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Job Opening – Line Technician

Kenergy is now accepting applications for Line Technician at our Henderson office location. Applications are being accepted now through August 8th. Click HERE to view the description and apply!

2021 Scholarship Winners

A random computerized drawing of 324 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

Landon Hamilton

Mikayla Medley

Lilly Quinn

$500 Winners

Parker Bates

Elecia Bowman

Sidney Cain

Kalen Carper

Emily Cooper

Dawn Critser

Cassandra Crowder

Sydney Curneal

Rachel Dame

Dylan Davis

Allea Flake

Collier Higgs

Danielle Howard

Julia Howerton

Nicholas Johnson

Maci Mize

Abbey Pike

Mason Potts

Rachel Reid

Sydney Simpson

Markkeyce Vanlue

Maggie Vincent

Haley Wigginton

Audrea Wilson

Kenergy Offices Closed July 5th for Independence Day

All Kenergy offices will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021 for the Independence Day holiday. 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.

Alamon Pole Inspections to Continue Throughout Summer

Alamon, a pole inspection contractor for Kenergy, will continue pole inspections throughout the summer. Each wooden pole Kenergy owns, or is attached to, will be inspected to ensure there are no hazards. Inspectors check for decay, insects, cracks, holes, age, and any damage members may have caused.

You may see trucks in your area bearing a ‘Kenergy Contractor’ magnet. Inspectors will also have an Alamon picture ID with them. Inspectors will be working during daylight hours only. Don’t be alarmed if you see the contractors parked for a few hours and/or riding from pole-to-pole on an all-terrain vehicle.

Inspection areas include Marion, Race Creek and Zion.

If you suspect something irregular or suspicious, please give us a call!

Surge Protector vs. Power Strip

Surge Protector vs. Power Strip 

Although surge protectors look very similar to power strips, the two are different.

 

Power Strips

Power strips act only as an expansion of a wall outlet, allowing more devices to reach power. They typically have a small circuit breaker, but power strips are not designed to protect from powerful surges.

 

Surge Protectors

Surge protectors provide the same features as power strips; they still allow users to plug in multiple electronic devices. But surge protectors reduce the chance of power surges and spikes from damaging your electronics. Point-of-use surge protectors generally cost between $20 and $40, with higher-priced models able to absorb higher surges.

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.