A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

PSC grants rate increase to Big Sandy RECC; typical residential monthly bills to rise by about $7

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation a revenue increase slightly larger than the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative. With the rate increase granted by the PSC, a typical Big Sandy RECC residential customer will see their average monthly electric bill rise by about $7. That includes a $6.25 increase in the monthly...

Gov. Bevin receives notification of Federal assistance for Eastern KY counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin today received notification that President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for certain Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of the severe flooding event from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14. Gov. Bevin “We are grateful for this official declaration by the President, which will allow Eastern Kentucky counties to access federal assistance to repair local...

Federal and state governments join food banks to secure surplus meal kits for Kentucky residents

Thousands of surplus meal kits originally purchased for disaster victims will go to hungry Kentuckians thanks to a team effort of federal and state employees. Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland in Elizabethtown and God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington will receive a total of 314,496 meal kits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at a cost to the food banks of $65,000, a fraction...

LG&E and KU encourage community to plan ahead during National Preparedness Month

With the recent damage and upheaval caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma throughout parts of the U.S., we’re reminded how devastating natural disasters can be and how quickly they can strip us of some of our most basic resources. To ensure the best chance possible of weathering through disasters, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are encouraging area residents to...

State officials seek fed’s help after flooding causes severe damages in Eastern Kentucky

After a back-to-back wallop of severe thunderstorms in Eastern Kentucky last month, Kentucky Emergency Management officials said the damages are severe enough to warrant investigation by federal agencies to determine possible assistance to homeowners and businesses.   Gov. Steve Beshear directed KEM Director Mike Dossett to request evaluations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the...