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Stars Of The Theater, And Energy Efficiency

Energy makeover winners
Two lucky members of Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative received up to $2,000 each to make energy-saving home improvements or purchase ENERGY STAR appliances. It was part of the co-op’s second Home Energy Makeover Contest, in which 1,167 members participated.

“This is one way we can give back to Nolin members,” says Mickey Miller, president/CEO of Nolin RECC. “The winners will be rewarded with energy savings month after month.” This year’s winners are Mary Lou Vessels of Elizabethtown and Paul and Connie Hayse of Rineyville.

Supporting actors
Clark Energy Cooperative helped bring the excitement of live theater to Menifee County. The member services department designed and produced 800 printed programs featuring A Christmas Carol, the Menifee Community Theatre Group’s performance in December.

“The theater and arts are important to the community,” says Paul Embs, president and CEO, “so they are important to us.”

Training for efficiency
Jackson Energy Cooperative and Cumberland Valley Electric cooperative recently joined with the regional beautification program PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment) to initiate a new energy-efficiency campaign called PRIDE Re-Energized.

The co-ops sponsored a workshop during which volunteers learned about energy efficiency and energy-related legislative issues. Participants will now serve as advocates and speakers.

“Energy efficiency and conservation are important to southeastern Kentucky,” says Jackson Energy Co-op President/CEO Don Schaefer. Adds Ted Hampton, president/CEO of Cumberland Valley Electric co-op: “The participants will go to area schools and put on programs. This will ultimately help the children of eastern Kentucky.”

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