miller Commercial Sales                                               Contact: Ian F. Koffler, Esq.,                                              U.S. Bank
       www.paulmillerford.com                                                     ifkoffler@peckshaffer.com, 859-431-7000                                     www.usbank.com
                                                                                  Additional offices in Louisville and Cincinnati
       975 New Circle Road                                                                                                                                    100 Northside Square
       Lexington, KY 40505                                                           Since the late 1800’s, Peck Shaffer & Williams                           Shelbyville, TN 37160
       800-682-9960                                                               has been engaged in bond financings and service to                          Contact: T ony Thompson
                                                                                  cities in all areas of tax-exempt financing, including                      tony.thompson1@usbank.com
       Greg Wells, gwells@pmford.com                                              general obligation bonds, municipal leasing, tax-                           Phone: 931-680-2587
       Buck Buchignani, bbuchignani@pmford.com                                    exempt certificates of participation, tax and
                                                                                  revenue anticipation notes, water and sewer and                               U.S. Bank is proud to have been a partner with
          Locally owned and operated for over 53 years,                           other utility revenue bonds, all types of housing                           the Kentucky League of Cities for nearly seven
       Paul Miller’s tradition of record setting sales                            bonds, transportation obligations, port authority                           years. Since early 2000, U.S. Bank has provided
       numbers, as well as outstanding service and                                bonds, pollution control bonds, health care                                 Letter of Credit services for $250,000,000 in tax-
       customer satisfaction, sets the bar for the area’s                         revenue bonds and industrial revenue bonds. The
                                                                                                                                                              exempt bonds for five KLC bond pools. U.S.
       automotive industry. Paul Miller’s commitment                              firm provides extensive experience in all aspects of
                                                                                                                                                              Bank is a leader in Letter of Credit back bond
       is highly recognized as winners of the 2005 Ford                           public finance transactions, including the
                                                                                                                                                              pools across the nation. Currently, U.S. Bank
       President’s award and the 2006 Mazda Gold Cup                              preparation of legislation, issuer documentation,
                                                                                                                                                              provides Letter of Credit services for over 20 tax-
       award for outstanding customer service and sales                           and securities and tax compliance.
                                                                                                                                                              exempt bond pools around the country.
       performance.                                                                 In addition to our transaction work, Peck Shaffer
                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Bank is also proud to have been selected as
         As the area’s industry leader in commercial                              & Williams has assisted issuers and lenders by
                                                                                  providing research, expertise or other source                               Trustee for several of KLC's bond pools. U.S.
       sales, the Paul Miller Heavy Truck &                                                                                                                   Bank is the number one trustee for new tax-
       Commercial Sales department carries a full line                            materials on a pro bono basis and has taken a
                                                                                  leadership role with its assistance in the drafting                         exempt debt issuances in the country. US Bank
       of commercial and municipal vehicles IN                                                                                                                currently has $2.5 trillion in assets under
       STOCK and readily available.                                               and enactment of government finance legislation,
                                                                                  federal law changes or proposed regulatory matters                          administration and has over 40 corporate trust
                                                                                  which might impact public entities.                                         offices (including one in Louisville) across the
         Testimonial:                                                                                                                                         country where we offer a complete line of trust
         “Earlier this year the Burnside Police Department                             City References:                                                       services. U.S. Bank thanks KLC for the
       decided to buy two new police cruisers from a local                                                                                                    opportunity to better serve all Kentucky cities.
                                                                                       Robert Due, Finance Director, City of
       dealership. I called Paul Miller Ford and was put in
                                                                                       Covington
       touch with Buck Buchignani. We had both cars by the
       end of the week. We were very pleased with the service                          Randy Stone, City Administrator, City of
       we had from Paul Miller and Buck, and highly                                    Berea
       recommend them both.”                                                           James A. Fulkerson, Treasurer/Finance
          - Chief Eddie Glover, Burnside Police Department                             Director, City of Owensboro



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                                      and General Information                                                                                                                       !   Prepare for Increased
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                                                                                                                                                                                          The KLC staff attended a meeting in mid-
                                          The KLC Policy Development and                 incumbents. This means over 1,500
                                                                                                                                                                                        November during which the Kentucky
                                      Research Department spearheaded the                incumbents are returning to office next year,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Retirement System Board of Directors voted
                                      collection of the 2006 general election            and just over 900 elected city officials will be
                                                                                                                                                                                        for a dramatic increase in County Employee
                                      information, obtaining 99 percent of city          new to the job.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Retirement System (CERS) employer
                                      election results within three days. KLC could         A listing of city election winners is available                                             contribution rates, effective July 1, 2007. The
                                      not have collected this amount of information      to current KLC members through our                                                             new rate for CERS non-hazardous will be
                                      without the help of city clerks and mayors         member library at http://members.klc.org/                                                      16.17% (up from 13.19) and the hazardous
                                      from across the state, and we very much            library.                                                                                       duty rate will jump to 33.87% (up from
                                      appreciate the assistance.
                                                                                             For more information on election results, to                                               28.21%). When they take effect, the new rates
                                        The largest general election in the state will   report errors or to request other types of                                                     will mean an immediate increase of more than
                                      bring a lot of new faces to city halls in 2007.    information or research, contact Joseph Coleman in                                             20% in the CERS employer contributions
                                      Over 38 percent of council, commission and         the KLC Policy and Research Department at                                                      paid by cities.
                                      mayoral seats will be filled by non-               jcoleman@klc.org or 1-800-876-4552.                                                              The actuary that advises KRS on employer
                                                                                                                                                                                        contribution rates had recommended that the
                                                                                                                                                                                        financially sound CERS rates for next year
                                                                                                                                                                                        should be 27.49% for non-hazardous and
                                                                                                                                                                                        54.53% for hazardous duty… in other words,
                                      FROM THE FIELD                                                                                                                                    the news is bad, but it could have been much
                                                                                                                                                                                        worse.
                                      Lovely Receives Prestigious Vic Hellard Award




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                                                                                                                                                                                          Due to concerns expressed by KLC and
                                                                                           Sylvia L. Lovely moderated a panel entitled                                                  other local government organizations about
                                                                                         "Leadership & Civic Engagement - How can                                                       the punishing impact of the skyrocketing
Photo courtesy of Mike Sunseri, LRC




                                                                                         Kentucky's communities marshal the civic                                                       pension costs, the KRS Board opted for a five-
                                                                                         energy required to shape a more prosperous                                                     year phase in of the new employer
                                                                                         future?," which was the Legislative Research                                                   contributions.
                                                                                         Commission’s (LRC) featured session during                                                       The KRS actuary told the Board that the rate
                                                                                         its annual meeting held in Lexington. The                                                      of health care inflation and the new accounting
                                                                                         interactive panel also included Tom Prather,                                                   rules from the Governmental Accounting
                                                                                         executive vice president, NewCities Institute,                                                 Standards Board are major factors pushing
                                                                                         Dr. Gloria S. McCall, vice-chancellor for the                                                  retirement costs to these levels. The new
                                         Sylvia with Long-Term Policy Research           Kentucky Community and Technical College                                                       employer contribution rates were unanimously
                                         Center Board Vice-Chair and State Budget        System, and Mac Wall, executive director,                                                      approved but one board member warned that
                                         Director, Brad Cowgill.                         KET.                                                                                           retirement costs are now rising so fast that they
                                                                                                                                                                                        will put some local governments out of
                                        In recognition of her lifetime contribution
                                                                                                                                                                                        business.
                                                                                                                                              Photo courtesy of Mike Sunseri, LRC




                                      to public service, Sylvia L. Lovely, president
                                      of the NewCities Institute and executive                                                                                                            KLC will continue to monitor the situation
                                      director/CEO of the Kentucky League of                                                                                                            and is available to assist cities with questions.
                                      Cities, received the Vic Hellard, Jr. Award.
                                      The award was presented at the Long-Term
                                      Policy Research Center’s annual conference
                                      in November. Given in recognition of service
                                      in the interest of Kentucky’s future, the
                                      Hellard Award is presented in honor of Vic                                                                                                         MEET ME AT KLC
                                      Hellard, Jr.’s long and distinguished career as       Lovely, McCall and Prather during their
                                      director of the Legislative Research                  interactive panel.
                                      Commission.                                                                                                                                        Welcome New Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zilda Henson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Claims Analyst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Joined KLC October 2006
                                      KLC Recognized by Kentucky Women’s Law                                                                                                                                       Zilda can be reached at
                                      Enforcement                                                                                                                                                                800-876-4552, ext. 4124, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 by email at zhenson@klc.org.
                                        Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement                 Commonwealth. KLC was cited for its law
                                      Network has awarded the Kentucky League            professional assistance through our
                                      of Cities the “KWLEN Benefactor Award”             enforcement specialists, Law Enforcement
                                      for 2006. The award recognizes KLC’s effort        Best Practices Scorecard and simulation
                                      to work to "raise the bar of professionalism"      firearms training.
                                      in law enforcement agencies throughout the




                                      Around the State . . .
                                        Past KLC President Mayor Tom                     Peyton Hogue Award by the (in) Jefferson
                                      Holocher of Fort Mitchell, serves on the           County League of Cities. The award was
                                      National League of Cities Transportation and       named in honor of the late Peyton Hogue,                                                               Mayor Lewis Hicks,
                                      Infrastructure Committee on behalf of the          longtime mayor of Anchorage, Kentucky and
                                      Kentucky League of Cities. He recently filed       KLC board president. It recognizes public                                                              City of LaCenter, KY
                                      a report to KLC with the following notes:          service for the betterment of Kentucky cities.
                                      Caveats he noted from the meeting include
                                                                                                                                                                                                Died November 27, 2006
                                                                                           The City of Augusta was recently
                                      that The US Transportation System, which           recognized by KET and the Kentucky
                                      includes roads, rail and ports, is at or near      Historical Society as one of the late historian
                                      capacity, that many states across the nation are   Dr. Thomas Clark’s favorite 11 places in
                                      using more and more private and public             Kentucky. Called, the “Treasures Tour,”
                                      partnerships to make transportation                Augusta, was recognized along with
                                      improvements and that states are reinstituting     Cumberland Gap, the Speed Art Museum,
                                      tolls to pay for road improvements.                Shaker Village and several other high profile
                                        Mayor Susan Barto of Lyndon was                  landmarks and locations.
                                      recently named the recipient (winner) of the
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          FROM THE PRESIDENT
          Let’s Make 2007 a Year of Opportunities!
                                   The new officers for the Kentucky League of Cities           a unified voice in Frankfort. This will be particularly important on issues




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                                 Board of Directors were sworn in at the 2006 KLC               concerning the rising cost of health care and pensions, as well as revenue
                                 Convention & Expo in October. Following the great              options and local decision making for cities.
                                 leadership of Morehead Mayor Brad Collins will be a
                                 tough assignment, as we all applaud his wonderful               Thank you so much for your support as we begin this exciting new year as
                                 leadership. I'm proud to serve alongside the other             Cities United!
                                 officers named to the Executive Board, Williamstown
                                 Mayor Glenn Caldwell as first vice president and
                                 Richmond Mayor Connie Lawson as second vice
                                 president.                                                                                                                         Mayor David Willmoth, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                               KLC President
                                  As we begin the new year, we recognize that this year                                                                                 City of Elizabethtown
                                 will be a challenging one legislatively for cities, and we
                                 will need to continue to emphasize the importance of




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