Kentucky Utilities

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.