Rebuilding a community and reimagining the future

Posted on May 27 2024 in Clark County REMC
Jason Clemmons

Last month, we celebrated our 85th anniversary with hundreds of friends and neighbors at the REMC Jamboree. This year’s event was hosted by Henryville High School, a community known for its resilience and strength. As we all know, March 2, 2012, is one day that the community will never forget. It’s the day when an EF-4 tornado ripped through town, causing massive damage to homes and buildings, including the total destruction of the very gymnasium where we held our Jamboree.

Fast forward over 12 years, and it’s a much different story. Last spring, the Borden-Henryville School Corporation launched an ambitious solar energy project, blending financial, environmental, and educational goals for their students and families. More than 1,200 solar panels provide power to schools in Henryville and Borden, a project projected to save more than $8 million over the next 25 years. A community that once looked at its school in devastation and mourned what was lost now looks at its school with excitement for what’s to come.

Clark County REMC has been a proud partner in this community from its worst days to its best. In 2012, we spent weeks rebuilding our substation and reconstructing miles of mangled power lines. In 2023, we were there when the school installed new motion-sensor LEDs schoolwide, and we continue to be proud partners of the clean energy produced by their solar array.

Our not-for-profit electric cooperative was founded in 1939 to serve communities like Henryville, where we care about our neighbors and keep working until the job is done right. From rebuilding a community to reimagining the future, Clark County REMC will be here for you.