West Kentucky RECC celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 1, 2015 – On April 13, 2015, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative will celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day, recognizing the hard working linemen who often face challenging conditions as they work to keep the lights on across rural America.

"Electric linemen are a special breed of people," said David Smart, WKRECC President & CEO. "They work all hours of the day, often in hazardous conditions, going above and beyond to restore power to their friends and neighbors and our communities. Our linemen, and others across the country, truly deserve this special day of recognition."

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Keeping you safe during and after summer storms

No one knows electrical safety better than the experts who practice it every single day. West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative encourages you to practice safety with these reminders – for during and after a summer storm:
Avoid wires and water — When lightning strikes a home during a storm, the electrical charge can surge through pipes and utility wires. That means you can get zapped if you're touching water or any device that's plugged in, whether it's a landline phone or toaster.

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Utility Scams Spread Across the Nation

Utility scams are increasing nationwide and West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative periodically receives reports from members who have been targets. Utility scams usually involve callers claiming to represent utility companies, demanding payment for a past-due balance through a prepaid card, and threatening to shut off service if payment is not received. If a caller claims to be from WKRECC, but seems suspicious, just hang up and call our office at 1-877-495-7322 to verify.

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