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Kentucky Power’s Centennial Kicks Off 2019 With 100 Acts of Appreciation

by on January 9, 2019

ASHLAND, Ky. – On July 21, 1919, just weeks after the U.S. Congress approved the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, a new company was formed in eastern Kentucky. That company – Kentucky and West Virginia Power – grew to become Kentucky Power.

For nearly 100 years, Kentucky Power’s mission has been to provide residents and businesses in eastern Kentucky with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. In celebration of Kentucky Power’s centennial this year, the focus will be on customers and giving back in the communities where employees live and work, while continuing the mission to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity.

During 2019, Kentucky Power’s social media will showcase the many non-profit organizations providing valuable services and resources that are supported by Kentucky Power and its employees through contributions, sponsorships and volunteerism.  The 100 Acts of Appreciation Campaign kicked off January 2 and runs throughout 2019.

“For our anniversary theme, we want to emphasize appreciation for our customers, while highlighting Kentucky Power as a good corporate citizen,” said Cindy Wiseman, managing director – external affairs and customer service. “We believe, with everyone’s commitment, we can not only reach 100 Acts of Appreciation but exceed it. We want this to be fun and rewarding for all employees.”

One of the first acts came in the form of a warm coat for those in need. Employees in Pikeville delivered 40 coats and jackets they had collected during a coat drive to the Pikeville Methodist Church, Westcare Homeless Shelter and Trinity Harvest on Jan. 2, the first day back to work for many after the holidays.  (Pikeville District employees show piles of coats collected for area residents in need in the photo above.) Employees in Ashland collected 72 coats that they collected during their drive. Hazard employees also collected coats for those in need in their area.

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