Chapter: Southern Kentucky

The Southern Kentucky chapter is a diverse and active group of people working to build a better future for all. We aim to hold our elected officials accountable as we create a more just, healthy, and sustainable community. Among the many issues we care about, our chapter is currently working on fair housing, tax justice, fairness, voter empowerment, and clean, safe, and affordable energy options.

Working together we are building the movement for economic, environmental and social justince in southern Kentucky! Please join us at an upcoming chpater meeting or event. We meet every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Foundry, in Bowling Green.

Recent Activities

Help decide the future of Kentucky's tax system

Last Chance sign.jpgKentuckians deserve investments in good jobs, clean air and water, quality educations, and healthy, vibrant communities. This Kentucky is possible, but we need to reform our state tax system.

And this summer may well be our best opportunity in the last decade to push forward tax reforms that improve our quality of life. Right now, Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform is getting ready to hold Public Meetings across the state. Everyday Kentuckians are invited to share their best ideas about needed state tax reforms--ideas that will shape the Commission's recommendations for the 2013 General Assembly. The first of these meetings is in Paducah on May 29.

Sign on today to help clean air in Mammoth Cave park

Today is the last day the U.S. EPA is accepting comments on a proposed rule change that would weaken efforts to clean up the skies in national parks, including Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

The proposal would let coal-burning power plants in 28 states use a weaker air pollution emissions standard. In short, the EPA wants to allows power plants in those states to use the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to improve natural visibility conditions in Class I areas rather than the source-specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART).

College Campuses Continue to Leave Coal Behind

Taken from an article by Joan Oleck


The movement on college campuses continues to be in the direction of greener energy sources.

Final Bowling Green Election Day Check-in

Bowling Green Election Day Report

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Chapter Feature:

Member spotlight

Read an op-ed by Southern Kentucky chapter member, Jeanie Smith on the importance of an Earned Income Tax Credit for Kentuckians.

"I live in Warren County, where according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a state EITC would directly benefit more than 10,000 Warren County families, with an average credit of $330. Our families, like families all over Kentucky, are working hard to make it today. Having a $300-$400 tax credit that targets low- to moderate-income working families would make such a difference in the day-to-day."

Letter to the Tennesee Valley Authority

Southern Kentucky and Western Kentucky chapter members collectively helped to write a letter to TVA in support of the retirement of Unit 3 of the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenburg County, KY. The plant is the largest of its kind in the state, and has detrimental impacts on the counties surrounding it. In this letter, you will find statistics relating to the impacts on communities near the plant, as well as specific asks to TVA to create a Just Transition for these communities. 

An enlarged version of the map above can be found in the letter to TVA. It was created by KFTC members as part of an Environmental Justice Analysis they conducted. Click here to read (and sign!) the letter. 

Regular Meetings:

The Foundry
531 W. 11th Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting every 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Laura Harper Knight
958 Collette Avenue Suite 500
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 282-4553

Upcoming Events:

March 26

SOKY Chapter Meeting

531 W 11th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting. All are welcome! The Foundry is accessible and the bathrooms that are not gender neutral. Kids are welcome!

April 23

SOKY Chapter Meeting

531 W 11th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting. All are welcome! The Foundry is accessible and the bathrooms that are not gender neutral. Kids are welcome!

May 28

SOKY Chapter Annual Meeting part 1

531 E 11th Ave
Bowling Green, KY

The Southern Kentucky Chapter implements their Chapter Annual Meeting in two parts.