Co-op leader advocates for Kentucky co-op consumer-members

FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, Tony Campbell has been writing to President Joe Biden, pleading on behalf of Kentucky electric co-op consumer-members for the U.S. government to rethink policies that undermine the reliability and affordability of electric service.  In late December, when electric utilities across…

Kenergy announces new president and CEO

Kenergy Corp’s Board of Directors has announced the selection of Tim Lindahl as the cooperative’s new President and CEO. Lindahl succeeds Jeff Hohn, who will be retiring in March.  Hohn, who has served as CEO since October 2015, will remain at the co-op until Lindahl…

2023 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…

Board honors Prather | Farmers RECC President attends final statewide meeting

The Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Board honored retiring Farmers RECC President Bill Prather at its December meeting on Tuesday in Louisville. Statewide President Chris Perry paid tribute to Prather’s leadership and cooperative values in his 43 years of dedicated service, including 15 years leading Farmers RECC.…

Here Come the Funds: Co-ops Should Get Ready for Flood of Broadband Projects

Unprecedented sums for rural broadband will begin flowing next year from the 2021 infrastructure law, and that means electric cooperatives—even those without plans to enter the internet business—should get ready. “Expect a deluge of make-ready work requests and requirements from projects launched by the release…

Beautify I-65 Project in Warren County Receives 2022 Beautify the Bluegrass Governor’s Award

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2022) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Kentucky Electric Cooperatives President and CEO Chris Perry announced the Beautify I-65 Project in Warren County is the winner of the 2022 Beautify the Bluegrass Governor’s Award. For the sixth straight year, the Governor’s Office,…

North Carolina co-ops and employees donate over $20,000 to Kentucky flood relief

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have joined together to support co-op communities in Kentucky affected by recent flooding. In late July, portions of eastern Kentucky were struck by torrential rainfall and devastating floods that led to the destruction of homes, businesses and livelihoods. At least 39…

In Time of Rapid Change, Matheson Tells Electric Co-ops ‘It’s Good to Be Us’

NRECA CEO Jim Matheson urged electric cooperative leaders at Regional Meetings 1&4 to take on the historic changes and opportunities emerging across the industry and know the association is ready to lead and partner to ensure co-ops are equipped to best serve their members. “It’s all about…