Governor Ernie Fletcher announces a second release of emergency funds this summer to Kentuckians.
Nearly $4-million in additional energy assistance will be made immediately available to low income families and the elderly.
Kentucky is one of 12 states most affected by this summer's extreme heat to be given the emergency funds.
"The money will help thousands more families who need additional resources to keep cool during the hot weather," Governor Fletcher said.
For more information on qualifying for this fund call 1-800-456-3452.