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America’s Electric Cooperatives Launch ‘Co-ops Vote’ Campaign

February 15, 2016

America's Electric Cooperatives launch 'Co-ops Vote' campaign to boost voter turnout, awareness of rural issues

KAEC commends U.S. Supreme Court, stay of EPA regulations comes at critical time

February 12, 2016

Kentucky's member-owned electric cooperatives commend the action taken Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend the implementation of new, harmful federal regulations of electric power plants. The EPA's so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP) threatens the affordability and reliability of electricity for the 1.5 million Kentuckians served by cooperatives. 

At long last, pension crisis in the spotlight

February 2, 2016

Joe Arnold's Frankfort Update

A few years ago, when I was a frequent panelist on KET’s Comment on Kentucky, on the year-end edition of the show, I would bemoan how difficult it was for television reporters to relay the awful condition of Kentucky’s public pension systems.

As a result, my self-critique was that I did not adequately cover that ticking time bomb of a story, despite the ever-increasing concerns of retirees, citizen watchdogs, and industry analysts.

Battery breakthrough?

February 1, 2016


Alcohol, felony bills highlight busy week at Ky Capitol

January 17, 2016

Intrigue over the balance of power in Kentucky’s House of Representatives took a back seat to actual legislation in the 2016 General Assembly’s first full week on the job.

That said, three dates are circled on everyone’s calendar in Frankfort:

January 26 – Governor Matt Bevin’s joint State of the Commonwealth and Budget address.

March 8 – special elections to fill four vacancies in the House, where Democrats hold a four seat advantage, 50-46.

$1,000 WIRE Scholarships for College Students

January 4, 2016

Since 1989, the Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) has offered college scholarships to Kentucky college students to help them finish their degree. WIRE is now taking 2016 applications for three $1,000 scholarships.

Co-op Leaders Recognized for Commitment to Local Programs

Community leaders from across Kentucky were recognized for their work within the electric cooperative community by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc. at its annual meeting in Louisville on November 17, 2015.

Co-op managers, directors, and attorneys new to local distribution co-op boards received both recognition and training at the statewide gathering of co-op leaders.  Working together, these individuals will assist in keeping the lights on for 1.7 million Kentuckians in the rural areas of the state.


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