Lawmakers, utility companies to meet on high energy bills

Representatives of utility companies and members of the Kentucky Public Service Commission are expected in Frankfort Thursday.

They will be talking about high electric bills Kentuckians are paying this season.

State Representative Leslie Combs, of Pikeville, says she is holding the meeting because so many of her constituents have complained about higher power bills.

Thursday's meeting is set for 10 a.m. at the Capitol Annex.

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  • by Cindy Bell Location: Western KY on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:16 PM
    My electric bill was just over $200. last month after having days in the 60's and 70's and no heat for days. Again this month $237.00 and no X-mas lights at all. The heat was turned completely off during the days and on 65 at night where it did not kick on until way up in the morning. This is ridiculous! I think that KY Utility raises the winter rates every year. We can't afford to heat our home anymore. It heat or eat now. When are they going to do something about this. I think that the utility companies are ripping us off more and more everyday and we deserve a refund on the overcharges they keep tacking on our bills. Our coal fired plants are supposed to be the cheapest in the nation? Tell me another big fat one!
  • by Bootsie Location: Wilmore ky on Feb 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    My KU bill was the highest it has been (for both December and January) since I have been in my house (23 years). The oddest thing was: I wasn't even at home during this time. I left my thermostat on 62 degrees and that's all that was generating much electricity.
  • by george Location: hazard on Feb 5, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    The problem is big oil owms big coal with every other house in the north setting enpty the south has got to pay the bill think about that the next time you vote REPUBLICAN.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lex.,KY on Feb 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM
    Blaming the power companies is not the way to go.It is the government who is to blame.Do you want the government running the power companies? I certainly don't.Yet the socialist way is to create a problem,then offer a solution.Obama said we could not keep our thermostats set on 68 degrees.Now what do you think he meant by that? Do you want rolling blackouts and rationing? Get the government and their choking regulations out of the way and watch the electric bills come down along with food and gas.
  • by mel; Location: lex on Feb 4, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    i have a woodburning fireplace in my apartment. short of complex restrictions, which i'm checking on right now, i'll be looking for a used insert to buy and attempt to bypass KU every way possible.
  • by George Location: Pike county on Feb 4, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    How about that cheap coal? If Kenucky continues to rely exclusively on coal to generate electricy expect more of the same.
  • by d Location: ky on Feb 3, 2011 at 05:41 PM
    how else are the rich going to stay comfortable keep us paying whatever they say we have to pay its funny the country is going broke but they can pay an elected official or a so called basketball player more money than a honest working person will ever make in a lifetime
  • by mjr on Feb 3, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    Frank, what kind of idiots do you think we are? Of course the heater runs more at 15 degrees than 40! The problem is, the heater ran the same amount last year at the same temp and yet the bill has doubled. YES ITS COLD OUTSIDE but no colder than 11-12 months ago. We're not stupid, Frank and KU, we're just BROKE.
  • by Anon Location: East KY on Feb 3, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    The RECC's have been outrageously too high for too long.They are little small power companies that seem to really have big government on their side.I have lived in different parts of KY and I think Licking Valley and Fleming-Mason are the worst power companies out there.I know Licking Valley went into government receivership in 1980 and the government must still have the upper hand in running it.KY Power and KU used to be unbeatable with the lowest rates and best service or at least from what I've seen over the years,but government intervention in these companies are destroying them.If this is the way the government is maybe forcing a takeover of power companies,we won't be able to afford electricity.
  • by george Location: pike on Feb 3, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    How many millions of dollars profit is enough for a company per year? electricity / gasoline/ medical attention/ medication/ food / Insurance/ water. I know people in business need to make a profit. once they have all the money they can spend there children and there grand children can spend how much is enough?


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