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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POKÉMON GO: Catch ‘Em All, But Do It Safely

Unless you’ve been hiding in tall grass for a couple of weeks, you are aware of the emerging global phenomenon known as Pokémon Go. Niantic’s augmented reality game allows players to use GPS on their phone to search for and collect imaginary creatures of various types hidden in real-world locations. The game uses buildings and landmarks as gathering sites for players.

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Monday morning power outage planned for 200 West Kentucky Rural Electric members in Marshall County

(Mayfield, Ky.) June17, 2016 – About 200 West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative members in the Lakeview Church area of Marshall County will be without power for about an hour on Monday morning, June 20 due to construction at the I-24/69 and U.S. Highway 62 interchange at Calvert City. The outage will begin around 8:30 a.m.

Areas affected are primarily east of Highway 95 and west of Highway 641.

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative regrets having to interrupt service and apologizes for the inconvenience.

Members who have questions about this outage may call the West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative office at 1-877-495-7322 or 270-247-1321.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative that provides power to more than 31,000 members in Western Kentucky. Headquartered in Mayfield, Ky., WKRECC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative and a distributor of Tennessee Valley Authority power. For more information, go to www.wkrecc.com

West Kentucky RECC Apprentices Complete Training

March 8, 2016 – West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative congratulates (from left) Jordan Todd, Geoffrey Beck and Zach Underhill on advancing to the rank of Journeyman Lineman after successfully completing all coursework and examinations for the Tennessee Valley Public Power Authority’s Lineman Apprentice Program.

Since joining the Co-op in 2012, Beck, Todd and Underhill have worked hard to achieve this goal. In addition to completing prescribed coursework and testing, apprentice linemen also receive extensive “on the job” training working alongside experienced linemen to become familiar with the WKRECC service area and the specifics of the Co-op’s electrical distribution system.

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