Western Kentucky | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Western Kentucky

We share a vision of a Kentucky where people and communities matter above profits, taxes are fairly assessed, we empower voters and protect their rights, we defend our environment, basic needs are met for all, and we value our most vulnerable populations. We engage with these issues because it is our goal to achieve a more equitable and just society. Our chapter is dedicated to addressing these issues with our government and leaders and holding them accountable.

If you also share this vision, please join us for one of our upcoming chapter meetings or events. We’d love to see you there!

Recent Activities

Students should feel safe, protected, and free at school

As a student, it is my belief that students should feel safe, protected, and free at school. However, arming teachers may not make students feel safe, it could in fact do the opposite.

Kentuckians tell McConnell time is up, pass RECLAIM now

Senator Mitch McConnell is in a position to direct more than $100 million to economic and community development projects in communities hardest hit by the decline in coal mining.

Kentuckians held an action outside his Lexington office today asking him to waste no more time in doing that.

“The time is now to pass the RECLAIM Act,” said Lyndsay Tarus, the Economic Transition Coordinator for the Alliance for Appalachia. “This is a jobs bill. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has estimated that 4,600 jobs could be generated through the RECLAIM Act across the country.

Progressive voices join to win Fairness ordinance in Paducah

In a historic win for Fairness in western Kentucky, Paducah has become the ninth city in Kentucky to adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects LGBTQ+ people.

On January 9, more than 250 people packed the Paducah City Hall chambers, about two-thirds of the crowd showing support. After lengthy public testimony and debate, the measure passed by a 4 to 1 vote.

The ordinance prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. An amendment to include exemptions for religious business owners failed by a similar 4 to 1 vote. Such an exemption exists in state law, however.

Members Host Constitutional Convention Workshops!

Late last year members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and allies began to notice an increased presence of organizations working to pass a call for a constitutional convention in Kentucky. We began to work closely with allies to learn more about the issue, and came out in force to help make sure that the proposed 'con con' didn't receive a vote in the last General Assembly.

WKY members hold Comer accountable on health care

Western Kentucky KFTC members have joined with Four Rivers Indivisible and other local groups to hold U.S Rep. James Comer accountable for his vote to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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Regular Meetings:

Faculty Hall Murray, KY

We meet every third Sunday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in Faculty Hall on Murray State University's campus.  Call Organizer Laura Harper Knight (502)216-6642 or join our Facebook group to connect with the chapter and find meeting details.

Chapter Organizer:

Laura Harper Knight
KY 42001
270-282-4553

Upcoming Events:

May 19

Western Kentucky Chapter Meeting

Faculty Hall
Murray, KY

Join the Western Kentucky Chapter for our monthly meeting! Learn about our latest work, take action with us, and enjoy conversation and community with like-minded people.

June 6

ORSANCO Commission Meeting

668 West 5th Street
Covington, KY 41011

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) will be discussing and potentially voting on proposed changes to their Pollution Control Standards.