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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.