​Together Frankfort


Join the Local Chapter of the KSU Alumni Association -- Are you NOT a KSU grad? You can become an Associate Member!

Together Frankfort invites everyone in the Frankfort & Franklin County community to join the Frankfort Chapter of the KSU Alumni Association - you do NOT have to be a KSU grad to join. All the Franklin County Community is invited! "Like" our Facebook page to learn about upcoming meetings, under the leadership of the Chapter's new president, Dr. Phil Fowler, from the KSU Class of 1972.

Here's a membership application (print out the application, complete the form, mail it to the address on the form). The dues are very reasonable.  You do NOT have to be an alum to join -- just be interested in KSU!  If you prefer to apply online, complete the membership form in this link and emphasize that you are joining the Frankfort Chapter of the Association.

Email the Frankfort Chapter of KSU Alumni Officers with any questions:

Dr. Phil Fowler, President                             Cornelia F. Calhoun, Vice President

Mary Lynn Collins, Recording Secretary   Mary Louise Tompkins Fields, Corresponding Secretary
Donna J. Fowler, Treasurer

Not only as community members, but also as people invested in higher education, we urge your participation & encourage you to join us!
Participate in solutions by your presence! KSU Forward!

Together Frankfort invites you to a screening of the movie, Dark Money, Wednesday, November 3, 6:30 PM in the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Brown Foreman Room, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY (click link for directions).  Following the film, participants are encouraged to engage in a group discussion (socially distanced) led by Richard Taylor.

Because of COVID-19 rules, we must limit audience size.  Although attendance is FREE, please pre-register so we can accurately plan for the event (click the link & complete the form). Masks are required & the room will be set up for social distancing.

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

During 2017, Together Frankfort's first year as an organization, the leadership decided to conduct a year - long examination of dark money in politics. Click the links below to learn more, which included:

~  A meeting with Kentucky's 3rd District Congressman John Yarmuth, who has sponsored legislation to address the issue of dark money;

~  A guided discussion of Jane Meyer's book, Dark Money;

~  A presentation from a representative of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky;

~ Presentations from national organizations working to address money in politics, through Congressional action, including proposals for a Constitutional amendment

~ A panel discussion with presenters from several national and regional organizations, who have worked to address money in politics.​​

Be a part of Frankfort & Franklin County's work for Juneteenth 2022 and racial equity!

  Here's a proposal some local folks assembled for local consideration!

​​​​​​As Together Frankfort's Redistricting Chair, Mary Lynn Collins (photo, above) wrote in her Guest Editorial for the Frankfort State Journal,

  • Peter Miller with the Brennan Center for Justice did a study on public involvement in the 2010 redistricting process across multiple states and found the public, if given the opportunity, can influence the drawing of new district maps. Please join us on Oct 14.

  • Maybe we, the public, can play a part in making the redistricting process this time around look a lot less like sausage making.

Together Frankfort is proud to sponsor Judy Collins' 2022 performance at

Frankfort’s own Grand Theatre!
Ticket sales are underway NOW!
Judy Collins in concert at The Grand!
Thu - Mar 31, 2022 - 7:30pm EDT

​Judy Collins in Concert at The Grand Theatre

Judy Collins captured the love of many with her

crystal clear vocal renditions of “Both Sides Now”

and “Where are the Clowns,” both winning

Grammy’s. As a leader of contemporary folk music,

she introduced the world to Leonard Cohen,

Joni Mitchell, and Randy Newman.

Together Frankfort needs YOU! ​​​​​

As Together Frankfort continues the important work of this challenging year 2021, we are looking ahead to 2022 (can you believe it?).  We request your involvement and, if possible, your support.  Click on the link, fill out the form, make a declaration of your Together Frankfort membership & involvement.  

If at all possible, couple that declaration with a donation, of any amount, (click the red Donate button below) help with our programs. Thank you!

Many of you attended the Fair Maps Forum/Webinar on October 14 in Frankfort. We appreciate your interest in this important public policy issue.

The video of this webinar is available here if you want to view it again or if you were unable to join us. You can also find it on our website (lwvky.org) along with the draft maps we are sharing across the state.

Feel free to forward these links to friends and colleagues and encourage them to review and offer feedback. And if you have not shared your thoughts about the maps, we would welcome your ideas and suggestions using our online feedback form or emailing us at info@lwvky.org .

For those  interested in the future of civic life in Kentucky, we encourage you to support civic education in our public schools and universities.  One way to stay in touch with what's going on is through the Kentucky Civic Education Coalition (KCEC). 

The Coalition is building a non-partisan coalition of nonprofits, educators, business and community leaders, think tanks, universities, and other partners committed to preparing all students to be informed, engaged participants in civic life. If you support civic education in Kentucky, KCEC is one way to put that support into action!

To learn more about ​the vision and planned structure for KCEC, as well as ways you can get involved, citizens are invited to participate in an Informational Session (Virtual) on October 23, 2021, 10:10-11:00 am.  Click here for their Facebook page with more info.

Just like our state motto--united we stand, divided we fall--by collaborating with the bluegrass’ leaders, educators, and advocates for civic learning, we can stand together and make Kentucky a national example of civics as a core component of every young person’s education.