Only A Few Still Without Power, Costs Tallied

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Electric utility workers have the power back on to most customers who lost service when the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through Kentucky.

In Louisville, The Courier-Journal quoted a Louisville Gas & Electric spokesman saying fewer than 350 customers' power had not been restored - a fraction of the 301,000 who lost service after the Sept. 14 wind storm.

In hard hit western Kentucky, The Paducah Sun reported Jackson Purchase Energy and West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. estimate their repair costs at more than $1 million each.

Paducah Power estimates its cost at $276,000.

Kevin English, a spokesman for the electric co-op, said two-thirds of the system was down right after the storm.

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