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Pennyrile Electric Names New President & CEO

Alan Gates has been selected as Pennyrile Electric’s next President and Chief Executive Officer.

Hurricane Florence

This week, two crews (10 Line Technicians) from Pennyrile Electric will be traveling to the East Coast to assist with power restoration. Pennyrile Electric personnel will be joining other line crews to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Pennyrile Rural Electric in Christian County Presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Worked 500,228 without lost-time injury or illness

Hopkinsville, Ky. (August 16, 2018) – Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Pennyrile Rural Electric today to present a hard earned Governor’s Safety and Health Award. Pennyrile worked 500,228 hours without lost-time injury or illness.

Beautify the Bluegrass Project

This year, when Pennyrile Electric heard about the Beautify the Bluegrass campaign, we were eager to participate. We quickly identified an area within our service territory that we felt was a beautiful place, but could use some enhancements. Pennyrile State Park is an 863-acre State Part located approximately 20 miles Northeast of Hopkinsville, KY. 


Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are celebrating Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 9, and recognizing their line crews the entire month of April.

Frankfort Youth Tour 2018

Pennyrile Electric Takes Students to Tour State Capitol


Eleven local high school juniors joined other students from across Kentucky and visited the commonwealth's capitol as part of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperative's Frankfort Youth Tour on March 27th.

Pennyrile Electric Sends Mutual Aid to Kentucky Cooperative impacted by recent Winter Storm

This morning, five Pennyrile Electric linemen are preparing to travel to London, Kentucky to assist Jackson Energy in restoring power.   Pennyrile Electric Manager of Operations, Mike Stokes, says, “Jackson Energy has hit pretty hard with outages due to the recent winter storm that passed through their service area.”  The 51,000-member cooperative currently has approximately 6,000 members without power.  Crews are expected to return home later this week.


Cold Weather Pushes Electricity Use Higher

Pennyrile Electric Cooperative and TVA are requesting the public to conserve electricity, beginning this afternoon until further notice. The call for conservation is prompted by the expected frigid weather.

The request is being made throughout the region served by TVA, which includes 80,000 square miles in the southeastern United States, including almost all of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Member Warning:

Member Warning:

There is an on-line bill pay website that appears to be affiliated with Pennyrile Electric, but it is not. is third-party website that allows people to pay their electric bills via their site. However, may charge the member extra fees, and Pennyrile Electric cannot control when we will receive the member payments from, possibly resulting in a late payment from the member or even disconnection due to non-payment. To make sure you’re paying Pennyrile Electric directly, visit our website at


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