Chapter: Perry County

Do you want the absolute best for your family and our Perry County community? So do we.

If you believe, as we do, that working together is the best way to create a better Perry County, then we invite you to be part of our local KFTC chapter.

We are a diverse group of Perry Countians – teachers, retired coal miners, students, unemployed, moms, grandparents and many more. We work together – as we have for 30 years – to protect our water and land, bring new energy and new jobs to our area, share our vision with elected officials and make sure Perry County is a safe place to call home for everyone.

We support each other, have fun and get things done. Come join us at our next potluck chapter meeting!

Recent Activities

East Kentuckians Support Statewide Fairness

Matt Heil Bereans for FairnessLots of well-publicized energy has been put into Fairness organizing and strategizing in eastern Kentucky communities over the last year or more. Bereans for Fairness has had an exponentially growing wave of organizing efforts for a city ordinance in support of fairness and human rights, including several strong shows of local and statewide support at city council meetings and rallies.  Last summer, there was great public outcry after two men were ejected from the Hazard Pavilion pool for alleged public displays of affection.

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Visions of Unity Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Hazard

Keynote Address

Today, in celebration of the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., KFTC members from Perry and Letcher counties joined hundreds of folks from eastern Kentucky organizations, churches, schools, businesses and communities for the annual MLK Day Community Breakfast hosted by Hazard Community & Technical College.  This year's event, held at HCTC's main campus in Hazard, featured the theme 'Visions of Unity' and keynote speaker Renee Michelle Shaw of KET. 

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Perry County Chapter Hosts EKY Holiday Party

Members from Letcher and Knott counties joined the Perry County chapter members Tuesday night in Hazard at the Perry County Public Library for a Holiday feast and screening of I Was There in the Library's theater.  Around 25 people brought family, friends, and food to celebrate the upcoming holidays, another powerful year of grassroots organizing in east Kentucky, and the 79th birthday of the 2011 KFTC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, McKinley Sumner of Montgomery Creek, Vicco.  

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Perry County Chapter Update!

 This week the Perry County Chapter used their meeting time for a Fall Fundraising phonebank training, planning the upcoming yearend chapter celebration (with music, food, and a film!), and "Adding Our Voice" to the KY Deserves Better tumblr page (see a couple pics below and go add your own!).

For the chapter celebration we are planning for some great home cooked food, local pickin' and singin', and we're showing the short "I Was There" film in the new seated theater at Perry County's nice, new public library!  Everyone, near and far, is welcome to join us!  Bring a friend and a dish! 

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Perry County Kicks Off Voter Turnout

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Chapter Feature:

Russell Oliver"KFTC empowers residents to bring about positive changes in their communities. It gives members confidence that they can make a difference. You are not one person, but part of a statewide organization of thousands supporting you and your cause."

-Russell Oliver, Perry County Chapter member

Regular Meetings:

Hazard, KY 41701
Monthly chapter meeting

Join us on the 3rd Monday of every other month at 6pm for the Perry County chapter meeting. We rotate meeting locations so please check the KFTC calendar for most up to date meeting information.

Chapter meetings are a great time to plan local work, discuss local and state-wide work, meet new people, and much more. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend! Hope to see you there!

Chapter Organizer:

Jessie Skaggs
Hazard, KY 41653
606-263-4982

Upcoming Events:

December 4

Eastern Kentucky Holiday Party

354 Perry Park Road
Hazard, KY 41701

Join the eastern Kentucky chapters of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for a holiday celebration with music, food, and fellowship!

December 9

Candidate Exploration Workshop

1733 Russell Cave Rd
Lexington, KY 40505

Are you or someone you know thinking about running for elected office in 2018? If so, KFTC has a great opportunity for you.