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TVA Donates to Proposed Monument Honoring Local Hero

September 23, 2013

DRAKESBORO, KY — The Tennessee Valley Authority is donating $5,000 toward the creation of a monument to Ephraim Brank, a hero in the War of 1812 from Muhlenberg County.

The proposed statue will be commissioned by the city of Greenville and located in downtown Greenville at the entrance to the Veterans Mall between the county courthouse and the judicial center on South Main Street.

"For many years TVA has been a major contributor to the educational process here in Greenville and Muhlenberg County," said Greenville Mayor Ed DeArmond. "This wonderful contribution to the Ephraim Brank monument project will continue to help foster that process. This monument will stand as a historical reminder about the War of 1812 to both those locally and to those all over the world."

Brank was a member of the Kentucky Militia at the Battle of New Orleans and became known as the "Kentucky Long Rifleman" because of his skill with his firearm in helping defeat British forces. The monument will honor his efforts as well as those volunteers from Muhlenberg County who served in the Militia, which later became the Kentucky National Guard.

"TVA couldn't be successful without the support from our local communities," said Scott Fallecker, plant manager for TVA's Paradise Fossil Plant. "This donation demonstrates our continued commitment to the city and the entire Kentucky region."

TVA's Paradise Fossil Plant, located on the Green River in Muhlenberg County, was completed in 1970 and has a capacity to produce more than 2,200 megawatts of reliable electric power. The plant consumes more than 20,000 tons of coal per day.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

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