Reducing Harm in our Communities

Posted by: Sara Estep on October 28, 2016
The Letcher County Chapter meeting

During the Letcher County's October chapter meeting members wrote letters to the fiscal court of Letcher County.

Members of the Letcher County chapter are working to bring a clean needle exchange to Letcher county and other counties in eastern Kentucky.

We want to encourage our county officials to champion a way to prevent the spread of disease. Here are a few of the beautiful hand written notes written to Jim Ward our County Judge Executive and Magistrate Bobby Howard.



If you would like to get involved or want more information about why clean needles exchanges help maintain healthy communties please contact us via email!

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3rd Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy

Posted by: Bryan Burns on October 25, 2016

This past September saw the of the 3rd Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy block party and the community spirit was out in full force.

Pride comes to Georgetown!

Posted by: Clare White on October 18, 2016

Pride has come to the city of Georgetown. On October 8, Georgetown Fairness held Georgetown's first Pride Festival.

Rowan members building support for local planning

Posted by: KFTC staff on October 13, 2016

Rowan County KFTC members have been introducing county officials and residents to a planning and zoning approach to protecting their property and health from the threats of a hazardous liquids pip

Overcoming weather, Rowan chapter satisfies the hungry

Posted by: Annie Adams on October 13, 2016

The Rowan County KFTC Chapter held its annual fundraiser at the Old Time Music Festival at Jaycee Farm in Morehead on July 29 and 30.

Federal review to look at mining’s health damages

Posted by: kftc on October 5, 2016

After more than a decade of studies pointing to significant health impacts for Appalachian residents living near mountaintop removal operations, the federal government has decided to take a look.

Solar in Kentucky: opportunities to learn and lend support

Posted by: Lisa Abbott on October 4, 2016

Kentuckians want more and better energy options, and we are especially interested in seeing more locally and community owned solar projects. That was the overwhelming message KFTC heard when we asked more than 1,000 people across the state to share their vision for Kentucky's energy future. 

Shelby County chapter building power, protections for all

Posted by: Lisa Aug on September 19, 2016

If you attended the KFTC annual meeting, you saw one of the Shelby County chapter’s newest members, Joy Fitzgerald, give the chapter petition.

Watch Attica Scott's powerful keynote address at KFTC's Annual Meeting

Posted by: KFTC Staff on September 12, 2016

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Caitlin Sparks joins KFTC staff; Gregory back to school, Funck to intern

Posted by: KFTC staff on September 10, 2016

Caitlin Sparks is the newest member of KFTC’s staff, just joining as a member of the Communications and Development Team.

Getting ready for Empower Kentucky Summit, September 30-October 1 in Louisville

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 31, 2016

UPDATED - September 25, 2016

The Empower Kentucky Summit, which kicks off Friday evening in Louisville, is shaping up to be one of the largest and most diverse gatherings ever in Kentucky focused on ways to build a clean energy economy - one that works for all of us. More than 210 people are coming from communities large and small across our Commonwealth and at least 12 other states!

Registration is still open, so register now and invite your friends. The cost to register is a donation of any size. 

Kentuckians want an energy future that provides good jobs and health, advances racial and economic justice, and reduces the risks and harms of global climate change. This summit is an exciting opportunity to learn about solutions that are already working in communities around the country, and shape progress here at home towards that shared vision. 

The Summit starts 7 to 10 pm on September 30 and continues from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 1. 


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