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8 - November 21, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook GENERAL NEWS Letter from First Lady Jane Beshear photo courtesy of Office of Kentucky Gov. Steve Bee- hear First Lady Jane Beshear watches as a Berea College crafts student demonstrates the lathe machine. Working with the machine definitely takes skill, patience end an eye for detail. The completed spindle will be part of the 120 chairs in the Kentucky Governor's Mansion ballrooml Fellow Kentuckians, Section 501(c) (3) orga-  nization), has contracted On January 20, 2014, with Berea College to pro- the Commoflwealth will duce 120 new, traditional celebrate the 100th anni- and functional chairs to versary of the Governor's use at the Mansion. Berea Mansion in Frankfort. student-artists will design, This historic landmark build and upholster each has been home to 25 gov- chair; only using locally- ernors and their families, sourced and sustainable and has served as an im- maple wood to construct pressive setting for wel- the chair frames. coming dignitaries from Your county can be a across the globe, as well part of the "County Seats as the citizens of the Com- Legacy Project'! by spon- monwealth, soring one of these hand- In honor of this occa- crafted chairs. sion, Steve and I, along Each county that facili- with former governors tates a tax-deductible do- ii and their families, will nation of $1000 will have 7 host the Mansion Centen- a name plaque placed on nial Celebration -a year- the back of a chair and long series of events that sponsors will be invited to : will highlight the role the attend a special unveiling ', Governor's Mansion has ceremony at the Gover- .played in Kentucky's past, nor's Mansion during the ., ,:ai):;n!'-ial kick-off week. : i - --'---", .................... d':* .... , ; ;il  .'.'*'Sl,ankl I hope that all from across the state to join us in the Celebration! In addition to the cele- bratory events throughout 2014, we want to distinctly honor and involve every Kentucky county in a spe- cial Centennial project that will benefit Mansion guests for years to come, The "County Seats Legacy Project" will' give each county .an opportunity to sponsor a handcrafted, lo- cally-sourced chair made by Berea College students for use at the Mansion. The chairs the Mansion currently uses for large- scale, seated events are in ill condition, unsafe for guests andin desperate : need of replacement. With tightening budgets and difficult financial times, we have de!ayed replacing them until it iS absolutely necessary to do so. To solve the seating di- lemma, the Kentucky Ex- ecutive Mansions Founda- tion Inc. (KEMFI, an IRS I We would like to say a to be represented at Man- sion by taking part in this unique legacy project. How can you help your county sponsor a chair? Please contact Jaclyn Farmer in the Office of the First Lady by phone at (502)564-2611 or by email at Jaclyn.Farmer @ ky.gov. Thank you, First Lady Jane Beshear Sixth District Report by 6th District Rep. Andy Barr Dear Friend, It was great to be home for a week, honoring our Veterans and visiting with constituents. This week, I traveled back to D.C. to address some of the con- cerns of folks in the Sixth District. Honoring Our Veter- ans Service and Sacri- fice I am pleased to say that on the first legislative day back after Veterans Day, the House passed S. 893, the Veterans' Compensa- tion Cost-of-Living Adjust- ment Act of 2013. This bill would authorize a 1.5 percent increase for De- parlment of Veterans Af- fairs disability compensa- tion, and survivor benefits equal to this year's Social Security COLA. This legis- lation is currently awaiting President Obama's signa- ture in order to become law. I enjoyed joining Chief Meurer and the great Madison Southern High School Air Force Junior ROTC for their Veterans Day program! Thank you to the Volun- teers of America program participants and gradu- ates, supporters, and staff for a wonderful Veterans Day service at Phoenix Park in Lexington. I was honored to take part in Monday's national partnership launch of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Homegrown By Heroes program. Special thanks and con- gratulations to Sixth Dis- trict Veterans Coalition and Berea resident, Mike Lewis, who serves as the exeufive itirector of the Growing Warriors Project. Mike continues to serve our nation in a new role through training, asist- ..,d eqt3pIngta  flies Mth : the ": sldlls, tools, and supplies needed to grow high quality, natu- rally grown produce. This incredible program will now give consum- ers across America the chance to show their sup- port for our nation's veter- ans every day. Fighting for Kentucky Coal Communities I was disappointed to learn that the Tennessee Valley Authority (FVA) announced the closure or conversion to natural gas Jack), Smith Watson Bath County PVA L Jack), Smith Watson, would like to declare my candidacy for Bath County Property Valuation Administrator in the May 2014 ePrimary election on the Democratic ticket. Your support and vote are greatly appreciated. of eight coal-fired power units in the southeast, in- cluding three in Kentucky. According to the Ken- tucky Coal Association, the Paradise Fossil Plant burnt 6.15 million tons of mostly Kentucky coal last year, indirectly supporting many of the 13,000 Ken- tuckians employed in the coal industry. The TVA ac- knowledges this decision will impact 200 of the 400 jobs there with layoffs or reassignments, likely re- ducing the local tax base. The TVA moved forward with this decision despite a letter from seven Ken- tucky legislators, which I was proud to join, urging TVA to allow Paradise to keep burning Kentucky coal. This latest action dem- onstrates that the assault on the way of life in our Commonwealth's coal fields is not limited to the regulations of the EPA, but extends across the ex- ecutive branch of the fed- eral government. I will continue to fight these economically ru- inous policies designed to keep Kentucky from mining, burning, or ex- porting our nation's most abundant natural energy resource. Keeping the Promise For the last four years, President Obama repeat- edly promised the Ameri- can people that, "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it." But for Melody in Lex- ington, Kentucky, that's simply not true. On Thursday, I spoke on the House floor and shared Melody's story be- cause the American pew hardworking Americans like Melody from the cov- erage cancellations, loss of access to doctors and pre- mium spikes. We need to replace Obamacare with patient- centered reforms that will lower costs and expand access without growing government. I believe that this can be accomplished through reforms that em- phasize the physician-pa- tient relationship, and also encourage portability of coverage. These reforms I support include: Supplementing the tax exclusion for em- ployer sponsored health insurance with a series of individual and family tax credits to make health in- surance premiums more affordable. Authorizing interstate competition among the 1,300 private health insur- ers to increase options and drive down costs. Enacting sensible medical liability reform to prevent defensive medi- cine. Expanding associa- tion health plans to allow small businesses and the self-employed to group to- gether to purchase cover- age on a more affordable basis. Promoting consumer- ism though high deduct- ible insurance policies and tax-free health savings ac- counts that reconnect the health care consumer to the cost of health care ser- vices. Supporting Ken- tucky's Bid to Bring the World Equestrian Games Back to the Bluegrass trian Games to Lexington. The 2010 Games were an all-around success- for the sport, its fans and for the hosts. The International Equestrian Federation should have incredible confidence in the ability of the Kentucky Horse Park to repeat as a world-class venue. Despite a challeng- ing economy, the support from the community and the tremendous commit- ment delivered by spon- sor Alltech ensured that everything came together for equestrian's greatest event. Hosting the games would be an honor for Lex- ington, bringing a substan- tial economic impact to the region. The 2010 Games generated more than $200 million in Kentucky, in- cluding more than 845 mil- lion in wages supporting over 3,000 jobs. Lexing- ton youth benefited from the opportunity to meet competitors and fans from around the world. I fully support the bid, and pledge any assistance my office can provide. Please LIKE my Facebook post if you want to see. the games return to Kentucky in 2018! Please continue to let me know your thoughts and concerns about issues facing our community, and also I hope you will for- ward my weekly newslet- ter to your friends, family and neighbors. You may also visit my website, Facebook and Twitter, where you can find regular updates about my work at home in the Sixth District and.ln Wash- ington. ple don't need apologies. As Chairman of the Con- Thank you d have a They don t need tempo- gressional Hor, se.Caucus, I great weeld ........ ., ": ....... : ,. ..... a,-.. ,:.; . rary administrative waiv- am pleasrJer , :; soluflons"flfit:fffll p6tect ' harffthe FEIWdi;ld"ques- '" .....  .............. i' i  II I I I, I ll' ' I, Absolute Auction Advertisement paid for by candidate BIG THANK YOU to all the amazing people who came .... out and supported our chili sup- per and auction! Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. Through each one, once again, God has blessed our church tremendously, and we know he will continue to bless. We serve a Wonderful Savior! And  we would like to extend an invitation o  to each one who doesn't have a home church to come and worship with us. Each and every one is always welcome! With all our love, the congregation and Pastor of Hedrick Community Church, Where everybody is somebody and Jesus is LORD! Saturday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. Take U.S. 32 East from Carlisle, Ky approximately 7 miles to auction site. Stone Auction Service has been authorized to auction this home and lot (1.3 acres). An open house will be held on Sunday, Nov 24th from 2- 3:30 p.m. 502-867-2234 cell Smith Realty Group, Doug Smith Broker Stone Auction service James Stone Auctioneer TERMS: $4,000 down, balance due with deed on or before Dec 30, 2013. This is an all-electric, 1600 sq ft' double-wide home. Consist of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and abundance of living space, on a block foundation and on city water.