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January 19, 2018

RULING BY PSC RESULTS IN REDUCTION IN UTILITY RATES, NOT 16.4% INCREASE

FRANKFORT –Senate Democratic Floor Leader Ray Jones II, D-Pikeville, will appear on KET’s Kentucky Tonight on Monday, January 22, to discuss the 2018 General Assembly.

Senator Jones will join the Kentucky Tonight panel, hosted by Renee Shaw, with leadership colleagues of the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives. Also appearing will be Senate Republican Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown; House Republican Leader Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster, and House Democratic Whip Wilson Stone, D-Scottsville.

The program will air at 8 p.m. (ET).

Viewers with questions and comments may send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the message form at KET.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @KyTonightKET. The phone number for viewer questions during the program is 1-800-494-7605. All messages should include first and last name and town or county.

Kentucky Tonight programs are available online at KET.org/kytonight and are rebroadcast on KET, KET KY, and radio.

Senator Jones represents the 31st Senatorial District that includes Elliott, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, and Pike counties.

Legislators Meet With PSC On Power Rates On Thursday, 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.Legislators Meet With PSC On Power Rates On Thursday, 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.

 

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