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Five tips for space heater safety

As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be an alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you are planning to use a space heater in your home this winter, review these tips to keep you, your family and your property safe.

Madison County and Blue Grass Energy Recognized as Top Economic Development Organizations in Kentucky by StateBook International

Madison County and Blue Grass Energy were recognized recently at the Kentucky Association of Economic Development Fall Conference in Bowling Green, KY by StateBook International for having two of the top economic development StateBook microsites in Kentucky.   StateBook is the first online marketplace to unite economic development organizations, site selectors and communities nationwide in the site-selection process for business locations of both domestic and international firms.   

Together, let's make wishes come true

We are once again hosting our annual holiday giving campaign, the 12 Days of Giving. This year, we are collecting items for Make-A-Wish.

December 1 through December 18, the first 12 business days in December, you can help us make wishes come true by making a financial donation that will go directly to Make-A-Wish. You can call, mail or drop by any of our local offices to make the donation.

BGEnergy joins other co-ops to dedicate 60-acre solar farm

Blue Grass Energy celebrated the startup of a 60-acre solar farm that allows co-op members to participate and receive the benefits of solar energy.

Cooperative Solar Farm One features more than 32,000 solar panels and can generate enough power to meet all the needs of 1,000 typical Kentucky homes.

Cooperative members have said they want options for renewable energy for their home or business. Now, they can license solar panels from Blue Grass Energy and receive the benefits of solar power without the hassles of private solar.

October is National Co-op Month

In honor of National Co-op Month, we are sharing a few facts about electric cooperatives.

The nation’s member-owned, not-for-profit electric co-ops constitute a unique sector of the electric utility industry.

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation.

By raising awareness and understanding of basic cybersecurity practices, we can all work together to combat cyberthreats.

Friday, Oct. 6 is Co-Op Connections Day

Are you using your co-op ‘connections’?

Blue Grass Energy Receives International Award For Economic Development

Blue Grass Energy, along with other Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, has earned an international award for using innovative technology to bring jobs and investment to Kentucky.

The cooperatives were awarded the Excellence In Economic Development Award for New Media at the International Economic Development Council’s annual conference in Toronto.

This award recognizes that Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are pioneers in using technology to drive economic development.

Flag-waving crowd packs Blue Grass Airport and welcomes veterans home from Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Darrell Waterfill of Harrodsburg and Ben Kurtz of Lexington met 65 other Kentucky veterans at Blue Grass Airport early on the morning of September 16, all participating in a one-day Honor Flight.

The veterans participated in a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the seventh Honor Flight sponsored by Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The mission was coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.

Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to sponsor an Honor Flight for World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans

Ben Kurtz of Lexington, Ky., and Darrell Waterfill of Harrodsburg, Ky., are among the 68 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Both Kurtz and Waterfill will travel with the other Kentucky veterans for a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital.

Kurtz a 84-year-old Korean veteran, and Waterfill, a 71 year-old Vietnam veteran, will represent Blue Grass Energy, which is sponsoring the all-expenses paid trip. The mission is being coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.


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