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    Jackson Energy Finished with Storm Repairs

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    It takes time and helping hands to restore power following a major storm. Last week’s heavy snow left broken poles and downed power lines across the northern part of Jackson Energy’s service area. The storm hit early Monday morning and the final outages were repaired Thursday evening, according to a Jackson Energy spokesperson. The heavy wet snow left behind 10 broken poles, 555 outage sites and over 18,000 members without power. “The storm was an example of not only cooperatives helping cooperatives,” said Jackson Energy Chief Operations Officer Derrick Dean, “but also other companies and crews providing the assistance we needed to get the lines back up and power back on.” Altogether, 29 additional crews – representing 114 workers - helped Jackson Energy restore power.

    Kentucky teacher named one of 30 inaugural PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars

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    Ashley Judd, a fourth grade teacher at Tyner Elementary in Jackson County, was recently named one of 30 educators chosen from across the country as part of the first PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. The Digital Innovator All-Stars were selected from a pool of extraordinary educators – who were previously named PBS Digital Innovators and nominated by their local PBS stations – for their creative and innovative work to integrate technology and digital media into their classrooms. “PBS is committed to recognizing and celebrating educators for the immeasurable work they do in their communities,” said Sara Schapiro, PBS’ vice president of education.