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Actually, in KY a utility company can charge a customer a deposit under certain circumstances, such as if you have had previous shutoffs or if you have not been a customer for the last 2 years. If they are not properly charging a deposit, your complaint would be to the public utilities commission. However, for the law about deposits, KY Legal AId has a short explanation with the terms and conditions upon which you can be charged a deposit, See: KY Utility Deposits
. IF you fall into one of those categories, I am afraid you cannot fight the deposit.
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