Bartholomew County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Columbus, Indiana. As a cooperative, Bartholomew County REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
It’s fun to make your home look spooky at Halloween, and many enjoy decorating for trick-or treaters just as much as they enjoy decking the halls for Christmas. We’ve all seen Halloween displays become more elaborate. Decorations make the holiday more fun, but it’s important to make sure you’re decorating safely. Tips you’ll want to… Continue reading.
Have you ever been interested in becoming part of the governing body at Bartholomew County REMC? BCREMC’s board of directors and nominating comittee members are elected yearly by the members at the annual meeting. Directors are responsible for establishing, reviewing, and revising corporate policies to ensure that Bartholomew County REMC continues to keep service to… Continue reading.
Gavin Scherschel walks a small piece of wood over to a tabletop circular saw and carefully trims it to the perfect length. He is on a team building a model home in the construction trades program at the North Lawrence Career Center. A year ago, the process of trimming a piece of wood was not… Continue reading.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are inevitable. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action involving the IRS to turning off power to your home. Utility scams often involve an individual or group posing as an employee of your electric cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering… Continue reading.
Harvest time in Indiana can be an exciting and exhausting time, the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in electrical accidents on the farm. Review with all workers the farm activities that… Continue reading.
Emergencies can happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage. Here are basic tips for keeping food safe • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed… Continue reading.
Downed power lines can look relatively harmless, but don’t be fooled. They likely carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or possibly death. We have recenlty had a rash of downed power lines due to trees or vehicle accidents. Broken poles due to vehicle accidents are on the rise. Could it be… Continue reading.
You might have driven past one of the 10 cooperative solar arrays throughout central and southern Indiana. Each site provides renewable energy to co-ops like yours and is the size of nine football fields. This creates a challenge in the summer months — lawncare. Hoosier Energy has hired a crew to help keep the grass… Continue reading.
Indiana Youth Tour to D.C. Emily and Sara Law represented Bartholomew County REMC on the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., this June. The Indiana delegation of over 100 students representing 34 Indiana electric cooperatives joined more than 1,800 other students from 46 other states on the Youth Tour. BCREMC is pleased to… Continue reading.
Think before you post that sign! Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs and fliers create dangerous obstacles for electric lineworkers. Their jobs are dangerous enough … help us keep them safe!