Renew East Kentucky blog

The Appalachian voyage ends but the journey is just beginning..

October 17, 2012

Christian Torp has been hiking the Appalachian trail since March of this year to raise awareness about the destructive practice of mountain top removal mining and to raise money for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. These are his reflections as his voyage comes to a close.

Members enjoy first Shelby annual chapter meeting

September 19, 2012

When people stop you at the dentist's office a week later to tell you how wonderful your annual meeting was, you can probably safely label it a success.

A group of KFTC members in Shelby County have been meeting together for several months and plan to petition at the statewide membership meeting in October to officially become a chapter.

In the meantime, 30 people enjoyed food, music and fun at the first Shelby chapter annual meeting September 10. Two of our members, Ann Ellerkamp and Gina Rose, catered the celebration for us at no charge and really outdid themselves with sweet and sour meatballs, meat and veggie wraps, stuffed dates, fresh fruit and veggies with dips and hummus, brie, brownies and cupcakes.

Shelby County poet Gail Chandler read several of her poems, evoking both her Kentucky childhood and her recent experiences helping people in Africa.

Add your name to KFTC's letter in support of clean, affordable energy

September 4, 2012

Can you add your name today in support of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Kentucky?

Click here.

It's time to let Kentucky's rural electric cooperatives know what we want for our energy future.

Add your voice to the chorus today. Sign on to this letter to 17 of Kentucky's utilities asking them to take action to save energy, generate more clean energy, and help those most vulnerable afford their basic needs.

If you're a co-op member, we especially encourage you to sign the letter. Even if you're not a co-op member, we still invite you to add your voice for clean, affordable energy.

New power plant poses high costs, risks for western Kentucky ratepayers

Photo from Prairie State Energy Campus website
August 30, 2012

Residents of many mid-west towns, including Princeton and Paducah in western Kentucky, are beginning to face the sticker-shock of paying for the new Prairie State project, a 1600 MW coal-burning power plant developed by Peabody Energy. The plant, which is close to completion, has been called “the last of its kind in this country” by the New York Times.

Northern Kentucky chapter reaching out

August 6, 2012

The Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth returned to two festivals this year to continue to build upon existing relationships with key ally organizations in the region.

Members Alex Searles, Crystal Courtney, and Diannea Wilson at the Browngrass Festival.

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