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Kentucky electric cooperative line technicians assisting in Georgia after Hurricane Zeta destruction

For the third time in six weeks, dozens of Kentucky electric cooperative line technicians are headed south to assist in power restoration. Hurricane Zeta knocked out power to nearly 2 million homes and business across five states.
 
Nearly 50 employees from six electric cooperatives in Kentucky are deploying to three sister co-ops in northern Georgia that requested their help. South Kentucky RECC...

Commentary: In rural Kentucky, voting has always been and continues to be vitally important

By Mark Haney and Chris Perry Special to KyForward In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process. These days, with partisanship reaching record highs, it’s easy to want to tune out...

Chris Perry: Kentucky’s electric cooperatives work to make sure rural voters show for gubernatorial election

Will rural voters show up in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election? As political campaigns and pundits ask that question, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives have been working to make sure that the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Because co-ops are owned, operated and were built by the very people we serve, we are dedicated to improving Kentucky’s quality of life and advocating for issues that...

Carter Caves State Resort Park raises $8,000 for school backpack program to help feed hungry children

Carter Caves State Resort Park has raised $8,000 to support a backpack program in Carter County schools that helps feed hungry children. The park accepted cash and food donations during its recent Halloween Haunted Trail. Besides the money, about 700 food items were donated. Carter Caves Park Manager Chris Perry (left) stands with Vicki and Doug Boster, who donated food to the park’s food drive.The...