Legislators Meet With PSC On Power Rates
On Thursday, January 18th, Democratic Floor Leader Senator Ray S. Jones II, D-Pikeville, Senator Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, and Senator Robin Webb, D-Grayson, along with Senator Brandon Smith, R-Hazard, and other eastern Kentucky legislators attended a briefing with members of the Public Service Commission. After the discussion, the commission announced the decision that had been reached in the Kentucky Power Rate case. The power company had been seeking a 16 percent increase, but the ruling by the PSC actually resulted in a reduction of rates by 4.04 percent. Shown from left to right are Rep. Scott Wells, R-West Liberty; Sen. Smith; Rep. Larry Brown, R-Prestonsburg; Rep. John Blanton, R- Salyersville; Rep. Danny Bentley, R-Russell; Rep. Chris Fugate, R-Chavies; Senator Turner; Senator Robin Webb, and Senator Jones.