Cleaning up the flood
After more than 9 inches of rain in Casey County in early May, volunteer employees from South Kentucky Rural Electric Co-op, based in Somerset, went to help clean up the millions of dollars in damage to the town of Liberty.
Karen Black, South Kentucky Co-op human resources team leader, who presented the idea of the co-op providing assistance, says, “Thirty-nine employees put on their boots and waded through the mud and muck to help out.”
The county was also awarded $1,000 from the co-op’s People Fund, plus more than $1,200 in individual, personal donations from the co-op.
The People Fund allows co-op members to round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar, for community needs.
Jackson Energy Co-op, based in McKee, is holding Customer Appreciation Days in its seven primary service counties.
At the events, co-op members can register for door prizes, eat lunch, and learn about co-op programs and services. The 2010 events are being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and started July 30 in Beattyville.
Other Customer Appreciation Days will be: August 3, Booneville; August 13, London; September 1, McKee; September 3, Irvine; October 1, Manchester; October 4, Mt. Vernon.
Eighty-six Kentucky high school students went to Washington, D.C., for a week this June for the 39th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour.
Highlights of the trip included meetings with elected representatives to discuss government and issues of the day, as part of learning about cooperative utilities and American history.
The Kentucky Washington Youth Tour is conducted by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives on behalf of 22 participating electric distribution co-ops in the state. The activity is part of a nationwide program that brings nearly 1,500 students to the nation’s capital each year.
For more info visit youthtour.kaec.org.