Chad Lampe

Murray State facilities crews are busy repairing  coils within HVAC units and licensed contractors will soon get to work repairing fire suppression sprinklers throughout the campus. 

Murray State University will reopen its main campus tomorrow following two days of closure due to a power outage and resulting damage from arctic temperatures.

MSU officials are still assessing the damage to both academic and residential campus buildings. Yesterday staff reported that upwards of 40% of campus buildings sustained damage. 

MSU officials have also reported that the damage isn't as extensive as initially suspected. 


The Murray State University main campus remains closed through at least Wednesday night, as damage to buildings is surveyed after Monday's extreme cold.

MSU facilities management has yet to file a complete report, but estimates at least 40 percent of main campus buildings sustained damage, with frozen pipes and equipment. University vehicles were also damaged.


Tennessee Valley Authority preliminary figures show power demand at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning reached the second highest winter peak in TVA history.

The utility reports preliminary power demand reached 32,460 megawatts as temperatures averaged 4 degrees across the region. That's 112 fewer megawatts than the record winter demand set in January 2009.


The Tennessee Valley Authority paid CEO Bill Johnson $5.9 million during his nine months on the job in fiscal year 2013. That's almost $2 million more than the federal utility paid former CEO Tom Kilgore in his last year at the helm in 2012.

The new numbers come from TVA’s year-end financial report, which was filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as the 2013 recreation season comes to an end.

TVA campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill and Wilson dam reservations will close Monday.

McCracken County Considers TVA Legislation

Oct 28, 2013

The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering joining nine other western Kentucky counties in supporting a Kentucky House of Representatives bill that would return Tennessee Valley Authority money to counties for economic development.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met Wednesday with Tennessee Valley Authority president William Johnson to seek continued operation of the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired generator in Muhlenberg County.


The Tennessee Valley Authority’s inspector general says a company overbilled the federal utility for cleaning up a 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane, Tenn.

The inspector general’s office audited TVA’s bills from London-based AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Inc. and found it overbilled TVA nearly 2.2 million dollars. A summary of the report says AMEC loaded coal ash onto rail cars or trucks for off-site disposal under terms of a contract with TVA.


The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new Regional Energy Resource Council is holding its first meeting Wednesday.