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Paducah Chamber Expresses Concern for Electric Rates to Paducah Power

In response to recent Paducah Power price spikes, the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors sent a letter asking the general manager to explore alternative electricity sources to keep rates competitive.

President of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Sandra Wilson says the chamber has been receiving calls from members and non-members concerned about electric rates. She says the high electric rates could eventually hurt Paducah’s ability to attract new businesses.

“We have over a thousand businesses in this community that belong to the Paducah Chamber. And so, we take that role of representing them and being pro-business, or business advocacy group, very seriously.”

A spokesperson from Paducah Power says the business will respond to the Chamber directly within the next few days.  A representative from Paducah Power will give an update on rate spikes and relations with Prairie State Energy Campus, from which it gets the bulk of its power, at the Paducah City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, September 23.

Click here to read the letter from the Chamber of Commerce.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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