189,000 In Louisville Still Without Electricity

Kentucky National Guard troops are on duty in Louisville as the city recovers from
Sunday’s fierce winds produced by the remnants of Hurricane Ike that left widespread
power outages.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company spokesperson Chip Keeling says crews are
making progress in restoring service. As of 10:00am Tuesday, about 189,000
customers still had outages. Power is back on for 112,000 customers.

Keeling says there are now 1,100 line workers on the ground in the Louisville area.

“We’re looking good at this point, but we’re still in a very early stage of restoration.
We’re still saying 10 to 14 days (before all service is restored),” Keeling said.

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says more than 100 National Guard troops have
been activated to help with clearing debris and directing traffic.