Drivers Expect Big Jump At The Pump

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

Filling up at the gas station continues to be a dreadful event. With gas prices at $4.19 per gallon in Louisville, drivers here say they know all too well about the trickle effect. They say they know that means another spike in gas prices will make its way to town, sooner than later.

"The only thing you can do is just plan ahead, know what you're going to need and try to make amends for it, we have to have gas to go," says concerned driver, Sheila Dawson.

In order to stay on the go, drivers are being forced to seek money saving options.

Amy Cody says her family had to get rid of their SUV.

"My husband works out of county and he had an SUV, so we did trade it in for a smaller car and its really made a difference," she said.

Unfortunately, Tommy Clark says he's running out of options with his gas guzzler.

"We need the large capacity to take people to church so trading it in is not an option. So I'm just trying to limit driving as much as I can, but I'm just gonna live with it because resale on it is not great," says Clark.

Many of the drivers we spoke to say they're paying at least $15.00 more every time they fill up.

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  • by RS Location: Lexington on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:17 AM
    Two comments. One, drilling here wouldn't produce enough oil to make a difference in the prices. Two, if people would quit breeding like animals they would have the money to fill up their tanks in the first place.
  • by steve on Jun 14, 2008 at 09:18 PM
    YEA will are going to kick some dems (edited) out of office this fall to for doing nothing its the congress stupid.
  • by D Location: Russell Springs on Jun 14, 2008 at 08:27 PM
    What you need to know is most of your oil is comming from mexico and canada. We have 2 Trillion barrels in the ground. Pres Bush sent a bill to the house of rep just two weeks ago and the Democrat congress said no! Go to and sign the drill here, drill now petition. China with aid from Cuba are getting ready to drill for the oil off the coast of Fla. Do some research, you will find it isnt the oil companies fault. Someone is making a bankroll somewhere. A two day strike does nothing. If you want to be affective it has to last 2weeks. Not everyone buys gas everyday or every week. However if you were to strike for two weeks then you might get someones attention. I fill up 3 vehicles one of them gets 6-8 miles to the gal. and I fill it two to three times per week. Fuel cost me around 500.00 per week. Get informed and make good decisions WNOX 100.3 is a great station to listen too. God Bless America D
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM
    Hey Bill, I betcha you got one of those secret carburetors that let a car get 100 mpg too.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jun 14, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    News flash, Jeff... Even if a Demmycrat gets elected in November, gas will still be high...
  • by Bill on Jun 14, 2008 at 04:44 AM
    We sucked for it.When I was kid we had battery motors in the mine, that would pull 4&5 3 ton cars all day {8hrs.} on single charge.=now we are told a battary car can't be made to drive a hunderd miles an a charge.You are being lyed to folks.
  • by Rae Location: somerset on Jun 13, 2008 at 09:33 PM
    everybody needs to stay home dont buy gas on weekend and truckers need to strike again like in the 70's stop and dont move there trucks there under paid anyways
  • by JB Location: KY on Jun 13, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    and the hits just keep on coming.....
  • by Working Poor Location: Winchester on Jun 13, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    To D in Corbin: FYI: until just recently, NASCAR still used LEADED gasoline. NASCAR has nothing to do with the price of gas. It is Wall Street analysts with their scare tactics on what they "think" the price of oil will be a month from now that causes the price to go up, along with Federal interest rates being lowered which causes our US Dollar to be worth less. When our cash is worth less, the price of Oil and thus Gas, goes up! Stop the Wall Street Scare mongers, raise the fed a bit, and oil and gas will go down, especially if we keep decreasing our demand by only driving when we have to. When Supply is higher than demand, prices do go down. Didn't anyone take Economics is high school? Oh, and Nascar probably uses less gas all season long than you do in a year traveling to work, vacations, etc.
  • by Learning to ride a bike again lol Location: Pike Co on Jun 13, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    Time to save up to buy a bike least peddling dont use gas!!!
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