Louisville Gas & Electric

Neighbors Say New Dust Screen at Cane Run Isn’t Working

by Erica Peterson on April 30, 2012

Neighborhood residents say a dust screen that was installed last week at Louisville Gas and Electric’s Cane Run Power Station isn’t working.

A video taken this weekend by neighborhood residents shows clouds of dust billowing over and around the 50-foot-tall screen the company installed near its sludge processing plant.

Greg Walker lives across the street from the plant, and shot the video.

“It’s ridiculous that a neighborhood has to police a company that size,” he said. “I don’t understand it.”

Walker says it felt like sand was pelting him as the dust moved off of LG&E’s property.

LG&E spokeswoman Chris Whelan says Saturday’s events aren’t indicative of how the screen will operate in typical weather. [click to continue…]

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PSC Hears Testimony on Proposed Utility Rate Increase

by Erica Peterson September 6, 2011

About 50 people gathered at a middle school in West Louisville tonight to tell the state’s Public Service Commission what they think about proposed utility rate increases. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have both proposed rate increases to help the companies recover the costs for new pollution-reducing technology that will soon be required by […]

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PSC Sets Dates for Public Comment on Rate Increases

by Erica Peterson August 26, 2011

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled four public meetings next month around the state so commissioners can hear testimony from the public about proposed utility rate increases. Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have requested the PSC allow them to raise utility rates to pay for environmental upgrades to their power plants. LG&E […]

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LG&E Outlines Potential Rate Increases to Metro Council

by Erica Peterson August 11, 2011

Electricity rates will be going up, but no one yet is sure exactly how much. Power company officials testified before a Metro Council committee today about the effect environmental regulations will have on ratepayers. There are a host of federal air regulations that have been issued this year or are expected soon. Combined with a […]

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LG&E Says Malfunctioning Machine at Cane Run Being Repaired

by Erica Peterson August 5, 2011

Louisville Gas & Electric says a piece of machinery that malfunctioned last weekend at their Cane Run Power Station should be up and running next week. Residents complained after clouds of dust were visible above the plant’s landfill in southwest Louisville. They’ve documented instances of ash leaving the landfill and contaminating their property in the […]

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