November 22 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

November 22 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

11-22-17

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EKU TUITION FREEZE

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, acting on a recommendation from President Michael Benson, has unanimously approved a tuition freeze for the 2018-19 academic year. Noting the excitement among current students about the freeze, Student Regent Laura Jackson called the freeze a “recruitment tool” and predicted it would improve retention rates.


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Judicial College

Circuit Court Judge Oscar Gayle House, who serves Clay, Jackson and Leslie counties, participated in sessions on racial fairness in jury selection, eyewitness testimony and the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Circuit Judges College in Louisville. The Education Committee of the Kentucky Circuit Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college. The college included several technology-related sessions, including those on e-Discovery, judicial and ethical issues for judges using social media, and digital evidence.


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KU retires coal-fired units

Kentucky Utilities Company announced today that the combination of stricter environmental regulations and customers’ embracing energy-efficiency measures will enable the utilities to retire two of the company’s oldest coal-fired units. In making its decision, KU analyzed a number of alternatives for meeting the anticipated stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations, including the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule, and the increased use of LED lighting and other energy efficiency measures. Based on those factors, the company determined the least-cost solution for customers is to retire two older coal-fired units at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in February 2019.


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BBA Banquet

Churches in the Booneville Baptist Association will hold their annual Christmas Banquet Friday, December 1 at Oneida Baptist Association beginning at 6 PM. If you plan to attend please call Frank Peter, Director of Missions at the Association office 606-598-6242.


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Priscilla Riley

Priscilla Riley with Dr. Andrew Leventhal at a recent appointment.

Clinical study makes a difference for Riley

As a small child, Priscilla Riley, now 70, had rheumatic fever that damaged her heart. Her heart problem meant she could not run and play with other children, she says sadly. She could only watch from the sidelines. Her heart problem became something she just lived with, making adjustments as she could. In 1993, she had open-heart surgery to replace two of her heart valves. Recovery was difficult: Riley spent several weeks in the hospital and two months recovering. But the surgery was successful and for a while she felt better.


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