WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Utilities urge customers to aid heating assistance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two Kentucky utilities are urging customers to pitch in to help keep the heat on for people struggling to pay their electric bills.

Through the end of next March, Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. will match $2 for every $1 donated by residential customers to the utilities' heating assistance programs.

In the last five years, customer donations and matching funds from the utilities have raised more than $1.6 million, with about $923,000 of the amount donated by the utilities. The contributions have helped thousands of families pay their heating bills.

Residential customers of LG&E and KU can donate to the assistance programs by making a monthly pledge or a one-time contribution.

Eligibility for heating assistance benefits is determined by third-party nonprofit organizations.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230978361 - wkyt.com/a?a=230978361