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In 2019, we also received support for legal-assistance programs from our local, legal institutions.
Kentucky Bar Foundation
The Kentucky Bar Foundation is the nonprofit, charitable arm of Kentucky’s legal community. This Foundation educates and support Kentuckians through grants, programs and other initiatives. Learn more by visiting their website.
Recently, the Kentucky Bar Foundation provided financial support for KRC to be able to enhance access to environmental legal services for low-income individuals and communities in Kentucky.
Louisville Bar Foundation
The Louisville Bar Foundation raises and distributes funds for the delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent; for law-related public education; and for improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system. Learn more by visiting their website.
Fortunately, KRC was able to provide legal assistance to 21 Kentucky counties in 2019 thanks to the financial support of the Kentucky Bar Foundation and the Louisville Bar Foundation for services provided to low-income individuals and community groups on energy and environmental issues.
by Trina Peiffer, written for the Kentucky Resources Council
November 3, 2017
Who would you want in the middle
of your controversy—
your town, forest, mountain,
your water supply,
your cave, neighborhood, farmland,
who would you want
when you can’t take the trees
to the courtroom with you
to state their case
and you can’t make the river talk
any more than it does, tippling the rocks,
when you can’t determine in dollars exactlythe value of clean air,
and it never will blow back
in its own defense.
Who would you want
in defense of the voiceless, the unseen,
and in defense of the beautiful
those delicate connectionsbetween waterways, & in soil
fortifying plants, & in the power
of trees growing and re-growing
under our single sun.
is the legal face of the voiceless.
stands behind its every brief, legal opinion, policy,
is fearless in the middle of controversy
where it stakes its place in the heart of Kentucky.