Please Vote For Chip Baker

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Chip Baker’s common-sense leadership has benefited our Hamilton County community for over 26 years. Chip initially moved to Hamilton County to manage Erlanger Children’s Hospital, and he hasn’t slowed down since.

During the past 18+ years, Chip has served as director of Friends of the Festival. Under Chip’s leadership, his team including 1,000’s of volunteers has grown Riverbend to the top 10 pecent of all American festivals entertaining over 350,000 attendees each year while generating substantial economic ($30 million per year), marketing and branding benefits for our county. In addition, Chip has served on the Hamilton County School Board for 12 years and knows how to collaborate with people to solve problems and achieve common goals.

More important than his experience and service record, Chip is a man of faith and a loving husband/father to his wonderful wife and four terrific children. 

We encourage you to join us in voting for our friend and trusted neighbor, Chip Baker, for our next Hamilton County District 2 Commissioner.

Ann and Keith Eischeid



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Opinion

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Breaking News

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A 57-year-old inmate at the Hamilton County Jail died Friday morning after having difficulty breathing and being transported to a local hospital. He was identified as David Leonard Bulloch. The Sheriff's Office said, "At 3:30 a.m. , Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Corrections Division were made aware that an inmate was having difficulty breathing. ... (click for more)

Sports

Tim Ensign Wins Wauhatchie Trail Run For 11th Time

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The Baylor girls basketball team went to Nashville last weekend where they lost a pair of games, a close one to Harpeth Hall and the other not so close to Ensworth. Needless to say, coach John Gibson wasn’t very happy with what he saw. The veteran coach returned to the practice floor on Monday where he put his girls through some tough practices this week and got his point across ... (click for more)