Library to Get Computers with Grant from E.ON U.S.

By Elizabeth Kramer The Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch will soon be getting nearly 100 computers its purchasing with a new grant. The $150,000 grant from E.ON U.S., which owns the Louisville Gas and Electric Company, is helping pay for the computers. They’ll be installed into three areas of the library’s main branch that […]

Commission Holds Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is set to hold a hearing Tuesday n rate hikes proposed by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. LG&E is requesting to increase electricity rates by about 12 percent and its sister company, Kentucky Utilities, has proposed raising rates by more than 13 percent. If approved, it would mean […]

LG&E, KU To Be Purchased By PPL Corp.

By Rick Howlett Officials with Pennsylvania-based PPL Corp. announced Wednesday that the company is purchasing E.ON U.S., which includes Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utililties. Rumors of a purchase of the Kentucky properties have been swirling for weeks; there were reports Friday that North Carolina-based Duke Energy would buy the properties. PPL, formerly […]

LG&E, KU For Sale?

By Rick Howlett Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says EON officials would not confirm or deny to him Tuesday that they are considering selling Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities. Reports to that effect came out overnight from several media sources. Abramson says state and city officials want a seat at the table if […]

E.ON U.S. Looking At Ways To "Harden" System

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond The parent firm of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities has asked for some guidance from the Kentucky Public Service Commission on ways to lessen the likelihood of future power outages. The request from E.ON U.S. comes after January’s massive ice storm that caused widespread outages. […]