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It’s getting worse.
Ill include links below each example, most of this information was taken from google searches.
You can do further research by trolling the Ky television websites, wkyt-tv, wlex-tv, wave-tv, wtvq-tv.
Kentucky, southern ohio , the virgina’s and tennesee, all have been hit hard by copper bandits trying to make a buck or two.
The price of copper hovers around $3.00 per pound and thieves will stop at nothing to get their hands on the precious metals.
Some reports across The Bluegrass State say the thieves have removed copper from road lights on interstate’s 64 and 75 leaving some places dark. Road crews are often unable to keep up with repairs.
Construction sites including new homes were hit as well, the construction crews have had to install a wireless security system “tattletale” that covers 2000 feet/ usually 16 homes that alerts both police and the owners.
Cell phone towers have had the guy wires cut and if the vandals are lucky, the towers fall and they pick them clean of aluminum and copper.
Sometimes things dont go as planned as some thieves are found lying dead after making a wrong move on power lines and electrical service panels.
I hope this information helps but at the same time i hope it doesnt take away from your enjoyment or love of radio and part 15.