Man awarded $1 Million for Power Outage
A southern Kentucky businessman has been awarded nearly $1 million after a jury found that the city of Bowling Green and a city electrical inspector were negligent in handling a long-term power outage at the man's store.
The Warren Circuit Court jury ordered the city to pay Don Lowe $850,000 in damages and ordered electrical inspector Rick Maxwell to pay $120,000 in damages.
Water leaked into Lowe's Feed and Grain in Bowling Green on Sept. 26, 2002. Electricity wasn't restored until February 2004. The business did not open for several more months.
Lowe claimed the actions of the city and Maxwell forced him into default with creditors and vendors.
Bowling Green attorney Shawn Alcott, who represented the city and Maxwell, says that appeals are being considered.