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Beautify your corner of the Bluegrass

Often I’ve written about my pride in Kentucky and in my identity as a Kentuckian.

One of the true joys of leading the statewide organization that supports all of Kentucky’s electric cooperatives is the opportunity to experience the commonwealth, its natural beauty and its genuine citizens.

Chris Perry, KAEC President Photo: Brian Bohannon

In our travels to and from co-op annual meetings, our team sees the real Kentucky, people working together to build stronger communities and address challenges.

That’s why it’s a natural fit for Kentucky’s electric cooperatives and Kentucky Living to partner with Governor Matt Bevin on Beautify the Bluegrass. Like KAEC’s mission, it’s a nonpartisan effort to improve the state we all love and call home.

This effort can be as simple as picking up litter along a roadway or as ambitious as landscaping a park. Wherever you call home in Kentucky, I encourage you to send us your snapshots of how you beautify your corner of the Bluegrass. The Beautify the Bluegrass initiative runs through July 27 and all the information you need is available at

Yes, there are prizes for the most impressive projects and those having the biggest impact, but the real reward is the affirmation that comes from caring about our communities and our families.

Co-ops are leading the way, spearheading a variety of projects across Kentucky. Won’t you join us? 

Whether it’s your Sunday school class or a Scout troop, or perhaps your family taking pride in the road that leads to your home, I encourage you to share your Beautify the Bluegrass photos and stories with us. If you use social media, use the hashtag #BeautifyKy so we can see and share your commitment to community.

My hope is that your example can inspire other Kentuckians to also express their love and pride for Kentucky in a truly beautiful way.


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