Author: Mary Lyons

Rural Electric Magazine wants “Co-op Electric Vehicles” photos for February contest

Rural Electric Magazine announced their February photo contest theme is “Co-op Electric Vehicles.”

The magazine is requesting photo submissions of how your co-op demonstrates and promotes EVs to your members. 

Submissions and voting will be open until February 28. 

You can see entries that Rural Electric Magazine has received so far by clicking here

Social media best practices shared at 2019 KMSA

One of the presentations at 2019’s KMSA addressed the best practices you could put in place to help your cooperative’s presence on social media. This presentation was given by Kacey Harmeling, a graphic designer for Kentucky Living magazine, and Mary Lyons, Communication Office Coordinator at KEC. Both of which have prior experience in managing social media platforms for companies before they were hired at KEC.

The presentation included best practices like creating a social media calendar, examples of good social media content, how to engage followers, and how to best respond to followers.

Click here for a PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation.

If you have any questions about this presentation, you can email Kacey Harmeling at kharmeling@kyelectric.net or Mary Lyons at mlyons@kyelectric.net.

2020 WIRE Scholarships Available for Kentucky College Students

The Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) is offering three $1,000 scholarships to Kentucky college students.

The scholarships are open to any applicant who meets the following criteria:

  • Student or Student’s family must be served by a Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative.
  • Student must have completed at least 60 credit hours at the end of the 2019 Fall College Term.
  • Student must attend a Kentucky college or university

The scholarship application deadline is JUNE 12, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified in July.

Scholarships will be awards based on academic achievements, extracurricular activities, career goals, recommendations from professors and community leaders, and financial need.

Application should be returned to Mary Beth Dennis, KAEC, P.O. Box 32170, Louisville, KY 40232.