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LG&E, KU Propose Rate Hikes, Public Meeting Scheduled

Posted at 6:01 AM, Feb 22, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– You may notice a change on your electric bill in the near future.

LG&E and KU are asking for a combined $172 million in rate hikes.

The company says that money would be used for upgrades to prevent outages, reduce service interruptions, and restore outages quicker.

If approved it would mean an extra $109 a year for LG&E residential customers with both gas and electric service.

KU electric customers would pay an extra $116 per year.

A public meeting for comment is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bluegrass Community and Technical College– Newtown Campus.