South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants Awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to thirteen, worthy community organizations. The People Fund was started in 2004 at the request of members who wanted to financially help meet community needs not met by other agencies or resources. Receiving grants are: Bell Elementary (Wayne County) Special Education Department, Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival (McCreary County), Casey County 4-H, Clinton County Middle School Art Program, Clinton County 4-H, Lake Cumberland Housing Agency, Lower Hickory Grove Christian Academy (McCreary County), Northern Middle School (Pulaski County) English Language Arts Committee, Oak Hill Elementary (Pulaski County) School Library, Pulaski County Library Imagination Library, Russell County 4-H, Wayne County Schools Gifted and Talented Program, and Wayne County Schools Youth Services Center.

To date, approximately 3,600 members are participating in The People Fund, which allows South Kentucky RECC members to “round up” their electric bills to the nearest dollar, with an average of 50 cents per participating member being contributed each month to the program. The most that it could cost a member is $11.88 each year.

Members interested in participating in The People Fund and rounding up their bill can sign up through the South Kentucky RECC member portal at www.skrecc.com. Click the link below The People Fund heading to sign up your account(s) instantly. Members can also get an application from their South Kentucky RECC office or by calling their local office.

Any organization that wishes to apply for a grant can get an application on the SKRECC Web site at www.skrecc.com under the Programs and Services Menu item. The next application deadline is July 31.

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South Kentucky RECC Cashier Tonya Slagle, right, presents a People Fund grant check to Mary Wright.

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South Kentucky RECC Line Technician Michael Crawford, right, present a People Fund grant to Freddie Patrick with the Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival of the Big South Fork.

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Megan Klee, 4-H Youth Development Agent for Casey County, accepts a People Fund grant check from South Kentucky RECC Transportation Manager Shane Salyers.

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South Kentucky RECC Cashier Rachel Claborn, left, presents Clinton County Middle School Art teacher Presley Sutton with a People Fund grant check.

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Clinton County 4-H Youth Development Agent Junior Cecil, third from left, with the help of some of the 4-H students, accepts a People Fund grant from South Kentucky RECC Cashier Shana Honeycutt.

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South Kentucky RECC Cashier Debbie Sayers, far right, presents a People Fund grant to be used for The Inn to Connie Foster, Natasha Pugh, both with Lake Cumberland Housing Agency, and Lisa Mann, Executive Director of the agency.

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Caleb Inman,right, an instructor at the Lower Hickory Grove Christian Academy, accepts a People Fund grant check from Mike Strunk, South Kentucky RECC Service Technician.

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Northern Middle School Principal Shelly Hargis, center, and NMS Instructor Robin Wilson, left, accept a People Fund grant check from South Kentucky RECC Operations Assistant Tammy Cash for the school’s English Language Arts Committee.

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Missy Johnson, South Kentucky RECC Benefits Administrator, presents a People Fund check to Oak Hill Elementary School Librarian Jennifer Duell.

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South Kentucky RECC Vice President of Finance Michelle Herrman, third from left, presents a People Fund grant to the Pulaski County Library for use with Dolly’s Imagination Library Program. Accepting the grant are, left to right, Nikki Vaught, Monica DeCarlo, “Dolly Parton”, Ann Haney, Andrea Clue and Pulaski County Librarian Charlotte Keeney.

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Russell County 4-H Youth Development Agent Christy Martin, left, accepts a People Fund grant from South Kentucky RECC Service Center Supervisor Relinda Coomer.

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South Kentucky RECC Lead Line Technician Adam Neal presents a People Fund check to Wayne County students Hannah Jordan and Kaki Guffey and Wayne County Schools Gifted Coordinator Jennifer Chaplin, center.

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Wayne County Schools Youth Service Center Director Kendra Roark accepts a People Fund grant from South Kentucky RECC Line Technician Byron Koontz.