KFTC Blog

KFTC members challenged, inspired at annual meeting

Posted by: KFTC staff on September 2, 2017

About 250 members enjoyed KFTC’s Annual Membership Meeting this past weekend, exploring the theme of arts and culture in organizing.

A Day in the Belly of the Beast

Posted by: Jeff and Sharman Chapman-Crane on August 23, 2017

President Trump has stopped a federal study looking at the relationship between strip mining and human health.

Laura Greenfield receives national youth warriors against poverty award

Posted by: KFTC staff on August 22, 2017

Laura Greenfield of Paris, Kentucky has been awarded the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award by the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Community Backyard Brisket ‘N Badminton in London

Posted by: KFTC staff on August 20, 2017

KFTC hosted a community social event for members, friends and local residents interested in learning more about KFTC at the London office on August 18.

The Histories Told and Ignored at Cheapside

Posted by: Carly Muetterties on August 16, 2017

To those who believe removal of the statues at Cheapside Park is a destruction of history or an affront on Kentucky’s heritage: 

Happy 36th Anniversary, KFTC!

Posted by: KFTC staff on August 16, 2017

 It was 36 years ago today – August 17, 1981 – that a group of 26 people from 12 counties meeting in Hazard agreed to officially form a new organization: KFTC, then known as the Kentucky Fair Tax Coalition. 

"People, especially in eastern Kentucky, were getting to know each other. All around the region there was a loose network of people who had worked together with each other in various ways over the past 15 years or so. What we didn't have in those days was a structured connection between us. There was a no interlocking of these community-level efforts, until KFTC."  –  Herb E. Smith, Letcher County

According to the book Making History: The First Ten Years of KFTC:

"We just knew that it made sense to work together across county lines because the problems we faced were similar and needed to be addressed on the state or national level," said Gladys Maynard, who was representing the Concerned Citizens of Martin County and became KFTC's first chairperson.

Open House! Berea Office of KFTC Celebrates First Year at Broadway Location

Berea Office of KFTC Celebrates First Year at Broadway Location
Posted by: Matthew Frederick - Madison County Chapter Member on August 7, 2017

The Berea KFTC office recently opened its doors to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its move to the city’s historic Old Town.

Sustaining Givers build grassroots power in Kentucky

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 2, 2017

 

Eastern Kentuckians rally in support of health care for all

Posted by: KFTC staff on August 1, 2017

A video of the rally can be viewed on KFTC's Facebook page.

Eastern Kentuckians showed their support for health care for all at a rally in Pikeville Saturday that drew nearly 100 people.

“We’re here because we’re human beings and every human being deserves health care,” said Bev May, a Floyd County KFTC member who emceed the event. “Every life counts, and every life needs health care.”

Barn Bash brings members together, raises funds

Wilderness Trace Barn Bash 2017
Posted by: Anne Otieno, KFTC intern on July 11, 2017

KFTC hosts annual Barn Bash, the Wilderness Trace Chapter's biggest annual event to celebrate great local work, invite new folks into KFTC, encourage members to renew their membership, and raise funds.

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