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Chamber of commerce names officers for year
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announced its new officers for 2012‐2013. These officers were elected by chamber’s newly inducted board of directors at a meeting earlier this month, joining previously announced president Candi Waford of Shelby Energy.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong board with leaders who are willing to step forward and direct the chamber for the coming years,” Executive Director Shelley Goodwin said in a release announcing the officers. “The strength of the chamber is reflected in the strength of our volunteer leaders. I am excited for the opportunities and improvements our members will see in the coming year.”
ALC now in new offices
ALC Pregnancy Resource Center has moved from the Village
Square Shopping Center to its newly constructed offices at 711 Henry Clay St., in the rear of the same building that houses Operation Care.
ALC’s telephone number and E-mail contacts remain the same: 647-0300 and
KU, LGE bills may increase in January
Customers of Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric Company could see their bills increase at the first of the year. KU announced the company has reached an agreement with intervening parties to settle a rate case currently before the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
The agreement, which remains subject to PSC approval, would up the companies’ base electrical and gas rates, lower late-payment charges, extend the time period before payments are deemed late, gives the company responsibility for national gas lines and provides for additional charitable giving, KU says.
Under the agreement, KU customers would see an increase of $4.82 for every 1,000 kilowatt hours used each month, a hike of 5.8 percent.
“We’re pleased with the settlement. There is a diverse group of interests represented in this case and they worked hard to develop an agreement that balanced the needs of everyone,” said Lonnie Bellar, vice president, State Regulations and Rates in a prepared statement. “There is always give and take in a settlement process, but in the end we came together to create a viable solution.”
Other changes include reducing the late payment charge from 5 percent to 3 percent and extending the due date to 16 business days — at least 22 calendar days before a late payment charge is applied to the bill.
Republic scraping to help Honor Flight
All 34 Republic Bank outlets, including the one in Shelbyville, is accepting donations of $1 or more in exchange for an ice scraper, with all proceeds going to benefit the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter.
“As the area’s largest community bank, we wanted to assist Honor Flight’s mission to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices, Republic Chairman and CEO Steve Trager said in a release. “By supporting Honor Flight, these veterans will be able to visit their memorial at no cost to the veteran.”
This is the 10th year Republic Bank has used the ice scraper program to raise funds for local charities.
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