Tri-County Electric looks back on the last 75 years of hard work and technological strides, as they celebrate this milestone anniversary on Thursday, May 5th, 2011, during the Annual Members Meeting at the Monroe County Middle School, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, with registration to begin at 5:30 p.m. that afternoon.

“We’ve experienced a lot of changes during the past 75 years,” said Tri-County Executive Vice President & General Manager, Paul Thompson, “and thanks to the early pioneers such as Will Hall Sullivan, who wasted little time, Tri-County Electric was founded in 1936, bringing electricity to rural Middle Tennessee.”

“Tri-County has experienced consistent growth over the years, and our wholesale power is supplied by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). We currently have 17 substations and over 5,400 miles of distribution line, covering a service area of roughly 1,800 square miles, in all or part of the following counties: Allen, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Monroe, Adair, Barren, Clinton and Warren in Kentucky; and Macon, Clay, Trousdale, Sumner, Jackson, Overton and Smith in Tennessee. We are the fifth largest cooperative in Kentucky or Tennessee and provide a wide-range of services to our 56,061 members-owners.”

“In my 12th year as manager,” Thompson continued, “I am very excited that we have the opportunity to give our members a chance to win a 2007 Ford F-150 Pick Up Truck and there will also be a computer give away to one lucky student and their school.”

Numerous door prizes will be given away during the event, along with free health screenings, free t-shirts for kids, free food & ice cream, air brushing for kids in attendance and a registration gift. Tri-County will provide information on their products and services, and members will also be able to take bucket truck rides and observe the safety demonstration.

“I would like to encourage everyone to come out and help us celebrate our 75th Anniversary,” stated Thompson, “in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, on Thursday, May 5th, and remember one lucky member-owner will drive away in a low mileage 2007 Ford F150 truck. See you soon!”

The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Employees, directors, and those living in their households will not be eligible for prizes.