Bills for East Ky. Power customers to go up

Customers of East Kentucky Power Cooperative's 16 member co-ops will see their bills rise as much as $5 in coming years as the co-op completes a series of environmental projects.

The projects include changes to plants to reduce emissions of pollutants and installation of new emission monitors at certain plants.

The costs of the projects will show up under the environmental surcharge on a customer's bill.