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Hamilton announces special Town Hall meeting during Alcohol Awareness Month on April 10th

Thursday March 29, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro CouncilI
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

s there an effective way for a neighborhood to fight alcohol sales? How can a community curb underage drinking? What laws need to be passed to achieve these goals?

A special town hall meeting sponsored by the Shawnee Community Coalition in collaboration with Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) and Seven Counties Services will address those issues on Tuesday, April 10th.

“These are important issues for our time and we have gathered a good group of experts and lawmakers to help the community understand how they can make a difference,” says Hamilton. “April is Alcohol Awareness Month and there are many aspects of alcohol the community needs to learn more about.”

Hamilton will join a panel discussion which includes Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1), Department of Public Health & Wellness Director, Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, State Representative Reginald Meeks, State Representative Darryl Owens, Local ABC Director, Glenn Smith, and State ABC Representative, Stephanie Stumbo.

The forum will address many topics including how to combat repeated liquor license applications and underage drinking.

The Town Hall meeting will be held at the Portshaw Community Development Center, 3713 W. Market Street beginning at 6:00pm.

“This legal process takes time to understand and patience if you want to effect change. It takes dedication and commitment when it comes to stopping the licensing of a liquor store,” says Hamilton. “This forum is a good way to learn the right way to proceed if a neighborhood wants to control and remove liquor stores.”

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5