Making sure the kids are safe at college

Sending a child off to college is an exciting time - it can also be unsettling. Parents worry about their child’s new responsibilities, academic success, new friends and about their child’s safety.

Here are some steps parents and guardians can take to make sure the dorm room or apartment of a student is up-to-snuff when it comes to electrical safety.

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Area braces for eclipse visitors

Co-op prepares for peak demand

West Kentucky RECC is joining state and local agencies in preparing for an influx of visitors during the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the region on the afternoon of August 21, 2017. While the WKRECC service area lies just outside the designated “total” viewing areas, local hotels and campgrounds are all expected to be full.

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WKRECC sponsors D.C. trip for local students

(Mayfield, Ky.) July 20, 2017 – Eighty-three of Kentucky’s best and brightest rising high school seniors descended upon the nation’s capital in June, representing electric cooperatives in the annual Washington Youth Tour. The students met with elected officials, learned about the role of electric cooperatives, and visited national landmarks.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Members’ Meeting Set for Saturday, July 8


(Mayfield, Ky.) June 6, 2017 – The Annual Meeting of Members of West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative will be held at Marshall County High School in Benton on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  

Members who attend will learn more about WKRECC programs, enjoy activities for all ages, and be entertained by Eric Horner, a Christian country music artist. There will also be door prizes, attendance gifts and a barbecue lunch. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.  

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative reminds the public to practice electrical safety

Mayfield, Ky— Every day, we rely on electricity to power our homes, farms, and businesses.  West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, your not-for-profit electric utility, reminds you to always be safe around electric appliances, equipment, and power lines.  May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards.
By taking simple precautions, everyone can avoid electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.  Here are some safety tips:

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