Appliance Rebate Money Going Fast

Louisville, Ky. -- – Kentucky state government has begun processing applications for an appliance rebate program funded with federal stimulus money.

The state received about $4 million to offer in rebates to residents who purchase various Energy Star certified appliances.

"It is open to anybody who is a Kentucky resident who purchases from a Kentucky retailer and is replacing an older, less energy efficient model of the same product," said rogram manager Virginia Phifer.

Phifer says the rebates range from fifty to 400 dollars, and at least 22 percent of the funds have already been exhausted within one day of the program's launch on Thursday.

More information about the program can be found at