More Than 255,000 Kentuckians Without Power

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials say progress is slowly being
made in restoring electricity to the hundreds of thousands of
Kentuckians left without power after last week's devastating ice

Andrew Melnykovych, a spokesman for the state Public Service
Commission, said Monday that at least 255,000 Kentucky homes and
businesses remained without electricity.

In addition, TVA spokeswoman Myra Ireland says in the area served by utilities that get its power, about 60,900 consumers were without electricity Monday night.

The figures do not include customers who receive their power
from municipal utilities.

A state record 700,000-plus homes and businesses had lost power
in the storm last week that has resulted in the callup of every
Kentucky National Guard soldier and several Air National Guard

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