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  • 12/19/2012
    Kentucky Power customers will save millions of dollars in environmental-related costs through a filing made today with the Kentucky Public Service Commission. The filing outlines Kentucky Power's proposal to address environmental compliance at its Big Sandy Power Plant located near Louisa and replaces a "scrubber system" filing the company withdrew from consideration six months ago.
  • 11/29/2012
    Kentucky Power contractors will temporarily close all lanes of U.S. Route 23 at the intersection of Route 2 in Greenup County (mile point 11.1), Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in order to safely perform electrical work at that location.
  • 10/30/2012
    Hurricane Sandy wreaked her havoc in eastern Kentucky today with sustained high winds and many inches of wet, heavy snow over Kentucky Power's service territory. The storm has caused significant damage to power lines, utility poles and other electrical equipment leading to the power outages for approximately 12,200 customers in the counties served by the company.
  • 7/23/2012
    A Paintsville teacher was among educators from across America who explored ways to investigate current environmental issues with their students during a recent summer workshop at The Keystone Center in Keystone, Colorado.
  • 7/3/2012
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to assess damage and restore power to about 12,250 customers following severe weather that struck its service territory Friday and Sunday nights. At the height of outage cases (Friday), more than 63,800 customers lost service due to the storms.
  • 7/2/2012
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to assess damage and restore power to more than 39,000 customers following severe weather that struck its service territory Friday and Sunday nights. At the height of outage cases (Friday), more than 63,800 customers lost service due to the storms. Kentucky has brought in 400 outside utility workers to assist in restoration efforts.
  • 7/1/2012
    Kentucky Power personnel continue to restore power to approximately 19,300 customers following a severe storm that passed through Eastern Kentucky Friday evening.
  • 6/30/2012
    Yesterday, a severe summer storm packing high winds and heavy rain led to more than 63,000 power outages for Kentucky Power Company and more than 1.3 million for its parent company, American Electric Power. The storm caused major damage to power lines, utility poles and other electrical equipment leading to the power outage cases across the company's service area.
  • 6/15/2012
    All lanes of U.S. Route 60 (13th Street) near the Douglas Street intersection in Ashland will be closed for approximately 20 minutes on Tuesday, June 19. The closure is needed to allow electrical crews to upgrade existing conductors crossing U.S. Route 60.
  • 5/9/2012
    AEP Teacher Vision Grants from Kentucky Power will enable several local educators to improve student learning and achievement in their classrooms. The grants were awarded recently based on funding applications from teachers working in Kentucky Power's service territory.
  • 3/6/2012
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 1,400 customers in eastern Kentucky following a severe storm outbreak Friday.
  • 3/5/2012
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 4,450 customers in eastern Kentucky following a severe storm outbreak Friday.
  • 3/4/2012
    FRANKFORT, KY: March 4, 2012 - Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to 7,797 customers in eastern Kentucky following a severe storm outbreak Friday. Those storms included tornados that caused extensive damage to the electrical infrastructure serving many areas. At the height of outage cases, more than 14,000 customers lost power. Kentucky Power has brought in more than 700 additional line workers, tree trimmers, assessors and other personnel to aid in the restoration effort.
  • 3/3/2012
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to assess damage and restore power to more than 8,600 customers following severe weather that included tornados Friday night. At the height of outage cases, more than 14,000 customers lost service due to the extreme weather conditions.
  • 3/2/2012
    A severe storm system packing high winds, torrential rain and reported tornados crossed Kentucky Power's service territory late today causing an estimated 14,000 Kentucky Power customers to lose power.
  • 2/22/2012
    Kentucky Power made good strides today in restoring power to customers affected by Sunday's snow storm. At this time, more than 32,250 customers have had power restored, or about 95 percent of those who originally lost power. At the peak of outage cases, more than 34,100 customers lost power as heavy, wet snow accumulated over the company's southeastern Kentucky service area. Approximately 1,875 customers remain without service. With the assistance of more than 740 additional restoration workers, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 2/22/2012
    Kentucky Power continues to make progress in restoring power to customers affected by Sunday's snow storm. At this time, more than 28,000 customers have had power restored, or about 82 percent of those who originally lost power. At the peak of outage cases, more than 34,100 customers lost power as heavy, wet snow accumulated over the company's southeastern Kentucky service area. Approximately 6,000 customers remain without service. With the assistance of more than 740 additional restoration workers, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 2/21/2012
    Kentucky Power made progress today in restoring power to customers affected by Sunday's snow storm. At this time, 22,814 customers have had power restored, or about 67 percent of those who originally lost power. At the peak of outage cases, more than 34,100 customers lost power as heavy, wet snow accumulated over the company's southeastern Kentucky service area. Approximately 11,332 customers remain without service. With the assistance of more than 740 additional restoration workers, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 2/21/2012
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 17,300 customers affected by Sunday's snow storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 34,100 customers lost power as heavy, wet snow accumulated over the company's southeastern Kentucky service area. With the assistance of more than 740 additional restoration workers, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 2/20/2012
    Kentucky Power restored power to approximately 11,450 customers today affected by Sunday's snow storm. That storm dumped up to eight inches of wet, heavy snow over the area and led to more than 34,000 power outages for Kentucky Power Company customers Sunday and today. The storm caused major damage to power lines, utility poles and other electrical equipment leading to the power outages. Snow-laden and damaged trees continued to snap today leading to further outage cases even as many others were being restored.
  • 2/20/2012
    A winter storm dumping up to eight inches of wet, heavy snow led to more than 34,000 power outages for Kentucky Power Company customers Sunday and today. The storm caused and continues to cause major damage to power lines, utility poles and other electrical equipment leading to the power outages. Snow-laden trees and tree branches continued to snap, break and fall overnight and today leading to many additional outage cases.
  • 2/19/2012
    A winter storm packing several inches of wet, heavy snow led to more than 23,000 power outages for Kentucky Power Company customers today. The storm caused major damage to power lines, utility poles and other electrical equipment leading to the power outage cases. In many instances, snow-laden trees and tree branches snapped and fell across power lines and utility poles.
  • 2/17/2012
    As National Weather Service forecasters predict a major snow fall throughout eastern Kentucky this weekend, Kentucky Power officials made initial preparations to address power outages that may result from the storm.
  • 1/26/2012
    Kentucky Power will soon begin construction on a new, $62.5 million, 138,000-volt electric transmission line in Knott and Perry counties following the approval of the project by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
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