Power Restored To All Ky. Customers

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

LG&E spokesman Cliff Feltham says the last of a few hundred customers without power were restored by Wednesday morning.

Some 301,000 lost service in the Louisville area after the Sept. 14 wind storm.

In 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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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