Honoring Local Heroes in Hard Hats

Paducah, KY, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) joins the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in celebrating its 25 lineworkers as part of National Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 11. Our lineworkers represent over 400 years of experience collectively.

Every day, lineworkers face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines, and often in the wake of nature’s worst moments. It’s no wonder their profession is among the 25 most dangerous jobs in the country. 

JPEC lineworkers maintain nearly 3,000 miles of high voltage lines across six counties, keeping the lights on for over 30,000 consumer-member accounts. 

On April 11, you’re invited to #ThankALineworker by celebrating the men and women who work around the clock, putting their lives on the line to keep power flowing, something we all appreciate.   

“Our lineworkers are heroes in every sense of the word,” said JPEC President & CEO, Greg Grissom “We count on them to get us through some of our darkest hours, day or night and we appreciate their dedication to the service of our consumer-members. We dedicate this special day of recognition to express our gratitude.”