Gov. Andy Beshear appointed two Lyon Countians on Friday to the Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation, Transmission and Siting.
The two, Wade White and Crystal Lasher-Hurst, are well known for their civic and educational work. White is in his third term as Lyon County Judge-Executive, and Lasher-Hurst is supervisor of instruction for the county Board of Education.
White thinks he was appointed because a solar farm is coming to Lyon County. “Maybe I will be able to see the application” he said. And possibly he will have some input on the project.
Last Dec. 22, the siting board received an application from Ashwood Solar LLC “requesting a certificate to construct an approximately 86-megawatt merchant electric solar generation facility” in Lyon County near Fredonia, (which is in Caldwell County), said a letter to White from board Chairman Michael J. Schmitt. The law requires the judge-executive of the site county to be a member of the board.
The board is required to issue its decision granting or denying the application within 120 days or 180 days if a local public hearing is requested.
White and Lasher-Hurst were among nearly 40 appointments the governor made to different Kentucky state boards and commissions.