KFTC Press Releases

Benham is first Kentucky city to pass black lung fund resolution

Action supports miners, their families and communities
September 15, 2018

The federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is in danger of financial insolvency. Benham city leaders take action to help prevent that from happening.

Report calls for improvements to coal mine bonding in Central Appalachian states

April 17, 2018

Coal mine bonding programs in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee require improvements that state and federal agencies should make to better protect communities, the environment and the region's economic future, a report by the Alliance for Appalachia finds.

Harlan Countians to host national Poor People's Campaign leaders

Kentuckians are joining the national call for a moral revival
March 26, 2018

Kentuckians call on Sen. Mitch McConnell to help coalfield communities

RECLAIM Act would provide a boost to economic development projects
March 14, 2018

Kentuckians held an action outside the Lexington office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today asking him to waste no more time in passing legislation to direct more than $100 million to economic and community development projects in communities hardest hit by the decline in coal mining.

Kentuckians push EPA to support clean energy jobs

Testimony given at Clean Power Plan hearing
November 28, 2017

KFTC members pointed out Kentucky's and Appalachia's economic future would be boosted by embracing a clean energy future. The health of people living in area's where coal is mined or burned, and the earth's climate also would benefit. The Empower Kentucky Plan shows the way.

Kentucky stands to lose billions from poor 2020 Census

New study show how essential are accurate data
November 21, 2017

The results of the 2020 Census are likely to help guide the allocation of more than $9 billion in federal spending for Kentucky each year. Yet  the latest congressional budget falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding census efforts.

Groups to threaten to sue to compel Duke Energy to stop withholding required toxic waste spill safety information

The nation’s largest utility must provide critical safety information for communities
September 20, 2017

Utilities are required by law to protect the public from dangerous coal ash impoundments. Duke Energy is withholding critical information that nearby residents and first responders will need when Duke's coal ash impoundment at the East Bend power plant near Rabbit Hash fails.

KFTC to Host 4th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy

September 5, 2017

The history of Smoketown – and the innovative ideas from local residents for its future – will be celebrated September 15 at the fourth annual “Smoketown GetDown for Democracy,” a neighborhood block party powered by the people and open to the public.

KFTC Statement on RECLAIM Act committee passage

June 27, 2017

KFTC members applaud the restoration of economic development and community engagement provisions to the RECLAIM Act prior to it passage by the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. Those provisions are key to making the legislation part of a Just Transition strategy.

ONGOING: People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing

June 26, 2017

Since 4 p.m. Sunday dozens of Kentuckians have shared how affordable and accessible health care has changed their lives, and in many cases saved their lives or the lives of family members or patients. It's the People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing –  the public hearing that Senator Mitch McConnell refuses to allow – being hosted by his constituents.

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