Press Release

Valentine's Day is the Perfect Time for a HUG
Utility gift certificates make great gifts for individuals, non-profit organizations


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Wondering what to get that special person in your life for Valentine's Day? Consider a HUG, or home utility gift certificate, from Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

While candy or flowers may warm hearts, a HUG will help warm homes.

A HUG credits the utility account of any LG&E or KU customer. Unlike traditional gift certificates, which can get lost or become obsolete if the store or restaurant goes out of business, a HUG is a credit applied directly to the recipient's utility account and automatically deducted from the next bill.

HUGs are especially ideal for families in need, senior citizens, and young people just starting out on their own. HUGs also make a great gift for churches, non-profits and social service organizations who can find it difficult to manage routine operating expenses throughout the year.

Purchasing a HUG

Visit to download a HUG request form. HUGs may be purchased in any amount starting at $25.
An electronic copy of the certificate may be emailed by request, or the certificate can be mailed so it can be presented in person.

Print and mail the completed HUG form along with your check or money order for the amount of your HUG purchase to:

LG&E and KU
HUG Program — 5th Floor
One Quality Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. Kentucky Utilities serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at and