Kentucky electric co-ops assisting after Ida

More than 160 personnel and contractors head to Louisiana More than 160 personnel and contractors from electric cooperatives in Kentucky are providing mutual aid to help restore power in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. In addition to more than 40 employees from five electric cooperatives in…

Governor, co-ops partner to ‘Beautify the Bluegrass’

Initiative encourages Kentuckians to spruce up local communities with beautification projects Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Electric Cooperatives are encouraging Kentuckians to “Beautify the Bluegrass” for the fifth straight year by improving public spaces across the commonwealth. “Over the past year, we’ve seen Kentuckians come…

Co-op Crews in Southeast Wrapping Up Restoration Efforts After Winter Storm

Electric cooperative line crews worked early this week to restore service to more than 100,000 meters in several states following a weekend winter storm that caused widespread damage to power lines and utility poles across parts of the central and Eastern U.S. While work continued…

New Kentucky co-op outage map

Kentucky Electric Cooperatives is pleased to unveil a new statewide outage map designed for timely and accurate updates to exclusively reflect co-op outages. The statewide association has worked with the developer of PowerOutage.US collects, records, and aggregates live power outage data from utilities all over the United States, with…

NRECA International’s Dan Waddle Named to Cooperative Hall of Fame

Dan Waddle, senior vice president of NRECA International, has been named to the Cooperative Hall of Fame by the Cooperative Development Foundation for his decades of leadership in bringing electricity to rural communities throughout the world. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 6 at the…

2022 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 cooperativeStudent must have…

Kentucky co-ops help in Virginia 

Kentucky electric cooperative mutual aid crews from Kenergy and Warren RECC are helping restore power to co-ops in Virginia after what is described as “a top five worst winter storm” on Sunday knocked out power to more than 100,000 co-op consumer-members in that state. Kenergy sent three two-man crews and…

‘Mr. Miracle’: Kentucky’s Longest-Serving Co-op CEO Comes Back From COVID-19

One month shy of his 81st birthday, Ted Hampton emerged from the offices of the southeastern Kentucky electric cooperative he has headed since 1964 to greet guests in the co-op lobby. On this warm August day, he’d just completed his regular office-to-office check-in with Cumberland Valley…

Kentucky Rural Electric Disaster Fund

Following the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky on December 10 and 11, and due to multiple requests from across the state and country, Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, the statewide association, has organized the Kentucky Rural Electric Disaster Fund to assist members of the co-op family who face challenges after…

How to help western Kentucky tornado victims

Here are ways to help victims of the December tornadoes that devastated western Kentucky communities.  Relief Funds Team Kentucky Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund Community Foundation of West Kentucky tornado relief fund American Red Cross OR call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) United Way of Kentucky Kentucky Agriculture…

Co-op Crews Restoring Power After Deadly Tornadoes

Electric cooperative crews, mutual aid workers and contractors are making steady progress this week restoring electricity after deadly tornadoes swept through parts of the South and Midwest over the weekend. Damage to distribution and transmission lines, poles and support structures in some areas is extensive,…