Month: April 2024

Earth Day kicks off Beautify the Bluegrass

Today on “Earth Day,” Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are kicking off the 2024 Beautify the Bluegrass campaign, an annual initiative to recognize local efforts that make our Commonwealth a great place to live. For the eighth straight year, the co-ops, Kentucky Living and Kentucky’s Governor are encouraging Kentuckians to submit and nominate projects that preserve our state’s natural beauty or help their communities shine.

“We want to recognize the folks who roll up their sleeves to improve their hometowns,” Governor Andy Beshear says in a video message being released today. “My office is proud to support Beautify the Bluegrass and we want to make sure that the Kentuckians who do the hard work get a pat on the back.”

Any project completed between August 1, 2023 and August 4, 2024 is eligible. Kentuckians can submit their own project or nominate someone in their community at

Once finalists are announced during Kentucky Living’s Best in Kentucky Awards Show in August, Kentuckians can vote online for their favorite project through September 1, 2024. Governor Beshear and Kentucky Electric Cooperatives will then jointly announce the winner of the 2024 Beautify the Bluegrass Governor’s Award.