Hopkinsville Electric System was recently honored with a national award for outstanding safety practices.
HES has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices last year.
The local utility company also earned a first place in the category for utilities with 60,000 to nearly 110,000 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.
Over 280 utility companies entered the annual contest, with officials saying it’s the highest number of entrants in the contest’s history.
The Safety Awards have been held each year for the past 53 years and is a national organization that represents over 2,000 not-for-profit, community and state owned electric utilities.