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

During the Letcher County chapter's October 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.

The Story of the Roanoke Electric Co-op

Posted by: KFTC Staff on October 26, 2016

Curtis Wynn is the CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative in North Carolina. He was the keynote speaker at KFTC's Empower Kentucky Summit on October 1, 2016 in Louisville. He described ways his co-op is leading the nation with an innovative approach to energy efficiency and building on a model developed by rural co-ops in Kentucky. Watch this video of Curtis describing his work to empower the members of his co-op.

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

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