Don’t Let Unsafe Actions Make Waves in Summer Fun

Don’t Let Unsafe Actions Make Waves in Summer Fun Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative wants you and your loved ones to stay safe when enjoying water recreation activities this summer. Below are a few tips from Safe Electricity. Be sure to check weather forecasts. Postpone your plans if a thunderstorm is expected, as the risks for lightning strikes are especially high in or near bodies of water. Remember the advice from…

2021 Annual Meeting Summary

2021 Annual Meeting Summary   The annual meeting of consumer-members was again held in a non-traditional fashion this year. Drive-thru registration took place from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday, June 21st, where 340 consumer-members registered.  Following registration, the cooperative held its business meeting. During the business meeting, JPEC Board Chairman, Erick Harris, opened the meeting by briefly commenting on the successful construction of the new headquarters followed by an abbreviated business…

Take Cover When Storms are Brewing

Sometimes a storm pops up or changes direction without any warning, while other times it is forecast days in advance and follows its predicted course. In either case, knowing what to do right before, during and after a storm can help to keep you safe. When stormy winds blow, follow these weather-related reminders from FEMA and the Red Cross: Never seek shelter under an isolated tree, tower or utility pole,…

250,000 Hours With No Lost Time

Jackson Purchase Energy Announces No Lost Time Paducah, KY – As of June 15th, the employees of Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) have reached another safety milestone, 250,000 without a lost time injury due to an on-the-job incident. Due to the number of employees at JPEC, 250,000 hours is the threshold to qualify the Cooperative for the Governor’s Safety and Health Award.    “Above all else, the core principle that…

First Day at New Facility

(Paducah, KY) June 7th, 2021 is a proud day for Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) consumer-members and employees. Today marks the first day we are open to the public at our new facility on Highway 60. We were honored to host the Color Guard from American Legion post 236 who raised our American flag for the first time. Shorty thereafter, a ribbon cutting took place to inaugurate the first day of…

Proposed changes to JPEC Bylaws are available for review Members will vote on the bylaws June 21

The Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative Board of Directors has reviewed and approved proposed changes to the Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative Bylaws. In advance of a membership vote on June 21, the changes to the bylaws are available for review using the link below. The proposed bylaws are also published in the June 2021 Kentucky Living magazine. Changes to the bylaws are marked in red. JPEC Bylaws – Proposed Changes 2021

Jackson Purchase Energy Announces Scholarship Winners

Paducah, KY – Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) recently awarded ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors across the co-op’s service area.  To be eligible, applicant’s primary residence must be served by JPEC and they must be a high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited university or community college no later than the fall semester. Recipients are: McCracken County – Bailey Bowland, Brooke Bowling and Morgan…

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Whether you rent or own your home, everyone should be aware of warning signs that indicate potential danger in your electrical system and unsafe practices. According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical failures or malfunctions are present in an estimated average of 47,000 home structure fires per year in the United States, which result in 430 deaths, 1,280 injuries, and $1.5 billion in property damage. Based on figures from…

JPEC sending crews to help neighboring cooperative following damaging storms

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is sending two crews to aid West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (WKRECC) in western Kentucky. Two four-men crews from JPEC will go to WKRECC this morning to assist with restoration efforts caused by storms that passed through our area last night. At its peak, 14,407 of the Cooperative’s consumer-members were without electricity. As of this morning, nearly 13,600 remain. “WKRECC is a neighbor cooperative, but…