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Attorney General Daniel Cameron announces six Kentucky counties to undergo post-election audits

Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Wednesday announced six randomly selected Kentucky counties to undergo post-general election audits. The Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will conduct inquiries into Fleming, Hickman, Lawrence, Livingston, Anderson, and Boone counties to determine if any irregularities occurred during the 2020 general election. Attorney General Daniel...

Kentucky Public Service Commission grants rate increase to Jackson Purchase Energy

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. a rate adjustment that will increase the monthly residential customer charge without changing the per-unit cost of electricity. In an order issued Thursday, the PSC found that Jackson Purchase Energy should receive slightly less additional revenue than the utility had requested. The PSC adjusted the request downward...

Gov. Bevin requests presidential disaster declaration for 35 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes. Photo courtesy of Chuck...

Kentucky American Water acquires water assets of Eastern Rockcastle Water Association in Livingston

Kentucky American Water has announced it has acquired the water assets of Eastern Rockcastle Water Association in Livingston, Ky., in Rockcastle County. The transaction, completed today, adds approximately 610 water customers in Rockcastle and Jackson counties to the Kentucky American Water system. The acquisition of the system expands the company’s total service area to portions of 14 Kentucky counties. “We...