Both Kentucky Utilities and Inter-County Energy report significant progress in their power restoration efforts in the five-county area.
Right after the ice storm hit Tuesday, a total of nearly 40,000 customers of the two utilities in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties lost power. Each utility had about 19,000 to 20,000 households without power.
As of this morning, power had been restored to about 24,000 KU and Inter-County customers. KU reported that it still had 11,750 customers without power, and Inter-County said it had about 12,000 customers in the same shape.
According to a report issued at 9 a.m. today from KU spokesman Cliff Feltham, 5,950 customers in Boyle County were still affected.