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Outage Status Update as of 7:25 p.m.

Storms are still coming through our area. We now have 9,530 members out in 12 counties which is down from 10,706 at 6 p.m. 

We initially had some estimated restoration times on outages, however, due to increasing outage numbers from the additional storms, those estimations are being adjusted. At the current time, we are not able to predict estimation times due to current damage assessment still in progress. 

If you feel you cannot make it throughout the night without electric, you should make other arrangements. 

Storms and high winds causing outages

Outage Status (7/20/18-4:50 p.m.)

Our service territory has sustained extensive damage this afternoon from storms and high winds. We are still assessing the extent of the damages. After we gain a better understanding of the overall damage, we will then be able to project estimated restoration times.

With more severe storms on the way, we are expecting some outages to be 24+ hours. We will share updates as we learn more.

Stay away for downed lines. Assume all downed power lines are energized and dangerous. 

Setting off fireworks on the 4th? Look for power lines

We know many will celebrate the holiday with fireworks. We want you to have a safe holiday so we reached out to our Safety Coordinator, Matt Thomas, for his advice. Here’s what he had to share with us:

Most people celebrate by watching a local, professional show—supervised by firefighters. But if you’re starting the performance early with consumer fireworks, here are some tips: 

Silent Auction raises $4,169 for the American Cancer Society

Blue Grass Energy hosted its fifth-annual silent auction on Thursday, June 7. The silent auction was part of the cooperative's Annual Meeting.

There were ninety-two items donated by individuals and businesses both in-state and out-of-state. The total raised for the American Cancer Society was $4,169. 

That money will benefit cancer patients throughout the cooperative's twenty-three county service area in Central and North-Central Kentucky.

Thank you to everyone who donated or purchased an item. 

Blue Grass Energy has successful Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 7, Blue Grass Energy welcomed a crowd of over 600 members and their families to the cooperative’s 81st annual meeting, held at the Keeneland Entertainment Barn in Lexington, Kentucky.

The crowd 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.

Take Precautions Against Potential Electrical Hazards In Pools

Summer is here and for many members that mean staying cool at the pool: playing water games, swimming laps, or floating along at a relaxing pace. While time at the pool can be refreshing, we want to remind members of the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.

Annual Meeting set for June 7

Blue Grass Energy invites its members to the 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 7 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 2017 business operations, and members will also hear about issues affecting the electric co-op industry today.

Blue Grass Energy Announces Scholarship Recipients

Blue Grass Energy is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Scholarship Program. Ten $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to graduating seniors served by Blue Grass Energy.

Logan Bechanan is the son of Doug and Cassinda Bechanan of Carlisle. He is graduating from Nicholas County High School.

Robert Bennett is the son of Robbie and Stacy Bennett. He is graduating from Mercer County High School.

Mary Briggs is the daughter of Will and Sara Briggs of Nicholasville. She is graduating from East Jessamine High School.

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.

Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

Even though we have snow on the ground, it is technically the second day of spring. That means thunderstorms will likely be headed our way in a few weeks.

When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross:


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