Michigan GOP Nomination Down to the Wire; Top GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans Would Increase Federal Debt; New Name Option for Southern Baptists; Companies Try to Keep Workers Fit: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The latest polls in Michigan show Mitt Romney’s momentum has stopped in his home state of Michigan, where he’s been chipping away at Rick Santorum’s lead in the polls over the past week. The conventional wisdom is that if Romney can’t win the state he won four years ago, the nomination will be a… Continue reading Michigan GOP Nomination Down to the Wire; Top GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans Would Increase Federal Debt; New Name Option for Southern Baptists; Companies Try to Keep Workers Fit: Today on Here and Now

6:40am Update: No Classes, More Residents Get Power

As of 6:30am this morning, 31,600 LG&E customers in Jefferson County are without power. In southern Indiana, 1,600 Duke Energy customers are without power. LG&E/KU Outage Map Duke Outage information There are still many intersections without working traffic lights, so be careful as you approach and treat such intersections as a four-way stop. LG&E officials… Continue reading 6:40am Update: No Classes, More Residents Get Power

Utility Companies are Preparing for Smart Grid

Utility companies across the country are trying out technologies for a new generation of power grid. The so-called ‘smart grid’ includes not only power transmission to customers, but two-way communication between the company and households. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports on those efforts in Kentucky, and how the upgrades could affect consumers. In Erlanger, Kentucky, there… Continue reading Utility Companies are Preparing for Smart Grid

Duke Energy Restoring Service In Southern Indiana

Tens of thousands of Duke Energy customers in southern Indiana are without electricity in the  wake of the ice storm. Company spokesman Lou Middleton says crews are in the field assessing the damage. “We are looking at just about 40,000  people out in Clarksville, about 16,700 who are out in the Corydon and Salem area,… Continue reading Duke Energy Restoring Service In Southern Indiana