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League of Women Voters of Kentucky Seeks Citizen Input on Redistricting

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 12, 2021

League of Women Voters of Kentucky Seeks Citizen Input on Redistricting

Which side?

Posted by: Burt Lauderdale on August 2, 2021

Dear KFTC Friends, Family, and Community,

Plenty of opportunities to take Action for Democracy

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 22, 2021

Roots and Heritage 2019 - 9/8-19

Building the Democracy Kentucky needs is a key step to winning our vision for Kentucky’s future.  We need to make sure all Kentucky voices have a chance to be heard

The campaign to restore voting rights of Kentuckians with felonies in their past is continuing, with increasing field work to find the 170,000 people who recently got their right to vote back and to help them register to vote!  That’s happening alongside our online efforts to train people, reach people through texting, lobby legislators, and more.

We are excited to announce: Kentucky Just Transition Organizing Fellowship stipends

Members of the Empower Kentucky Leadership Cohort gathered in November 2019
Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 21, 2021

A number of Kentucky Just Transition Organizing Fellowship Stipends will be awarded in the fall of 2021 to celebrate, strengthen, and invest in community, labor, youth, and cultural organ

Reflections from KFTC's outgoing leadership

Posted by: Cassia Herron on July 19, 2021

Cassia HerronI’ve spent over a week attempting to write a “good-bye” letter for this issue. Instead of a letter it seems I’ve inked part of a chapter for a memoir. It was hard to capture in a few hundred words what it’s been like to serve in this role and share parting words for your consideration. In its place, I’ll offer you the letter I penned for our 2020 annual report. 

“Imagining and Envisioning the Future of KFTC” culminates in a “Summer Concert”

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

We've been reporting on a cornerstone of KFTC’s Organizational Change Initiative: the Imagining and Envisioning the Future of K

KFTC and the KFTC staff union agree on first union contract

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

After the announcement of the KFTC staff union’s formation in October 2019, and recognition by KFTC’s Steering Committee, we took the bold step of building an initial contract through Interest Base

Jefferson County chapter and allies help engage thousands in the Metro budget process

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

Working with allies, the Jefferson County chapter recently helped engage thousands of Louisvillians in the Metro budget process and secured a major victory that built community power.

SOKY chapter creates People’s Guide to Planning

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

From protecting natural resources to building apartment complexes, decisions about our communities and day to day lives happen through local planning and zoning. We see the impacts of these decisions when Black neighborhoods face displacement, when gentrification pushes the working class out of affordable housing, and when pollution in our air and water hurts our bodies. While planning processes are designed to shape the future of Kentucky cities, planning and zoning are often difficult for the public to offer input into and to navigate.  

KY Public Service Commission establishes a fair process for calculating compensation credits for rooftop solar

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

The grassroots campaign to protect rooftop solar in Kentucky and prevent electric utilities from rigging the rules against locally-owned distributed solar generation won a major victory in May, ending (for now) a multi-year dispute between solar advocates and monopoly utility companies over the value of fed-back rooftop solar energy.

On May 14, 2021 the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a ruling rejecting Kentucky Power Company’s proposal to slash by seventy-five percent the value of the credit that new solar customers would receive for electric power from their panels that is fed back to the grid. Importantly, the PSC order established a methodology to determine a fair value of that fed-back distributed solar energy. The Commissioners then applied that new framework to calculate that, for Kentucky Power customers, the value for that credit is just twelve percent below what it would have been under the old policy.  


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