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Caring For Schools And The Community

Remembering the prom
Life goes on even after tragedy, so Blue Grass Energy Cooperative employees helped make sure young victims of this spring’s tornadoes didn’t miss out on one of the most memorable times of their lives—their prom. Employees collected more than 175 prom dresses to donate to victims in eastern and northern Kentucky.

“One of the guiding principles of the cooperative is concern for community,” says Michael L. Williams, president/CEO of Blue Grass Energy. “This is one of the reasons why the electric cooperative was founded in 1937—to meet a significant need in the community. From the outset, the heart of who we are is community/member-focused. We continue to look for opportunities to show our support, and providing the prom dresses is a great example of that.”

Community contributions
Three groups in the Elizabethtown area recently received valuable assistance through Operation Round-Up, a voluntary Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative program that helps charitable causes throughout the community.

Members enrolled in Operation Round-Up agree to have their electric bills rounded up to the next highest dollar. The extra change goes into a special account, and a community-based volunteer board determines where the money is allocated.

Last year, Operation Round-Up supported the Association for Retarded and Handicapped of Hardin County, the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association of the Heartland, and Clarity Solutions for Women.

“Since implementing our Operation Round-Up program in 2006, more than $75,000 has been donated to projects and agencies in our communities,” says Mickey Miller, Nolin president and CEO. “Nolin RECC members are contributing small change to make a big change in their community.”

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