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Teaching energy
Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is co-sponsoring Red Cross Elementary School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The co-op is conducting safety and energy-efficiency demonstrations, light bulb exchanges for higher-efficiency versions, and an energy evaluation of the school.

“We are privileged to be able to co-sponsor the grant for Red Cross Elementary,” says Bill Prather, president and CEO of Farmers RECC. “We understand how important students are, and we want to be a part of a program that encourages achievement, both in and out of the classroom, while also teaching them about the energy industry.”

Seeing safety
The hotline demo trailer from Inter-County Energy Cooperative was at the Kentucky School for the Deaf Agricultural Exploration Camp, showing young people the dangers in everyday situations where electricity is involved. Students learn what to do by seeing what actually happens.

“Our demonstration trailer has a miniature transformer, an electrical pole, and can even show the actual arc of electricity,” says Jim Jacobus, president and CEO of Inter-County. “We take the trailer to all kinds of groups to demonstrate how to be safe around electricity. It is part of our responsibility as an electric cooperative.”

Memorial run
Employees of South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation have been on the run.
They participated in “Run with All Your Hart,” held in honor of Sarah Roberts Hart, a pharmacist and mother who was murdered after her daily run. Some 3,442 participants raised $70,000. Proceeds go to provide scholarships for pharmacy and medical students.

“South Kentucky RECC was pleased to be part of such a wonderful event for the Hart family,” says Allen Anderson, president and CEO. “South Kentucky has always been active in our communities, and when our communities face tragedy, we hurt, too. We are glad to be able to help make something positive out of such a sad situation.”

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