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Kentucky Power presents annual reading event in conjunction with International Read to Me Day

March 12, 2024

ASHLAND, Ky., March 12, 2024 – More than 1,200 elementary students throughout 20 eastern Kentucky counties will be treated to a riveting story about big dreams and perseverance read aloud by Kentucky Power volunteers.

Pikeville engineer, Alex Walls, reading ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’ during Read to Me Day last year.

On Tuesday, March 19, more than 30 Kentucky Power volunteers will read “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” by Andrea Beaty, at 19 schools throughout eastern Kentucky. The list of schools rotates annually. The book is a triumphant tale about an innovative girl, Rosie, who dreams of becoming an engineer and learns a valuable lesson about the importance of never giving up.

Read to Me Day – taking place during National Reading Month and in conjunction with International Read to Me Day – is about promoting literacy and the joy of reading, according to Michelle Strickland, communications representative.

“While Kentucky Power provides annual support to schools in our service areas through grants and program sponsorships,” Strickland said, “this is an important event that allows many of our employees the opportunity to get involved and give back in one of the most important places in the communities where we live and work – our schools.”

Volunteers will also discuss electrical safety with students and donate the book to the school’s library.

“We believe in the benefits the enjoyment of reading can bring and hope the story of Rosie Revere will spark imaginations and inspire the students who hear it to pick up another book to read or ask an adult in their life to read to them regularly.”

Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, provides electric service to approximately 163,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties, including Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan. Kentucky Power is an operating company in the American Electric Power (AEP) system.


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