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PSC Hearings Start This Week

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled a series of hearings to allow residents of the Commonwealth to sound off on proposed electricity rate increases.The PSC will hold four hearings, starting Monday, January 5th in Louisville. Residents are invited to attend and share their views on the rate increases proposed by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric.Both companies want to raise electricity costs by about two percent. If the PSC approves the increases, KU customers will pay an additional $4.50 per month on average, with LG&E customers paying $5.20 extra.The three other public hearings will be held Tuesday, Thursday and the following Monday in Madisonville, Middlesboro and Lexington, respectively. A final evidentiary hearing will be in Frankfort on January 13, but public comments will be limited.