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

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,… Continue reading 11am Power Update: 69,000 Customers Without Power

LG&E, KU Requesting Rate Increases

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are preparing to ask the Public Service Commission for rate increases that will take effect over the next five years. Company officials say the hikes are necessary to comply with environmental regulations. To comply with federal law, the utilities have to make their coal burning power plants pollute less.… Continue reading LG&E, KU Requesting Rate Increases

Storms Down Power Lines, Trees, Leaving Thousands Without Power

Winds in excess of 60 mph downed trees and power lines during last night’s storms, and knocked out power to more than 20,000 homes in the metro area. As of 5:30am, LG&E and KU report that about 7,000 customers are without power, as crews work to restore electricity. The storms caused some scattered property damage… Continue reading Storms Down Power Lines, Trees, Leaving Thousands Without Power

Hearing Begins In Utility Rate Case

LG&E and KU lowered their requests and now are seeking 189-million dollars in rate hikes, at the same time the utilities are being sold to Pennsylvania Power and Light. But before the hearing, the Public Service Commission denied a motion from the attorney general’s office seeking dismissal of the rate cases while the sale is pending.