Darrell Waterfill of Harrodsburg and Ben Kurtz of Lexington met 65 other Kentucky veterans at Blue Grass Airport early on the morning of September 16, all participating in a one-day Honor Flight.
The veterans participated in a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the seventh Honor Flight sponsored by Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The mission was coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.
Ben Kurtz of Lexington, Ky., and Darrell Waterfill of Harrodsburg, Ky., are among the 68 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Both Kurtz and Waterfill will travel with the other Kentucky veterans for a one-day tour of war memorials in the nation’s capital.
Kurtz a 84-year-old Korean veteran, and Waterfill, a 71 year-old Vietnam veteran, will represent Blue Grass Energy, which is sponsoring the all-expenses paid trip. The mission is being coordinated by Winchester-based Honor Flight Kentucky.
This morning, Blue Grass Energy sent an additional nine men with heavy-duty equipment to join the 42 other contractors from the cooperative to assist in repairing utility damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In total there are 51 workers from Blue Grass Energy, including tree trimming and contracted construction personnel.
The crews will be working for Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative, an electric cooperative serving over 54,000 members in 14 north-central Georgia counties.
There are two ways to reduce the amount of energy used for washing clothes—use less water and use cooler water. Unless you're dealing with oily stains, the warm or cold water setting on your machine will generally do a good job of cleaning your clothes. Switching your temperature setting from hot to warm can cut a load's energy use in half.
The U.S. Department of Energy offers these tips to help you save even more:
The most expensive dirt in the world may lurk in your home’s heating and cooling system. If neglected, dust collecting the equipment’s air filter could increase your energy bills hundreds of dollars every year and result in costly repair or replacement costs.
Dirty filters cause a system to work harder and break down faster. That’s because unfiltered dust and grime work into critical parts, creating friction that causes unnecessary wear and, eventually, failure.
Construction is well underway for Cooperative Solar Farm One. Crews are driving steel posts into the ground and attaching solar panels.
The farm should be operating by November. When completed, the not-for-profit solar farm will feature 32,300 panels spread over 60 acres. It will be one of the largest solar farms in Kentucky
You can see Cooperative Solar Farm One being built as you travel along Interstate 64. The farm is located approximately 10 miles east of Lexington, on the south side of the interstate. Keep an eye out for our sign!
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.