Oct. 3, 2012 —
Specifically, Olive Hill raised the electric rate a total of 20 times over a six-year period without informing the public.
Section 8 of KRS 367.150 gives the Attorney General’s office the authority to act “on behalf of consumer interests involving a quasi-judicial or rate-making proceeding of any state or local governmental branch, commission, department, agency, or rate-making body whenever deemed necessary and advisable in the consumers' interest”.
Still, it is yet unclear what action, if any, the Attorney General’s office might take against Olive Hill Utilities for multiple violations of the public notice statute or any other potential infractions.
The AG’s office encourages consumers with questions or concerns about their utility bills to contact the Office of Rate Intervention at (502) 696-5300.
Joe Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 286-4201.