More Than 255,000 Kentuckians Without Power

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials say progress is slowly being
made in restoring electricity to the hundreds of thousands of
Kentuckians left without power after last week's devastating ice
storm.

Andrew Melnykovych, a spokesman for the state Public Service
Commission, said Monday that at least 255,000 Kentucky homes and
businesses remained without electricity.

In addition, TVA spokeswoman Myra Ireland says in the area served by utilities that get its power, about 60,900 consumers were without electricity Monday night.

The figures do not include customers who receive their power
from municipal utilities.

A state record 700,000-plus homes and businesses had lost power
in the storm last week that has resulted in the callup of every
Kentucky National Guard soldier and several Air National Guard
units.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Me Location: E Ky on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    I agree John. Some ignorant posts are blaming Obama for this mess when in fact he is doing all he can TO HELP. I don't know where you negative people live in Ky but if your local officials were doing their jobs they would be getting some of help that the federal government has ALREADY SENT. Do you not listen to the news? Who cares if Obama makes a trip to Ky? All I care is that he continues to send help, which he is already doing. He isn't a genie that can just snap his fingers. We have major damage & all the guards there are cannot help the utility companies turn back on electric. They are not trained for that. But I do know in the hardest hit counties they are going door to door providing help & delivering food FEMA has sent. So don't say again Obama is not helping...HE IS!!
  • by Me Location: Lex on Feb 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    Jeez O Peat. Does every freekin blog on this website have to turn into a Political Bullies Pulpit.
  • by Reality Location: Kentucky on Feb 4, 2009 at 08:07 AM
    Where's the Federal Government? This is as bad as Katrina. Bush took a beating over that. How come Obama hasn't made a visit? Seems like Bush took a beating over that. Where's Shepherd Smith and the rest of the news media telling us how bad it is? Isn't Kentucky important?
  • by Lisa Location: PA on Feb 4, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Most of the National Guard are being trained right now so they can be SENT TO Iraq while our military is sent to Africa and Russia. Thank Obama for that one!
  • by Lisa Location: Royalton on Feb 4, 2009 at 01:35 AM
    When you live in a hollow it feels like you are th only one left withough power! With my husband being sick having chemo and radiation everyday it makes it even harder,we do have a small genertor going but it is costing a fortune in gas and kerosene to keep warm some send LICKING VALLEY RECC TO HALFMOUNTAIN!!!
  • by Kas1263 Location: eastern KY on Feb 3, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    It appears that the electric company in this area was ill prepared for this disaster. The linemen are working hard but direction to them from the officials at the electric company leave a lot to be desired. The restoration of power seems to be hit and miss.
  • by Linda Location: USA on Feb 3, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    John Tell me you really don't believe that.
  • by John on Feb 3, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    If most of the National guard was not in Iraq this would be a breeze---thanks Bush.

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