Gas Prices Hit Record High

Gas prices hit a record high in Lexington. Some stations are selling gas for as high as $3.19 a gallon this morning.

Prices have gone up more than 90 cents a gallon since January.

AAA says prices could go down by the end of summer, as refineries increase production. AAA expects prices to be at $2.75 by the end of the summer.


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  • by Casey Location: Lexington on May 21, 2007 at 07:46 AM
    I am right there with you Virgil. I recently traded my car in for a car that was more fuel efficient because of my commute to and from work 5 days a week. I loved my old car and miss it but felt I had to do something due to the rising gas prices. It is a sad world we are living in.
  • by Virgil Location: Richmond, Ky on May 20, 2007 at 06:54 PM
    Well I have had to buy a new vehicle just to cope with the high price of gas. It costed me 89 bucks more a month for the vehicle I would like to see a news story on people who have had to make the same sacrifice as me.
  • by Angel Location: Kentucky on May 20, 2007 at 06:37 PM
    What about free gas? Pay gas or no gas at all.... Wondering why the government and President keeping getting richer and richer. What I think that people should stop working and stay home. (If complaining about food.. GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN...THAT'S SIMPLE..) I think the oil companies is getting richer and richer even if we pay the gas even more than 3.00 a gallon.. If you complaining about the gas price then why not ride a bicycle or take a horse to work..
  • by wilhemakeit Location: between the sheets on May 19, 2007 at 02:45 PM
    While all these comments are good, they are not worth the paper they are written on. Everyone needs to write their State and National elected people, daily if need be, until they start to listen. LET'S MASS MAIL THESE PEOPLE. THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR AND THEY HAVE TO LISTEN. Do a Google search and find who these people are if you don't know. Add their address to your FAVORITES list and use it.
  • by bobbie Location: mount sterling on May 19, 2007 at 02:50 AM
    i think price on gas is way too high,they need to bring it way down people can't afford too go work if they keep it up!
  • by Charlie Location: Ashland on May 18, 2007 at 09:54 AM
    I have an outside sales job.I make eight dollars an hour plus a small commission on what I sell. I pay for my fuel.I drive nearly one thousand miles a week. I for one can not keep this up. Before long I will bring home ZERO...But the local oil company just keeps rolling those prices UP.This has to stop.I guess I will be working at a local fast food place..if anyone can afford to eat out..and yes, the government tells us that inflation is running at a low point.The people in Frankfort and D.C. need to get out in theREAL WORLD.
  • by tired Location: lexington ky on May 18, 2007 at 08:15 AM
    yes we are tired of seeing large oil company profits posted quarterly due their friends in washington. we the american people are sitting back paying these crazy prices at the pump and watching foreigners come in and profit with their schemes out witting our commanders. im tired and this is pathetic our leadership is letting this happen. somebody in leadership get a backbone for the american people please............we will elect you
  • by ashley Location: somerset on May 17, 2007 at 06:26 PM
    i think the gas price are way to high. some one needs to do something about them. most people can not afford them u know well gas is rising and paychecks isnt. everyone should get to gether and not by gas for so long until it goes down.
  • by Karen Location: Florence on May 17, 2007 at 05:09 PM
    I say we all stop buying gas once a week if we really want to get them where it hurts. One day a year isn't going to do anything. I say tap those kegs in Alaska and Antartica or we are going to find outselves in the middle of another great depression because high gas prices are affecting the prices of everything else and making it where no one can afford to live.
  • by Edward Location: Perryville on May 17, 2007 at 03:39 PM
    Yes, these prices are to high. Since our elected leadeers say they are trying to reduce health care costs but they are not. If they would put a cap on how high gas prices can go then it would lower the costs of food , healtcare and everything else. If I were to run for president I would make this my number one priorty. I would set a limit of gas prices to $1.75-$2.00 per gallon. Raise taxes on the rich and lower taxes for the poor. Set limit on how much some people can make and give the rest to our education system dropping the costs of an education. all of this unfairness would be stopped.

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