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TACKLE with TAC4 - Louisville, KY - May 21, 2013

TAC4 Solutions

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Louisville, KY

TACKLE with TAC4 - Louisville, KY - May 21, 2013

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Event Details


We tackle the issues, not each other™.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Event Details

Discussion Topic

  • Should the state be allowed to regulate coal that does not leave Kentucky?


  • Tom Fitzgerald, Director, Kentucky Resources Council
  • Jim Waters, President, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

Evening Format

  • Monologue from each panelist
  • Individually by panelist, pursue the core needs, fears, and solutions of each panelist
  • Panelists discuss the issue together
  • Audience participation

Tom Fitzgerald

Tom FitzGerald of Louisville, considered Kentucky's unofficial chief environmentalist for decades, is director of the Kentucky Resources Council, where he lobbies the state legislature year after year for cleaner air and water for the commonwealth.

The non-profit Kentucky Resources Council, an environmental watchdog group established in 1982, has been directed since 1984 by Tom FitzGerald, formerly staff attorney for the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky.

FitzGerald is a nationally recognized legal expert on coal mining issues. A 1980 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, he won the $250,000 Heinz Award for the Environment in 2008.

He recently rejected a 2012 award from the federal Office of Surface Mining, because he said the promises made by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 had been betrayed. In 2011, FitzGerald resigned from two state environmental boards to protest Gov. Steve Beshear's environmental and energy policies.

Jim Waters

Jim Waters is President of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free market think tank. He has been with the institute since it opened its doors on Sept. 2, 2003, and served previously as its Vice President of Communications.

Waters uses his significant media experience as a reporter, editor and broadcaster at newspapers and radio stations in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio to grow the institute’s influence in Frankfort and its impact statewide. Quoted often in the state’s major publications, Waters writes the Bluegrass Beacon, a weekly newspaper column that appears in publications statewide.

Waters frequently appears as a guest on talk-radio shows statewide, including a biweekly appearance as a standing guest on the Bluegrass Mondays segment on the Mandy Connell Show on Louisville’s 84WHAS. He’s also in demand as a guest speaker, moderates political debates and policy forums and is a frequent panelist on KET’s Kentucky Tonight program.  Waters’ articles have appeared in national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, and on CNN television.

He is in demand as a guest speaker and travels the commonwealth promoting free-market solutions to Kentucky’s greatest challenges.

Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

  1. Show respect, with no hint of blame
  2. Assume positive intent from all on the other side
  3. Understand and care about the other side's needs, fears, and proposed solutions
  4. Do not complain without offering solutions with realistic action steps that meet both sides' needs
  5. Clarify opinion from fact
  6. Seek the truth and workable solutions over political positioning
  7. Where there are moral philosophical differences, clarify without accusation and move on


Please make sure you understand our Disclaimers and Policies before you register for this event.  There will be no exceptions.  By registering, you understand and agree to the terms and conditions set forth below:

1) TAC4 Solutions, LLC owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the service marks TAC4 Solutions and TACKLE with TAC4  Audience members agree not to use any designation confusingly similar thereto and to not claim an ownership of such marks

2) TAC4 Solutions, LLC owns all rights, title, and interest in and to any one or more copyrights associated with any of TAC4 Solutions productions, including the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™, the slogan we tackle the issues, not each other, all writing, videotape, or in any other media format whatsoever

3) All voluntary dialogues must be conducted in a civil, respectful, and informative manner according to the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

4) All voluntary dialogues are subject to the intervention of the moderator, in his or her discretion, to enforce such guidelines by and among the participant, other speakers and the audience including, but not limited to, the possibility of the moderator expelling the participant, other speakers or any persons in the audience who are disrespectful, rude, uncivil, disruptive, or who violate the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™

5) TAC4 Solutions, LLC expressly reserves the right to reproduce, distribute to any party and use the productions in any manner it deems appropriate in accordance with the prudent journalistic guidelines, whether in video, print, or other media format, over the internet or otherwise; provided, however, in no event shall participant personally use and/or distribute to any third party any reproduction of the production, in any media or format, without the prior written consent of TAC4 Solutions, LLC

6) The participant consents to the perpetual use of his or her name and pictures in the reproduction, distribution, advertising and use of the productions

7) The participant shall not bring any type of lawsuit and/or assert claims against TAC4 Solutions, LLC, its members, managers, employees, agents or representatives, or any of its affiliates, absence the willful misconduct and/or malicious false actions of TAC4 Solutions, LLC; provided, however, in no event shall TAC4 Solutions, LLC be liable for any incidental, consequential, or special damages whatsoever.

8) No refunds of registration will be allowed except in the event of event cancellation.


$8.90 if pre-registered by noon, May 21; or $10 at the door (pending event capacity)

More Information


Heeren Hall is the performance space located on the second floor of Cooke Hall, which is the building on the corner of Lexington Rd. and Godfrey Ave. From Lexington Rd., turn onto Godfrey and Cooke Hall will be immediately on the left. Go beyond the building and turn left onto Aubert Avenue at the first stop sign onto Aubert Ave. to enter the parking lot. Cooke Hall is clearly marked, as are directions to Heeren Hall.

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When & Where

Heeren Hall, 2nd floor of Cooke Hall, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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