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Despite the forecast, a large crowd attends annual meeting

On Thursday, June 2, Blue Grass Energy welcomed a crowd of 643 members and their families to the cooperative’s 79th annual meeting, held at the Keeneland Entertainment Barn in Lexington, Kentucky.

The crowd of of nearly 1,500 was treated to a meeting geared towards families with several children’s activities which varied from bounce houses to video games.

Entertainment included Bingo for everyone—with members winning over $1,000 in prizes.  A meal of BBQ and hot dogs with all the trimmings was provided to all in attendance prior to the business meeting.

Blue Grass Energy Announces Scholarship Recipients

Blue Grass Energy is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Scholarship Program. Eleven $1,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors served by Blue Grass Energy.

Mary Adams is the daughter of Joseph and Allyson Adams. She is graduating from East Jessamine High School.

Amelia Bolin is the daughter of Gregory and Candace Bolin. She is graduating from Harrison County High School.

Jacob Burdine is the son of Kenny Burdine and Sarah Wilcox. He is graduating from East Jessamine High School.

Blue Grass Energy invites members to annual meeting on June 2

Blue Grass Energy invites its members to the 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 2 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.

Registration is 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The entrance to the Keeneland Entertainment Center is directly across from Man O’ War Boulevard and Blue Grass Airport, at 4201 Versailles Road in Lexington.

At the business meeting, co-op officials will review the 2015 business operations, and members will also hear about issues affecting the electric co-op industry today.

The Right Tree in the Right Place

The Arbor Day Foundation encourages thoughtful practices that help preserve community trees while also benefiting electric co-op consumers.

Trees can help cool your home and neighborhood, break cold winds to lower your heating costs, and provide food for wildlife. Properly placed trees can lower line clearance costs for utility companies, reduce tree mortality, and result in healthier community forests.

Spring storm safety

Spring is here and with it is the possibility of spring storms.  We urge all members to be weather ready for what Mother Nature sends us.  Follow these tips to be prepared and stay safe.

Before a storm:

Know whats below…call 811 before you dig!

Planning a home improvement job? Working on landscaping, or maybe installing a fence. Be sure to call 811 before you dig.

Blue Grass Energy has partnered with the 811 service, and any co-op member who needs to locate underground service should call 811, which is the national “Call before U Dig” call center.

Roy Honican elected President of RESNET Board of Directors

Roy Honican with Blue Grass Energy is shown with Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director.The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) has announced Roy Honican as the 2016 president of the RESNET Board of Directors.

Directors earn advanced certification

Six members of Blue Grass Energy’s board of directors recently received their Director Gold Certificate for continued cooperative education from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

The certificate program provides advanced learning opportunities to cooperative board members who have already completed NRECA’s Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC). 


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