About Tri-County Electric
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Paul Thompson, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Beecham, Director of Engineering & Operations, email@example.com
Russell Cherry, Manager of Purchasing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Dixon, Director of External Relations & H.R., email@example.com
Annette Eaton, Customer Service Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Hale, Director of Finance and Administration, email@example.com
Jozef Kaslikowski, IT & Communications Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Linville, Field Engineer Supervisor, email@example.com
Jason Short, Administrator of Fiber Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mechelle Woodard, Customer Service Supervisor, email@example.com
Sammy Farlee, Operations Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phillip Smith, Operations Superintendent, email@example.com
Edmonton, Fountain Run, Tompkinsville Districts
Leroy Geralds, Operations Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartsville, Westmoreland Districts
Blanton Calvert, Operations Superintendent, email@example.com
Lafayette (Corporate Office), Red Boiling Springs Districts
Marty Blankenship, Operations Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Thomason, Operations Superintendent, email@example.com
Board of Directors
Andy Goad, President
District R (Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee)
Ron Alan Powell, Vice-President
District L (Lafayette, Tennessee)
Mike Miller, Secretary-Treasurer
District S (Scottsville, Kentucky)
District C (Celina, Tennessee)
District W (Westmoreland, Tennessee)
District B (Burkesville, Kentucky)
District F (Fountain Run, Kentucky)
District T (Tompkinsville, Kentucky)
District E (Edmonton, Kentucky)
District H (Hartsville, Tennessee)
Greg Traylor, Attorney
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Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation was organized in 1936.
Here’s a little perspective on 1937, the year our members first received electric power…
The President is FDR.
The price of a gallon of gas is 16 cents.
People are avidly reading “Gone With The Wind,” published June 30, 1936.
Amelia Earhart disappears in July after taking off from New Guinea.
Daffy Duck is introduced to the world in the film short “Porky’s Duck Hunt.”
The Hindenburg explodes on May 6.
Ray Ban sunglasses are made available to the public having been introduced the year before for the U.S. Air Force pilots.
The Golden Gate Bridge opens May 28.
Massengill Pharmaceutical introduces a deadly raspberry-flavored elixir, killing 105 people. It results in the enactment in 1938 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which remains the basis for the Food and Drug Administration.
A Hormel executive’s brother wins $100 for a contest to name SPAM.
Ragu spaghetti sauce is introduced to grocery stores.
Hershey’s Chocolate invents the first emergency ration bar at the request of the U.S. Army. The requirements: 4 oz of high energy food, able to resist heat and tasting “a little better” than a potato.
Fred Astaire is crooning “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and Ella Fitzgerald has a hit single, “Goodnight My Love”.
This 1941 map of the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins shows basin boundaries, TVA transmission lines, TVA hydro plants, TVA steam plants, service areas. Photo courtesy of the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
And in the Tennessee Upper Cumberland at Lafayette, Tennessee, plans were underway for a 1937 Christmas Eve gift that would, for the first time, bring electricity to 85 miles of the community
By 1939, the Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation expanded, purchasing the holdings of the Tennessee Electric Power Company, which included the lines in Celina, Tennessee.
The following year, Tri-County expanded again, purchasing the Cumberland Public Service Company which launched service into Burkesville, Tompkinsville and Edmonton, Kentucky.
By 1942 Tri-County Electric purchased a portion of The Kentucky Tennessee Light and Power Company, adding Scottsville, Kentucky, completing the current service area of today’s Tri-County Electric.
In fact, following the first 85 miles of energized lines, Tri-County was serving 7,000 members at the close of its third year of operation.