Reinforcing the Commonwealth’s
Founding Principles
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

Nick Sandman Vindicated

Remember the news reports of the Northern Kentucky student who was supposedly taunting a native American at a rally in Washington D.C. last year? Well, not only was the accusation against Covington Catholic student Nick Sandman untrue, it ended up costing CNN for...

University of Kansas Offers Controversial Course

The conservative college watchdog organization Campus Reform brings attention to what's going on at our institutions of higher learning, particularly when it comes to wasteful spending, questionable course offerings, or unfair treatment in the classroom. They recently...

Second Amendment Wave Sweeps Commonwealth

An interesting phenomenon is sweeping the Commonwealth. It's a move by local governments to pass resolutions affirming Second Amendment rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. The Trigg County Fiscal Court was one of the latest county governments to approve the...

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