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Fiber Project Update from CEO Tim Lindahl

As we enter the summer season and reach the halfway mark of 2024, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how swiftly the year is progressing and the exciting prospects that lie ahead for us.

By now, you may be aware of the numerous ways fiber technology will revolutionize our daily lives, offering boundless opportunities for online learning, efficient remote work, convenient telemedicine, endless streaming and gaming options, as well as real-time face-to-face connections with loved ones.

I’m pleased to let you know that throughout 2024, Conexon Connect and Kenergy, have made great progress in bringing fiber broadband service to our communities and will continue that progress throughout our territory. Connect, powered by Kenergy, has connected more than 5,000 homes and businesses throughout our service territory encompassing portions of Daviess, Union, Henderson and McLean and Ohio counties.

Thus far in 2024:

  • We have built 2,100 miles of fiber line.
  • We have connected over 5,000 customers.
  • We have built 16 fiber huts that will light the fiber for our communities.

Our sole reason for offering high-speed internet services through Connect, powered by Kenergy, service is to meet the needs of members like you. We are working as quickly as possible to reach all our members with world-class fiber to provide faster, more reliable and more affordable options to stay connected online. All Kenergy members will have the access to the Connect network by the project’s end.

Fiber-fast internet packages start as low as $49.95 a month for speeds of up to 100 Mbps – symmetrical uploading and downloading – with no data caps or throttling back on speed. Multi-Gigabit speed is also available for our power users for $79.95 per month for 1 Gig or $99.95 for 2 Gig service. HD-quality voice service is also available starting at $29.95 per month when packaged with internet, and Conexon Connect has partnered with DIRECTV STREAMSM to offer more options to “cut the cord” on cable with streaming service packages to fit any budget.

If you have not already, we encourage you to let us know you are interested in service from Connect, powered by Kenergy. Check your availability and sign-up at

Feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or concerns.

Call the Conexon Connect Customer Care team at 1-844-542-6663 Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST or email Customer Care any time at

Kenergy and Conexon Connect are committed to providing Kenergy members with access to world-class, high-speed internet service. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue our broadband journey and look forward to connecting more customers in 2023. Thank you as always for your support.

Wishing you and your loved ones a fun and safe summer!

Tim Lindahl


Updated Pay-by-Phone Number

We have updated our pay-by-phone number. Please use 1.844.958.2904 to pay your energy bill over the phone.

2024 Scholarship Winners

A random computerized drawing of 340 applicants was held July 1st for three (3) $1,000 scholarships and twenty-four (24) $500 scholarships. Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, campus housing, textbooks, computers, school supplies, and other costs directly related to the recipient's education.

Congratulations to our winners!

$1,000 Winners

Kayla Jones

Evan Michalek

Ashtyn McGaw

$500 Winners

Caroline Connor

Olivia Ford

Harrison Bowman

Chloe Coomes

John Brasher

Lauren Hayes

Noah Rhinerson

Molly Ladnier

Alexis Gay

Jaedan Frankenberger

Ryan Gatton

Emma Haynes

Claire Boeglin

Travis Conway

Samuel Miller

Conner Johnson

Breighton Gogel

Larkin Jarboe

Madeline Jones

Aaron Ring

Adyson Mattingly

Jackson Evans

Blake Mullins

Nolan Huff

Kenergy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Consolidation

July 1, 2024 marks 25 years since Green River Electric (organized in 1936) and Henderson-Union Electric Cooperative (organized in 1937) consolidated to become Kenergy Corp. Henderson-Union was the first electric cooperative in Kentucky to sell electricity to a member. Frank T. Street of Cardinal Farms in Henderson County received electricity from the cooperative in October 1937.

Kenergy vowed to continue the legacies of Green River Electric and Henderson-Union Electric Cooperative by providing safe and reliable electricity at an affordable price for our cooperative members. With the consolidation of the two cooperatives, Kenergy serves 14 western Kentucky counties and maintains over 7,200 miles of power lines. We are proud to continue to serve more than 59,000 homes and businesses in our service territory and thank our members for being an integral part of the cooperative family.

All Kenergy Offices Closed Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day

All Kenergy offices will be closed Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day. We hope you have a safe holiday celebrating with family and friends.

As always, you can drop payments at our office nightly drop boxes, make payments on our SmartHub mobile app, or by accessing your account 24/7.

Kenergy Board Election Winners Announced

Will Wathen of Owensboro has been elected to the District 7 position on the Kenergy board of directors. Mr. Wathen, along with Chris Rhoads and Cory Maynard, challenged Eddie Leach who has represented District 7 since 2021.

Garrett Owen of Livermore has been elected to the District 10 position. Mr. Owen and Jared Bratcher challenged Jonathan Ayer who has represented that district since 2012.

Incumbent Bob White, representing District 2, faced no opposition and will retain his seat for another three-year term.

Stay Safe On the Farm

Avoid hazards around water and electricity

As farmers gear up for an active summer across the Commonwealth, Kenergy urges extra caution when operating irrigation equipment.

During the spring and summer, farmers often must use irrigation equipment to supplement rainfall, but water and electricity don’t mix. That’s why it’s essential to use safe work practices.

Follow these tips to stay safe:

  • Properly select and install equipment. The system should be wired to the standards of the National Electrical Code: It must have disconnect switches; it must use equipment and enclosures suitable for conditions; it must protect wires from physical damage or use jacketed irrigation cable; and it must have circuit and equipment grounding.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks. Proactively look for faulty equipment and proper wiring installation.
  • Use safe work practices. Turn off the power before working on an irrigation system. Be aware of overhead power lines when working with irrigation pipes, when standing on systems and when spraying water near power lines. Avoid wearing loose clothing and tie back long hair when near rotating equipment.
  • Beware of damp environments. Operating pumps and other equipment in damp environment increases the chance of equipment failure. Farmers who are rain-soaked and muddy are much more vulnerable to electric shock.
  • Farm work is rewarding, but it can be dangerous. Following these practices is an important way to stay safe during the busy summer season.

Kenergy Scholarship Applications Open Through June 30th

Kenergy has established an annual scholarship program to assist in financing the higher education of students whose families are cooperative members. In 2024, the cooperative will award three $1,000 scholarships and twenty-four $500 scholarships. Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, campus housing, textbooks, computers, school supplies and other costs directly related to the recipient’s education.


On July 2, 2024, a random computerized drawing will be held for three (3) $1,000 scholarships and twenty-four (24) $500 scholarships.  Winners will be notified by email on July 3rd and must contact Jeanette Weedman by return email as soon as possible. The deadline to reply is July 9, 2024 verifying they received notification and accept the scholarship according to above guidelines or they will forfeit and another winner may be drawn as scholarship winner. Winners will be posted under Recent News on Kenergy’s website after the drawing.  They will also be listed in Kentucky Living.

Eligibility and Criteria

The student must be a Kenergy member-owner or have his or her residence with a parent or legal guardian who receives electric service from Kenergy.

High school seniors or graduates may apply. High school juniors planning to attend an accredited college, as a high school senior, 2024-2025 with full-time status, may also apply.  Applicants must attend or have plans to attend college during the upcoming fall and/or spring semester.  Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program (no fewer than 12 credit hours) at a fully accredited college, university, technical college or trade school. Nine credit hours meets full-time requirement for Masters’ program.  Post-graduate college students also may apply. Non-traditional students are welcome as well. 

Kenergy scholarships are one-time-only awards.  Previous winners may not apply.

Scholarship recipients must permit Kenergy to use their names, parents’ names, county of residence and photograph in the cooperative’s publications, including the member newsletter.


Contact Jeanette Weedman at 800.844.4832 extension 6157 or email

All Kenergy Offices Closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

All Kenergy offices will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We hope you have a safe holiday celebrating with family and friends.

As always, you can drop payments at our office nightly drop boxes, make payments on our SmartHub mobile app, or by accessing your account 24/7.

Kenergy Receives $10.2 Million Award from Governor Beshear

Kenergy has been awarded $10.2 million from Governor Andy Beshear to help fund the Connect, powered by Kenergy project bringing high-speed internet to the electric cooperative’s members. This money will help buildout to 2,353 homes and business in Henderson County and 1,221 homes and businesses in Daviess County.

Governor Beshear presented the check to Tim Lindahl, Kenergy President and CEO on Friday as part of a press conference at Henderson County High School. Lindahl highlighted the critical need for western Kentuckians to have access to high-speed, reliable internet.

“Today’s broadband needs are what electricity was to the commonwealth in the 1930s,” said Tim Lindahl, Kenergy President and CEO. “By installing infrastructure that is owned by the people it serves, giving all of the benefits back to those people, we are on pace with this funding to solve this problem for generations.

Connect, powered by Kenergy is one of the fastest fiber deployment projects in the United States anticipating a full system buildout by the end of 2026.

“We feel like what Kenergy is doing is sparking a broadband transformation in western Kentucky,” Lindahl said. We are grateful for our partnership with Conexon and now the state with this funding opportunity to keep this monumental shift for our communities going.”


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