Ice Storm Anniversary Marked

(Thanks to Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green) This week marks the one year anniversary of one of Kentucky’s worst weather disasters. An ice storm that moved through the commonwealth January 27 and 28, 2009 left more than 750,000 homes and businesses without electricity. Tens of thousands more were without service in southern Indiana. […]

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. […]

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 […]