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  • 12/1/2006
    A large storm packing extremely high winds crossed Kentucky Power’s Eastern Kentucky service area Friday morning causing more than 10,250 customers to lose power. The storm caused damage ranging from downed power lines to broken utility poles to downed trees and tree limbs across power lines.
  • 11/17/2006
    Many children and families without home computers will soon have access to the Internet and Worldwide Web through a grant from the American Electric Power Foundation and Kentucky’s No Child Left Offline (NCLO) initiative.
  • 10/31/2006
    For the third consecutive year, Kentucky Power Company is sponsoring "Read to Me Day" in several eastern Kentucky counties. On Thursday, Nov. 2, approximately 40 company employees will visit 26 elementary schools in Floyd, Greenup, Knott, Lawrence and Leslie Counties, to emphasize the joy and importance of reading.
  • 9/1/2006
    With energy costs on the rise, Kentucky Power, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) operating unit, has introduced new, web-based home energy calculators to help customers determine how to save money on their electricity bills. The calculators determine the costs of heating and cooling a home and of operating common appliances, electronic devices and lighting, enabling customers to make informed choices to help reduce the amount of electricity they use in their homes.
  • 8/3/2006
    This week’s high temperatures have been reflected on more than just thermometers – they have also been reflected in the amount of electricity customers have demanded to keep cool.
  • 7/31/2006
    With daytime temperatures forecasted to rise into the 90-plus degree range this week, and transmission operator PJM calling for consumers to conserve electricity Tuesday, Aug. 1, Kentucky Power reminds customers there are steps they can take to save energy -- and dollars -- as air conditioners work “overtime” to cool homes and businesses.
  • 4/8/2006
    Kentucky Power line crews made steady progress today restoring power to thousands of customers who lost electricity service following Friday night’s severe storms. At the height of the outages last night, more than 23,000 Kentucky Power customers lost power after high winds knocked down power lines, broke utility poles and downed trees and tree limbs across power lines.
  • 4/8/2006
    Kentucky Power line crews continue today to restore service to thousands of customers who lost power Friday as the result of a severe storm that crossed Eastern Kentucky. At the height of the outages last night, more than 23,000 customers lost power after the storm knocked down power lines, broke utility poles and downed trees and tree limbs across power lines.
  • 4/7/2006
    A severe spring storm packing high winds and extensive lightning crossed Kentucky Power’s Eastern Kentucky service area Friday evening causing more than 23,000 customers to lose power. The storm caused damage ranging from downed power lines to broken utility poles to downed trees and tree limbs across power lines.
  • 4/5/2006
    As elections approach, Kentucky Power reminds Eastern Kentucky residents and political campaigners that posters mounted on utility poles are dangerous for electric company employees. The nails, staples and tacks that are used to hold posters and signs to utility poles can interfere with the work of line mechanics.
  • 3/15/2006
    The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued an order March 14 approving Kentucky Power’s $41 million rate case settlement agreement.  The agreement was reached with rate case intervenors last month and concludes a base rate case the company filed in Sept. 2005.
  • 1/9/2006
    AEP Teacher Vision Grants from Kentucky Power are helping improve educational instruction in grades K -12. Recently the company, an operating unit of American Electric Power (AEP), awarded $2,500 to deserving applicants in Eastern Kentucky.
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