A co-op Christmas
Inter-County Energy Co-op, based in Danville, is offering Christmas assistance to six families again this year. Employees at the co-op began the effort last year by contacting Family Resource Centers at local schools for names of families who were members of Inter-County Energy, and in need during the Christmas season. Fund-raising for this year again included a silent auction. Last year, 80 items were donated, and this year nearly 100 items had already been collected by November. Among gifts collected is a Coach John Calipari autographed UK basketball and a Coach Rich Brooks autographed football. Proceeds will purchase gifts for the children and groceries for the families.
Linemen got game
Two linemen from South Kentucky Rural Electric Co-op, based in Somerset, earned recognition at University of Kentucky football and basketball games as “Lineman of the Game.” Robert Edwards was honored at the November 7 football game against Eastern Kentucky University for work with Locks of Love. He has donated his hair five times to the organization to be used for children under 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Daniel Coomer will be recognized at the December 12 basketball game against Indiana for involvement with Trail Ride for a Cure, which he and his wife started last year to raise money for cancer research at the Markey Cancer Center. The ride is held at his farm, Seven C’s Ranch in Nancy.
A group of employees with Nolin Rural Electric Co-op, based in Elizabethtown, entered a local lip sync contest to benefit United Way of Central Kentucky and won first place. They performed to a medley of electricity-related songs, including a solo performance by Marketing Director Bill Pait of Cledus T. Judd’s Every Light in the House is Blown.