Prior to Kenergy’s annual membership meeting to be held on June 13, 2023, individuals will be elected to represent Districts 4, 6, 8, and 9, as well as the cooperative’s large industrial members.
A ballot listing the qualified candidates in a contested district election will be mailed in May to each Kenergy member residing within the district. Members will also have the option to vote online.
District 4, which currently is represented by Susan Blanford, includes the area of Henderson County west of the Pennyrile Parkway and west of that portion of Highway 41 which runs to the north of the Pennyrile Parkway.
District 6, which currently is represented by Larry Elder, includes that area of Daviess County west of U.S. 431.
District 8, which currently is represented by Billy Reid, includes that area of Daviess County north and east of Kentucky 54.
District 9, which currently is represented by Brent Wigginton, includes all of Hancock County.
A district director must be a member of the cooperative and must reside in the district he or she represents.
The Industrial Director must be a member of Kenergy or the employee of a member industry having a contract demand of at least 1,000 KW and must reside in a county all, or a portion of which, is located within Kenergy’s service territory. Richard Basham is the current Industrial Director.
Any 15 or more members may make nominations of eligible persons for district director and any five or more large industrial members may make nominations of eligible persons for industrial director. Such nominations shall be by signed written petition and shall be submitted to the cooperative not less than 110 days prior to the annual meeting. Only members eligible to vote in a district are authorized to sign a petition nominating a member from that district, and only those eligible to vote in an industrial director election are authorized to sign a petition nominating a person for industrial director. Directors shall be elected only from nominations by petition.
It is not a requirement to use a petition form prepared by Kenergy, however, anyone wishing to do so, may request one by contacting Debbie Hayden at 270.689.6101 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The petition must be submitted to the cooperative by 4:00 p.m., February 23, 2023. Thereafter, if the petition is valid, the name of the nominee will be posted.