KFTC Press Releases

Groups to Sue to Compel Duke Energy to Stop Withholding Required Toxic Waste Spill Safety Information

The nation’s largest utility must provide critical safety information for communities
September 20, 2017

Utilities are required by law to protect the public from dangerous coal ash impoundments. Duke Energy is withholding critical information that nearby residents and first responders will need when Duke's coal ash impoundment at the East Bend power plant near Rabbit Hash fails.

KFTC to Host 4th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy

September 5, 2017

The history of Smoketown – and the innovative ideas from local residents for its future – will be celebrated September 15 at the fourth annual “Smoketown GetDown for Democracy,” a neighborhood block party powered by the people and open to the public.

KFTC Statement on RECLAIM Act committee passage

June 27, 2017

KFTC members applaud the restoration of economic development and community engagement provisions to the RECLAIM Act prior to it passage by the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. Those provisions are key to making the legislation part of a Just Transition strategy.

ONGOING: People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing

June 26, 2017

Since 4 p.m. Sunday dozens of Kentuckians have shared how affordable and accessible health care has changed their lives, and in many cases saved their lives or the lives of family members or patients. It's the People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing –  the public hearing that Senator Mitch McConnell refuses to allow – being hosted by his constituents.

Kentuckians to call out Senator McConnell on health care with round-the-clock online hearing

June 23, 2017

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell refuses to have a public hearing on the GOP’s health care bill. So his constituents in Kentucky are doing his job for him with a round-the-clock "People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing" beginning Sunday at 4 p.m.

New local jobs! Better community health! A Just Transition for workers!

The Empower Kentucky Plan shows how
April 19, 2017

There is a clear path forward for creating thousands of new Kentucky jobs in the energy industry while cutting pollution, lowering electric bills and investing billions of dollars in workers and communities affected by the decline in fossil fuels. The plan for doing that was released Wednesday by KFTC members during a press conference and with the launch of a new website (www.empowerkentucky.org).

Trump’s climate denials take away opportunities for jobs and better health

A just transition to a clean energy economy in Kentucky is possible
March 28, 2017

Kentucky's opportunity to move to a clean energy economy is hurt by President Trump's executive order rolling back climate action and programs that protect health and the economy.

Petition Delivery at Sen. McConnell’s Kentucky Offices Thursday

Effort is part of statewide action and national campaign
December 8, 2016

Kentuckians looking to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to help take care of coal miners, their families and their communities before Congress heads home to enjoy the holidays will be delivering petitions to his Kentucky district offices on Thursday.

Eastern Kentuckians push Sen. McConnell to support RECLAIM Act and Miners Protection Act

Senate leader is key to bills passing before Congress adjourns
December 6, 2016

Petitions with thousands of signatures have been delivered to Sen. McConnell urging action to see that RECLAIM Act and Miners Protection Act are approved by Congress before it adjourns.

Local Organizations partner to host a Candidate Debate Series

Candidates for Metro Council Districts 2, 4 and 6 participating
May 3, 2016

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.

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