Bird caused Trigg power outage

A bird caused a power outage Thursday morning that put all of Trigg County and portions of Christian and Caldwell in the dark.

Brent Gilkey of Pennyrile Electric says the outage affected about 11,400 members and it lasted approximately 40 minutes.

He says they are looking at ways to protect switches in their substations from being susceptible to damage from birds.

It was the second time in nine days that Trigg County experienced a major power outage.