LG&E http://wkms.org en Muhlenberg County to Get New Gas-Fired Power Plant http://wkms.org/post/muhlenberg-county-get-new-gas-fired-power-plant <p></p><p>Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are asking for approval to build a new 700 million dollar natural gas-fired generating plant in western Kentucky, and a smaller solar-powered station at one of their existing sites.</p><p>Spokeswoman Chris Whelan said the new gas-fired facility in Muhlenberg County will be similar to the station being built at Cane Run in Jefferson County. The companies are phasing out three of their coal-fired plants. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:17:15 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 35423 at http://wkms.org Muhlenberg County to Get New Gas-Fired Power Plant LG&E, KU Rates to Increase in 2013 http://wkms.org/post/lge-ku-rates-increase-2013 <p></p><p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission accepted a settlement increasing the base electric and natural gas rates for Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers. The rate increases take effect Jan. 1. The average monthly bill for a KU residential customer will increase around $5. LG&amp;E electric customers can expect around a $4 increase and natural gas customers a $5.50 increase. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:11:30 +0000 Whitney Jones 25983 at http://wkms.org LG&E, KU Rates to Increase in 2013