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LG&E, KU seek approval to own and operate electric vehicle charging stations in their service territories

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have filed requests with the Kentucky Public Service Commission to allow the companies to own and operate electric vehicle charging stations within their two service territories. KU prototype charging station (KU photo) While the specific locations have not been selected, each utility is requesting approval to place 10 stations in public access...

Warm your loves ones' homes this Valentine’s Day with a HUG – home utility gift certificate

Wondering what to get that special person in your life for Valentine’s Day? Consider a HUG, or home utility gift certificate, from Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.   A HUG credits the utility account of any LG&E or KU customer. A credit is applied directly to the recipient’s utility account and automatically deducted from the person’s next bill.   HUGs...

Nonprofit agencies around state begin 2015 with $1.7 million through giving campaign

  Local nonprofit organizations will start the New Year assisting more families and residents in need with continued support from employees of Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company.   Voluntary employee donations and financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation reached more than $1.7 million during the company’s annual giving campaign this past fall,...

Heat from the Heart: LG&E, KU customers break records assisting neighbors in need

Residential customers across the Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities companies’ service territories stepped up in a big way to help their fellow neighbors, breaking previous heating assistance donation records and helping even more community members this winter.   (Photo from LG&E/KU Facebook) Coupled with the utilities’ year-round donation matches and increased match of...

Heat from the Heart: LG&E, KU customers break records assisting neighbors in need

Residential customers across the Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities companies’ service territories stepped up in a big way to help their fellow neighbors, breaking previous heating assistance donation records and helping even more community members this winter.   (Photo from LG&E/KU Facebook) Coupled with the utilities’ year-round donation matches and increased match of...

KU and LG&E employees pledge more than $1 million – again – to charities like United Way

The annual giving campaign of Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric Companies, called the Power of One, has pledged more than $1.6 million, marking the seventh consecutive year employee donations have topped $1 million. That brings the total to more than $14 million since the combined campaign’s inception nine years ago.   Coupled with financial support from the LG&E and KU...

KU, LG&E volunteers rolling up their sleeves for utilities' annual Day of Caring activities

Employees and families of Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas and Electric Co. will lend a hand to their local communities as part of the utilities’ ninth annual Day of Caring.   Volunteer activities will take place in Lexington, Louisville and Middlesboro this Saturday, June 15, and in Morganfield on June 29.   Day of Caring activities will help 14 nonprofit agencies. (Photo from...