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Kimbell's term as KAEC board chair ends


Saluted as a “true cooperative leader,” KAEC Board Chairman David Kimbell ended his two year term at the helm of the Kentucky statewide board at the board’s December meeting in Louisville.

KAEC President and CEO Chris Perry presented Kimbell, a board member at Gibson Electric, with an electric lineman statue symbolic of Kimbell’s commitment to the state’s electric cooperative program.

Clean Power Plan Replacement Should Focus on Reliability, Affordability and Clean Air Act Precedent

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) advance notice of proposed rulemaking to replace the Clean Power Plan:

Shelby Energy, Norfolk Southern Railway Partner To Promote Shelbyville Site to Employers

Shelby Energy Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are using high-tech tools to help draw employers to a high-profile Shelbyville, Ky., site.

The 400-acre Norfolk Southern property, located adjacent to Interstate 64 in Shelbyville, is the latest site showcased on, which features locations available to commercial and industrial businesses looking to expand or relocate. Videos and detailed data about the property appear on the PowerVision page of the web site.

Kentucky Strong | 71st Annual Meeting lives up to theme

A high-caliber line-up of the 71st Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives lived up to the meeting’s “Kentucky Strong” theme, as top industry leaders joined Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Byron Crawford addressing co-op leaders from across Kentucky.

More than 250 co-op leaders attended the meeting, Saturday, November 18 – Tuesday, November 21 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The meeting included director training and meetings for cooperative attorneys.

The speakers also included:

Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Co-ops Dedicate 60-Acre Solar Farm

On Wedneday, Nov. 1, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives dedicated its Cooperative Solar Farm One, a 60-acre solar energy facility located in Clark County, Ky.

Gov. Matt Bevin explains pension plan, special session ‘soon’


FRANKFORT, Ky - Governor Matt Bevin tells Kentucky Living he will call a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly “soon” to vote on his plan to save and overhaul the commonwealth’s beleaguered public pension systems.

Attracting jobs, industry to rural America

Kentucky takes center stage at economic development conference

Like a championship coach opening his playbook for other teams, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are sharing the secrets of their economic development success with economic development professionals from across the country at a major conference in Louisville later this month.

“We are helping our communities make the very best impression they can, because it means jobs and investment for Kentucky,” said Rodney Hitch, economic development manager for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

McConnell honors Kentucky co-ops, hurricane relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Crews from Kentucky's electric cooperatives were among the hurricane relief workers honored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the U.S. Senate floor on October 3, 2017.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster relief for hurricane victims:  

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Retrain your brain to be careful around electricity


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