Appliance Rebate Program Underway

By Rick Howlett

Kentucky state government has begun processing applications for an appliance rebate program funded with federal stimulus money.

The state received about $4 million to offer in rebates to residents who purchase various Energy Star cerfitied appliances.

Program manager Virginia Phifer says the Kentucky initiatve began today.

“It is open to anybody who is a Kentucky resident who purchases from a Kentucky retailer and is replacing an older, less energy efficent model of the same product,” Phifer said.

Phifer says the rebates range from fifty to 400 dollars, and at least 22-percent of the funds have already been exhausted.

Information about the Kentucky rebate program can be found here.

Indiana officials say 41 percent of the state’s $6 million rebate allotment has been spent. Details about that program are here.