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Ky. PSC holding meetings on LG&E, KU rate requests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Public meetings are scheduled in Louisville, Lexington and Harlan on requests for rate increases by Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding the meetings this month.

KU, a unit of PPL Corp., proposes to generate an additional $82.4 million annually with its electric rate increases, an increase of about 6.5 percent.

LG&E has asked to generate an additional $62.1 million annually with an increase of about 6.9 percent.

The Harlan meeting is first, at 5:30 p.m. EST on Nov. 8 at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College auditorium.

Lexington's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. EST Nov. 15 at Farish Theater at Lexington Public Library.

Louisville's meeting is at 5:30 p.m. EST Nov. 20 at Louisville Male High School's Durrett Auditorium.