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2019 Photo Contest winners

FIRST PLACE ANIMALS: A fox kit stretches while watching the sunset at Kentucky Lake. Photo by Jennifer Jenson, Bowling Green, consumer-member of Warren RECC

We named five categories and you submitted more than 1,500 images to the 2019 Kentucky Living Photo Contest. Our judging panel combed through all the entries, and here, you’ll find the top three photos in each category. Thanks to some extremely talented photographers, narrowing it down from 1,500 to 15 was no small feat. Enjoy!

Animals

SECOND PLACE: Fifteen-year-old Cherry gave birth to twins three days after this photo was taken at Double Diamond Farm in Cynthiana. Photo by Mike Meyer, Cynthiana, consumer-member of Blue Grass Energy.
THIRD PLACE: Photographer Greg Grayson, Lexington, titled this image “Interruption” because he interrupted the horse’s lunch to get this beautiful photo at a farm in Lexington.

Humor

FIRST PLACE: Delta the donkey enjoyed being a model at Julie Barrick’s Alvaton farm. Photo by Barrick, Bowling Green, consumer-member of Warren RECC.
SECOND PLACE: A baby tree swallow gets its first glimpse of the outside world. Photo by Grace Brueggemann, 15, Independence, —the only under-18 winner in our photo contest since opening it to ages 13-17 this year.
THIRD PLACE: Tristan Joseph Jimenez-Neidigh laughs as he is chased by bubbles in Eminence. Photo by Michelle Lyn Neidigh, Dry Ridge, consumer-member of Owen Electric.

My Co-op

FIRST PLACE: These power lines stand near U.S. 68 in Wilmore during “blue hour,” says photographer Jim Dawson, Georgetown.
SECOND PLACE: crew from Jackson Purchase Energy stands behind a flag they held on an overpass in Calvert City on the day their co-worker Josh Franklin’s funeral procession drove underneath. Photo by Brian Brophy, Benton, JPEC consumer-member.
THIRD PLACE: Photographer Morgan Bohannon, Turners Station, says, “This photo represents the time-honored service that Shelby Energy has provided for my county.” Bohannon lives in the Shelby Energy service area.

Nature

FIRST PLACE: Julia Stringer’s friends in Nancy plant banana trees every summer, and “last year, I was lucky enough to get this picture,” she says. Stringer, also of Nancy, is a consumer-member of South Kentucky RECC.
SECOND PLACE: Megan Woods, Jeffersonville, captured this macro shot of a snowflake this past winter. Woods lives in the Clark Energy service area.
THIRD PLACE: A storm rolls in toward the family farm in East Bernstadt. Photo by Rachael Chesnut, consumer-member of Jackson Energy.

People

FIRST PLACE: Stella Pierce goes for a strawberry swim on a hot summer day. Photo by Shauna Lauyans, Taylorsville, Salt River Electric consumer-member.
SECOND PLACE: Bradey Byrd sneaks in a snuggle with his horse, Blue, in Waneta. Photo by Bradey’s mother, Angela Byrd, McKee, Jackson Energy consumer-member.
THIRD PLACE: Zoei Wilson blows snow kisses during a snow last winter in Fleming County. Photo by Kelli Sparks, Hillsboro, consumer-member of Fleming-Mason Energy

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