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2016 Photo Contest Winners-Nearly 3,000 photos were entered into this year’s contest. Chasing Olympic Dreams-This year’s Summer Olympics take place August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—and it’s likely Kentucky will be well-represented.

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  • CELEBRATING THE ENERGY OF YOUR COMMUNITY

    JULY 2016 KENTUCKYLIVING.COM

    CELEBRATING THE ENERGY OF YOUR COMMUNITY

    PHOTO CONTEST WINNERSOLYMPIC DREAMSKentuckians to watch

    NEW ENERGY SECRETARYCharles Snavelys plan

    BARBECUE BONAZAOwensboros parish picnics

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  • EDITORIALEDITOR Anita Travis Richter MANAGING EDITOR Shannon BrockASSOCIATE EDITOR Paula C. Sparrow ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Ellie HobgoodCOPYEDITOR Madelynn ColdironFACT CHECKER Lori Brown PatrickCONTRIBUTORS Dave Baker Byron Crawford Sarah Fritschner Nancy Grant Patrick KeeganAngie McManus Shelly Nold Brian Orms Leslie Scanlon Penny Woods

    ADVERTISINGADVERTISING MANAGER Renee WilliamsADVERTISING SALES REP. Cynthia WhelanADVERTISING SALES REP. Monica PickerillADVERTISING SALES REP. Stephanie DumeyerSALES COORDINATOR Arlene Toon

    PRODUCTIONSENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Penny KephartGRAPHIC DESIGNER Katy HurtLOCAL CO-OP NEWS COORDINATOR Tammy Simmons

    KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVESPRESIDENT Chris Perry VICE-PRESIDENT STRATEGIC

    COMMUNICATIONS Joe ArnoldCHAIRMAN David Kimbell VICE CHAIRMAN Mark StallonsSECRETARY/TREASURER Bob Berry

    OUR MISSION STATEMENTKentucky Living is published to create a community of people who take pride in thinking of themselves as Kentuckians and as knowledgeable electric co-op members, in order to improve their quality of life.

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    AND NOW FOR THE LEGAL STUFFKentucky Living, Vol. 70, No. 7, (ISSN 1043-853X) is published monthly by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives Inc., 4515 Bishop Lane, Louisville, KY 40218. Periodicals Postage Paid at Louisville, Kentucky, and at additional mailing offices. COPYRIGHT, 2016, by Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives Inc. All rights reserved. SUBSCRIPTIONS: $2.87 per year for members of co-ops that subscribe on a monthly basis; all others, $15 for one year, $25 for three years. NEWSSTAND COST: $2.95.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Kentucky Living, P. O. Box 32170, Louisville, KY 40232.

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    JULY 2016 VOL 70 NO 7

    KENTUCKY CULTURE

    32 WORTH THE TRIP Parish picnics include bonanza of barbecue

    35 EVENTSFreedom Fest in Murray, a battle for Kentucky drama at Fort Harrod State Park, Backroads Farm Tour in Campbell County, Kids Day in Jamestown, and more

    38 GARDEN GURUBig leaves mean big rewards

    39 GREAT OUTDOORS Bird banding

    40 SMART HEALTHPreventing pelvic organ prolapse

    41 CHEFS CHOICEAll things berry

    42 KENTUCKY MARKETPLACE

    44 SNAP SHOTEditors picks

    45 KENTUCKY KIDS

    46 BYRON CRAWFORDS KENTUCKYThe peace of purple martins in Spencer County

    DEPARTMENTS 5 YOUR COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY Food, family, and fun

    6 KL ON THE WEB

    7 COMMONWEALTHS Bill Goodman writes about Beans & Biscuits, summer pool energy savings, and more

    9 LETTERS

    ON THE GRID

    10 THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY Finding the middle ground

    12 CUTTING COSTS Laundry energy savings

    13 GADGETS & GIZMOS No outlet? No worries

    14 CO-OPERATIONS Healthier lifestyles and national leadership

    15 ENERGY 101 Co-ops eyes and ears

    24A LOCAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE NEWS

    16Kentucky Living 2016 Photo Contest WinnersCOVER STORY Nearly 3,000 photos were entered into this

    years contest. Selected by a panel of judges and your

    online votes, we present to you the 2016 winners. From

    flowers and horses to beautiful scenic landscapes and

    smiles, your photos represent what it truly means to be a

    Kentuckian.

    25Chasing Olympic DreamsThis years Summer Olympics take place August 5-21

    in Rio de Janeiro, Braziland its likely Kentucky will be

    well-represented. Meet eight athletes to watch as Trials

    finish and Team U.S.A. is narrowed down to its final form.

    ON THE COVER This beautiful photo of a flower is the second-place winner in the Capture the Seasons category of the 2016 Kentucky Living Photo Contest. Photo: Justin Comley, member of Salt River Electric Cooperative, Bardstown.

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    4 KENTUCKY L I V ING J U LY 20 1 6

  • One of my favorite summer activ-

    ities is going to a family reunion.

    My mother would always buy

    my brothers and me a new pair

    of shoes with matching shorts and

    shirts. That was not my favorite part

    of the reunion, but I think it was her

    favorite part.

    What makes for a good family

    reunion?

    First, you need great food. Theres

    nothing better than fried chicken and

    grilled burgers. The spread of food fills

    up several picnic tableseverything

    from baked beans, potato salad, corn

    pudding, and all the fixings, conclud-

    ing with a tremendous table of des-

    serts. My dad made the best potato

    salad in the world. He said he had a

    special ingredient, and come to think

    of it, he still hasnt told me what it is. I

    think it is cinnamon.

    Second, you need to have family.

    This may seem obvious, but as time

    moves on and the family members you

    are fondest of can no longer make it

    to the reunion, there can be a sense of

    emptiness.

    I remember my grandfathers sib-

    lings coming from all over the coun-

    try. There was my great-aunt from

    Pasadena, California. She was the

    funny one. Then my great-uncle and

    his family from Chicago would be

    there. He owned a pizza restaurant in

    Chicago. He would bring light blue

    pizza hats that read Perrys Pizza. I

    loved that hat. These men and women

    would sit around and tell tall stories.

    Finally, you need to have fun. As

    afternoon rolled around, the horse-

    shoes and games would begin. Our

    reunions were always at the lake, and

    after the games we would fish a little.

    These are all wonderful memories that

    I cherish.

    From May to July, the cooperatives

    across Kentucky conduct their annual

    meetings, and we have enjoyed meet-

    ing thousands of you. These meetings

    remind me of a family reunion. Every

    cooperative has food, friends, and fun.

    I hope you attended this years

    co-op annual meeting. Your coopera-

    tive wants to hear from you and help

    you see that we are different. Your

    cooperative holds this meeting to con-

    duct business, but also to reinforce the

    message of commitment to you and to

    have fun.

    CHRIS PERRY President/CEO

    YOUR COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY

    Food, family, and funSummer is time for family reunions as well as co-op annual meetings

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  • NEW GUY IN TOWN

    ENERGY

    Secretary talks to co-opsCharles Snavely is beginning his term as Kentuckys newest Energy and Environment Cabinet secretary. Visit KentuckyLiving.com and search Charles Snavely to hear more of what he has to say about the states energy future. But first, flip to page 10 and read his interview with writer Nancy Grant.

    PICNICS APLENTY

    SEARCH

    Owensboro parish picnicsOwensboro is known for many things, not the least of which is its abundance of parish picnics. Find a list of the gatherings, which run through September, on our website. Find out more on page 32.

    ONE CHANGE

    SEARCH

    Alltech ONE VisionAlltech is an internationally known company with its head-quarters in Nicholasville, so its no surprise that when the company wants to showcase its vision at an ideas conference, founder Pearse Lyons pulls out all the stops. This years theme was ONEchange, vision, idea. Read more about how one idea can change the world on our website.

    REV UP

    SUBMIT & SHARE

    Snap ShotWant to see yourself or a loved one in a future edition of Kentucky Living? Visit our website to submit a photo to our Snap Shot section. The deadline is July 18 for the September topic of Motorcycle Fanatics. For more information and to see this months photos, go to page 44.

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