The booth presented by West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative was the most popular at the Murray State University Campus Fire Safety Day. Students participated in three of five booths to receive a tee-shirt reward. Of the 185 students completing the day’s activities, 132 participated in the West Kentucky booth, where they learned about electrical safety.
“The Murray State University Campus Fire Safety Day is a perfect opportunity for us to deliver electrical safety information to young people who are just beginning to take responsibility for their own safety,” says David Smart, president & CEO of West Kentucky Rural Electric Co-op. “Spreading the message about electrical safety to all our members is an important service to the communities we serve.”
School of efficiency
There are lots of ways to save energy as Scott Duvall, energy advisor for Warren Rural Electric Cooperative, explained at the Richardsville Energy Efficiency Fair. The event was sponsored by the Richardsville Elementary School Energy Team. The team was established in recognition of Richardsville Elementary being named the first net-zero school in the nation, meaning the school takes in as much energy as it uses.
The kindness of quilts
Maudie Nickell, communications, marketing, and advertising coordinator for Licking Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, is part of a project by members of the String Along Quilt Guild to provide quilts to 116 tornado victims in their area. The guild has gifted more than 90 full- and queen-size quilts to families in Morgan and Magoffin counties so far, with Maudie herself making eight.
“A quilt adds warmth to your bed and your home,” Nickell says. “It has been a blessing to me to give the quilts to people. It is something I can do to show a little kindness, a gift from my heart.”