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New Power Push for Health and Environment in KY

PHOTO: photo credit Greg Stotelmyer
PHOTO: photo credit Greg Stotelmyer
November 8, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Election results are taken as new marching orders by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and the group plans to ratchet up its focus on health care and the environment – specifically, a shift toward more clean-energy production.

A member of the group, Rosanne Fitts Klarer, knows it can be a tough sell in the heart of coal country, but she says voters have sent a clear message.

"Many people want to see us transition to cleaner energy and not just be stuck in one type of energy."

Klarer, who helped lead KFTC's voter-empowerment efforts, says nearly 5,000 voters were registered leading up to the election.

"It actually, in my opinion, counteracts the negative ads and the cynicism that's out there."

KFTC also used voter guides and made calls to people, urging them to vote.

Greg Stotelmyer , Public News Service - KY