Thousands Without Power in Louisville, Restoration for Most Expected Tonight

Thousands of LG&E customers in Louisville are without power following severe weather late this morning. According to LG&E’s outage map, about 1,400 Louisville homes and business have no power. Fewer than 1,000 homes and businesses in Indiana are without power. LG&E plans to have power restored to most customers tonight, with the final few homes […]

11am Power Update: 69,000 Customers Without Power

The latest word we have from LG&E/KU is that 69,000 customers are without power in the Louisville metro after Saturday’s storm. Duke is reporting about 11,000 customers without power in southern Indiana. LG&E/KU Outage Map Duke Outage information Last night, LG&E Senior Vice President Chris Hermann told us it will take days to restore electricity, […]

Power Restoration Will Take Days Following Severe Storm

Louisville Gas and Electric and Metro Government crews are assessing the damage caused by Saturday night’s severe storm. A brief but strong storm swept through the area shortly before 6 pm. Hours later, more than 120,000 LG&E customers in Jefferson County were without power. That’s roughly one third of all households. As of 10:45 pm, […]

Utility Companies Tell Lawmakers Environmental Upgrades Will Raise Rates

Several utility companies across Kentucky told a legislative committee ratepayers should expect a 20 percent increase over the next five years, largely due to environmental upgrades. According to KPR’s Tony McVeigh: “Representatives of several coal-fired utilities in Kentucky say meeting federal clean air standards already in the pipeline will require investments of billions of dollars.  […]

New Nuclear for Kentucky?

A bill that would make it easier to build new nuclear power plants in Kentucky is making its way through the state legislature. New plants have been banned in the Commonwealth since 1984, unless the federal government finds a way to permanently dispose of the waste.