WKRECC to hold Member Appreciation Day in Murray

Oct. 7, 2019 – As part of National Co-op Month, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will host a Member Appreciation Day at Murray’s Chestnut Park on Tuesday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Rates changes coming in October

Sept. 30. 2019 -- Starting in October, West Kentucky Rural Electric will kick off a three-year plan to change how members pay for the electricity they use. The changes to the rate structure will better reflect the true cost of providing service and help share costs more fairly among members.

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Don’t Wait. Be Prepared Before the Storm.

Sept. 13, 2019 -- It’s your worst-case scenario. A major storm was predicted and this time, the predictions were right. Many power lines are down, and your electricity may be out for several days. You are low on everything––food, pet supplies, toilet paper, batteries, diapers and your medication.

Imagine how you would feel in this situation. While you can’t predict which weather forecast will come true, you can plan ahead so when a severe weather event strikes, you have the tools and resources to effectively weather the storm. The Department of Homeland Security offers several resources to help you prepare for major weather events and natural disasters. Visit www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.

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Co-ops oppose collecting 911 fees

August 14, 2019 -- In a world full of disagreements, we can all agree that 911 services are vital to our community. Whether it’s an elderly person who had a fall, a young child who swallows something harmful, or a driver injured in a car crash, being able to call for immediate assistance is an invaluable community service.

Yet the question of how to pay for this service is a real challenge. As local governments spend more on 911 equipment and personnel, the traditional funding source for 911 is shrinking. Because fewer people use landline phones these days, the fees on landlines that local governments spend on 911 services cannot keep up with 911 expenses. For that reason, efficiency is more imperative than ever to keep costs as low as possible while still offering superb service.

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Tips for Maintaining an Efficient HVAC System

July 15, 2019 -- Ah, summer. Cookouts, swimming pools, camping––it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. And when it’s time to come back indoors, there’s nothing better than that cool blast you feel from your home’s air conditioning unit.

Your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system is essential to keeping your home comfortable during summer months, and if it breaks down, it’s also the most expensive equipment to repair or replace. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to lengthen the life of your HVAC system.

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