Rex Coffey has come home – sort of.

Coffey is the new general manager at Hickman, Ky., EPB. He takes over for Adam Prehoda, who left for a post at Russellville, Ky., EPB.

A Hickman native, Coffey signed on in 1997 as an apprentice lineman at what was then Hickman-Fulton Co. RECC. He spent 18 years there, rising to the rank of operations supervisor.

When that cooperative merged in 2015 with Gibson EMC, Trenton, Tn., Coffey stayed on. He left after two years, then spent a year with a contracting firm before joining Hickman EPB – “a half-mile down the road,” he said, from where he started his career more than 20 years ago.

Coffey studied at Murray State University and the University of Tennessee-Martin. He holds multiple TVPPA certifications, including Line Design/Staking, Advanced Line and Foreman Academy.