Monthly Archives: January 2017

KUA’s Chris Gent Installed as Chairman of Kissimmee Chamber

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 30, 2017 – At its 92nd annual meeting held on Jan. 28, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce installed Chris Gent, vice president of corporate communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority, as its 2017 chairman. Gent will serve until Dec. 31, 2017. Gent succeeds Sharon Smoley, state director of government affairs for Charter Read More »

KUA Offers Free Student Admission to Osceola County Fair

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 30, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority will host two student days at the 73rd annual Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee, offering free fair admission for all students (kindergarten – grade 12) on Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17. On Feb. 16, the gates to the fair will open at 5 p.m. Read More »

Mission Complete: Kissimmee Power Crews Head Home

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 25, 2017 – After several days of intense work in the storm-battered city of Tallahassee, power crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority return home to Central Florida today. The utility sent 16 linemen, a convoy of 10 vehicles and several tons of equipment on Jan. 23 to assist Florida’s capital city with the Read More »

KUA Joins Utilities to Restore Power in Tallahassee

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Kissimmee Utility Authority crews are en route to Tallahassee this morning to assist with the restoration of power, following a day of severe weather that walloped the capital city on Sunday. As part of its mutual-aid agreement with utilities throughout the state, KUA sent three crews and a convoy of vehicles and supplies to assist Read More »

Memorial Balloon at Cemetery Sparks Power Outage in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 20, 2017 – A balloon left at a cemetery grave was responsible for knocking out power to nearly 1,400 homes and businesses in Kissimmee Thursday afternoon, the Kissimmee Utility Authority reported today. The balloon broke free from a graveside floral arrangement at Osceola Memory Gardens on Old Boggy Creek Road and made Read More »