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Nearly 60 Jobs To Be Added In Morganfield

Henderson, Ky. – Kentucky Utilities (KU) Energy LLC announced this week that nearly 60 new jobs will be added in Morganfield, Kentucky. KU is expanding their operations in Western Kentucky, creating an office which will house current operations as well as adding a new customer service call center. The new positions will be in the call center, the company’s fourth but first in Western Kentucky. Currently, KU operates from two locations in Morganfield with a customer service office downtown and a separate operations center, but is consolidating the two with this project.

A ground breaking took place today at 2800 U.S Highway 60 East in Morganfield, Kentucky, where the 23,000-square-foot operations and customer service center will be located and is expected to be completed by this fall.

Chris Hermann, Sr., Vice President of Energy Delivery with Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E)-KU Energy, along with Morganfield Mayor Bill Young, Union County Judge Jody Jenkins, State Senator Dorsey Ridley, State Representative Dr. John Arnold and Garland Certain, Chairman of Northwest Kentucky Forward participated in the ground breaking.

"Morganfield is an excellent site for the expansion of our operations," said Chris Hermann. "We already have a presence in the community and existing facilities here, and the central location makes this a prime location for another storm-management hub."

Chairman Garland Certain adds, "This is a very exciting time to be making this announcement with it being Union County's 200 year bicentennial and KU being a big player in our community."

LG&E-KU came under new ownership in November when they were acquired by Pennsylvania-based PPL Corp. LG&E-KU Energy, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a diversified energy services company. The company owns and operates LG&E, a regulated utility that serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties, and KU, a regulated electric utility in Lexington, Ky., that serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.

Northwest Kentucky Forward is a public-private partnership charged with creating wealth and opportunity for Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster Counties. For more information about Northwest Kentucky Forward: www.northwestky.com

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