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Honor Flight Sponsored by Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are sponsoring 43 World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of this year’s Honor Flight—a one-day tour of war memorials erected in their honor in the nation’s capital.

Electric Cooperatives Bring Power to Eastern Kentucky

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, member cooperative East Kentucky Power shares a great story on how it began generating and transmitting power to its member distribution cooperatives so they could bring electricity to eastern Kentucky.





Farmers RECC, EKPC, City of Glasgow Dedicated Newest Landfill Gas-To-Electric Plant

August 9, 2016

Farmers RECC and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) joined the City of Glasgow on August 5, 2016 to celebrate the successful launch of the cooperative’s landfill-gas-to-electric (LFGTE) power plant.

Jackson Energy hosts McConnell town hall

August 5, 2016

The United States is at a "political crossroads," U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday at a London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce town hall meeting in London, Kentucky hosted by Jackson Energy Cooperative at its district offices.

McConnell kicked off a day of town hall meetings in Southeastern Kentucky with his appearance at Jackson Energy, attended by more than 200 residents and government officials.

Big Rivers Signs 10-Year Power Supply Contract with KyMEA

July 28, 2016

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is proud to announce the finalization of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA). Under the agreement authorized on July 13th, Big Rivers will provide between 75 and 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019. The supply could also be expanded by up to 50 MW later in the contract term.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative Seeks Approval for Solar Project

July 21, 2016

60-acre installation would include 32,000 solar panels

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) today filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.

Wright Named to State Education Council

July 7, 2016

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Jackson Energy President & CEO Carol Wright to serve on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

The 16-member board coordinates postsecondary and adult education in the state.

Natural Gas at Owen Electric’s Front Door

May 28, 2016

If there’s natural gas right outside your front door, why not use it to generate electricity? That’s exactly what one Kentucky electric cooperative is planning to do.

Contractors and staff from Owen Electric Co-op work to set a natural gas generator outside headquarters. (Photo By: Whitney Duvall/Owen EC)


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