President/CEO Jim Jacobus is a native of Boyle County. He is a graduate of Danville High School and holds both a Bachelor and Master Degree from the University of Kentucky. Jim is also a graduate of the Management Internship Program held at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska and the CEO Leadership Lab held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.
He served as an instructor for Vocational Agricultural Education at Garrard County High School from 1978-1983. After working in the private business sector for two years, he began his electric utility career in 1985 in the Marketing/Member Service area and was named Inter-County's 7th President/CEO on May 1, 1999.
Jim has served as Campaign Chair and President of the Danville/Boyle County United Way, Danville Kiwanis Club, Woodlawn Elementary PTA, Boyle Middle School PTA, Danville/Boyle County University of Kentucky Alumni Club and Centenary United Methodist Church Council. Jim has also served on the boards of Jaycees, Literacy Council, Arts Commission, American Red Cross, Danville/Boyle County Habitat for Humanity, Heritage Hospice, Boyle and Mercer County Chambers of Commerce, University of Kentucky National Alumni Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. He is currently serving on the boards of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, Regional Advisory Committee for Bluegrass Community and Technical College Danville Campus, Bluegrass Community and Technical College Foundation Board and is a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, the University of Kentucky Agricultural Alumni Association and the National FFA Alumni Association.
In January of 2012, Jim was recognized by the Danville/Boyle Chamber of Commerce as the Business Person of the Year and on June 1, 2015, was appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to serve on the Perryville Battlefield Commission.
Jim is married to the former Molly Kreider, also of Danville, and has two grown daughters, Taryn and Jamie, and two grandchildren.