Kentucky Public Service Commission

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The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday evening that would free telephone companies of the requirement to offer basic phone service to many of Kentucky’s densely populated areas.

Since 2006, major telephone providers like AT&T have been required by the state’s Public Service Commission to offer basic service like unlimited local calling, operator assistance and 9-1-1. Now, carriers are asking to be freed of that regulation so they can invest in their wireless networks.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has selected a consulting firm to audit the management of Big Rivers Electric Corporation after the company lost two of its largest customers. 

Massachusetts-based Concentric Energy Advisers will begin the focused management audit later this month.

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As public outcry continues over high Paducah Power System residential bills, disgruntled customers remain stuck with the provider, even if they wanted to switch. 

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Ballard County's smallest water district is closer to shutting down and leaving its 40 rural customers without service.

Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved

Apr 23, 2014
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Atmos Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. The Kentucky Public Service Commission PSC stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.”

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is calling on the state’s power providers to work with customers who are having difficulty paying extremely large heating bills after this winter's arctic temperatures.

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission holds the final public meetings for the Big Rivers Electric rate case next Wednesday.

The PSC’s meeting is in Frankfort, but the public may voice their concerns about a 20 percent rate increase through a video conference.

The Big Rivers Electric Corp. will be forced to raise rates again for its 113,000 customers, as a second western Kentucky aluminum smelter has reached an agreement to purchase its electricity on the free market.

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A coalition of western Kentucky businesses and residents has formed in hopes of minimizing the fallout of an electricity rates deal between Big Rivers Electric Co-Op and western Kentucky aluminum smelters.

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Kentucky Atmos Energy customers may be hit with a rate hike in the near future.

The company has asked the Kentucky Public Service Commission for a $13.3 million rate increase to help with infrastructure improvement costs. This means a monthly gas bill increase of about $4.50 for the average Atmos customer.