Each day, more memories like the sights and sounds, of World War II disappear with the passing of those who served. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 362 WW II veterans die each day.
Of the 16 million Americans who served in the war, only about 500,000 are living. Around 6,400 of those veterans, most in their late 80s and 90s, call Kentucky home.
There was a time when most of us regarded the idea of driving an electric car to be about as likely as traveling in George Jetson’s flying saucer. But no more. The era of the electric vehicle (EV) has arrived.
Dropping prices, improved technology and longer driving ranges are just a few of the reasons Blue Grass Energy members are taking a closer look at EVs. In addition to the environmental benefits most know about, here are some important points to ponder if you’re considering an EV:
As of 3:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, Blue Grass Energy completed restoration of service to all members who lost power due to storms and high winds that came through Friday. The high winds, rain, and lightning caused broken limbs, poles, downed power lines and trees resulting in over 10,700 members to be without power. The hardest hit part of the service area was Anderson, Franklin, and Woodford Counties.
809 members remain without electricity, most, but not all are in Anderson, Franklin, and Woodford Counties. We have encountered difficult conditions with many spans of wire down, broken poles and problems getting equipment off road due to wet conditions.
We now have 1126 members without electricity. Extra crews arrived from different areas of the state today to assist with our restoration efforts. We have encountered difficult conditions with many spans of wire down, broken poles and problems getting equipment off road due to wet conditions.&n
We now have 1,904 members without electricity. Additional crews from other co-ops arrived this afternoon. We plan to work throughout the night again. Our expectation is to have all members’ power restored by 9 p.m. Sunday. This could fluctuate with any additional storms or damage. Our real-time outage map shows estimated restoration times and is a valuable resource.
Stay away from downed lines. Assume all downed power lines are energized and dangerous.
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