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Century Aluminum rallying support over electric rates

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

A bus trip is taking place on Wednesday to the state capitol as Century Aluminum rallies support in its battle over electric rates.

Wednesday morning, the landing strip at Century Aluminum is expected to be full of people getting on buses headed to Frankfort.

Century Aluminum is inviting the public and employees to travel to the state capitol to show support for smelter jobs. The smelting company wants to buy power on the open market and stay in business.

Last month, Governor Steve Beshear sent a letter to Big Rivers and Century Aluminum asking for a compromise in negotiations. Workers at Century Aluminum told us if Century Aluminum shuts down, workers will lose their jobs and that would impact everyone in the area.

"We need to save these jobs. We need to save these people. For once, everyone needs to pull together as a community. This is bigger than just two companies," said Tony Wallace, a steel worker at Century Aluminum.

The buses will arrive at 5:00 in the morning and will leave at 5:30 a.m.

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