2021 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…

Pole position

When schoolchildren learn about electricity, the lesson often focuses on how energy is generated, showing the transformers and wires that ultimately connect power to their homes and schools. It can be easy to overlook one of the most vital components of safe electric service: the…

Climbing toward a bright future

Co-ops and state tech schools team up with line technician training centers When the sun rises on Coin Road in Pulaski County, most of the time you can hear an unusual sound: the popping of steel-toe boots from students climbing poles at the Somerset Community…

Volunteer muscle creates blessings all around

Where there is a disaster, there is likely a Kentuckian helping, according to Jeff Free, coordinator for the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Disaster Relief, a subsidiary of Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief. “Our two crews are part of recovery,” says Jeff, who also is a planner with…

Need hope? Look to a farmer

As the world pins its hopes on the distribution of effective COVID-19 vaccines so we can finally emerge from the pandemic, we can look to the Kentucky farmer for inspiration. Throughout the crisis, farmers have not only kept America nourished, they have innovated and gotten…

In a Wild Weather Year, Co-op Crews Came Together to Restore Power

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo2i0vvUMaQ&feature=emb_logo High winds, heavy rain and storm surge pummeled the service territories of dozens of co-ops during the most active hurricane season on record. Of 30 named storms, a dozen made landfall in the United States, knocking out electricity to hundreds of thousands of co-op-served…

A time of sacrifice

December is typically the time when we think of Christmas and the new year. However, this year, as hard as we try, those traditions will not be the same as we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic. When we think of Christmas, we of course…

Electric co-ops and a Biden presidency

Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race sets the stage for the former vice president to implement sweeping environmental policy changes. But his planned agenda will likely be muted by what now looks to be a divided Congress, with a Republican-led Senate and a diminished…