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                           Before the
                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                 )
                                )
LG&E ENERGY CORP.                )    Acct. No.  X32080032
                                 )    File No. EB-00-IH-0148/GS
Licensee of Land Mobile, Fixed   )
Microwave, and Marine Coastal    )
Authorizations in Kentucky and   )
Virginia                         )


                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

     Adopted:  September 12, 2000       Released:  September  15, 

2000 

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau: 


1.   By this Memorandum Opinion and  Order we adopt the  attached 
Consent Decree in which LG&E Corp. (``LG&E'') agrees to implement 
an  internal  compliance   program  and  to   make  a   voluntary 
contribution to the  United States  Treasury.  We  find, for  the 
reasons discussed below, that the  Consent Decree provides for  a 
just and reasonable resolution of the Bureau's investigation into 
LG&E's compliance with Section  310(d) of the Communications  Act 
of 1934, as amended,1 and  conclude that adoption of the  Consent 
Decree is in the public interest.

2.   LG&E is a diversified energy services company  headquartered 
in Louisville, Kentucky.  It owns and operates power  generation, 
project development, asset-based energy marketing, and retail gas 
and electric  distribution  businesses. In  connection  with  its 
utility-related businesses,  LG&E  and its  subsidiaries  operate 
internal communications systems  that employ  land mobile,  fixed 
microwave and marine coastal radio facilities. 

3.   In a  transaction consummated  in 1990,  Louisville Gas  and 
Electric Company  created  a  holding  company,  LG&E,  of  which 
Louisville  Gas  and  Electric  Company  became  a   wholly-owned 
subsidiary.  The  corporate reorganization  resulted in  the  pro 
forma  transfer  of  control  of  Louisville  Gas  and   Electric 
Company's fixed microwave stations to LG&E, for which  Commission 
consent was required pursuant to  Section 310(d) of the Act.  The 
companies, however,  did  not file  applications  for  Commission 
consent to the transfer of control of these stations until August 
2000.  In addition, in a transaction consummated on May 4,  1998, 
LG&E acquired KU  Energy Corporation (``KU  Energy''), a  utility 
holding company.   KU  Energy's major  operating  subsidiary  was 
Kentucky Utilities Company (``KU''), licensee of marine  coastal, 
fixed microwave,  and land  mobile stations.   The merger  of  KU 
Energy into LG&E resulted in the substantial transfer of  control 
of KU's  stations  to  LG&E, for  which  Commission  consent  was 
required pursuant to  Section 310(d) of  the Act. The  companies, 
however, did not file applications for Commission consent to  the 
transfer of control of these  stations until May 1, 2000.   Also, 
on July 8, 1999, LG&E acquired CRC-Evans Pipeline  International, 
Inc. (``CRC-Evans''), a pipeline supply manufacturer and licensee 
of a  land  mobile  station. This  acquisition  resulted  in  the 
substantial transfer of control of the CRC-Evans station to LG&E, 
for which  Commission consent  was required  pursuant to  Section 
310(d) of  the  Act. The  companies,  however, did  not  file  an 
application for Commission consent to the transfer of control  of 
the station until May 1, 2000. 

4.   The Bureau  has reached  an agreement  with LG&E  that  will 
resolve this  investigation.  The  terms  and conditions  of  the 
agreement are contained in the attached executed Consent  Decree.  
Among other  things, the  Consent Decree  contemplates that  LG&E 
will implement a program to ensure its future compliance with the 
Act and the  Commission's rules and  policies.  In addition,  the 
Consent Decree  contemplates  that  LG&E will  make  a  voluntary 
contribution to  the  United States  Treasury  in the  amount  of 
$15,000.00.2
 
5.   We have  reviewed  the  Consent  Decree  and  evaluated  the 
circumstances underlying the investigation.  We believe that  the 
public interest would  be served by  adopting the Consent  Decree 
and terminating the investigatory proceeding.  

6.   ACCORDINGLY, IT  IS  ORDERED  that,  pursuant  to  delegated 
authority, the Consent Decree attached hereto IS ADOPTED.

7.   IT   IS   FURTHER   ORDERED,   that   the    above-captioned 
investigatory proceeding IS TERMINATED.  

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                          
     
                         David H. Solomon 
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
               


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1  47 U.S.C.  310(d).

2 Payment may be made by mailing a check or similar instrument, 
payable to the order of the Federal Communications Commission, to 
the Forfeiture Collection Section, Finance Branch, Federal 
Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 
60673-7482.  The payment should note the Acct. No. referenced 
above.