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Chapter: Rowan County

If you believe “what we do to the land, we do to the people,” then you’ll find friends in KFTC’s Rowan County chapter.

Members from Rowan and surrounding counties work together to address problems and have a say in policies and actions affecting the land and people here in our own communities and throughout the state. We raise awareness about mountaintop removal, air quality, water quality, tax fairness, clean and affordable energy, and other issues important to our members.

Our monthly chapter meeting is a great way to learn about our local and statewide work, share your own ideas and get involved.

 

Recent Activities

KFTC Members Participate in Rural Electric Cooperative Public Forum

"This has been a great meeting and an opportunity for me to learn some things I didn't know," said KFTC member John Harrod to the group gathered in Morehead on the evening of April 9 for the Rural Electric Cooperative Public Forum. "I am encouraged and optimistic about our prospects for moving forward with energy saving ideas and more use of renewable energy sources."


The Public Forum was held as part of the Clean Energy Collaborative, in which KFTC participates along with other public interest groups, the local rural electric co-ops, and the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC). The mission of the Collaborative is to review and recommend energy efficiency and renewable energy actions to EKPC, and to promote collaboration among all the parties in implementation of these ideas.

Rowan County Voter Registration

Here are some quick pictures of a voter registration drive our Rowan County chapter had last week at Morehead State University.  In an afternoon, we registered 51 people to vote and also had a lot of good conversations with people including three prospective new KFTC members.  We even recruited one New Power Leader (thanks, Lisa Bryant!).

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Rowan chapter fundraiser is successful

Earth Day Events in Morehead

Morehead State Environmental Science Club presented the documentary Black Diamonds, a documentary about mountaintop removal, to an audience of 40 students and community members. After the film, there was a panel discussion that included KFTC members Teri Blanton, Sue Tallichet, and Cody Montgomery.  A representative from the coal industry and a Morehead State professor were also present on the panel.

End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington Report #1

Tracy Jo Ingram rings the bell for signing another cosponsor to the Clean Water Protection Act

More than 20 KFTC members and staff have traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington sponsored by Appalachian Voices and the Alliance For Appalachia.  In D.C. we are joined with more than 200 other community activists and coalfield residents representing 27 different states.

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Regular Meetings:

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
145 E. 5th St
Morehead, KY 40351
Monthly chapter meeting:

Third Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Nikita Perumal
Morehead, KY 40351
859-278-8644

Upcoming Events:

July 18

Rowan County Chapter Meeting

145 5th Street
Morehead, KY 40351

Join us for the monthly Rowan County KFTC Chapter meeting! 

August 15

Rowan County Chapter Meeting

145 5th Street
Morehead, KY 40351

Join us for the monthly Rowan County KFTC Chapter meeting!