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Government
2:06 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Ten Digit Dialing Begins Tomorrow for West KY

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Tomorrow is the first day callers in our listening area will be required to enter a three-digit area code before the seven-digit number on all calls. The change is part of the creation of area code 364 during which phone companies will superimpose a new area code over an existing area code. 

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Society
2:08 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Mandatory Ten-digit Dialing Begins in February... Do You Understand the Change?

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10-digit Dialing begins February 1st in Western Kentucky. The move comes as a new area-code overlay begins as numbers in the 270 exchange run out.

The Kentucky Public Service commission is urging caregivers to assist those who may have difficulty with the new calling method. Chad Lampe spoke with PSC Communications Director Andrew Melnykovych about the change.

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Society
6:49 am
Mon November 4, 2013

New Area Code Going Into Effect For Region

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Mandatory 10-digit dialing is on its way for telephone customers in western Kentucky as part of the new 364 area code being added in the region.

The state Public Service Commission says the area is halfway through a transition period that allows customers to become accustomed to the new dialing patterns.

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Government
2:41 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

10-Digit Dialing Can Begin Next Month In 270 Area-Code

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Phone customers in the 270 area code may use seven or 10-digit dialing starting in August as the region prepares to roll out an additional area code.
 

The option to use seven or 10 digits runs from Aug. 3 through Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

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Society
8:24 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Overlay Option Chosen for New Western KY Area Code

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a new area code for western Kentucky.  The new area code, 364, will be added to the current 270 footprint in early 2014. PSC Spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says with the overlay people who currently use 270 won’t have to change numbers, but there will be a different dialing pattern.

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Business
12:14 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

New 364 Area Code Coming to Western Kentucky

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A new 364 area code is coming to western Kentucky. The new area code will occupy the same geographic region as the current 270 code.

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Society
7:54 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Public Service Commision to Reveal New Area Code Plan

Kentucky’s Public Service Commission will announce today whether or not it will create a new area code for the western part of the Commonwealth. The cell phone boom has resulted in using nearly all of the numbers available with the current 270 area code. The new area code would be designated as 364.

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Government
6:31 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Area Code Meeting in Henderson

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West Kentucky residents have a chance today to give their opinions on a new area code that will be needed in the region during a meeting in Henderson. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding meetings in several cities on the issue prior to its implementation in early 2014. The PSC says area code 364 could be applied as an overlay, meaning it would be used in all of western Kentucky in addition to the existing 270 area code. The other option would divide western Kentucky and assign either area code to specific areas. The meeting is at 6 p.m.

Society
7:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

New Area Code Meeting Draws Small Audience

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The meeting about the new area code for western Kentucky drew a small audience Wednesday. Only three people attended meeting at Hopkinsville Community College. Kentucky Public Service Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says the meeting was held to explain the reasons behind a new area code and the options for adding a new one. One solution is an overlay, which means the 364 area code would apply to all of western Kentucky in addition to the existing 270 area code. The other option is a split.

Morning Cram
8:09 am
Tue October 9, 2012

The Morning Cram [Elizabeth Bennett's ADD edition]

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