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KFTC hosting a cultural heritage event to benefit Kentucky’s Bright Future

“We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage” honors Kentucky’s African American culture and heritage

February 25, 2015

A celebration of African American heritage through art, music, poetry, and storytelling hosted by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) will be on Friday, March 20, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street) In Louisville.

Citizens groups seek to ensure Kentucky officials enforce Clean Water Act

Coal company again submitting false reports

February 22, 2015

A coalition of citizens groups late Friday filed a motion to intervene in a state enforcement action against Frasure Creek Mining for again violating the Clean Water Act at its coal mining operations in eastern Kentucky. Last November, the groups identified thousands of instances where Frasure Creek had falsified water pollution discharge monitoring reports and sent the company a notice of their intent to sue

Brooklyn Loves Mountains

Inaugural Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 28 at JALOPY THEATRE

February 15, 2015

Brooklyn Loves Mountains will present a benefit concert on March 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Red Hook’s Jalopy Theatre (315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY). The concert will benefit KFTC’s Canary Project and send a message of solidarity from Brooklyn to those working for an end to the most destructive aspects of surface coal mining, mountaintop removal and valley fills in Appalachian communities.