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Covington Business Owner Finds He's Been Paying Bridge's Lighting Bill

Electric bills can be shocking on occasion.

Marty Boyer knows that better than anyone now.

He recently purchased and reopened Theatre House, a Covington-based supplier of theatrical items near the Ohio River.

The high-cost bills from Duke Energy concerned him and he could not figure out why, even though the theatre warehouse is large, Duke was charging him so much.

Finally, after a series of phone calls with Duke Energy and suggestions that he check with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Boyer learned that he was being charged for the lights on the nearby Clay Wade Bailey Bridge. 

"I’m at the end of my rope," Boyer said in a lengthy Facebook post detailing the ordeal. "I have a weekly reminder to call and another one to get my bill corrected. I’m open to thoughts or contacts in KDOT or Duke that can help me solve this nonsense."

Following that post, the media got involved and the situation appears to be headed towards resolution.


Duke Energy identified the problem and said that it would refund Boyer's payments, according to WKRC.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Marty Boyer (provided)