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Giving Back, All Year Long

November and December are known as “the season of giving.” Filled with the holiday spirit, people often give generously during this time of the year.

At Nolin RECC, though, we believe every day is an opportunity to give because concern for local communities is one of our highest priorities. Providing safe, affordable, and reliable electricity will always be our mission, but we also want to make life better in the counties we serve.

Eight-year-old, Cooper Lewis, salutes the veterans during the Touchstone Energy Honor Flight Welcome Home Ceremony on September 16, as they pass by him at the Lexington Blue Grass Airport. Cooper’s great-grandfather, WWII veteran Harold Lewis of Glendale, was among the 66 veterans on the flight. Photo: Tim Web

We’re doing that by working to bring jobs and investments here. Nolin and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Co-ops have pioneered the use of state-of-the-art tools that provide site selectors around the world with information they need to identify good industrial sites in our communities.

Nolin is collaborating with partners in education, workforce development, government and business to develop the world’s largest science, technology, engineering and math workforce, right here in Kentucky. We believe this is going to transform our commonwealth and power a bright future ahead.

To lead the way for members wanting affordable renewable energy, Nolin’s power provider, East   Kentucky Power Cooperative, is scheduled to finish construction on Cooperative Solar Farm One this month, one of Kentucky’s largest solar farms. Learn more about this at

We also support an annual Honor Flight for veterans and the Special Olympics Summer Games. On the following page, read about three local WWII veterans who traveled September 16th on the Touchstone Energy Honor Flight. This is an amazing program and one that we are extremely proud to offer to our co-op members.

And earlier this year, employees of Nolin RECC and other Kentucky Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
helped support sick children and their families by donating $13,000 in cash and needed supplies to the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass. The house provides lodging near hospitals for families of sick children.

In a variety of ways, we’re doing whatever we can to give back, all year long. We hope that you—and our entire co-op family—enjoy a happy and blessed Thanksgiving this year.

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