KU will continue to do so through the end of March 2014.
"Due to the delay of the distribution of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds caused by the federal government shutdown, we felt it was important to go above and beyond the usual $1 for $1 match," said Cheryl Bruner, customer service and marketing director for LG&E and KU. "We encourage customers to join what thousands of their neighbors are doing and consider making a tax-deductible donation to this program as well."
Wintercare is a third-party nonprofit organization that helps customers in financial crises pay their heating bills.
Residential customers may donate to Wintercare by making a monthly pledge or a one-time contribution.
More information is available at www.lge-ku.com.