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Alcohol, felony bills highlight busy week at Ky Capitol

January 17, 2016

Intrigue over the balance of power in Kentucky’s House of Representatives took a back seat to actual legislation in the 2016 General Assembly’s first full week on the job.

That said, three dates are circled on everyone’s calendar in Frankfort:

January 26 – Governor Matt Bevin’s joint State of the Commonwealth and Budget address.

March 8 – special elections to fill four vacancies in the House, where Democrats hold a four seat advantage, 50-46.

$1,000 WIRE Scholarships for College Students

January 4, 2016

Since 1989, the Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) has offered college scholarships to Kentucky college students to help them finish their degree. WIRE is now taking 2016 applications for three $1,000 scholarships.

Co-op Leaders Recognized for Commitment to Local Programs

Community leaders from across Kentucky were recognized for their work within the electric cooperative community by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc. at its annual meeting in Louisville on November 17, 2015.

Co-op managers, directors, and attorneys new to local distribution co-op boards received both recognition and training at the statewide gathering of co-op leaders.  Working together, these individuals will assist in keeping the lights on for 1.7 million Kentuckians in the rural areas of the state.

Hickman-Fulton Counties RECC (KY) to Merge with Gibson EMC (TN)

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation members voted in favor of the proposed merger with Hickman-Fulton Counties Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 17.  The unanimous “yes” vote of 208 Gibson EMC members follows the HFRECC vote in which their membe

Dave Shuffett honored as 2015 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian”

Annual award bestowed by state’s electric cooperatives

Dave Shuffett, the longtime Kentucky broadcaster, columnist, and outdoors enthusiast, has been honored as the 2015 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian” by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC).

McConnell Fighting to Stop EPA Regulations Harmful to Kentucky

Fighting Back Against Administration’s Costly Power Plan
By Senator Mitch McConnell
November 6, 2015

 
Here we go again. The Obama Administration has fired its latest salvo in the War on Coal by publishing the final version of its so-called “Clean Power Plan”—regulations that would effectively shut down most coal-fired power plants and prevent new ones from being built.
 

Speaking Up for Electricity Consumers

The power of working together
Each of Kentucky’s 24 local distribution co-ops and the two generation and transmission co-ops that provide your electricity belong to the statewide organization that also publishes Kentucky Living—magazine, the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC). Membership in KAEC gives the co-ops the opportunity to share information and practical advice among themselves, everything from safety to disaster response to technical know-how.

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