Hundreds in Franklin County left without power after ice storm

State Journal staff report, Published:

Around 630 Franklin County Blue Grass Energy customers were still without power early this morning.  

The outage number reflects the number of meters out, and because single meters often serve entire families the actual number of residents affected is likely higher.

The company was reporting three separate outages as of 7 a.m. The largest started around 9 p.m. Tuesday: a roughly 420-customer outage in a large swath west of Owenton Road, stretching from the north end of the county almost to Louisville Road.

Around 6 a.m. this morning two other outages were reported near the Shelby County line that affected about 210 customers.

Denise Myers, energy solutions manager for Blue Grass Energy, said a couple thousand local customers were affected when the outages began Tuesday night, though she didn’t have exact numbers this morning. She said a transmission issue caused most of the outages and that issue has since been repaired.

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  • Utility companies need to bury the lines, stop hoarding profits, and telling us it's "too expensive". Funny they can afford it in most of Europe and the lights stay on. Classic American Fat Cat capitalism.

  • That large swath seems to go out everytime the is a storm...maybe they need to re-engineer that part of the grid to handle the heavy loads that winter storms often bring.