What can you do to prepare for a power outage?

Run some errands:

  • Fill your gas tank
  • Make sure you have some cash on hand
  • Get a power bank charger or a car charger for your mobile phone
  • Get extra batteries and flashlights if needed
  • Make sure you have non-perishable foods, bottled water, first-aid supplies, and supplies for infants and pets
  • Make sure you have ample supplies of prescription drugs

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With more students attending school remotely, use of electronic devices increase risk of electrical fires

Oct. 6, 2020 -- With many families utilizing remote learning this fall, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation joins the National Fire Protection Association in urging added caution when using and charging laptops and other digital devices at home. According to NFPA’s most recent electrical fires report, about 900 computer or computer equipment fires occur in U.S. homes each year, leading to injuries and millions of dollars in property losses.

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West Kentucky RECC Advises Farmers To Remember Electrical Safety When Using Irrigation Equipment

July 27, 2020 --During the summer, farmers need regular rainfall to sustain proper crop growth and development. Because Western Kentucky has different types of soil, and summer storms are notorious for dropping heavy rains in one area while leaving others high and dry, irrigation equipment can be a valuable tool for farmers. However, it is critical to recognize and avoid electrical hazards when using irrigation equipment.

Operating pumps and other equipment in a damp environment increases the chance of equipment failure. Because the farmers themselves may be rain-soaked and muddy, their vulnerability to electric shock is also much greater.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric’s Annual Meeting Goes Online

June 22, 2020 – The 2020 Annual Meeting of Members of West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will be held July 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Due to current health concerns, the meeting will be held online. Drive-through registration and voting will take place on Friday, July 10.

“We know the meeting is an important part of co-op membership and our goal is to provide a safe way for members to participate,” said WKRECC President &CEO David Smart.

The online meeting will be broadcast live on the co-op’s website, www.wkrecc.com. Members may also listen to the live meeting via FM radio at the WKRECC business office at 1218 West Broadway in Mayfield. Members choosing this option are asked to arrive between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to register. There will be no food or entertainment during the meeting.

Registration

Members may register for the annual meeting from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the following locations:

  • Calloway County High School Parking Lot
  • Carlisle County High School Parking Lot
  • Graves County High School Parking Lot
  • Marshall County High School Parking

Lot Members who register on July 10 will be asked to vote on proposed updates to the WKRECC Articles of Incorporation. Each registrant will be asked to vote YES or NO on the proposed changes. To review a summary, go to www.wkrecc.com or call 270-247-1321 to request a copy.