Candidates for Metro Council Districts 2, 4 and 6 participating
The Jefferson County KFTC Chapter and several local organizations and neighborhood associations will host the Open Mic Debate Series the week before the May 17 Primary Election. These debates will take place with candidates in Metro Council Districts 2, 4 and 6.
Democratic primary is May 17
KFTC’s New Power PAC has endorsed Attica Scott in the State House District 41 Democratic primary and McKenzie Cantrell in the State House District 38 Democratic primary.
Several communities threatened by Kinder Morgan's proposal to repurpose the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry hazardous liquids will have events this weekend to raise awareness of the dangers associated with the pipeline.
"[T]hings are changing. That was evident in the presentations Friday that attracted more than 200 people to Hazard Community and Technical College called Big Ideas Fest for Appalachia: Visionary Thinking and Doing.
The 40th Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment on Wednesday and Thursday in Lexington has 34 listed speakers or moderators, but only two of them come from a non-profit, environmental advocacy background.
A $1 billion plan to put coal miners back to work and turn some of Appalachia’s environmental problems into economic progress holds promise but must involve residents of the region in planning and ensure that the benefits stay in the communities where help is needed the most.