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Public hearings set for comments on proposed electric rate increases

The public will have the chance to give opinions about a rate increase proposed by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled meetings in four different cities over the next few weeks.

In Harlan, a meeting will be held Tuesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. It will take place in the auditorium at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.

In Louisville, a meeting will be held Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m. It will take place in the Durrett Auditorium at Louisville Male High School.

In Madisonville, a meeting will be held Tuesday, May 4 at 5 p.m. (central time). It will take place in the Burns Auditorium at Madisonville Community College.

In Lexington, a meeting will be held Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m. It will take place in the Cooper Campus Auditorium at Bluegrass Community and Technical College on Cooper Drive.

The Louisville meeting is primarily for LG&E customers, while the other three meetings are primarily for KU customers.

KU has proposed increasing its electric rates by about 13.5 percent for the average customer.

LG&E has proposed increasing its electric rates by about 12.2 percent for the average customer.

For more information, you can click on the link to the PSC's web site below.


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