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Recent news from our blog

KFTC offers principles and policies for shaping eastern Kentucky’s future

Hopeful about the future, some eastern Kentucky residents have offered suggestions for principles, process and policies to guide future development in the region.

Offered in an open letter to Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep Hal Rogers, the KFTC members acknowledged, “It won’t be easy, but we believe we can build a bright future here in the mountains.

April Browning: Celebrating the life of a friend and activist

Our community lost a strong leader this month with the passing of April Browning

Witnessing Wednesdays: Citizens hold prayer vigils for HB 70

One of the most powerful ways our members spoke out this session was in prayer. 

From Louisville to Appalachia: Celebrating Our Common Heritage

Kentucky writers, musicians, and speakers were invited to share their love of Appalachia.

Eastern Kentuckians work to guide Promise Zone process

Last week KFTC members turned out for listening sessions to guide the regional plan of Promise Zones

Renters' handbook brings new community resource for southern Kentucky tenants

SOKY members gather at WKU to celebrate and launch new Barren River Area Renters' Handbook

Eminent domain bill with broad support stalled in House

UPDATE: Eminent domain legislation is now blocked by Senate leaders after a 75-16 House vote.