Shelby County | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Shelby County

The Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World is the home of the Shelby County KFTC group, which became an official chapter in October 2012. The Shelby County Horse Fair each June represents just one slice of the extensive agricultural diversity that exists cheek-by-jowl with rapid residential and commercial development.

Shelby Countians seeking to make positive change in our community have been working since 2012 to reform the Shelby Energy Rural Electic Cooperative, and have started work on other issues of economic and social justice, including putting an end to wage theft, discrimination and animal cruelty.

We welcome everyone interested in improving economic and social justice in Shelby County. Please join us is building a more modern, just, equal and strong Shelby County.

Recent Activities

Shelby fiscal court says no to Bluegrass Pipeline after hearing from members

This morning, the Shelby County Fiscal Court passed a resolution opposing the construction of any part of the Bluegrass Pipeline or any other Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline in Shelby County.

United, Kentuckians are standing against the Bluegrass Pipeline

This week there were three big meetings of Kentuckians who joined up to learn more and speak out against the Bluegrass Pipeline proposed by Williams Energy Company.

Shelby County KFTC holds great chapter annual meeting

Platform additions opposing fracking and supporting animal rights highlighted Shelby KFTC's annual meeting Wednesday.

Pat Greer noted that KFTC's current platform covers underground mineral rights, but doesn't mention hydraulic fracturing, which poisons water supplies and affects more people than surface owners.

Bluegrass Pipeline will cut across Kentucky

As many as a 18 Kentucky counties are within the possible path of a new pipeline that would carry natural gas liquids from the fracking fields of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to processing plants and export terminals along the Gulf Coast.

Shelby County Chapter Meeting Next Week

If you live in or near Shelby County, consider coming out and joining us at the next Shelby County KFTC meeting.  The chapter is in its first year as an offical KFTC chapter and would love to meet more people in the area!  The Shelby chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. We will discuss our upcoming Trivia Night fundraising on March 22, our experiences lobbying the General Assembly, and our campaigns to reform Shelby Energy and establish a Fairness Ordinance. Everyone is welcome.


Regular Meetings:

Stratton Center
215 Washington Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Monthly chapter meeting

We meet at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday every month. All are welcome.

Chapter Organizer:

Carissa Lenfert