When the current Kentucky legislative session ends this week, many issues will be left on the table for future years. One of those issues is charter schools. Kentucky is among nine states without charters, and the push to change that has been polarizing in Frankfort. A compromise to create a pilot charter project was close to… Continue reading Charter School Supporters Vow to Continue Their Fight
A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members have signed a letter urging the Kentucky General Assembly to support charter schools legislation. Earlier this week, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a bill that would create charter schools in the state. Several supporters testified that Kentucky is being left behind as one of… Continue reading Council Members Urge State Lawmakers to Support Charter Schools
Sensing their time is coming, advocates of charter schools in Kentucky are doubling down on their efforts. One such group, Kentuckians for Reform in Education, or KARE, is out with their second TV advertisement supporting charter schools. KARE is run by former Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner, and the ad is running statewide on network and… Continue reading Charter School Advocates Release Second TV Ad
Returning to public life, former Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner is encouraging state lawmakers to adopt legislation that would create public charter schools in Kentucky. The East End Republican served on the Metro Council for two terms before making a bid for mayor and losing narrowly to Greg Fischer. Heiner is now chairman of Kentuckians… Continue reading Heiner Returns as Education Advocate
The debate over charter schools is one Kentucky educators and legislators have heard and argued over for the last several years. But supporters of the education reform feel one party left out of those discussions is ready to be brought into the fold. A newly formed group called Kentuckians Advocating Reforms in Education (KARE) is… Continue reading As Kentucky Legislative Session Opens, Groups Start Stronger Push for Charter Schools
After narrowly losing the Louisville mayor’s race, Republican Hal Heiner says he’s unlikely to seek public office again.
Heiner could not legally seek the mayor’s office and re-election to the Metro Council at the same time, so after this year, he will not hold elected office.
Heiner, who has served on the Metro Council for seven years, says he plans to continue working to move the city forward.
Fourteen months of campaigning will come to an end Tuesday as Louisvillians elect a new mayor.
Two active candidates remain in the race: Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner.
When Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson announced last year that he would not seek re-election, and will instead run for Lieutenant Governor in 2011, fourteen candidates sought to replace him. After primaries, endorsements and attrition, two active candidates remain—Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner.
For the first time, Republican Hal Heiner has the lead in a poll of the Louisville mayor’s race.
The Bluegrass Poll shows Heiner with 51 percent of the vote, compared to Democratic candidate Greg Fischer’s 44 percent.