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Officials congratulate Berea Finance Department following clean audit

The City of Berea Finance Department drew praise last week in the wake of a clean 2018-2019 financial audit. The results of the audit were revealed at a Tuesday work session of the Berea City Council. Drew Ulmer of Baldwin CPAs told city officials, “The audit went as planned, and it was a clean audit,” Ulmer said. “That’s what you’re looking for.”

Upon receiving the report, Mayor Bruce Fraley and the council’s Audit and Finance Committee Chair, Steve Caudill, expressed thanks to Finance Director Susan Meeks, the Finance Department, as well as to the auditors from Baldwin CPAs. “Another job well done for our finance team for a clean audit report,” Caudill said. Berea City Administrator David Gregory echoed those sentiments, noting the department is diligent about ensuring rules are followed. “They are pretty tough on issues like internal controls, and we appreciate what they do,” Gregory said.

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Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Upon the Passing of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, both American and state flags at public office buildings are lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Oct. 18, 2019, to honor Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland.

All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Rep. Cummings.

Flag status information is available at