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.