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And they're off! Kentucky co-ops send 90 students to DC

Photo: Tim Webb

One of the great traditions of Kentucky's electric cooperatives is unfolding again in 2018 as 90 high school seniors and 15 chaperones have begun this year's Washington Youth Tour.

Be safe around pad-mounted transformers


That “big green box” in your yard needs space

Transformers change voltage from higher levels to voltages people use in their homes for their electronics, appliances and lighting. 

A day in the life of a lineworker

Mike Mason’s day as a lineworker for Shelby Energy Cooperative actually started the night before. He was getting ready for bed when a woman reported her power out. It was Mason’s turn to be on call overnight for the Shelbyville-based utility. He drove to the woman’s house, identified a problem in the base of the meter, installed a temporary fix until an electrician could get out the next day and returned home two hours later. He reported to the co-op office at 7:30 the next morning.

Cooperatives Sign On To Help Kentucky’s Ronald McDonald Houses

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home away from home” for families attending to a child who is in the hospital.

High school juniors get behind-the-scenes look at state capitol



FRANKFORT – Around 150 from 18 of Kentucky’s electric co-ops participated in KAEC’s annual Frankfort Tour.

The group of high school juniors from all across the state spent the day touring the capitol, the governor’s mansion and were able to ask questions of House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, and Kentucky’s Secretary of Labor Derrick Ramsey.

"It's great to see the kids experience our state capitol, especially those who've never been," said Mary Beth Dennis who organizes the trip for KAEC.

A Beautify Friendship

Governor Bevin, Kentucky co-ops teaming up


It’s a partnership rooted in a simple goal, to help reveal the beauty of Kentucky.

The Bluegrass State’s natural beauty, from the mountains to river valleys, is well lived in, and sometimes that means her natural beauty needs a little help to shine bright.


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