News of KFTC and our issues

Coal rules protect creation

February 19, 2017

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is incredibly blessed with beautiful abundant natural resources. Unfortunately we have been reckless with those resources and have trampled our water, soil and air. Charles G.

Obamacare repeal may threaten drug treatment access

February 15, 2017

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would result in more than 61,400 Kentuckians with mental illness or substance use disorder losing coverage.

ACA repeal would be devastating in Ky.

January 31, 2017

Communities thrive when they have a strong foundation made up of things like good schools and quality healthcare.

Ross Reviewed: Trump’s Choice For Commerce Left Mixed Legacy In Ohio Valley

January 16, 2017

The billionaire Wilbur Ross is headed for Senate confirmation hearings as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of the Department of Commerce. Ross made it to ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets in Appalachia and the Rust Belt.

ACA repeal will kill people

January 13, 2017

People need to understand that not having insurance kills people.

Lawmakers must focus on ways to increase workers’ wages

January 13, 2017

Research from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows wages are roughly $1,500 lower in right-to-work states, and promises of job growth from the policy are particularly hollow. A repeal of the prevailing wage needs no research to show it will lower wages and often encourages out-of-state companies to take bids away from Kentucky workers.

Water Safety Activism in Rural Red States Impedes Fossil Energy Development

December 9, 2016

Efforts in Kentucky to stop a hazardous liquids pipeline proposal reflect a movement across the country — encompassing tens of thousands of residents and many elected local and state officials who supported a pro-pipeline president-elect. In many cases the protests are assisted by state, regional, and national environmental advocacy organizations.

Kentuckians can handle the truth, the coal truth and nothing but the truth

October 28, 2016

Natural gas is expected to overtake coal this year as the country’s No. 1 source of power and could continue to underprice coal for the next 20 to 50 years.

Bevin talks voting rights, hasn't restored any

October 8, 2016

“I’ve always been guided by the principle of looking at what people do, not what they say,” said [Rep. Darryl] Owens, who has sponsored bills in recent sessions to allow automatic restoration of civil rights for felons (with some exceptions including violent crimes and sexual offenses) upon completion of all terms of their sentences.

A different kind of holler: Appalachia’s future is looking a lot more high-tech

September 19, 2016

"[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.

Subscribe to News of KFTC and our issues