Ice Storm-Related Utility Rate Hikes Possible

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The long-term effects of this winter’s ferocious ice storm in Kentucky may include utility rate increases linked to clean-up and repair costs. Utility damage estimates from the ice storm exceed $250 million , says Andrew Melnykovich of the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Utility cooperatives may be able to recoup […]

High Winds Leave Thousands In The Dark

Just days after utility crews restored service to hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark by the ice storm, wind gusts and thunderstorms have struck the region, causing more outages. As of 9:00pm Wednesday, some 37,000 LG and E customers were without electricity and 44,000 Kentucky Utilities customers had no service. Duke Energy reported […]

Storm Outage Numbers Rise

This week’s ice storm has caused the second largest power outage in both Louisville and Kentucky history. Louisville Gas and Electric Company now says about 205,000 customers in the Louisville area are without electrical service.   Sister company Kentucky Utilities says more than 176,000 customers across Kentucky lost power. Spokesperson Brian Phillips says crews continue to assess the […]

Rate Settlement Reached With LG and E, KU

A settlement has been reached under which Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s new rates for natural gas and electricity would be less than originally requested. Company spokesperson Chris Whelan (WAY-lon) says under an agreement reached with the state attorney general’s office, the utility’s electric customers would see their monthly bill decrease by one dollar per […]