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

H2O-rganizing builds momentum in eastern Kentucky

Building on the successes of the first Community Organizing & Water Testing Training held in Prestonsburg back in May, over 30 people gathered in Whitesburg this past Saturday to learn, share, and grow together. Katie, an attendee who lives a few feet from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Hazard said, "we came here to learn about community building, and in a way that’s really what we did here within this whole group.”

Reproductive Health and Voter Registration in Hazard

While our Economic Justice committee and state wide members were raising their voices

Perry County member a featured speaker at "Green Your Money" event

Last summer Pallavi Podapati, of Hazard, worked with the Perry and surrounding KFTC chapters on several adventures, from a listening project across several eastern Kentucky counties to capturing the March on Blair Mountain, WV in photographs.  She is currently a pre-med student at the University of Pennsylvania and very active in local Philadelphia community campaigns to encourage banks and corporations to de-fund mountaintop removal in Appalachia and invest in mountain communities. 

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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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:

Angel Hill
Hazard, KY 41653
606-263-4982

Upcoming Events:

November 19

Perry County Chapter meeting

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More info to be announced