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Matt Partymiller: Monopoly utilities trying to force anti-consumer legislation through Senate Bill 100

Once again, monopoly utilities are trying to force anti-consumer and anti-competitive legislation through the General Assembly – this time at breakneck speed. Senate Bill 100 would strengthen an already monopolistic industry and greatly increase bureaucracy and regulations. It would destroy the current net-metering law, which not only gives Kentuckians the freedom to choose, but benefits all consumers...

LG&E, Kentucky Utilities Company making system-wide enhancements to further improve service

Most folks don’t realize the convenience of their natural gas and electric service until it’s not there. Fortunately, customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have continued to experience safer, more reliable service thanks to additional improvements in the companies’ energy infrastructure. Overall, from January 2018 to October 2019, LG&E and KU are...

Beth Underwood: When technology fails, it’s good to know there are still decent people to point the way

Last week I brought you the tale of our first road trip to my daughter and son-in-law’s home in Tall Timbers, Maryland. As you’ll recall, we made the trip old school, relying on paper maps to lead the way. Off we went, through the backroads of Virginia and Maryland, the hills and valleys and horse farms and civil war battlefields. In other words, we took the long way. The really long way. The “I...

Kentucky Small Business Development Center hosting statewide Google event

In honor of National Small Business Week, May 1-7, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) network is partnering with Google to host a statewide event, “Get Found on Google Search and Maps,” on Wednesday, May 4. The event will help businesses claim their local listing and introduces Google My Business, a free tool that allows businesses to manage their information across...

Dunbar junior is Kentucky’s representative in national Doodle 4 Google art contest

Maggie Cook-Allen, an MSTC junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, is Kentucky’s winner in the eighth annual Doodle 4 Google art contest and advances to the national competition. The eventual winner will receive a $30,000 academic scholarship, a $50,000 technology grant to their current school, a trip to Google headquarters in California with a teacher of their choice, a Chromebook, and an...

Lexington, with its strong online business community, is state’s first-ever Google eCity

The city of Lexington is the winner of the first-ever Google eCity Award for Kentucky, Mayor Jim Gray announced. The Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state—the digital capitals of America.   “This award proves what we all feel — there’s a whole lot of digital innovation going on here in Lexington,” Gray said. “I’m so proud...