Owensboro Municipal Utilities is switching to a different source of energy after more than 100 years of burning coal.
There’s a lot of talk - and hope - among some Kentucky residents that coal will make a comeback. But Owensboro Municipal Utilities says it’s seen the writing on the wall and coal will be completely phased over the next six years.
Sonya Dixon is a spokeswoman for OMU.
“This is a monumental change in the way that OMU has done business. You know, we have burned coal for the last 117 years and obviously, this is a shift, but we feel it’s a positive one in the best interest of our customers.”