Rate increase to affect thousands

July 13, 2016
Graphic by Charles Myrick

Graphic by Charles Myrick

Over 23,000 local customers will be affected by a rate increase in their electricity bill soon.

Cumberland Valley Electric has applied for a general rate increase through the Kentucky Public Service Commission that will impact customers across Knox County.

The proposed rate increase will take effect Monday, July 25. This increase was originally filed in June and will impact approximately 23,500 residential and commercial customers across the region, including those in Bell, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary and Whitley counties.

Customers can expect a nearly 5 percent overall increase. This is the second rate increase since January 2015. Residential customers, schools and churches will see an increase of $1,628,748, or 5.81 percent. For more information, see the info box on page A1.

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