Chapter: Southern Kentucky

Do you want Bowling Green’s best characteristics to grow even faster than Bowling Green itself?

So do we. So join us in working for fair housing, clean and affordable energy, and in building local support for our statewide work on tax justice, voting rights, and clean, safe and affordable energy options.

Working together, we are building the movement for economic, environmental and social justice in southern Kentucky.

We’d love to have you join for our monthly meetings every 4th Tuesday at The Foundry. Bring your friends!

Recent Activities

SOKY members work toward statewide renters’ rights bill

KFTC Southern Kentucky chapter members used the 2015 General Assembly to give their local work on renters’ rights a statewide platform.

The Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA) is a set of codified best practices to clarify the terms of agreements between tenants and landlords.

It simply clarifies and standardizes the terms of a lease and protects renters from retaliatory evictions for reporting housing that is not up to code.

Based on best practices from the rental industry, URLTA is called a “win-win” for renters and landlords. Several states have adopted URLTA statewide. Kentucky’s state law, however, only allows individual communities to opt in to URLTA; it falls short of adopting it statewide.

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KentuckyElection.org has been updated for the November 4 election!

KFTC's voter guide website has been updated with new information about candidate stances, voting locations, key links and other information to help you cast an informed vote in the election on Tuesday, November 4. We've surveyed candidates running for the U.S. Senate and House, state legislative races, and local races in Louisville, Lexington, Danville, Berea, Richmond, Georgetown, Newport, Florence, Covington, Bowling Green and more!

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Kentuckians want better protection than what's in the general permit

Members of KFTC and ally groups asked state officials to care about the quality of the water where they live, and recognize its importance for social and economic activity, during a public hearing

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General permit for coal falls short, June 18 hearing set

A public hearing will take place on June 18 to receive comments on proposed drafts of the state’s General Permit for Coal Mining.

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Building New Power through leadership development

There are many important stories coming out of the 2014 General Assembly – the outcomes of bills, the work of citizen lobbyists, the story of all the rallies and lobby days KFTC participated in.

For me, one of the highlights of KFTC’s work in the General Assembly – and, really, a highlight of all the work KFTC does – is the leadership development that happens around the session.

Throughout the session, KFTC is committed to developing leaders and helping their voices be heard. Whether it’s my friend Al lobbying for the first time. Or Mantell from Lexington taking his turn at the mic in front of the large crowd at the Voting Rights Rally. Or all the KFTC members who serve on various strategy teams that, throughout the session, contribute to our collective game plan … KFTC is about developing leaders.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about KFTC’s approach to leadership development.

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Chapter Feature:

Member spotlight

Read an op-ed by Southern Kentucky chapter member, Jeanie Smith on the importance of an Earned Income Tax Credit for Kentuckians.

"I live in Warren County, where according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a state EITC would directly benefit more than 10,000 Warren County families, with an average credit of $330. Our families, like families all over Kentucky, are working hard to make it today. Having a $300-$400 tax credit that targets low- to moderate-income working families would make such a difference in the day-to-day."

Renter's Handbook

The Southern Kentucky chapter worked with Bowling Green Housing Coalition to create the Barren River Area Renters' Handbook. Click the image above to read it online.

Regular Meetings:

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The Foundry
531 West 11th Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting every 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Carissa Lenfert
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Upcoming Events:

April 16

Shelby County KFTC Chapter Meeting

215 W Washington St
Shelbyville, KY

Join us for our month Shelby County KFTC chapter meeting.  We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville.

April 27

Southern Kentucky Chapter Meeting

531 W. 11th St.
Bowling Green, KY

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for the Southern Kentucky KFTC monthly chapter meeting. 

May 26

Southern Kentucky Chapter Meeting

531 W. 11th St.
Bowling Green, KY

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for the Southern Kentucky KFTC monthly chapter meeting.