LG and E, KU: Ike And Ice Costs Total $134 Million

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Two major power utilities in Kentucky are establishing separate accounts to recoup damage costs associated with last January’s debilitating ice storm.     Fifty-one percent of LG&E’s customers, mostly in Jefferson County, lost power during the ice storm.  Forty-percent of Kentucky Utilities’ customers were impacted, but damage to KU’s system was more severe, since most […]

AG Announces Fines In Gas Price Complaints

They don’t admit wrongdoing or guilt, but eight gas retailers in Kentucky have agreed to pay the state more than $100,000 in fines for alleged price gouging. Attorney General Jack Conway says his office received nearly two thousand price gouging complaints in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which came ashore last September. “We had emailed […]

Windstorm Leaves Widespread Damage, Outages

Louisville Gas and Electric Company crews continue working to restore power to the more than 200,000 customers left without service following Sunday’s windstorm. Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour brought down numerous trees and tree limbs across the region, and hundreds of power lines. LG and E Vice-President Chris Herman says it […]

Beshear Invokes Price Gouging Law

As Hurricane Ike bears down on the Texas coast and its refineries, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, in an effort to prevent predatory pricing at the gasoline pump. Beshear announced the action Friday during an appearance in Lexington. “By doing this under the Consumer Protection Act, it […]

Louisville Won't House Ike Evacuees

Louisville Metro Government officials say if Hurricane Ike forces Gulf Coast residents to flee their homes, none of them will be staying here as was the case with Hurricane Gustav. Chris Poynter at the mayors office says they’ve told FEMA the city is not prepared to handle another influx of evacuees. “We just sheltered 1,500 […]