Kenergy Board Election Winners Announced

Jonathan Ayer of Calhoun was re-elected to the Kenergy board for another three years.  Mr. Ayer, who has represented District 10 – Ohio/McLean counties, since 2012 was challenged by Dr. Joe McCarty of Centertown.

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

John Warren, who has represented District 7 since 2006, did not seek re-election.  Dr. Eddie Leach of Masonville was the only candidate who submitted a petition to have his name placed on the ballot and was declared the winner of the District 7 board seat without an election.

Network Maintenance – June 10th

A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Thursday, June 10th at 11:59 p.m. We anticipate the work to last for approximately one hour. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub app to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Annual Meeting – June 8, 2021

Kenergy’s 2021 Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 8th, at our headquarters located at 6402 Old Corydon Road, Henderson, Kentucky, 42420.

Annual Meeting Schedule:

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Member Registration

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Business Meeting

In 2018, our Annual Meeting underwent format changes and is now only a business meeting. The bucket, bulbs and meal previously at the Annual Meeting will be given out at our Member Appreciation Day in October.

Kenergy Scholarship Applications Available on June 1st

Kenergy has an established annual scholarship program that assists in financing the higher education of students whose family are cooperative members. In 2021, the cooperative will continue to award three $1,000 scholarships and twenty-four $500 scholarships. These scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, campus housing, textbooks, computers, school supplies and other costs directly related to the recipient’s education.

The scholarship application is located at kenergycorp.com/scholarships

During the first week of July, a random computerized drawing will be held and the winners will be contacted following the drawing. Winners will be notified by email and must contact Jeanette Weedman by return email by July 15, 2021 verifying they received notification and accept the scholarship according to guidelines or they will forfeit and another winner may be drawn as scholarship winner.

Eligibility and Criteria

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

High school seniors or graduates may apply. They 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.

Questions?

Contact Jeanette Weedman at 800-844-4832 extension 6157 or email jweedman@kenergycorp.com

Kenergy Lobbies to Reopen Monday, June 14th

Starting Monday, June 14th, Kenergy lobbies will be open during normal business hours.

Henderson - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Owensboro - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Marion - 9:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Hawesville - 9:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Hanson - 9:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Members may continue to utilize our no-contact options to conduct business: SmartHub mobile app, website, drive-thru windows, or by calling one of our member service representatives at 800-844-4832.

 

 

Kenergy Offices Closed for Memorial Day

All Kenergy offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 for Memorial Day. We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday with family.

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

Network Maintenance – May 17th

A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Monday, May 17th at 11:59 p.m. We anticipate the work to last for approximately one hour. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub app to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Email Surveys Being Conducted in May

Please be aware that Kenergy will be utilizing Touchstone Energy Services to conduct member surveys. Emails will be sent from now until the end of May. These emails will identify themselves as Data Decisions Group on behalf of Kenergy. Thank you for taking the time to complete the brief survey. Your feedback on these surveys will help us continue to improve the services we provide you, our members.

District 4 Board Vacancy

A search committee consisting of three board members and three District 4 Member Advisory Council (MAC) members has been appointed to begin the process of selecting a replacement to fill the board seat previously held by Susie Givens, who passed away in March.  The District 4 term expires in June 2023.

Kenergy board members Bill Denton, Richard Basham and Craig Roberts will serve on the committee along with MAC members Rodney Bozarth, Rebecca Logsdon and Tony Rone.

Only members who reside in the district and have a Kenergy membership in their name will be eligible to serve.  Anyone who is interested in being considered for the position should contact Debbie Hayden at 270-689-6101 or dhayden@kenergycorp.com to request an application.  Applications must be returned by July 31, 2021.

 

 

Broadband Update – May 3, 2021

While Kenergy will not be a broadband provider, we have still been working closely with Conexon as they develop their design and buildout in our service territory. Conexon was awarded $21,396,303.60 in the state of Kentucky during the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction in 2020.

Kenergy is in the process of developing a work plan for a fiber smart grid buildout. This fiber smart grid will provide real-time communication with our entire system including equipment in the field.

Once completed, Kenergy’s work plan will be submitted to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (KPSC) for its consideration and approval. Upon receiving approval of the work plan, Kenergy will then need to file a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) before any construction can begin.  This process could take several months to complete and is contingent on approval from the KPSC. If the work plan and CPCN are approved, Kenergy would construct the fiber network and enter into a lease agreement with Conexon for the purpose of providing broadband to our members.