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Fisher is still on the ballot for Eminence Board of Ed

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By Jonna Spelbring Priester

General Manager

Editor’s note: In coverage of the local board of education elections last week, we inadvertantly left out one candidate, Danny Fisher, for the Eminence Board of Education. His information appears below.

Eminence voters will have three choices to fill two seats on the Eminence Board of Education Nov. 4. Included among those candidates is 12-year incumbent Danny Fisher.

Fisher, 56, will celebrate his 25th anniversary with wife Eva this winter. Together the couple has two children.

Fisher is a 1970 graduate of Eminence Independent Schools, and attended a vocational school in Paducah. In 2002, he retired from Fischer Packing Company, and now works part-time at Kroger in La Grange.

The 12 years Fisher has served as a member of the Eminence Board of Education mark the only public office he has held.

Fisher said he ran for public office because “I wanted to be one of the advocates for our children.

“I know there is a gift in every child, and I want to ensure that gift, (and) ensure that I as one of the board members would do all that I could possibly do to ensure that students have a higher education, a quality education.”

Doing so, he said, means that everyone — parents, teachers, board members and the superintendent — must work together. “You can’t get anything done when you fuss and argue. You’ve got to have a compromise in there somewhere.”

Among the issues facing the district, he said, is growth in Eminence, and by extension, growth in the schools, and finding a way to accommodate enrollment growth. But added to that mix, he said, is the knowledge that the budget is tight. “Where is the money going to come from?,” he said. “We indeed know that we have to do something, and that something is going to have to be done very soon.”

Fisher said he attends meetings in part so he can be aware of what’s going on and serve as a voice for the parents of the district.

“I would just love to be reelected and be able to serve the children,” he said.

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