2015 Kentucky Lineman's Rodeo Recap
11th Rodeo in the History Books
Pennyrile Electric proudly hosted the 11th Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo at the Western Kentucky Fairgrounds in Hopkinsville July 30 and 31.
The Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo is a competition organized by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and showcases the amazing talents of electric cooperative lineman. This year's rodeo saw 21 of Kentucky's 26 electric cooperatives' linemen compete for the coveted titles of top Apprentice, Journeyman, and Lineman team. The competition includes several work-related events, hurt-man, pole top rescue, and skill climb. All events are mainly judged on safety procedures since the rodeo's main focus is doing line work in the safest possible manner.
Besides the 100+ competing lineman, the rodeo also had 50 judges and 37 volunteers. Family members and co-workers also come out in large numbers to support their various cooperative team members. Sponsors are also important to the success of the rodeo and there were 32 sponsors at varying levels providing support.
Hopkinsville radio station WKDZ 106.5 FM featured a news story on the 2015 rodeo.