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Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Provide Disaster Relief Vehicle/Trailer

May 16, 2016

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are partnering with the American Red Cross to improve emergency response services in Kentucky. The cooperatives have joined together to acquire a new disaster relief vehicle, trailer and resources that can be deployed to provide aid.

Co-ops Vote | Kentucky's electric cooperatives, Grimes aim to boost rural voter turnout

April 27, 2016

Frankfort, Ky. – Hoping to power a surge in civic engagement in the areas they serve, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives announced their Co-ops Vote campaign on Wednesday, April 27.

Pennyrile Electric Presented Governor's Safety and Health Award

March 10, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mar. 10, 2016) – Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes was on hand March 10 at Pennyrile Electric to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their exemplary commitment to workplace safety.

Kentucky Co-op's Make Capitol Connection

WASHINGTON, DC - The voice of Kentucky's electric cooperatives was heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C. in February, when 26 co-op leaders from across the commonwealth met at the U.S. Capitol with all eight members of Kentucky's congressional delegation.

Hampton Longest Serving Kentucky Co-op Distribution Manager

March 3, 2016

Only one other active co-op leader in the nation has served longer

Ted Hampton was a 23-year-old PE and history teacher who “didn’t know a thing about electricity” when he was plucked from the faculty at Knox Central High School to become the distribution manager at Cumberland Valley Electric in 1964.

March 2016 Kentucky Electric Co-op Update

March 2, 2016

The latest version of the Kentucky Electric Co-op News has now been published.

Click on the front page to get to the latest version of the publication that is a roundup of news and items from Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives' member co-ops.


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.


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