LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The winter storm that struck Kentucky
earlier this week continues to cause problems for thousands in the
western part of the state.
The electric cooperative Kenergy says about 6,700 customers were
still without electric power Friday morning, more than three days after the storm dumped snow and ice on the area.
Homes in 10 counties, including 1,600 in Webster County, remain in the dark.
A mobile home without power in Hopkins County burned to the ground after a kerosene heater ignited a fire on Thursday. No one was home at the time.
Kentucky Utilities said it had about 800 customer without power
Thursday in Hopkins and Crittenden counties.
Melting ice has made it difficult for crews to quickly get power back on to many customers.
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