West Kentucky Rural Electric hosts Member Days

(Mayfield, Ky.) October 3, 2016 – West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative will celebrate National Cooperative Month with Member Appreciation Days at its three business offices this month. Events will be held at the following locations:

Mayfield office: Tuesday, October 11
Murray office: Thursday, October 13
Benton office: Tuesday, October 18

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Make Time for Safety This Harvest Season

(Mayfield, KY) — Harvest season often means putting in long hours, which can make it difficult to stay alert and on the lookout for potential hazards. The agricultural industry ranks as one of the most dangerous job sectors in the country, accounting for more than 500 deaths in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative is partnering with Safe Electricity to provide safety tips to help farmers make this harvest season a safe one.

Richard McCracken, Safe Electricity Advisory Board member, advises, “Safety starts with preparation. Be prepared for potential emergencies before the rush of harvest season begins. Have a safety plan, and make sure that farm workers and family members are aware of the procedures.”

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (WKRECC) plans to block traffic on a section of Interstate 24 in Marshall County in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

West Kentucky Rural Electric plans to close Interstate 24 for about one hour starting at 4:00 a.m., CDT, Tuesday, to allow relocation of a power transmission line near the 26 mile marker in Marshall County. This is in the existing work zone along Interstate 24 between the I-24/Purchase Parkway Exit 25 Interchange and the I-24/US 62 Exit 27 Interchange at Calvert City. This closure is for both eastbound and westbound traffic.

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WKRECC sponsors D.C. trip for local students

Mayfield, Ky.) August 10, 2016 –Madison Green, Alec McClain and Danielle Whitaker were among 80 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 10-17 in Washington, DC.

The Washington Youth Tour (WYT) is an annual, weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, open to select high school students whose homes are served by electric cooperatives. The three were sponsored by West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative.

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WKRECC Members Elect Two New Directors

(Mayfield, Ky.) July 28, 2016 – Members of West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation elected two new representatives to the WKRECC board of directors and re-elected two incumbent directors during the annual members’ meeting held July 9 in Mayfield.

In District 1 (Calloway County), Mike Burchett defeated incumbent Ted Lovett. Lovett had been a member of the WKRECC board since 1989.

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