Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A utility company says an 800-megawatt coal-fired power plant in eastern Kentucky that was once slated for costly environmental upgrades will instead be shut down.
Kentucky Power announced Wednesday it would retire Big Sandy Power Plant's Unit 2 in 2015.
The utility, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, withdrew a plan in May to spend nearly $1 billion to add a scrubber designed to produce cleaner emissions and comply with federal air regulations. Ratepayers were told the upgrades would raise their monthly electric bills by an average of $31.
Kentucky Power said Wednesday it would instead draw about 780 megawatts of power for the region from the Mitchell Generating Station in Moundsville, W.Va. Kentucky Power says the new plan would cost customers about $6 more a month.
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