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Kentucky Strong | 71st Annual Meeting lives up to theme

A high-caliber line-up of the 71st Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives lived up to the meeting’s “Kentucky Strong” theme, as top industry leaders joined Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Byron Crawford addressing co-op leaders from across Kentucky.

More than 250 co-op leaders attended the meeting, Saturday, November 18 – Tuesday, November 21 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The meeting included director training and meetings for cooperative attorneys.

The speakers also included:

Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Co-ops Dedicate 60-Acre Solar Farm

On Wedneday, Nov. 1, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives dedicated its Cooperative Solar Farm One, a 60-acre solar energy facility located in Clark County, Ky.

Gov. Matt Bevin explains pension plan, special session ‘soon’

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FRANKFORT, Ky - Governor Matt Bevin tells Kentucky Living he will call a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly “soon” to vote on his plan to save and overhaul the commonwealth’s beleaguered public pension systems.

Attracting jobs, industry to rural America

Kentucky takes center stage at economic development conference

Like a championship coach opening his playbook for other teams, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are sharing the secrets of their economic development success with economic development professionals from across the country at a major conference in Louisville later this month.

“We are helping our communities make the very best impression they can, because it means jobs and investment for Kentucky,” said Rodney Hitch, economic development manager for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

McConnell honors Kentucky co-ops, hurricane relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Crews from Kentucky's electric cooperatives were among the hurricane relief workers honored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the U.S. Senate floor on October 3, 2017.
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for disaster relief for hurricane victims:  

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Receive International Award For Economic Development

To better gain attention for communities located primarily in rural Kentucky, the co-ops have developed ground-breaking tools to showcase Kentucky’s resources to industries looking to expand or relocate.

Kentucky co-op linemen wrapping up Irma recovery in Georgia

19 Kentucky co-ops send more than 150 to assist after tropical storm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 15, 2017) –  Kentucky electric cooperative crews providing mutual aid in Georgia can see the light at the end of Irma.

Second largest mutual aid deployment in Kentucky cooperative history

More than 130 Kentucky co-op linemen helping Hurricane Irma recovery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 12, 2017) – Crews from eight more Kentucky electric cooperatives are headed to Georgia on Tuesday to help with power restoration after Hurricane Irma.

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