Entries by Trent Scott

A life on the line

APRIL 2019 COMMKIT – LEADERSHIP COLUMN A life on the line In December of 2014 the board of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association adopted a resolution recognizing the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This event was first observed the next year on April 10, 2015. In the years since there has […]


ML Connect project moves ahead

MLConnect making progress in project to service MLEC counties Centerville, TN —  Ultra-fast, affordable, reliable broadband is getting closer for those receiving electricity from Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative.  The utility’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Meriwether Lewis Connect, LLC is preparing to serve its first customers. Residents in and around the city of Waverly will be hearing from […]

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Tennessee electric co-ops issue statement regarding new TVA CEO

NASHVILLE  – The TVA board of directors today announced the appointment of Jeffrey “Jeff” Lyash as the utility’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Lyash, current President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation, will join TVA in April. In response to today’s announcement, David Callis, executive Vice President and general manager of the Tennessee Electric […]

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Telling the co-op story on Capitol Hill

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee stressed the importance of rural Tennessee while speaking with electric co-op leaders during the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s 2019 Legislative Conference on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. “I grew up in rural Tennessee, so rural issues matter a lot,” said Lee, a resident of Fernvale and member of Middle Tennessee Electric […]

The Tennessee Magazine honored with Tennessee Music Award

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Magazine, the official publication of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, was recently named Magazine of the Year by the Tennessee Music Awards. The Tennessee Music Awards honors independent artists and music professionals from across the state and highlights those working to advance and protect Tennessee’s unique musical heritage. “Each month we […]

March 2019 CommKit

The following resources are available for use in March. Leadership column – ### Cents of every dollar Youth Tour print ads are available here. Other Resources Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth Tour toolkit Social Media Posts for March March 1 –Electric co-ops provide power and opportunity for Tennessee. #cooportunity [LINK TO VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4sNfj4oRko&t=4s] March 4 […]

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Electric co-ops support Gov. Lee’s focus on rural communities

NASHVILLE – On Wednesday, Gov. Bill Lee, in his first executive order, instructed all state agencies to examine and improve the way they serve Tennessee’s rural communities. The order emphasizes the need to coordinate efforts to better serve the state’s rural and economically disadvantaged counties. In response to the executive order, David Callis, executive vice […]