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Jim Shepherd

Jim Sheperd"I've lived a lot of places in my life," says KFTC member and new former felon spokesperson Jim Shepherd.  "All over the U.S., really; but my family is from Hazard, I've lived here for the last five years, and I'm planning on staying."

Recent news from our blog

President proposes major new investments in Appalachian transition

The budget proposed by President Obama today calls for significant new investments in economic transition in Central Appalachia. The President's ideas for the region are being called the "Power + Plan." 

Among the highlights of the President's plan are the following:

$1 billion over five years to restore lands and waters degraded by decades-old mining and support related sustainable development projects.

$56 million to invest in job training for laid-off miners and to support economic development efforts in Central Appalachian mining communities. This figure includes an additional $20 million in job training for miners and power plant workers; an increase of $25 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission's... Read more

KFTC members "All In" during exciting annual meeting

KFTC members affirmed once again that we are “all in” for a better Kentucky.

Sustaining Gifts, when joined together, make a big impact

As KFTC chair, I’ve learned what an impact member gifts make on our ability to do the work every day

The minimum wage matters to real people

KFTC members and Working Families Coalition allies are closer to passage of a minimum wage …

I'll see you on the trail

A 250-mile hike begins Lisa Abbott's transition to a new home and a new role with KFTC …

Benham Power Board launches innovative residential energy efficiency program

Residents of Benham, Kentucky will soon benefit from an innovative energy efficiency program.

Elizabeth Wooten, early KFTC leader, has passed away

Elizabeth Wooten, a KFTC member who helped lead the campaign in the 1980s to do away with...