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Shelby Energy Cooperative

620 Old Finchville Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065
P: +1 502-633-4420

Why Shelby Energy?


“The people you trust to provide safe, reliable energy and quality customer service in your community.”

In 1937, some of your friends and neighbors in Henry, Shelby and Trimble counties formed Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (RECC) and central Kentucky began to light up. Within a year, Shelby RECC was bringing power to 108 consumers. At first it was simple -- lights! Then new conveniences like refrigerators, stoves, fans and radios made life easier and more enjoyable. 

In 1997 the cooperative's membership approved a name change to Shelby Energy Cooperative, Inc., to reflect the Cooperative's involvement in electricity and gas. 

Cooperatives are unique businesses. They are organized to provide a needed product or service based on the nonprofit principal. There are no stockholders in an electric cooperative. After all expenses have been paid, any remaining money is returned to the customers as capital credits. 

Everyone who buys electricity from the utility is part-owner. Each customer (member) has a vote in the operation of the business and may attend the cooperative's annual meeting held in June. 


Shelby Energy is controlled by a six-member board of directors elected from its membership. The board then selects a President and CEO who, in turn, hires a staff to operate the business. 

The cooperative now serves industry, schools, farms, homes and businesses in one of the fastest growing areas of the state. It's customer base exceeds 15,700 with annual sales of more than $45 million (2014). Shelby Energy has more than $67 million in physical plant and facilities.

Our Region

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 133,122  
Median Age
Henry County, KY 41.5  
Oldham County, KY 39.1  
Shelby County, KY 38.5  
Trimble County, KY 40.9  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 25,984 29.08%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 79,117 88.55%
Civilian Labor Force 66,001 63.54%
Median Household Income
Henry County, KY $50,412  
Oldham County, KY $86,324  
Shelby County, KY $61,737  
Trimble County, KY $45,935  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Blue Grass
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Cincinnati Muni Airport Lunken Field
Columbus Muni
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Bowman Field
Capital City
Clark Rgnl
Freeman Muni
Lee Bottom
Madison Muni
North Vernon
Robinson
Samuels Field
Scottsburg