Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is guided by a six-member board compromised of representatives who receive electric service from the cooperative. These representatives are called “Directors.” They are democratically elected to three-year terms by the members of Nolin RECC. Although each one represents a district within the Nolin RECC service area, all six directors are elected to serve the best interests of the entire membership, not just their own district within the cooperative.
The boundaries of each district are based on member service location numbers and may be obtained from the Nolin RECC office or viewed on our service area map. Director qualifications and information on member voting can be found in the Nolin RECC Bylaws. The Nolin RECC board of directors typically meets the second Thursday of every month. Members who wish to attend a meeting must submit a request in writing. Contact your director using the form below.
David P. Brown is employed at Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) in Elizabethtown and he also works on their family farm near Hodgenville. He and his wife, Michelle, have four daughters and three grandchildren. Mr. Brown began serving on the Nolin board in June 1994 and was elected chair of the board in 2003.
David P. Brown
District 4 Director
Gene Straney was elected by the members to the Nolin RECC Board of Directors in 1986, and currently serves as vice chair. He owns and operates G & P Construction located in Elizabethtown. Originally from Vine Grove, Gene and his wife, Kay, live in Elizabethtown and have two children and five grandchildren.
District 2 Director
A. L. “Buddy” Rosenberger is a Hardin County farmer who lives in the Rineyville area near Four Corners. Buddy and his wife, Carol, have two children and nine grandchildren. Mr. Rosenberger has served as a Nolin director since July 1978.
A. L. “Buddy” Rosenberger
District 1 Director
Raymond E. “Rick” Thomas is a lifelong resident of Hardin County. He and his wife, Donna live and farm on St. John Road where they operate a diversified farming operation. Rick was chosen in 2004 as a Nolin Board member. In 2020, he was selected by the Nolin Board to represent Nolin as a Director on the East Kentucky Power Cooperative Board.
Raymond E. “Rick” Thomas
District 3 Director
Linda Grimes along with her husband, Coleman, and brother-in-law and his wife, own and operate Grimes Farms in LaRue County. Linda and Coleman have two children. Linda was elected by Nolin members to serve as Director of District 5 in June 2009.
District 5 Director
Lawrence Ireland was appointed to the Board in 1987 and elected to the Board by the Nolin members in 1989. Mr. Ireland owns and operates Ireland Heating & Cooling in Radcliff. He and his wife, Mayonia, have four sons, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
District 6 Director
Around The Co-op
Nolin RECC Attorney Mike Pike
Mike Pike – Nolin RECC Attorney
The recently announced retirement of long-time Nolin RECC attorney John Scott started the cooperative on a search for a new attorney. Mike Pike was hired into the role in late spring as John Scott transitioned to retirement after 42 years of service to Nolin.
Mike Pike was born and raised in Louisville as the oldest of 5 children. His mother was from Louisville and moved to Meade County when she was young. While living there, she met Mike’s father and the couple eventually married and moved to Louisville to raise their family.
Mike attended the University of Louisville for his undergraduate studies. He married his wife, Julie, and went to work in his father-in-law’s business. He later decided to go to law school at the University of Louisville. The Pike’s second child was born while Mike was working on his law degree. Today, the couple has 3 children in their 20s and has been married for 31 years.
With roots in Meade County, Mike and his family moved to Brandenburg where he began to practice law after graduation. He then went to work in E’town for Skeeters, Bennett and Wilson where he made partner early on. After 18 years with the firm, he decided to open his own practice in E’town in 2017.
This October, Mike will have been practicing law for 25 years.
Mike’s legal experience includes estate planning and probate work, business formation and contracts, as well as some personal injury and real estate. He has also served as the attorney for the City of Radcliff over 20 years and for the City of Vine Grove for 22 years. Additionally, he has done work for the City of Muldraugh for many years.
Mike brings this wealth of experience to the cooperative and its members. He says he was interested in the job based largely on Nolin’s reputation at the local, state and national level. He credits the board of directors and cooperative leadership for their sincere dedication to the members and to understanding the issues facing the co-op.
While recognizing the challenges ahead for the utility industry, he is committed to doing his best for the co-op. John Scott’s confidence in him, he admits, means a lot. “I’m not able to replace John, but my hope is to come in and do the best job that I can and make Nolin proud.”