West Kentucky RECC competes in the 2016 Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo

2016 Lineman Rodeo

(Mayfield, Ky.) Dec. 9, 2016 – West Kentucky RECC’s Phillip Cornell and Hunter Henson dominated the Apprentice Lineman category at the Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo, finishing first and second overall. The rodeo, which focuses on performing electrical line work in the safest possible manner, was held in Shelbyville, Ky. Twenty-six of Kentucky’s electric cooperatives participated.

“We are very proud of our linemen and their dedication to improving their skills,” said David Smart, WKRECC President & CEO. “They represent our Co-op and its 31,000 members very well.”

 WKRECC also took fourth place overall in the team competition and lineman Chris Fuller finished in third place overall in the Individual Journeyman Lineman category. In fact, every WKRECC team member placed in an individual event and brought home a trophy. WKRECC’s 2016 rodeo team members include (from left) Geoffrey Beck, Jeremy Swift, Billy Dixon, Zach Underhill, Phillip Cornell, Hunter Henson and Chris Fuller.

The West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, Inc. is a member-owned Cooperative that provides power to more than 31,000 members in Western Kentucky. Headquartered in Mayfield, Ky., WKRECC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative and a distributor of Tennessee Valley Authority power.