State Watching For Price Gouging

The Attorney General has put Kentucky retailers on notice, saying price gouging will not be tolerated in the wake of this winter storm.

The emergency declaration by Governor Beshear has triggered several price gouging measures put in place by the state.

The protection measure will remain in place for up to thirty days as people work to cleanup from the mess.

Just last week, the attorney general's office announced the completion of an investigation into price gouging following Hurricane Ike back in September.

The result included eight Kentucky gas stations paying more than one hundred thousand dollars in fines to the state.


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  • by Michael Location: Nicholasville on Jan 29, 2009 at 04:11 AM
    Why isn't price gouging rule in effect all the time? And the last threat was really effective 8 whopping stations all across Kentucky? More like 80 should have been busted with more than a $1M in fines.
  • by Diana Location: Georgetown on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:47 PM
    if that is true then why did the the speedway on the corner of 25 and 460 bypass in georgetown go from 1.69 morning of the storm to 1.89 by the end of the night???
  • by Lex1976 Location: Lex on Jan 28, 2009 at 09:31 PM
    Gasoline in Lexington went up 21 cents overnight. That's not gouging?
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 28, 2009 at 02:56 PM
    Look in the mirror, and you'll find the biggest crooks of all! hehehehehe

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