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County Profile: Monroe County

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Posted on Dec 28, 2018 in Features

Electric Consumer presents a new page feature for January 2019: County of the Month. Each month, we’ll focus on one of Indiana’s 92 counties, providing some basic data along with a brief story about places or events or people that make the county unique. As a gateway to Southern Indiana’s beautiful and rustic uplands and… Continue reading.

Why is my bill higher this month?

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Posted on Dec 28, 2018 in Energy

By Sharon Barnhart Recent question from an Electric Cooperative Member: “I’m calling because I received my December electric bill, and it seems a little high compared to my usual bill. We keep our house’s temperature set at 78 F and have not changed it much. Could you help my wife and I understand why our… Continue reading.

Are these products in your home? They could pose a risk.

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Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Product Recalls

As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more. Wet/dry vacuum poses shock hazard Emerson Tool Company has recalled RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000… Continue reading.

A breath of fresh air

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Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Backyard

Winter is the worst time of year for indoor air quality. House plants do more than simply make your home look better. These plants can help make your home healthier and better for you to live in by improving the air quality. Dracaena is a long striped plant that can easily thrive in your home… Continue reading.

Generator safety protocols for your home

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Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Safety

When preparing for winter weather, many homeowners rely on whole house generators and portable generators to power their homes in the event of a long-term power outage. While they are great resources for your home, there are three major risks that are important to consider. Risk #1: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning To prevent carbon monoxide (CO)… Continue reading.

Have kit, will travel

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Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in DIY

In the Hoosier state, winter invariably brings freezing temperatures along with snowy and/or icy roads. While roadside breakdowns can strike at any time, unexpected automotive troubles during the winter months can be especially dangerous. Are you — and your vehicle — prepared to handle winter’s grasp if the unexpected happens?  AAA Hoosier Motor Club recommends… Continue reading.

Hog Heaven

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Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Indiana Eats

Locally-owned, one-of-a-kind restaurants are a foodie’s dream — and as Indiana Eats has discovered, our state is blessed with many unique dining options. For those who enjoy a tasty smoked meat meal, Holy Smoke Hog Roast in downtown Martinsville is a must-visit destination. Owners Roger and Mary Lawrence describe their fare as safe, wholesome, simple,… Continue reading.

Apply for youth programs

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Posted on Dec 26, 2018 in Bartholomew County REMC

Page Day: Jan. 23 Spend a day in the Indiana Senate with students from REMCs around the state. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. REQUIREMENTS: You must be available on Jan. 23 and have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana Statehouse that day. The program is open… Continue reading.

Apply for the BCREMC scholarship

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Posted on Dec 26, 2018 in Bartholomew County REMC

Applications are being accepted for the Bartholomew County REMC scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. The fund was established in recognition of educational values Bartholomew County REMC upholds. BCREMC hopes to enhance the lives of its recipients by assisting them in their educational achievements. The… Continue reading.

Resolutions you must keep

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Posted on Dec 26, 2018 in Bartholomew County REMC

While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around making improvements to one’s well being, the start of the new year is also a great time to look around the house for potential electrical safety hazards. Winter is the most dangerous time of year for electrical fires due to increases in lighting, heating and appliance use. According… Continue reading.

4 reasons Youth Tour is for you

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Posted on Dec 26, 2018 in General

2019 Youth Tour Dates Indiana: June 13–20, 2019 Ohio: June 14–20, 2019 It’s not like your normal school trip to D.C. The Indiana and Ohio Electric Cooperatives’ Youth Tour know many students have already been to Washington, but this adventure is specifically planned to be different. We’ll visit many sites schools aren’t able to take… Continue reading.