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4:55 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Officials Responding to Propane Gas Shortages in Indiana, Kentucky

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says the state is working to help Hoosiers alleviate a shortage of propane gas.

Supplies of propane are running low throughout much of the country. 

In Indiana, use is high in the midst of one of the harshest winters in recent years.  That comes after a wet growing season that forced farmers to use more propane for drying grain.

"Today, I am declaring an energy emergency and suspending limitations on divisible loads for propane suppliers," Pence announced Wednesday. 

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Local News
3:01 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Louisville's Low-Income Heating Assistance Program Off To Steady Start

Credit Photo submitted by Keith Runyon

Yvette Anderson works a seasonal job. The lull is in the winter.

"I'm on a really tight budget," she says.

Anderson is one of 2,426 low-income Louisvillians who have already scheduled appointments to receive help with paying for energy bills through the city's Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Heating Subsidy Program for Low-Income Louisvillians Starts Nov. 12

Snow in Louisville last year.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Appointments begin Nov. 12 for low-income Louisvillians seeking help paying utility bills during the winter.

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Local News
1:36 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Pre-Registration For Louisville's Home Energy Subsidy Program Resumes This Week

Louisville Metro will re-open pre-registration for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, this Wednesday after closing the program last week during the federal government shutdown.

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Local News
10:34 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Pre-Registration For Louisville's Home Energy Subsidy Program Still Canceled Through October

Louisville officials say the pre-registration period for elderly and disabled people looking to participate in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will stay canceled through October.

As reported by WFPL yesterday, officials said the federal government shutdown had created a lapse in payments to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which provides local governments with LIHEAP funds.

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