WKRECC to hold Member Appreciation Days in October

Sept. 13, 2021 – West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation members are invited to attend one of four Member Appreciation Days to be held in October as part of National Co-op Month. All four events will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

October 7 – Creason Community Center, Benton
October 13 – Chestnut Park, Murray
October 19 – WKRECC Community Room, Mayfield
October 27 – Old Milburn School, Milburn

Co-op employees will serve free barbecue sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks. There will also be door prizes, giveaways, and the chance for members to learn more about their electric cooperative. The events will be held rain or shine. Everyone is encouraged to stop by for food and fun.

New Lobby Restrictions Announced

Mayfield, Ky., August 16, 2021 – Starting Wednesday, August 18, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is setting new restrictions for public access to its business offices:

  • The lobby at the Murray business office will be closed. Service will continue at the drive-thru from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members dropping off payments who don’t need a receipt for their payment may use the night drop at any time.
  • The lobby at the Benton business office will be restricted to one person at a time. The door will be locked. Members who wish to enter should knock and wait for the door to be unlocked. Members dropping off payments who don’t need a receipt for their payment may use the night drop at any time.
  • The Mayfield business office will remain open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to use the drive-thru whenever possible.

“Our first priority is to protect the safety and health of our members and our employees,” said WKRECC President & CEO David Smart. “We believe these actions are necessary and will help ensure we can continue providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity for our members.”

Members have access to secure payment options online at www.wkrecc.com and may use the payment kiosks at these locations:

  • In the outer lobby at the Mayfield office
  • Inside Pockets Convenient Store at 1102 Octane Drive in Murray
  • In the 5-Star at 1772 Mayfield Highway in Benton

Members with questions or concerns may call 1-877-495-7322 or use the “Contact” button at wkrecc.com to request a call-back.

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, TVA EnergyRight and others Partner to Offer Home Uplift to Community

July 12, 2021 -- West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, Inc. (WKRECC) announced a new partnership with TVA EnergyRight®, Purchase Area Development District, and The Murray Bank of Murray, KY to offer a special Home Uplift program to 40 income-qualified homeowners in the WKRECC community. WKRECC members who participate in Home Uplift can receive free home energy upgrades that increase the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes while lowering their energy bills.

In addition to receiving energy upgrades installed by a member of the TVA-trained Quality Contractor Network, Home Uplift participants also receive energy education focused on empowering homeowners to take control of their energy use through low-cost and no-cost energy-saving techniques.

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MY POWER Helps Members Track and Manage Your Electric Usage

West Kentucky RECC’s MY POWER is a great online tool to help you understand and manage your electricity use.

With MY POWER, you can see monthly, daily and hourly usage reports. And an onscreen temperature chart shows precisely how weather affects how you use electricity. You an also easily set up usage alerts that help you anticipate future bills.

MY POWER gives you a way to watch for unusual or unexpect3ed usage patterns that could point to a problem at your home.

Vacationing? Don’t forget about safety at home and on the road

Mayfield, Ky., June 24, 2021 – Before you head out on vacation this summer, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative has a list of safety tips to keep in mind to help ensure a safer trip and a more pleasant homecoming.

Light’s on, but nobody’s home
Don’t think you’re fooling burglars if you leave a single light or two on for a whole vacation. When left on for extended periods, incandescent and even fluorescent bulbs can get very hot or make the fixture hot, creating a potential hazard. Consider investing in a motion-sensing outdoor lighting system and multiple programmable timers for interior lighting. Modern timers offer several settings, as well as a randomized setting, allowing you to create an illusion that different rooms are in use at different times.

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