I have been a resident of LaRue county all my life. I grew up in Hodgenville and graduated from LaRue County High School in 1977. I married Coleman in 1978. We have two grown children, Joyce (Greg) Goode and Warren (Mallory) Grimes. We have 3 granddaughters, Emily, Leann and Breanna Goode.
I was elected to serve as Nolin’s District 5 Director in 2009. District 5 is a predominantly rural area of residential and farming cooperative members. The two main counties served in District 5 are LaRue and Hardin, but the area reaches into four additional counties. The district stretches north into Hodgenville along East Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Rd and includes much of Sonora and portions of Big Clifty. It is bordered on the west by Grayson County and reaches into that county at points including Spurrier Rd and Wax Rd. The southern border of District 5 largely follows the Hart/Hardin and Hart/LaRue County lines through Upton, Magnolia and Mt. Sherman to points just inside Green and Taylor Counties. To the east, the district covers LaRue County and meets the Marion and Nelson County lines.
District 5 is a large area that spans approximately 338 square miles. The beautiful hills, fields and waterways make for some of the most scenic views in the Nolin service territory. My husband and I are proud to own 3000 acres of land in Nolin territory in LaRue County, much of which holds deep family roots for us both. It also shares in the history of Kentucky. From our fields that run along the Rolling Fork River at the Nelson County line, you can see a large rock cliff face known as a point of assault used by Morgan’s Raiders in the Civil War.
My husband and I operate Grimes Farms, a soybean, corn and beef cattle farm, with Coleman’s brother Gene and his wife Elisabeth. We are members of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Buffalo, KY where I am the music director. Music has been a passion of mine since childhood when I learned to play guitar and sing with my father. I have been fortunate to play and sing throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, including the great privilege of performing on the stages of the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House.
I am honored to come from generations rooted in the area I serve as a Nolin director. And I am proud of the hard work that has gone into building and maintaining the miles of line that bring electrical service over hills and rivers and through fields and woods throughout this beautiful part of Kentucky. I look forward to continuing to represent the vital agricultural, business and residential life that make this part of the Nolin territory so special.