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…

2024 SEA Institute Registration – Louisville

Registration is now open for the 2024 SEA Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. The early registration cost for SEA members is $400. Non-members cost is $500, and we are offering a special rate of $450 for Kentucky cooperative communicators. All registration costs increase by $50 on…

Co-ops work to restore power for members after nearly 100,000 affected

After the weekend’s storms, thousands of families in Kentucky were left without power. Kentucky’s 26 electric cooperatives are making great progress restoring electric service and are advising consumer-members on how long it will take until power is restored for everyone. Co-ops reported that at the…

Gov. Beshear updates Kentuckians on state’s response to strong storms

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the state’s ongoing response to strong storms that moved through the commonwealth yesterday. “Communities across Kentucky experienced storms that produced strong winds, multiple tornadoes and hail in some places. The storm knocked out power for thousands of Kentuckians, temporarily…

SAVE THE DATE | Kentucky Electric Cooperatives 78th Annual Meeting

The 78th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Electric Cooperatives will take place August 12-13, 2024 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Click here for the schedule of events. Click here for hotel information. Use the form below to register: [gravityform id="21" title="true" description="true"]

Co-ops, Kentucky AG fight unlawful EPA rule

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency over its unlawful power plant rule. “EPA’s power plant rule is unlawful, unreasonable and unachievable. It exceeds EPA’s authority and poses an immediate threat to the American electric grid,”…

Shelby Energy consumer-member wins Derby

Congratulations to Kentucky Derby 150 winning jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr., a consumer-member of Shelby Energy, who delivered one of the most spine-tingling finishes in Derby history. Aboard the 18-1 shot Mystik Dan, Hernandez rode the rail and gamely held off the late charges of Sierra…

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…

“Co-ops Vote Aims for Voter Turnout Rebound

For the ninth straight year, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are partnering with Kentucky’s secretary of state to boost voter registration and turnout. At the Kentucky State Capitol on Wednesday, nearly 100 high school students representing electric cooperatives across the commonwealth on the Frankfort Youth Tour joined Secretary…

Lineworker scholarships for associate degree

Electric cooperative lineworkers have a new pathway for a college degree in Kentucky. With support from Kentucky Electric Cooperatives and Kentuckians who purchase lineman-themed specialty license plates, the Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College System plans to incorporate lineworker training and education into a degree…

2024 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…