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BREAKING NEWS: Generator being taken to WLBN

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By The Staff

Magistrate John Arthur Elder III called the Enterprise to report that a generator was being taken to Radio Station Road.

Elder said they are trying to get power to WLBN, 1590 AM, so it can resume on-air broadcasts.

Inter-County, KU updates

Inter-County Energy Cooperative has 20,000 customers without power in its 12-county coverage area, and 180,000 Kentucky Utilities customers do not have power across the state.

"We expect power to be off for the next several days," said Sheree Gilliam, vice-president for customer services for Inter-County Energy. "We are still expecting a rough time tonight and tomorrow as temperatures drop into the teens at night. As long as there is ice on the trees, the trees will be falling, causing not only a problem with downed power lines but the fallen trees create a safety issue for our employees as they try to work."

Some power has been restored in Lincoln and Garrard County, near Liberty, Alum Springs and Junction City, according to statement issued by the company.

Two crews from South Kentucky RECC have been sent to help Inter-County Energy restore power. Crews are also coming from Georgia to assist with the restoration efforts.

Inter-County Energy also reminds the public to stay away from downed power lines. People should assume all lines are energized and act accordingly.

Kentucky Utilities also reported that it had 6,017 wires down.

KU and LG and E, which are both part of E.ON U.S., had 363,000 customers without power combined. Nearly 3,000 workers are working to restore power to KU and LG and E customers.