Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) was founded in 1981 as the Kentucky Fair Tax Coalition. It's initial mission was to get Eastern Kentucky Counties to collect property taxes from the large corporations that owned a huge proportion of the land in many places. In the 1980s, the time period covered in this book, they also were successful in passing a referendum that diminished the power of broad form deeds. These were initially used by coal companies to strip mine, without consent or compensation, the land of people whose ancestors had signed away their mineral rights when only deep-mines extracted coal. KFTC is still active, and still a progressive state-wide organization. It is now more effectively state-wide and less rural and less dominated by the issues of the Eastern Kentucky Mountains.
Prestonsburg: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, 1991. 77 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.