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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.

Georgia on our minds; Kentucky co-ops help after Irma

Tree on Coastal Electric power line. South Kentucky RECC reports rough weather, heavy rain. Photo: SKRECC
 

Kentucky electric cooperatives assisting in hurricane recovery

Co-ops monitoring Hurricane Irma, 80 linemen deploying

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 8, 2017) – As the southeastern United States braces for Hurricane Irma, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are preparing to assist in power restoration efforts.

First Film by Electric Cooperatives National Association Found by Chance

South Dakota FEM Electric Association CEO Scott Moore was rummaging through old boxes in his office and came across several worn film canisters. One, in particular, caught his eye: By the People for the People, a single-reel 16-mm print accompanied by a grainy set of instructions identifying it as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's first film.

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