Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
is a community of people, inspired by
a Vision, building New Power and
a better future for all of us. Together,
we organize for a fair economy, a
healthy environment, new safe energy
and an honest democracy. Join us.

Rev. Damon Horton


"I haven't always been a minister, you know.  At one point, I was a gang member and a drug dealer.  I ended up getting arrested in 2003 and again in 2004 when I was sentenced to 12 years for drug trafficking." 

"It was a little after that that I realized that the lord was calling on me to preach.  I really changed my life around.  I did a lot of preaching in the penitentiary and it really felt like the right thing to be doing." 

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