Our electricity for the Greater Louisville area is served by LG&E In 1998, Louisville Gas and Electric acquired KU Energy which owns the neighboring utility Kentucky Utilities. After a couple of more transactions, they are both now owned byPPL corporation which is a utility conglomerate serving over 1.2 million customers. For more information about LG&E you can reach them at (502) 589-1444 or toll free at (800) 331-7370. You can apply for service in Louisville or in neighboring areas.
In Shelby County, the residents are served by Shelby Energy Cooperative. You will need to apply in person for service. You can reach them at (502) 633-4420 or toll free at (800) 292-6585.
In Bullitt County, the residents are served by Salt River Electric.

Louisville Water and Sewer

Louisville has some of the nation’s best water. They have won several awards over the years and even bottle their own brand of water. This page details the quality of water.
Not only do they provide water to the Louisville Metro Area, their boundaries have been expanded to surrounding counties. You can apply for new service.  You can reach them at (502) 583-6610 or toll free at (888) 535-6262.
In Louisville, KY, the sewer bill is combined with the water bill. You will also see a drainage fee every month as well. The drainage fee is to maintain Louisville’s storm sewers.

Garbage and Rubbish pickup in Jefferson County, Kentucky

Garbage pickup is by several public and private companies. In some areas, particularly downtown, Metro Government garbage picks up your garbage as part of your taxes. In some municipalities, garbage service is paid for in the taxes and contracted out to a private service. In most areas, you simply contact one of the following. In addition to garbage, they offer yard waste pickup and recycling services.
For the Urban Services District, also known as the City of Louisville before the merger, Metro government picks up the residential garbage. They can be reached at (502) 574-5000.
The City of Shively provides its own garbage service. You can reach them at (502) 449-5010.
If you live in one of the smaller cities within Louisville Metro, this site will give the city officials with phone numbers.
In areas not covered by above, you are probably on your own. You can tell what is popular by looking at your neighbor’s trash. The following list may not be complete, but will get you started. From personal experience, you need to call and compare. They each have different rates for each subdivision that they service. You will also need to note if the rate includes a fuel or environmental surcharge and if there is one.
Industrial Disposal Company; (502) 638-9000. You can tell their garbage cans by the blue color.
Rumpke Waste and Recycling; (502) 568-3800 or toll free at (800) 678-6753. You can tell their garbage cans by the brown color.
Waste Management; (502) 966-0117 or toll free at (888) 964-9721. You can tell their garbage cans by the green and yellow color.

Telephone Service

AT&T has replaced the familiar Bell South. You can reach them at (888) 757-6500.
TWC Cable is the relative newcomer on the block offering telephone service that piggybacks on the cable TV line.
Bundles of all 3 services are available from both and change frequently.

Cable TV

Time Warner Cable is Louisville's provider of cable TV. You can reach them at (502) 357-4400 or toll free at (800) 273-0144.
AT&T has just started offering TV as well and uses their fiber optics to transport the signal. You can reach them at (800) 288-2020.
Bundles of all 3 services are available from both and change frequently.

Internet Service

For Cable Internet, Time Warner Cable is the only game in town. They have service from 10 to 300 mbps. You can reach them at (502) 357-4400 or toll free at (800) 273-0144.
DSL would be a competing service and it is offered by AT&T. You can reach them at (888) 321-2375.
Bundles of all 3 services are available from both providers and change frequently.

Daily Newspaper

The newspaper section is not exactly a utility, but this seemed the place for it. The Courier-Journal is a nationally recognized newspaper that was owned by the Bingham family for years. They are now a Gannett company. They have an online version or you can subscribe to the print edition. They can be reached at (502) 582-4011.