Storm Causes Power Outages Across West Kentucky RECC Service Area

West Kentucky Rural Electric crews are working to restore service to about 2,100 members who are without power due to damage from the storm system that crossed the service area this afternoon.

Members should be aware that some of these repairs will require several hours to complete. “We have called in all available staff and we will continue working until everyone’s power is back on,” said David Smart, WKRECC President & CEO. 

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Shining Brightly and Safely

During the holidays, many people decorate their homes with bright strands of lights, trees, and decorations. This year, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative and Safe Electricity encourage you to include decorating safely in your holiday traditions.

Before the decorating begins, inspect all the lights you plan on using. Make sure the wires are in good condition—not cracked, brittle, or frayed. The sockets should not be damaged, and no light bulbs should be missing.
Place fresh-cut trees as well as artificial ones away from heat sources such as heat registers, fireplaces, radiators, and televisions; and water a fresh-cut tree frequently.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric celebrates National Cooperative Month

October is National Cooperative Month, and West Kentucky Rural Electric – and all co-ops across the U.S. – are celebrating the benefits and values that cooperatives bring to their members and communities.

While co-ops operate in many industries and sectors of the economy, seven cooperative principles set us apart from other businesses: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member’s economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for community.

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Overnight power outage planned for Calvert City/Gilbertsville area on October 21

(Mayfield, Ky.) October 19, 2015 – About 600 West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative members in the Calvert City/Gilbertsville area of Marshall County will be affected by an overnight power outage this week. The outage will begin around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, October 21, and continue through around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, October 22. During the outage Tennessee Valley Authority line crews will repair transmission lines that provide electricity to West Kentucky Rural Electric’s Gilbertsville substation.

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