We like to think we make a positive difference in the community we serve. Our jobs are more than providing low-cost, reliable power and telecommunications. It’s about people serving people, the core of the public power model. So, today we highlight one of our own – Karel Blair.
Karel started at HES back in 2000 as the executive administrative assistant. In that time, she has worked with two different HES General Managers and witnessed a lot of change at HES. In her spare time, Karel enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Karel also enjoys traveling with her husband.
When asked about the importance of HES/energynet to the community, Karel says, “HES/energynet is truly a hometown connection. The employees care about the customers and community we serve. EnergyNet’s telecom helpdesk is local people helping local customers. HES/energynet is community!”
After 20 years of service to HES and the community, Karel will be retiring soon. But even though her career with HES is winding down, she’s been working harder than ever training her replacement in the wide variety of things that she does for HES. But her last day will come soon, and she intends to begin spending much more time with her family and traveling to new places.
HES/energynet is locally based with employees like Karel, who are part of the community. We don’t want you to spend more than you have to for energy or internet service. Our electric and internet rates are set to cover the cost of running our business and to make investments that will keep our system operating efficiently and reliably into the future. After the bills are paid, the remaining funds are reinvested in our utility to make it better.
We celebrate the public power model all year long. And we say “Thank you” for the trust you have placed in us. Our commitment is to the community we serve. We’re your neighbors and we happily serve the people of Hopkinsville-Christian County today to generate a better tomorrow.
We live, work and play here, too! That’s what we mean when say we are “Community Powered.”