BGEnergy Unveils Smartphone App at 2012 Annual Meeting
June 12, 2012
Blue Grass Energy unveiled its new Smartphone App at its 2012 Annual Meeting and 75th Anniversary June 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. Approximately 1,500 members were in attendance.
Remix Education entertained young and old with high-energy shows that engaged children and adults. Other activities included Bingo, a petting zoo with reptiles and amphibians, energy exhibits and a health fair.
The West Jessamine High School choir performed the National Anthem and Boy Scout Troop 707 from Wilmore presented the Unites States of America and Kentucky state flags.
Blue Grass Energy director Dennis Moneyhon, district 8, was re-elected to the board of directors during the annual business meeting.
Jody Hughes, chairman of Blue Grass Energy’s board of directors, thanked the members for attending the cooperative’s annual meeting.
“Your board of directors continues to seek ways to address increasing price pressures as we work together to keep your electric bills affordable,” said Hughes. “Blue Grass Energy is different. We continue to put you, our member owners, first.”
President & CEO Mike Williams reflected on Blue Grass Energy’s 75-year history.
“Blue Grass Energy is different. We’re owned by those we serve. We are here today because we all believe in the benefits of a community working together to accomplish a common goal,” said Williams.
“Advances in technology have changed the way we serve you. For instance, many of you may remember reading your own meter, Today, your meter readings are automatically transmitted through power lines back to our office.
“Our cooperative has a rich history and we have accomplished great things. We will continue to embrace the challenges of a changing industry – from building electric lines in 1937 to now using your smart phone to pay your electric bill. You [the members] are part of our great history and you should be proud of what you’ve accomplished over the past 75 years. I’m very excited about what we will accomplish – together – in the future.”
Ten high school graduates, served by Blue Grass Energy, were awarded $1,000 college scholarships each. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need.
The 2012 scholarship recipients are:
Molly M. Dixon, the daughter of Patrick and Tonya Dixon. She is a graduate of Harrison County High School.
Emily Nicole Drury, the daughter of Jeff and Nicole Drury. She is a graduate of Anderson County High School.
Edward A. Feldmann, the son of Edward and Alann Feldmann. He is a graduate of Williamstown Independent High School.
Andrew Keith, the son of Wayne and Susan Keith. He is a graduate of Pendleton County High School.
Jacob Marsh, the son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh. He is a graduate of Harrison County High School.
Shane Mattox, the son of Michele Mattox. He is a graduate of Nicholas County High School.
Paul Rockaway, the son of John and Cherilyn Rockaway. He is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy.
Leanna Rowlette, the daughter of David and Sandy Rowlette. She is a graduate of Madison Southern High School.
Victoria Slade, the daughter of Dennis and Heather Slade. She is a graduate of East Jessamine High School.
Luke Warford, the son of Mark and Leann Warford. He is a graduate of Anderson County High School.
Ron Sheets, former President & CEO of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and long-time Blue Grass Energy member, was on hand to present an additional $1,000 scholarship to Jeri Howell of Franklin County. She is the daughter of Douglas and Jamie Howell and is a graduate of Frankfort Independent High School.
- Diane Turner, Nicholasville: John Deere riding lawnmower (sponsored by Bevins Motor Company)
- Leona Hopkins, Lexington: 40-inch Sony ENERGY STAR TV
- Frank Weymouth, Nicholasville: Sony Video Camera
- Barbara Chiericozzi, Salvisa: $100 Lowes Gift Card
- Bertha Clark, Cynthiana; Libby Miles, Berea; Frank Guthrie, Nicholasville; Diane Dawson,Georgetown: $50 Mastercard Gift Cards:
- Richy Shepard, Frankfort: $100 Mastercard Gift Card
- Jonathan Austad, Richmond: $500 Visa Gift Card
- Aiyanna Houg, Cynthiana: Girl’s Bicycle:
- Jordan Hardin, Harrodsburg: Boy’s Bicycle:
- Charity Hensley, Berea: Xbox 360
- Jacob Cox, Waddy: Ipad
- Eleanor Soult, Lexington; Riley Young, Lexington; Jacob Craycraft, Cynthiana; Colton Grubb, Berea: $50 Toys-R-Us Gift Cards
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