West Kentucky RECC Advises Farmers To Remember Electrical Safety When Using Irrigation Equipment

July 27, 2020 --During the summer, farmers need regular rainfall to sustain proper crop growth and development. Because Western Kentucky has different types of soil, and summer storms are notorious for dropping heavy rains in one area while leaving others high and dry, irrigation equipment can be a valuable tool for farmers. However, it is critical to recognize and avoid electrical hazards when using irrigation equipment.

Operating pumps and other equipment in a damp environment increases the chance of equipment failure. Because the farmers themselves may be rain-soaked and muddy, their vulnerability to electric shock is also much greater.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric’s Annual Meeting Goes Online

June 22, 2020 – The 2020 Annual Meeting of Members of West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will be held July 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Due to current health concerns, the meeting will be held online. Drive-through registration and voting will take place on Friday, July 10.

“We know the meeting is an important part of co-op membership and our goal is to provide a safe way for members to participate,” said WKRECC President &CEO David Smart.

The online meeting will be broadcast live on the co-op’s website, www.wkrecc.com. Members may also listen to the live meeting via FM radio at the WKRECC business office at 1218 West Broadway in Mayfield. Members choosing this option are asked to arrive between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to register. There will be no food or entertainment during the meeting.

Registration

Members may register for the annual meeting from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the following locations:

  • Calloway County High School Parking Lot
  • Carlisle County High School Parking Lot
  • Graves County High School Parking Lot
  • Marshall County High School Parking

Lot Members who register on July 10 will be asked to vote on proposed updates to the WKRECC Articles of Incorporation. Each registrant will be asked to vote YES or NO on the proposed changes. To review a summary, go to www.wkrecc.com or call 270-247-1321 to request a copy.

Local cooperatives donate to Needline

June 17, 2020 – Two local member-owned cooperatives have come together to offer financial support to agencies providing food and essential services to families in need.

West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications (WK&T) and West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WKRECC) today presented checks totaling nearly $34,000 to the Needline agencies in Benton, Mayfield and Murray.

“WK&T is happy to help the Needline food pantries in Graves, Calloway and Marshall counties during this time of crisis due to COVID-19,” said WK&T CEO Trevor Bonnstetter. “We recognize there are families in need and we want to help provide support to people in the communities where we live and serve.”

David Smart, WKRECC president & CEO, agrees: “These agencies play a critical role in the communities we serve, especially now when so many families are faced with unexpected financial hardship,” said Smart. “We value what Needline does and we want to help.”

WKRECC’s donations were made through a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) matching grant program for local power companies. The COVID-19 Community Care Fund matched funds committed by WKRECC’s board of directors, Smart explained. “We applaud TVA for recognizing the need and partnering with local power companies to assist the communities we serve,” said Smart.

Specific donations include:

  • Mayfield-Graves County Needline Food Pantry
    • West Kentucky Rural Electric $5,666
    • WK&T $5,666
  • Murray-Calloway County Needline Association
    • West Kentucky Rural Electric $5,666
    • WK&T $5,666
  • Marshall County Caring Needline
    • West Kentucky Rural Electric $5,666
    • WK&T $5,666

Headquartered in Mayfield, KY, WK&T provides advanced broadband, voice, video and security services to over 15,000 residential and business subscribers in Kentucky and Tennessee.

WKRECC is a community-focused electric cooperative created to deliver affordable, reliable energy to more than 38,000 homes, farms and businesses in Calloway, Carlisle, Graves, and Marshall counties. WKRECC distributes energy generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

 

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation Annual Meeting 2020

The 2020 Annual Meeting of Members of West Kentucky RECC will be held July 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Due to current health concerns, the 2020 meeting will be held online. Drive-through registration and voting will take place on Friday, July 10.

We know the meeting is an important part of your co-op membership and our goal is to provide a safe way for members to participate.

The view will go live at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Members may also choose to listen to the meeting live via FM radio at the West Kentucky RECC business office at 1218 West Broadway in Mayfield. If you plan to listen from the parking lot, please arrive between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to register. Please note, there will be no voting at the Mayfield office on Saturday. To vote, you MUST register on FRIDAY, July 10.

There will be a very limited number of seats available (about 30) for members to attend the meeting in the West Kentucky Community Room. If you’re interested, please call 270-251-6927 for reservations. There will be no food, entertainment or prizes awarded during the meeting.

Voting

The following locations will be open for registration and voting from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020:

  • Calloway County High School Parking Lot
  • Carlisle County High School Parking Lot
  • Graves County High School Parking Lot
  • Marshall County High School Parking Lot

Please bring photo identification to register/vote. To speed registration, please bring a copy of your WKRECC bill so staff can scan the bar code. Prepay and online account users may bring their kiosk tag. Registration will be completed with the member’s name and address if no bar code is available.

Articles of Incorporation

West Kentucky RECC members will be asked to vote on proposed updates to the Co-op’s Articles of Incorporation. Review these proposed changes by clicking on the PROPOSED ARTICLES box on the right or call 1-877-495-7322 to request a printed copy.

Board of Directors

On April 9, 2020, the West Kentucky RECC Nomination Committee met at the Mayfield office and presented the following nominees (all for 4-year terms):

  • District 1 (Calloway County) – Mike Burchett
  • District 2 (Carlisle County) – Kevin Crider
  • District 3 (Graves County) – Mark Elliott
  • District 4 (Marshall County) – Dennis Barnes

*All the nominees listed above were unopposed and will be elected by acclamation during the business session on July 11.

Gifts and Door Prizes

Your registration packet will include a gift voucher that may be redeemed any time after Aug. 15 at any WKRECC business office. All registrants will be entered to win door prizes. Winners will be selected at random and announced during the meeting. Prizes will be mailed to the recipients. Please note, there will be no food or entertainment this year.