John Scott is marking 50 years as a practicing attorney, and 42 of those as the attorney for Nolin RECC.
Born in Meade County, he moved to Elizabethtown with his family in 1964. He attended Elizabethtown High School before going to the University of Kentucky where he also received his law degree. He returned to Elizabethtown in 1973 to practice law.
He met his wife, Sandra, 55 years ago at the Lake Junaluska Methodist Conference Center in North Carolina. They later married and raised their 3 children in Elizabethtown.
In addition to practicing law in Elizabethtown and Hodgenville, John is also known for his portrayal of infamous local swindler Phillip Arnold in Elizabethtown Historic Downtown Walking Tour. One of the original cast, he spent 30 years giving his time to this beloved local tradition and destination for tourists.
John sold his private law practice 5 years ago and recently announced his retirement from his position as Nolin’s attorney.
During his tenure as Nolin’s attorney, he has guided the cooperative through significant transitions and helped cooperative leadership make decisions that are in the best interest of members. He has also played a key role in facilitating member participation in the director nomination process.
John says that his best memories of his years serving the cooperative are the relationships he has built with board members and cooperative leadership past and present.
John and Sandra plan to retire at Lake Junaluska where they now welcome their children and grandchildren – and though the prospect of retiring at the same beautiful location where they first met is exciting for him, John says he will miss his days at the co-op.
As John explains, “it’s been a labor of love.”