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Paducah Power System starts pay-as-you-go in February

Houses that use Paducah Power System for their energy. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS) Houses that use Paducah Power System for their energy. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

The Paducah Power System hopes a new payment plan can spark interest from its customers.

The new payment system is called pay-as-you-go and starts February 8, 2016.

You can pay little amounts or a large amount, use it until it runs out, and then pay again.

The power company said the pay-as-you-go method will be more helpful for people who don't have the income to pay a large amount at the end of the month.

You can use it like a pre-paid cell phone or gasoline you pay as much as you need. 

You get notified by text messages or email when you start to run low.

"If you're automatically disconnected and you turn right around and make a payment then you're going to be reconnected in a matter of minutes," Andrea Underwood said. 

"So, those disconnections only happen in the morning. We don't do those in the evening. Those happen about 9 in the morning. You're going to have all day, a full business day to have some sort of contact with us."

The company also plans to have three kiosks where you can pay for your energy bill: one at the south-side Walmart, in Lone Oak and another in the Paducah Power System building.

The traditional payment system will still be available for people who don't want to change systems.

While she waits to find out what that white powder really is, she wants all of us to be on alert.

"Be aware of every details because those things can either save your life or kill you," Bailey said.

Bailey admits she probably didn't lock her car when she ran into the store that night.

No word yet on how long those tests on the powder might take.

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