Rowan County | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

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

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.

Governor proposals options for revenue crisis; forums planned

This week Governor Steve Beshear released his proposals for dealing with the state's latest revenue crisis: a mix of further cuts to state programs and services, a 70-cent cigarette tax increase, a three-day furlough for state workers, and taking money from the rainy day fund and restricted funds.


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