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Recent news from our blog

President proposes major new investments in Appalachian transition

The budget proposed by President Obama today calls for significant new investments in economic transition in Central Appalachia. The President's ideas for the region are being called the "Power + Plan." 

Among the highlights of the President's plan are the following:

$1 billion over five years to restore lands and waters degraded by decades-old mining and support related sustainable development projects.

$56 million to invest in job training for laid-off miners and to support economic development efforts in Central Appalachian mining communities. This figure includes an additional $20 million in job training for miners and power plant workers; an increase of $25 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission's... Read more

Raising the Wage in Fayette County: What You Need to Know to Get Involved

The Central Kentucky Chapter of KFTC wants Fayette County to raise the wage!

Big Sandy chapter hosts sixth annual Growing Appalachia conference

On Saturday March 21, more than 80 people from around eastern Kentucky came to the sixth annual...

Kentuckians call on Senate committee to hear HB 70, dragged from room

Wearing buttons that read "Let Us Vote," about two dozen voting rights supporters attended the...

Vision Smoketown

Vision Smoketown began as a volunteer- based community canvassing project conceived after the...

Whose Moment Is It?

This is a Movement moment. Whose moment is it? Like any of the risings of the past...

Big win: Judge rejects deals between Kentucky officials and coal company

In vigorous language, Judge Shepherd blasts state officials for a culture of non-enforcement.