Making An Impact
Nolin RECC is committed to working for a positive change within the community. With your participation, our Operation Round-Up® program helps make that change a reality.
How It Works
Through Operation Round-Up®, Nolin RECC automatically rounds up a participating member’s electric bill to the next highest dollar. For example, through the program, a customer’s monthly bill of $65.75 would be automatically rounded up to $66.00. The additional 25 cents would go to the Operation Round-Up® fund. A non-profit board of directors made up of local citizens then allocates this money to a variety of worthy causes throughout the community. This program has donated over $240,000 to our local communities since 2006. Recent Community Impact grants awarded went to Community Health Clinic, Central Valley Feed the Homeless, Hardin County Schools: Hardin County Day Treatment Center, LaRue County Schools: Preschool on College Street, Rachel’s Fun for Everyone Project, Mission Hope for Kids, Inc., Colonel John Hardin Chapter Sons of the American Revolution / Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Starting in 2022, the Operation Round-Up “Be a Light” Teacher Grants was launched. Fifteen certified teachers in Hardin and LaRue County were randomly selected from eligible applicants and and each received $200 to use toward classroom expenses. In 2023, the number of grants to be award has been increased to thirty.
Operation Round-Up® is about local dollars meeting local needs in the local community. As a volunteer program, the success of Operation Round-Up® depends upon your participation. The more Nolin RECC members involved, the greater the impact on the community. If you would like more information about the Operation Round-Up® program, please call Nolin RECC at (270) 765-6153. Checkout the video below discussing the Operation Round-Up program. Learn how to sign up to “round up” in SmartHub HERE
Operation Round-Up awarded thirty (30) $200 grants to teachers in Hardin and LaRue Counties for the 2023-24 school year. The Be a Light grants are a way to honor and thank local educators for the impact they make in our communities everyday.
Winners were selected through a random drawing
from all eligible entries received and included:
Ten (10) K-5th grade teachers
Ten (10) 6th-8th grade teachers
Ten (10) 9th-12th grade teachers
Operation Round-Up funds come from the generosity of Nolin RECC members who voluntarily sign up to “round up” their monthly bill to the nearest dollar.
The application window will open again in Fall 2024.
CONGRATULATIONS 2023 RECIPIENTS!
2024 ELIGIBILITY DETAILS:
1. To be eligible to receive this grant, applicants must be a fulltime, certified classroom teacher at an accredited K through 12th grade public or private school located in Hardin or LaRue County, KY. 2023 grant recipients are not eligible.
2. Only one entry per teacher.
3. Grant funds must be used directly for classroom needs (receipts requested).
4. Grants will be given in the form of check made to the selected teachers.
5. Nolin RECC, Wide Open Utility Service employees, retirees, Nolin and Operation Round-Up directors and their families are not eligible to apply.
6. By submitting an application, entrants give permission to Nolin RECC to use their photo and submitted information for promotional purposes.
2023 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTs have been awarded. the application for 2024 community impact grants will open on march 1, 2024.
Congratulations to the 2023 Operation Round-Up Community Impact Grant recipients
Some past recipients featured in Kentucky Living magazine