Promissory Note

Consolidated and Amended and Restated Promissory Note

CONSOLIDATED AND AMENDED
AND RESTATED

 
 $4,059.09  Louisville, Kentucky
 June 10, 2010
 
 
WHEREAS, NTS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, a Kentucky corporation having an address of 10172 Linn Station Road, Louisville, Kentucky, 40223 (the “Lender”) has made certain loans and advances to NTS/LAKE FOREST II RESIDENTIAL CORPORATION, a Kentucky corporation having an address of 10172 Linn Station Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223 (the “Borrower”), which loans and advances are evidenced by that certain Promissory Note dated February 1, 2010 made by Borrower payable to the order of Lender in the face principal amount of Three Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Seven Dollars and Two Cents ($3,237.02), as amended pursuant to that certain First Amendment to Promissory Note, dated as of March 31, 2010 between Borrower an d Lender (collectively, “Note 2010-1”); and
 
WHEREAS, Lender has made additional advances or loans to the Borrower during the months of January – June 2010 for payroll billings and overhead fees in the aggregate amount of Eight Hundred Twenty Two Dollars and Seven Cents ($822.07) (the “Advances”); and
 
WHEREAS, for the convenience of Borrower and Lender, the parties have agreed to amend and restate Note 2010-1 in its entirety hereunder and to include the amount of the Advances in the principal balance due under this Consolidated and Amended and Restated Promissory Note, which consolidation, amendment and restatement shall in no manner constitute a repayment, satisfaction or novation of the indebtedness evidenced by Note 2010-1;
 
NOW THEREFORE, Borrower makes and grants to Lender this Consolidated and Amended and Restated Promissory Note (the “Note”) under the following terms:
 
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, Borrower promises to pay to Lender, in lawful money of the United States of America in immediately available funds at its offices located at 10172 Linn Station Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223, or at such other location as the Lender may designate from time to time, the principal sum of FOUR THOUSAND FIFTY NINE DOLLARS AND NINE CENTS ($4,059.09) (the “Loan”), together with interest accruing on the outstanding principal balance from the date hereof, as provided below:

1.           Interest Rate.  The principal balance of the Loan will bear interest at a fixed rate per annum (calculated on the basis of the actual number of days that principal is outstanding over a year of 360 days) equal to five and thirty-four one-hundredths percent (5.34%) per annum (the “Fixed Rate”).

In no event will the rate of interest hereunder exceed the maximum rate allowed by law.

2.           Payment Terms.  Interest shall be due and payable commencing on the first day of each month beginning July 1, 2010 until September 30, 2010 on which date all outstanding principal and accrued interest shall be due and payable in full (the “Maturity Date”).  Payments

 
 
 
 

received will be applied to charges, fees and expenses (including attorneys’ fees), accrued interest and principal in any order the Lender may choose, in its sole discretion.

3.           Late Payments; Default Rate.  If a payment is more than 15 days late, the Borrower shall also pay to the Lender a late charge equal to 5% of the unpaid portion of the payment or $100, whichever is greater (the “Late Charge”).  Such 15 day period shall not be construed in any way to extend the due date of any such payment.  Upon maturity, whether by acceleration, demand or otherwise, and at the option of the Lender upon the occurrence of any Event of Default (as hereinafter defined) and during the continuance thereof, this Note shall bear interest at a rate per annum (calculated on the basis of the actual number of d ays that principal is outstanding over a year of 360 days) which shall be four percentage points (4%) in excess of the Fixed Rate in effect from time to time but not more than the maximum rate allowed by law (the “Default Rate”).  The Default Rate shall continue to apply whether or not judgment shall be entered on this Note.  Both the Late Charge and the Default Rate are imposed as liquidated damages for the purpose of defraying the Lender’s expenses incident to the handling of delinquent payments, but are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the Lender’s exercise of any rights and remedies hereunder, under the Loan Documents or under applicable law, and any fees and expenses of any agents or attorneys which the Lender may employ.  In addition, the Default Rate reflects the increased credit risk to the Lender of carrying a loan that is in default.  The Borrower agrees that the Late Charge and Default Rate are reasonable forecasts of just compensa tion for anticipated and actual harm incurred by the Lender, and that the actual harm incurred by the Lender cannot be estimated with certainty and without difficulty.

4.           Prepayment.  The indebtedness evidenced by this Note may be prepaid in whole or in part at any time without penalty or premium.

5.           Events of Default.  The occurrence of any of the following events will be deemed to be an “Event of Default” under this Note:

(i)           Borrower fails to make any payment when due hereunder, or fails to otherwise comply with any term or provision of this Note, and such failure is not cured within any applicable cure period or fails to comply;

(ii)           The filing by or against Borrower of any proceeding in bankruptcy, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, liquidation, conservatorship or similar proceeding (and, in the case of any such proceeding instituted against any Obligor, such proceeding is not dismissed or stayed within 30 days of the commencement thereof);

(iii)           Any assignment by Borrower for the benefit of creditors, or any levy, garnishment, attachment or similar proceeding is instituted against any property of Borrower;

(iv)           A judgment or judgments are entered against Borrower, Borrower defaults in the payment of any other debts or there is a material adverse change in the financial condition of Borrower, or the Lender in good faith believes the prospects for repayment of this Note have been impaired; and

 
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(v)           Any material statement made to the Lender about Borrower, or about Borrower’s financial condition, or about any collateral securing this Note is false or misleading.

Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default: (a) in an Event of Default specified in clauses (ii) or (iii) above shall occur, the outstanding principal balance and accrued interest hereunder together with any additional amounts payable hereunder shall be immediately due and payable without demand or notice of any kind; (b) if any other Event of Default shall occur, the outstanding principal balance and accrued interest hereunder together with any additional amounts payable hereunder, at the option of the Lender and without demand or notice of any kind may be accelerated and become immediately due and payable; (c) at the option of the Lender, this Note will bear interest at the Default Rate from the date of the occurrence of the Event of Default; and (d) the Lender may exercise from time t o time any of the rights and remedies available to the Lender under applicable law.

6.           Indemnity.  The Borrower agrees to indemnify each of the Lender, each legal entity, if any, who controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the Lender, and each of their respective directors, officers and employees (the “Indemnified Parties”), and to hold each Indemnified Party harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including all fees and charges of internal or external counsel with whom any Indemnified Party may consult and all expenses of litigation and preparation therefor) which any Indemnified Party may incur or which may be asserted against any Indemnified Party by any person, entity or governmental authority (including any person or entity claiming derivatively on behalf of the Borrower), in connection with or arising out of or relating to the matters referred to in this Note whether (a) arising from or incurred in connection with any breach of a representation, warranty or covenant by the Borrower, or (b) arising out of or resulting from any suit, action, claim, proceeding or governmental investigation, pending or threatened, whether based on statute, regulation or order, or tort, or contract or otherwise, before any court or governmental authority; provided, however, that the foregoing indemnity agreement shall not apply to any claims, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses solely attributable to an Indemnified Party’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. The indemnity agreement contained in this Section shall survive the term ination of this Note, payment of any amounts hereunder and the assignment of any rights hereunder.  The Borrower may participate at its expense in the defense of any such auction or claim.

7.           Miscellaneous. All notices, demands, requests, consents, approvals and other communications required or permitted hereunder (“Notices”) must be in writing (except as may be agreed otherwise above with respect to borrowing requests) and will be effective upon receipt. Notices may be given in any manner to which the parties may separately agree, including electronic mail.  Without limiting the foregoing, first-class mail, facsimile transmission and commercial courier service are hereby agreed to as acceptable methods for giving Notices.  Regardless of the manner in which provided, Notices may be sent to a party’s address as set forth above or to such other address as any party may give to the other for such purpose in accordance with this section.  No delay or omission on the Lender’s part to exercise any right or power arising hereunder will impair any such right or power.  The Lender’s rights and remedies hereunder are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies which the Lender may have under other agreements, at law or in equity.  No modification, amendment or waiver

 
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of, or consent to any departure by the Borrower from, any provision of this Note will be effective unless made in a writing signed by the Lender, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given.  The Borrower agrees to pay on demand, to the extent permitted by law, all costs and expenses incurred by the Lender in the enforcement of its rights in this Note and in any security therefor, including without limitation reasonable fees and expenses of the Lender’s counsel.  If any provision of this Note is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by a court, all the other provisions of this Note will remain in full force and effect.  The Borrower and all other makers and indorsers of this Note hereby forever waive prese ntment, protest, notice of dishonor and notice of non-payment.  The Borrower also waives all defenses based on suretyship or impairment of collateral.  If this Notice is executed by more than one Borrower, the obligations of such persons or entities hereunder will be joint and several.  This Note shall bind the Borrower and its heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, and the benefits hereof shall inure to the benefit of the Lender and its successors and assigns; provided, however, that the Borrower may not assign this Note in whole or in part without the Lender’s written consent and the Lender at any time may assign this Note in whole or in part.

This Note has been delivered to and accepted by the Lender and will be deemed to be made in the State where the Lender’s office indicated above is located.  This Note will be interpreted and the rights and liabilities of the Lender and the Borrower determined in accordance with the laws of the State where the Lender’s office indicated above is located, excluding its conflict of laws rules. The Borrower hereby irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court in the county or judicial district where the Lender’s office indicated above is located; provided that nothing contained in this Note will prevent the Lender from bringing any action, enforcing any award or judgment or e xercising any rights against the Borrower individually, against any security or against any property of the Borrower within any other county, state or other foreign or domestic jurisdiction.  The Borrower acknowledges and agrees that the venue provided above is the most convenient forum for both the Lender and the Borrower. The Borrower waives any objection to venue and any objection based on a more convenient forum in any action instituted under this Note.

8.           Waiver of Jury Trial.  The Borrower irrevocably waives any and all right it may have to a trial by jury in any action, proceeding or claim of any nature relating to this Note, any documents executed in connection with this Notice or any transaction contemplated in any of such documents.  The Borrower acknowledges that the foregoing waiver is knowing and voluntary.

The Borrower acknowledges that it has read and understands all of the provisions of this Note, including the waiver of jury trial, and has been advised by counsel as necessary or appropriate.

 
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WITNESS the due execution hereof by an authorized officer of Borrower, with the intent to be legally bound hereby.


                                                            LENDER:

NTS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
a Kentucky corporation



By:          /s/ Brian F. Lavin         
Name:     Brian F. Lavin
Title:       President


BORROWER:
 
                       NTS/LAKE FOREST II RESIDENTIAL
                   CORPORATION, a Kentucky corporation



By:          /s/ Gregory A. Wells         
Name:     Gregory A. Wells
Title:       Executive Vice President
 
 
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