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Renewing the Commonwealth’s
Future Promise

Welcome to the Commonwealth Policy Center

The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) is dedicated to preserving the bedrock values of life, marriage and fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It affirms as stated in the Kentucky Constitution that our civil, political and religious liberties come from God.

To that end, it seeks to educate the general public, work for sound public policies, and influence elections on behalf of conservative candidates.

Candidate Training CD


The Commonwealth Matters

The Commonwealth Matters is a half-hour weekly podcast that features interviews with state leaders and reaction on important and relevant issues. The program is aired in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah, Mayfield, Ashland, Prestonsburg, and Hazard.

Richard Nelson has appeared on programs on Christian television stations all across Kentucky and is a regular host on WNKJ in Hopkinsville and a monthly guest on WRUS in Russellville.

Pastor Ron Hicks, of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, is a regular contributor to The Commonwealth Matters as they consider social issues from a Biblical perspective.

Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson

Director Commonwealth Policy Center

From the Blog


A number of Kentucky cities have recently passed Fairness Laws that protect LGBT status under local laws. But a newly filed lawsuit in Federal District court against Louisville's Fairness ordinance may roll back the trend. Louisville photographer Chelsey Nelson is...


After a seven-year legal battle, Lexington graphic artist Blaine Adamson won a case that affirmed his First Amendment freedoms of speech. Adamson was ordered by the Lexington Human Rights Commission to undergo diversity training because he refused to print T-shirts...

Moving Away from Tribalism

We're as politically divided as ever before and our interactions often end up divisive arguments. So how do we rise above an unhealthy tribalism that's reduced us to the sum of our political opinions? Start by recognizing that your political opponent is first and...

Louisville SOGI Ordinance Challenged In Court, click the link to hear more:

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Adamson Wins in Court, click the link to hear more:

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Moving Away from Tribalism, click the link to hear more:

#civility #kindness #conversations #Kentucky #policy #politics #OneNationUnderGod

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