LIHEAP Accepting Applications for Winter Heating Help

Starting November first, Kentuckians can apply for assistance on their heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assist Program, known as LIHEAP.

LIHEAP officials say they began receiving calls in August from people concerned about high heating bills this winter.

Rick Baker, LKLP Administrative Assistant for Operations says, "They knew there was going to be an increased need just because of everything going up so much. So it's been really good that we're able to provide the increased assistance this year. It's great to be able to help people that's the biggest thing that we can say."

To find out how you can get LIHEAP assistance, contact your local community action agency or log onto or

Applicants must bring the following:
1. Your most recent heating bill or verification from your landlord that the heating expenses are included
in your rent.
2. Social Security Number or Permanent Resident Card Number (Green Card) for everyone living in your
3. Proof of your household's (all members) income for the preceding month.

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  • by Bill on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:10 AM
    The old tell of give a man a fish he can eat,but teach him to fish and he can feed his self.Loan them a chain saw!
  • by Bubba Johnson Location: Somewhere in Time on Nov 3, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    Maybe I should have applied for help, just in case Obama gets elected and he raises my electric bill higher than the check he will give me after stealing it from someone else.


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