For most of my life, I have received my electric service from the "RECC." While growing up in Mercer County, my family always looked forward to the annual meeting - a business meeting with a festival-type atmosphere which featured food, gospel singing, clowns, prizes, and the traditional complimentary bucket of light bulbs .
However, until recently, I was unaware of all the services and benefits Inter County Energy provides for the community. The co-op regularly sponsors blood drives, is actively involved with the March of Dimes, United Way Day of Caring, and school safety/environmental programs. They also award a $1,000 college scholarship to a recipient from each of the six districts served by Inter County. Another fabulous opportunity for high school juniors is the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour, a joint effort of local electric co-ops across Kentucky and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. One student from each district receives an all-expense-paid trip to D.C. to meet with politicians, study social issues and community development and see the historic sights of our nation's capital.