KFTC Press Releases

KFTC’s New Power PAC endorses Attica Scott and McKenzie Cantrell in state House elections

Democratic primary is May 17
April 26, 2016

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.

Kinder Morgan's hazardous liquids pipeline threat is the focus of Earth Day events across the state

April 21, 2016

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.

KFTC's New Power PAC endorses Sellus Wilder for U.S. Senate

Democratic primary is May 17
March 28, 2016

Wilder has a compelling vision for a healthy and prosperous Kentucky and is conducting an open and honest conversation with the voters.

A Seat at the Table

Community dinner conversations about Kentucky’s energy future
March 1, 2016

Kentuckians will have the opportunity this spring to help shape a new Empower Kentucky Plan to map out an energy future for Kentucky that grows jobs, benefits health, and addresses racial and economic inequality while doing our part to reduce the risks of climate change. There will be a community conversation in each congressional district in April or May.

KFTC presents a cultural heritage event to benefit Kentucky’s Bright Future

“We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage” honors African American women in Kentucky
February 29, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, the third annual “We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage” to be held Thursday, March 10 will highlight the important but often unheard stories of Black women in Kentucky. Kentucky female dancers, speakers, musicians and artists will share their work, personal stories and vision for Kentucky’s Bright Future.

Seventh annual Growing Appalachia gathering looks to help people save money and boost the local economy

February 29, 2016

Learning about ways to save and earn money through small-scale farming be the focus of the seventh Growing Appalachia Conference to be held March 5 in Prestonsburg.

“We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage” honors African American women in Kentucky

KFTC presents a cultural heritage event to benefit Kentucky’s Bright Future
February 25, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, the third annual “We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage” highlights the important but often unheard stories of Black women in Kentucky. Kentucky female dancers, speakers, musicians and artists will share their work, personal stories and vision for Kentucky’s Bright Future. A celebration of African American women’s heritage through art, dance, music, spoken word, and storytelling will be on Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Clifton Center in Louisville.

Citizens groups, state reach historic settlement with coal company over water pollution violations

Deal sends strong signal to incoming Bevin administration
December 7, 2015

A coalition of citizens groups entered a settlement late Monday with Frasure Creek Mining and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet that resolves years of Clean Water Act violations numbering in the thousands at the company’s surface coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The violations include duplicated water pollution monitoring reports, failure to report pollution, and exceedences of pollution permit limits.

Harlan County joins local support in Eastern Kentucky for POWER+ Plan

Four other local entities passed resolutions in the past week
August 18, 2015

Grassroots support for the Power+ Plan to accelerate the release of one billion dollars for land reclamation projects that support local economic diversification efforts is growing quickly. In the past week, five local government units in eastern Kentucky have apssed resolutions calling on U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers to support the plan.

Everyday Kentuckians Ready to be Heard on Clean Power Plan

August 5, 2015
After hearings lots of reactions to the President Obama’s Clean Power Plan – mostly from public officials, candidates and the coal industry – everyday Kentuckians are ready to be heard. They find the new job creation potential and the significant health benefits to be appealing.

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