Ford is a Clark county community on the Kentucky River and KY 1924 where the river is crossed by the railroad. It was once a thriving town of over 3,500, the site of mills processing lumber that was floated down the river from the eastern forests. It is now the site of a coal-fired power plant. The town may have been named for Mitchell Ford, an early property owner in the area. Ford was incorporated in 1888, but was dissolved at some point. The Ford post office opened in 1883.