Cumberland | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Cumberland

If you believe that Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Pulaski Counties would benefit from local people working together to make their communities better and stronger, then we invite you to be a part of the Cumberland Chapter of KFTC. 

Members from these counties and surrounding counties work together to create space for each other and work on four core areas. In addition to adding capacity to statewide issue campaigns, the Cumberland Chapter focuses on racial justice, voter rights, LGBTQ+ issues and fairness, as well as environmental justice. We bring people from the tri-county area and beyond together, and we make sure to have fun while doing it!

Our monthly chapter meeting is a great way to learn more, meet like-minded folks, and get involved.

Recent Activities

RECLAIM Act and AML pass the House as part of The Moving Forward Act

Kentucky will have a better chance at seeing its $400 million backlog of mine reclamation projects move forward thanks to legislation passed by the U.S.

KFTC’s London office is on track to be completely solar-powered!

Solar panels on KFTC's London office building

Solar panels were recently installed on KFTC’s main office in London. This was the final step in a series of energy upgrades that the building had been undergoing in the last several months, which puts the office building on track to be completely solar-powered.

Many affected as Revelation Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

KFTC members and residents of many other coal producing states and regions have followed the activities of Revelation Energy, LLC with increasing alarm in recent years.

They watched closely as the company went a buying spree, acquiring hundreds of mine permits and hundreds of thousands of acres of mines in Kentucky alone from 2014 to 2018. They tracked notices of dozens of safety, health and environmental violations and overdue taxes charged against Revelation Energy, many of which remain outstanding. (According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Revelation Energy has been the top violator of reclamation and environmental rules in each of the last three years.)

And throughout this year, KFTC members actively organized against proposed mining permits and permit amendments sought by Revelation Energy that threaten water quality and community well-being in Harlan and Pulaski counties.

Enterprise Coal Co. "Big Branch" mountaintop removal mine Knott County KY

RECLAIM Act is approved by U.S. House committee

After reintroduction in April, the bipartisan RECLAIM Act was debated and voted on during the May 1 House

Kentuckians act to support miners with black lung disease

Kentuckians took action today in Washington, DC and London, Kentucky to urge Senator Mitch McConnell and other members of Congress to do right by coal miners with bl

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Regular Meetings:

The Cumberland Chapter generally meets on first Sunday of every month from 2-4 p.m. EST. The location rotates between the four counties each month. See our events list for the location of our next meeting.

Chapter Organizer:

131 N Mill St
London, KY 40741
(606) 261-4955