Chapter: Shelby County

The Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World is the home of the Shelby County KFTC group, which became an official chapter in October 2012. The Shelby County Horse Fair each June represents just one slice of the extensive agricultural diversity that exists cheek-by-jowl with rapid residential and commercial development.

Shelby Countians seeking to make positive change in our community have been working since 2012 to reform the Shelby Energy Rural Electic Cooperative, and have started work on other issues of economic and social justice, including putting an end to wage theft, discrimination and animal cruelty.

We welcome everyone interested in improving economic and social justice in Shelby County. Please join us is building a more modern, just, equal and strong Shelby County.

Recent Activities

Getting the word out about the Affordable Care Act

Shelby County KFTC member Leslie McBride wanted to help get the word out to people in her community about signing up for the Affordable Care Act.  After being turned down by several grocery stores management to have an official table in front of the store, Leslie decided to just take large stacks of handouts and a clipboard to the parking lots of those stores.  Below is what she wrote about the experience.

"A couple of weekends ago, I handed out information about the Affordable Care Act to people in parking lots in Shelbyville. Nine out of ten people wanted the information; they were hungry for it, even though it was pouring down rain for the last half hour. I heard powerful stories of people who needed healthcare, whose children needed healthcare, who had been to the library to connect to the kynect link. People of all races, ages and walks of life approached me. I gave out everything I had, and could have given out ten times as much. People need this, and I urge everyone to support this movement." 

Click here for a link to the Kynect fact sheets that you can download and print from home and handout to your neighbors as well!

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Shelby members encourage Sen. Hornback to support voting rights

State Senator Paul Hornback favors restoring voting rights to former felons who have served their time, but wants to make them wait two to five years after completing their sentences before being

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Shelby fiscal court says no to Bluegrass Pipeline after hearing from members

This morning, the Shelby County Fiscal Court passed a resolution opposing the construction of any part of the Bluegrass Pipeline or any other Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline in Shelby County.

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United, Kentuckians are standing against the Bluegrass Pipeline

This week there were three big meetings of Kentuckians who joined up to learn more and speak out against the Bluegrass Pipeline proposed by Williams Energy Company.

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Shelby County KFTC holds great chapter annual meeting

Platform additions opposing fracking and supporting animal rights highlighted Shelby KFTC's annual meeting Wednesday.

Pat Greer noted that KFTC's current platform covers underground mineral rights, but doesn't mention hydraulic fracturing, which poisons water supplies and affects more people than surface owners.

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Regular Meetings:

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Stratton Center
215 Washington Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Monthly chapter meeting

We meet at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday every month. All are welcome.

Chapter Organizer:

Carissa Lenfert
502-208-1696

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Upcoming Events:

September 21

Shelby County Chapter Meeting

215 Washington Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

The monthly meeting of Shelby County's KFTC Chapter.