LG&E and KU’s new children’s book partnership takes kids on energy-filled adventure; and benefits historic landmark
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — From zip lining across the Amazon to plant more trees to diving to the ocean floor to save the coral reefs and more, a new children’s book follows the story of a little lamb on a big mission. In “Levi the Lamb’s Big Day,” he visits his barnyard pals to figure out how he’ll be making a difference for the planet, right here in Kentucky.
Published by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, scenic locations like the utilities’ Ohio Falls Hydroelectric station in Louisville, solar field in Harrodsburg, and pollinator habitats are among the places they visit as they imagine what Levi will be doing.
Illustrated by artist Annie Betts and authored by Aaron Carter, LG&E and KU say the book is a great way to get kids interested in the world around them. All proceeds from the book, which retails for $10, benefit Shaker Village, a non-profit organization in Mercer County and Kentucky’s largest historic landmark.
"Every day, children across our service area connect and learn about the world through reading, and Levi the Lamb's Big Day makes the topic of sustainability more approachable and friendly, with a nod to how utilities like ours are advancing a cleaner energy future," said LG&E and KU Vice President-Communications and Corporate Responsibility Chris Whelan.
Among LG&E and KU’s sustainable efforts are a real-life flock of more than 100 Shetland and Katadhin sheep that manage the vegetation at the utilities’ 50-acre, 10-megawatt solar field at E.W. Brown station in Mercer County. A Shaker Village farm manager tends to the sheeps’ care, sheers the sheep and sells the wool to a local organic vendor.
The book encourages readers to watch Levi and his friends graze the solar field on LG&E and KU’s live sheep cam and teaches them things they can do at home to help Levi the Lamb and the environment.
“Levi the Lamb’s Big Day” can be purchased in the Shaker Village gift shop, in store and online.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve more than 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 333,000 natural gas and 429,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 566,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.
For further information: call the LG&E and KU media hotline at 502–627–4999.