Resources & Publications

E.g., 03/2018
E.g., 03/2018

Benham Power Project 1-pager

A one-page information sheet on the Benham Power Project, created to be shared during the Promise Zone listening session in Harlan County.

HB 31 Background for CKY

Background for HB 31 for CKY

KCEP 2014 budget analysis

Governor Beshear's Executive Budget proposal provides a small amount of additional funding to K-12 education but not enough to fully restore the impact of six years of cuts and frozen funding levels.

Appalachian Transition Four Page Booklet

A booklet outlining KFTC work on and proposals for a just transition in Appalachia, including transition stories from other regions, quotations from Kentuckians, and a proposed policy platform.

Public Interest Groups' Closing Statement to the Clean Energy Collaborative

The statement presented by KFTC and allied public interest groups at the final meeting of the Clean Energy Collaborative with East Kentucky Power and their rural electric co-ops.

Investing in the Economic Future of Eastern Kentucky

A new report by the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development calls for the creation of an Appalachian Planning and Development Fund to oversee strategic planning for the region and direct the use of some portion of severance tax funds. The report emphasizes that an open and inclusive process is as important as the funds themselves to producing positive outcomes.

State level estimates of felon disenfranchisement, 2010 data

This report from the Sentencing Project provides state-by-state data about how many individuals have lost the right to vote due to a crazy-quilt pattern of laws that bar people convicted of a felony from voting. Kentucky is one of three states that bars more than 20% of voting age African Americans from voting. A total of 243,842 Kentuckians have lost the right to vote.

Schemes from the Boardroom: The War by Arch and Peabody on the Aging, Ill, and Disabled

This report delivers the findings of a hearing in April 2013 hearing with members of the United Mine Workers of America miners, their families and dependents who are threatened with loss of their health care benefits. Present were retirees and family members, clergy, community and health care officials, union leaders, and labor experts to address how St.

ABF Conference: Expanding Broadband Internet: CARN Broadband Policy Recommendations

Report on Central Appalachian Policy Recommendations, referred to in the Expanding Broadband Internet workshop during the Appalachia's Bright Future conference in Harlan, April 2013.

Elements of Strategic Planning for Communities and Organizations

A Microsoft Word document of the Elements of Strategic Planning for Communities and Organizations shared during the Community Planning workshop during Appalachia's Bright Future conference in Harlan County, April 2013.