July 23, 2008
(WICHITA, Kan.) It's may be a sign of the times, and with temperatures in the triple digits, it couldn't come at a worse time. Thousands of Kansans have had their electricity shut off, unable to pay their bills. Take a look at these numbers from Westar showing the number of homes that had power shut-off. June 2007: 5,500 June 2008: 6,900 Westar Energy says it can't say for sure what's behind the increase, but national studies show that tough economic times are to blame.