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fryeelectricinc.com

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his Office of Rate Intervention has entered into a settlement with LG&E and KU that will save Kentucky ratepayers $90 million annually – $33.2 million of that for residential customers.

Late last year, the utility companies proposed to the Public Service Commission a nearly $210 million increase in annual revenues. After studying the rate proposal, Beshear proposed the PSC dramatically reduce the rate request.

Green Car Reports

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie is calling on Congress to permit the General Services Administration to build, install and operate charging stations for electric vehicles.

The Lewis County (Kentucky) Republican says those stations would be established at federal facilities and could be used by private vehicles.

Home Heating Assistance Available

Jan 18, 2015
PA.GOV

The recent arctic blast that sent Kentuckians into a collective shiver arrived just as the window was about to open for low-income families that need help paying their bills to keep the heat on.

They can now sign up for crisis home-energy assistance. It's the second phase of a federal program commonly known as LIHEAP for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Porgram.

Mike Moynahan runs the program for Community Action Kentucky, the agency that administers the funds.

Lexington Raises Utility Franchise Fees

Aug 14, 2013
AA Roads

Beginning this fall, utility customers in Lexington can expect slightly higher bills. 

For months, Lexington’s Council has wrestled over the best way to pay for street lights.  Administrators say the property tax does not generate enough revenue for maintenance and new lights.  So, Council has opted for a one percent increase in franchise fees.  The fee is levied on the providers of electricity and natural gas…who will likely pass that cost onto consumers.