In November four volunteers from Pennyrile Electric Co-op based in Hopkinsville read to students on Community Readers Day: Sandy Grogan, CFO, visited Heritage Christian Academy; Emily Pyle, customer services, went to Martin Luther King Elementary School; Deborah Thomas, customer service, read at Holiday Elementary School; and Barney Bishop, member services, was at Crofton Elementary School. The book chosen for the employee volunteers to read was H is for Horses, which uses horse terms to cover the alphabet.
Renewable energy lesson
Participants in Owen County Elementaryï¿½s Gifted and Talented program last year heard a presentation on how electricity is made and what kind of renewable energy sources are available in Kentucky. Meredith Boyd with East Kentucky Power Cooperative based in Winchester described the EnviroWatts program, under which Owen Electric Cooperative, based in Owenton, and several other co-ops in the state sell electricity produced from landfill gas. Boyd said that enough energy is produced from EnviroWatts plants across the state to power 12,000 homes. The class also heard from Jude Canchola of Owen Electric Co-op, who talked about the importance of using compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. ï¿½The life span of an incandescent bulb is six months,ï¿½ Canchola said. ï¿½The life span of a CFL is years.ï¿½
License for linemen
Grayson Rural Electric Co-op based in Grayson led a successful drive to have the state offer a linemanï¿½s license plate. The effort reached the goal of 900 businesses and individuals who signed up to buy a plate. For those who signed up, the plates are available in the County Clerkï¿½s office. If you would like to buy a plate, they are available from your County Clerkï¿½s office. Five dollars from each plate will be donated to Kentucky Community & Technical College Systemï¿½s lineman training schools.