electric cooperatives http://wfpl.org en Group Trying to Remove Chair of Electric Co-Op http://wfpl.org/post/group-trying-remove-chair-electric-co-op <p>A group of southern Kentucky businessmen are pushing to remove the chairman of the state's largest rural electric cooperative and making allegations that he has acted improperly.</p><p>Somerset businessman John Tuttle is spearheading the drive to oust Rick Stephens of McCreary County as chairman of the South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative. Tuttle says that some people are accusing Stephens of illegal activity, but he believes Stephens has made decisions that "don't pass the smell test."</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:45:19 +0000 The Associated Press 1560 at http://wfpl.org Incumbent Wins Shelby Energy Board Election http://wfpl.org/post/incumbent-wins-shelby-energy-board-election <p>Earlier this month,&nbsp; <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/candidate-energy-co-op-board-says-bylaws-are-unfair" target="_blank">I wrote about Sonia McElroy</a>. McElroy was vying for a seat on the board of Shelby Energy--an electricity cooperative that serves parts of Shelby, Trimble, Henry and Carroll counties. This was the first contested election in the co-op&#39;s history. It was being run according to the bylaws, but McElroy raised questions about whether the rules were fair and biased in favor of incumbents.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:08:24 +0000 Erica Peterson 792 at http://wfpl.org