LOUISA ROTARY HEARS NEW POWER COMPANY PRESIDENT EXPLAIN VISION FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY
On Thursday March 24, 2022 the Louisa Rotary Club had a regular meeting at First Baptist Church from 12-1PM. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the Four Way Test and Rotary song, Pat Hart President of Rotary introduced Rotary member Vince Doty. Doty
introduced David Swain, Central President of Liberty Utilities and Sandy Hennequin, Vice-President of Governmental Affairs.
Swain spoke to the Rotary about Liberty Utilities closing the deal on purchasing the Ky Power Plant on US 23 as well as all Ky. Power’s agreements with the local and state governments which will be determined at a Public Service Commission hearing next Monday..
On a personal note, Swain said he was given the option of moving to New York or Eastern Kentucky by the company… he chose to live in Eastern Kentucky and now resides in Ashland, Kentucky.
Swain said Liberty Utilities is in the process of hiring 15 employees for Engineering and 100-125 employees to work at Liberty Kentucky Power Louisa plant.
There will also be jobs in accounting and finance and a call center to handle customer calls from Eastern Kentucky. Swain said there will be 2 help centers open that will provide customers with answers. Mr. Swain said he is an advocate for the customer and will make sure that Eastern Kentucky gets the Federal Funds they deserve.
Sandy Hennequin explained that employees will receive Liberty days – 3 days off a year for employee to help with community service! That would total about 500 Liberty employees that share in community service. They often build handicapped ramps for customers and cover projects and events in local conmmunities
Rotary President, Pat Hart, reminded Rotary members they have 35 tickets to sell for fundraiser of “Steel Magnolia” at The Garden Theater on Friday April 29, 2022 at 6:30PM. $30 each or $55 for two. All proceeds from this dinner show have been donated to the club by Tim Robinson.