Beginning Friday, more than 50,000 people in Kentucky are about to start paying more money each month for their electric bill.
Thursday, the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a hike for Jackson Energy Cooperative. The company serves people in 15 Kentucky counties, including Madison, Laurel, and Pulaski.
For an average customer, the company says the base rate portion of the bill will rise by about $10 a month. It's is an increase of 9.7 percent.