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City of Prospect newsletter earns award

A newsletter sent to Prospect homes and businesses by mail and by e-mail recently earned the city a communication award.

The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators honored the City of Prospect Oct. 3 as the recipient of the 2008 KAGC Merit Award in the “External/Internal Newsletter” category for the city’s monthly newsletter.

City of Prospect Technology Director Ron Cundiff accepted the award.

“Our monthly newsletter is sent in hard copy to all residential and commercial addresses within the city, electronic copies are provided to all sources who furnish their e-mail address, and a link to the electronic version is also provided on the city’s web site,” he said.

Prospect Mayor Todd Eberle expressed his appreciation for the award, and said Cundiff has made continual improvements to the city’s regular source of citizen communication over the past several years.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this award in recognition of that fact,” Eberle said.

Still searching for some salt for sale

Crestwood officials may have found a way to obtain salt during a national shortage, but it will cost nearly double what they’ve paid to coat icy roads in the past.

Mayor Dennis Deibel said he recently heard from the city’s contractor that there is salt available, but the city must purchase a portion of the supply this month.

Deibel said the salt will cost about $100 a ton, compared to the $45 per ton the city paid to the county last year when city supplies ran low.

He said the city requested 125 to 150 tons from the contractor.

Deibel said he’s heard the salt shortage is due to extreme weather in other parts of the United States last winter that required considerably more salt. Suppliers haven’t restocked those reserves to prepare for the coming winter.