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Public Meetings Set On VA Hospital Site List

Officials will hold two public meetings tomorrow to provide information and take public input on where to build a new Veterans Affairs hospital in Louisville. Facility Planner Bob Morey says the meetings will be held from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Clifton Center on Payne Street. "We’re going to have a third-party moderator that actually runs the meeting. I will be providing the slide presentation and we will have a panel of subject matter experts to answer questions," he said. Five years ago, then Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Nicholson announced that a new VA hospital would be built in Louisville. Many expected then that it would be located near University Hospital, but officials are now considering four other sites, including land adjacent to the present hospital on Zorn Avenue.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.