prairie state http://wkms.org en the morning cram [vets do it to win edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-vets-do-it-win-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong></p><p>U.S. and British Veterans are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/30/160247220/doing-it-to-win-veterans-raise-bar-at-paralympics">raising the bar</a> at this year's Paralympic Games.</p><p></p><p><strong>In Kentucky: </strong></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:17:15 +0000 Todd Hatton 21495 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [vets do it to win edition] Prairie State electricity rates higher than expected http://wkms.org/post/prairie-state-electricity-rates-higher-expected <p>A new report says the country’s newest coal-burning power plant is far more expensive for ratepayers than expected.&nbsp; The report was released by the non-profit Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, and says that the Prairie State power plant in Illinois isn’t living up to its promises of cheap rates.&nbsp; The Kentucky Municipal Power Agency, or KMPA, owns about eight percent of the Prairie State plant, and provides power to the municipalities of Paducah and Princeton.&nbsp; KMPA issued nearly five hundred million dollars in bonds to buy its share of the generation, and Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:27:00 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 21492 at http://wkms.org Prairie State electricity rates higher than expected