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Holding the Line on Electricity Costs

No one likes to hear the words “rate increase.” But the fact is, everything Nolin buys and uses to bring clean, safe, affordable, and reliable electricity to your home, farm, or business has gone up in price over the last 10 years. And unfortunately, history tells us the costs of goods and services will continue to rise.


Community Solar Coming Soon for Nolin Members

60-Acre Site Includes 32,000 Solar Panels and Provides New Renewable Power Option

The Costs of Providing Electricity

Electricity is still one of the best values for the money. This amazing and invisible service provides us with luxuries we have grown to rely on. It allows us to keep our homes warm during winter, cook a hot meal for our family, and keep up with the world through our electronic equipment. In a perfect world – which of course we all know does not exist – electricity would be included in the price of that new refrigerator or heating system.

Giving back is the co-op way

As some of you might know, cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same Seven Cooperative Principles that guide all of our decisions––from how we run the co-op, to how we engage with our local communities. Concern for Community is the seventh principle, and it is one that all employees of Nolin value year round. But during the holiday season, concern for community seems especially important.

Giving thanks for what makes us great

November is one of my favorite months of the year. And it’s not just about the turkey. From beginning to end, it’s a month for celebrating what makes our country great.


The Building Blocks of Co-ops

There are more than 29,000 cooperatives in the United States. Many co-ops from different sectors join together during National Co-op Month (October) to educate members in the community about the uniqueness of a cooperative. According to the latest data, more than 130 million people belong to a co-op in the U.S. alone, and co-ops employ more than 2 million Americans. So what does all this mean to you? It’s important to you, as a member of Nolin RECC, to realize how valuable your role is at the cooperative.

Shaping Our Youth for Their Future

You may recognize one of the five students on the cover of this month’s Kentucky Living magazine!

Nolin RECC Annual Meeting—Something for Everyone

The 78th Nolin RECC annual meeting had all the ingredients needed for a successful evening. The weather was good, the geothermal cooling systems at John Hardin High School were operating with perfection, and the event was well-attended with 1,265 registered members.

NO Pokémon at Electrical Substations

With Pokémon Go players on the rise, Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (Nolin RECC) is concerned about people looking to catch the virtual characters around high voltage equipment.

“Power lines and electrical substations are no place to be playing around,” says Nolin RECC Communications Manager Patsy Whitehead. “The consequences of getting close to an electrical substation are electrocution or death – it’s not a game, it’s a reality. And definitely no one will be going home a winner or with more Pokémon characters.”

Celebrating Our Powerful Independence

Each July 4, we commemorate the birth of our nation. It is a time to remember how citizens living in 13 colonial states took part in winning American independence and established the United States of America.

Members of Nolin RECC have double the reason to celebrate independence this year. It was 75 years ago this July 7 that ordinary Kentuckians representing 3 electric cooperatives banded together to make rural electricity more accessible, reliable, and affordable for their members.


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