Kentucky Utilities

More than two dozen utility workers are expected to return to the bluegrass Friday after working to restore power in Puerto Rico.   Some 30 Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric employees spent more than a month in the hurricane ravaged U.S. territory.

Beginning in March, Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities customers will start to see tax savings reflected in their monthly bills.  It is a result of the recent passage of federal tax cuts.

KU, LG&E Crews Heading to Puerto Rico

Dec 27, 2017

Some 30 LG&E and Kentucky Utilities workers will leave next week for Puerto Rico to help with massive power restoration efforts.  

Nearly two dozen pieces of heavy equipment should be placed on barges by the end of this week.  Chris Whelan is a spokeswoman for the utility company. “So, we’re sending over our electric line technicians, safety personnel, and crews that actually restore the electric service,” said Whelan.  “They will be doing work in a certain region of Puerto Rico and should be there for several months.”


Ky. Utility Crews Lend Support in Florida

Oct 5, 2016

In preparation for damage from Hurricane Matthew, Kentucky is joining many other states in sending electrical repair crews to Florida. 

Kentucky Utilities Spokesman Cliff Feltham says the 130 workers are contractors who normally work on construction, tree trimming, and serve as line crews.  He says these workers come from all across Kentucky. 

Feltham says sending support to Florida won’t mean diminished service for customers in the Commonwealth.  The KU representative says it’s difficult to say where workers will end up in Florida and how long they will stay.


Sub Zero Temps Followed by Snow, Ice, Rain Keep Utilities Busy

Feb 20, 2015


Thousands of Kentuckians woke up to bitterly cold homes Friday morning.  Circuit overloads knocked out power to households all across the Commonwealth.

Biggest One Day Snowfall in 17 Years Hits the Bluegrass

Feb 16, 2015
Stu Johnson / WEKU News


A big snowfall in the Bluegrass Region is not only taxing a number of government agencies, but it's also trying the patience of area citizens.  The pace of the falling snow on Monday created its own challenges.

The city of Lexington is in talks with Kentucky Utilities about switching to LED streetlights.  James Bush with Lexington's Division of Environmental Policy says LED streetlights tend to last about twice as long as traditional street lighting. Bush says the city has a lease agreement with Kentucky Utilities and Bluegrass Rural Electric Cooperative for operation of street lights.

Some Lexington area residents were hit twice this week by power outages. Electricity was interrupted for about an hour and a half Friday morning in parts of downtown, the University of Kentucky and portions of Nicholasville Road. 

KU Seeking Approval for Solar Plant

Jan 31, 2014

Kentucky Utilities is asking for state approval to build a 36 million dollar solar power plant in central Kentucky.  If K-U’S request is granted by the State Public Service Commission, the facility would be built adjacent to the coal-fired complex already in place at the Burgin plant.