Central Kentucky | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Central Kentucky

The Central Kentucky chapter is one of the oldest chapters within KFTC. We are a diverse group of people who care about making our communities healthy and safe for all people. Our chapter members are interested in a range of issues, but currently we are working on educating folks about democracy through our voter empowerment work. We're also focusing on building economic, environmental and racial justice in Lexington and the Central Kentucky area. Please join us at our next chapter meeting or at one of our upcoming events. Meet other chapter members to learn about the exciting work we're doing and how you can be a part of it!

Recent Activities

Weekend community tabling in Lexington

This weekend, KFTC helped to register voters and connected with people around our campaign to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their time at a community event in the Trent Blv

Tabling at Lexington's 5th annual LGBTIQ Pride festival

This Saturday members from the Central Kentucky chapter tabled at Lexington's 5th annual LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) pride festival.

KFTC members continue to register voters throughout Lexington

The chapter has been busy these last few weeks with local voter registration efforts. This past Saturday we went door to door in the Davis Bottom neighborhood of Lexington (also known as Irishtown) registering folks and talking to them about what it could take to build a healthy and functional democracy in Kentucky.

Fayette County jail proposes increasing health care costs for inmates

Today, Rodney Ballard, Director of Corrections for Lexington-Fayette County, gave a presentation to the urban county council on a proposal to raise the booking fees and medical co-pays that inmates are required to pay.

Currently, when a person is processed into the Fayette County jail they are charged a $20 booking fee. While incarcerated, if an inmate needs to see a doctor they must pay a $5 co-pay and an additional $2.50 co-pay for prescription medications. Under this proposal, fees would increase to $35 for booking, $15 to see a doctor, and $15 for all prescriptions that cost greater than $14.99.

Voter registration in Lexington

Last week members of the central Kentucky chapter registered voters at the Lexington transit center. The transit center is the hub of public transportation in the city with 25 routes loading and unloading riders every 30 minutes. The transit center is a great place to meet folks and to talk to them about voter empowerment.



Regular Meetings:

Episcopal Mission House
203 E. 4th St.
Lexington, KY 40508
CKY KFTC monthly chapter meeting

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Episcopal Mission House at the corner of 4th St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (across the street from the Living Arts & Science Center) in Lexington.

Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Chapter Organizer:

Meredith Wadlington
250 Plaza Dr.
Suite #4
Lexington, KY 40508