Louisville Forum

Officials who support Kentucky’s early inmate release program say the effort to cut costs and ease jail overcrowding may need tweaking, but believe the benefits of the system outweigh the risks.

The Louisville Forum hosted a conversation about the early release system Kentucky implemented early this year. Under the new law, low-level inmates may be released on parole up to six months early but the full impact of releasing over 1,000 inmates early won’t likely be known for another few months. [click to continue…]

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Council Members Debate Discretionary Funds

by admin June 8, 2011

Four members of the Louisville Metro Council debated the need for discretionary spending Wednesday, disagreeing along party lines on the funds use and whether they should be cut or significantly curtailed. The Louisville Forum hosted the discussion, which featured Council President Jim King, D-10, and fellow members David James, D-6, Ken Fleming, R-7, and Jerry […]

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Forum Panel Discusses Bullying

by Rick Howlett December 8, 2010

Paul Lenzi, Executive Director of the Blue Apple Players, which has produced several plays focusing on the subject, says bullying is different these days because of technology.

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Abramson Discusses Accomplishments In Forum Speech

by Rick Howlett November 10, 2010

Abramson touted everything from merged government and airport expansion to the development of Waterfront Park and affordable housing.

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Heiner, Fischer Square Off At Forum

by Rick Howlett September 8, 2010

Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner outlined their positions on merger, the bridges project, and funding for libraries and the arts and other issues. Listen to the debate.

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Fischer And Heiner To Debate Wednesday

by Gabe Bullard September 6, 2010

On Wednesday, the two candidates will address a meeting of the Louisville Forum. They will take questions from the audience, and each other. Forum President Dot Ridings says most previous debates have been sponsored by single-issue organizations, and she’s anticipating a less narrow discussion.

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Democratic Mayoral Candidates Meet At Forum

by Rick Howlett April 21, 2010

Seven of the Democratic candidates on the May primary ballot for Louisville mayor discussed the issues Wednesday at the monthly Louisville Forum. Tyler Allen. Greg Fischer, Jim King, Connie Marshall, Lisa Moxley, David Tandy and Shannon White took questions from Forum members and were given an opportunity to question each other. WFPL broadcast the Forum […]

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AUDIO: GOP Mayoral Candidates At Louisville Forum

by Rick Howlett March 10, 2010

The three Republican candidates for Louisville mayor discussed the issues during the monthly Louisville Forum Wednesday. Jonathon Robertson, Hal Heiner and Chris Thieneman (pictured, from left) fielded questions about the Metro Government budget, library funding, ethics and other topics. (Photo by Steve Haag, Louisville Forum)

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Location for New VA Hospital Debated

by scrosby June 10, 2009

Government officials are awaiting the results of a feasibility study on potential sites for a new Veterans Affairs Hospital in Louisville The feasibility study will look into three options for the facility: replace the existing hospital on Zorn Avenue, build an new hospital downtown, or build an in-patient facility downtown and an out-patient facility on […]

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Corn Growers President Praises Cellulosic Ethanol

by Gabe Bullard September 10, 2008

The president of the National Corn Growers Association says a more efficient type of ethanol is the future of liquid fuel, even though it’s a few years away.

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