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Natural Gas at Owen Electric’s Front Door

May 28, 2016

If there’s natural gas right outside your front door, why not use it to generate electricity? That’s exactly what one Kentucky electric cooperative is planning to do.

Contractors and staff from Owen Electric Co-op work to set a natural gas generator outside headquarters. (Photo By: Whitney Duvall/Owen EC)

May 2016 Kentucky Electric Co-op Update

May 10, 2016

The latest version of the Kentucky Electric Co-op News has now been published.

Click on the front page to get to the latest version of the publication that is a roundup of news and items from Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives' member co-ops.

Archived issues can be found by clicking the Member Cooperatives menu above and scrolling to "Kentucky Electric Co-op Update."

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Provide Disaster Relief Vehicle/Trailer

May 16, 2016

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are partnering with the American Red Cross to improve emergency response services in Kentucky. The cooperatives have joined together to acquire a new disaster relief vehicle, trailer and resources that can be deployed to provide aid.

Co-ops Vote | Kentucky's electric cooperatives, Grimes aim to boost rural voter turnout

April 27, 2016

Frankfort, Ky. – Hoping to power a surge in civic engagement in the areas they serve, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives announced their Co-ops Vote campaign on Wednesday, April 27.

Pennyrile Electric Presented Governor's Safety and Health Award

March 10, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mar. 10, 2016) – Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes was on hand March 10 at Pennyrile Electric to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their exemplary commitment to workplace safety.

Kentucky Co-op's Make Capitol Connection

WASHINGTON, DC - The voice of Kentucky's electric cooperatives was heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C. in February, when 26 co-op leaders from across the commonwealth met at the U.S. Capitol with all eight members of Kentucky's congressional delegation.

Hampton Longest Serving Kentucky Co-op Distribution Manager

March 3, 2016

Only one other active co-op leader in the nation has served longer

Ted Hampton was a 23-year-old PE and history teacher who “didn’t know a thing about electricity” when he was plucked from the faculty at Knox Central High School to become the distribution manager at Cumberland Valley Electric in 1964.


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