9:16 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

LG&E to Pay $113,000 Settlement for Cane Run Odor, Dust Violations

Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

Louisville Gas & Electric is set to pay more than $113,000 to the Air Pollution Control District for outstanding dust and odor violations at the company’s Cane Run Power Station.

The APCD board unanimously approved the settlement at a public forum on Wednesday.

LG&E proposed the settlement to cover fines that date back to early 2012.

The violations and fines stem from poorly maintained coal ash and odor from the plant that has plagued the nearby Cane Run neighborhood.

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6:31 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Judge: Kentucky Power Plant Permit Must be Reworked

LG&E's Trimble County Power Station
Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

A Franklin County judge is ordering state officials to rework a water permit for a Trimble County power plant that discharges into the Ohio River.

The ruling by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd says the state's Energy and Environment Cabinet failed to conduct the correct analysis for scrubber wastewater at the plant.

Environmentalists had challenged the Trimble County Generating Station's permit, saying it did not properly control toxic pollutants like arsenic and mercury going into the river. The power plant is owned by LG&E in Louisville.

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12:16 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

LG&E Withdraws Application for Second Ash Landfill at Cane Run

The smokestacks at LG&E's coal-fired Cane Run power plant.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville Gas and Electric has withdrawn its permit application for an additional coal ash landfill at its Cane Run plant.

Coal ash, its storage and its tendency to blow onto neighboring properties have all been headaches for LG&E at Cane Run and the company is planning on phasing it out to build a natural gas facility.

The landfill application, which has been pending since January 2010, was dropped due to the slated natural gas facility and to the building of an earthen wall that allows the existing landfill to hold more coal ash.

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Local News
10:00 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Storms Rumble Through Metro Area

UPDATE:  Several hundred LG&E customers were still without service across the Louisville area as of midday today.   Duke Energy says several dozen southern Indiana residents were still without power. 

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