Feedback sought on proposed Kentucky utility rate increases

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Public Service Commission is asking for feedback on two proposed utility rate increases in northern Kentucky.

The commission said it would hold a public meeting Jan. 24 at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood to disseminate information and get feedback about both proposals. One is a request from Duke Energy Kentucky to increase its rates for delivery of natural gas. The other is a request by the Northern Kentucky Water District for a general rate increase.

Duke Kentucky's request would add about $5.78 to the typical residential customer's average monthly bill, according to the company's application.

The water district is asking to increase residential rates by 11 percent over two years, which would total about $3.84 per month for a typical residential customer.

Formal hearings in the cases are scheduled in February in Frankfort.

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