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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


April 17, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine ordinance receives final approval

An ordinance aimed at tighter control over construction of such structures as wind turbines was given final approval Tuesday by county officials. During a regular meeting of Mason County Fiscal Court, the second reading of Ordinance 14-04 was unanimously passed by commissioners Phil Day, Pat McKay IV, Annette Walters and Judge-Executive James L. “Buddy” Gallenstein. The action is the result of nearly one year of discussion about a possible wind turbine farm proposed in May’s Lick by Duke Energy Renewables. . . . Complete story »


April 15, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Date, location changed for wind turbine meeting

The date and location of a meeting to collect input from the public about a possible wind turbine farm in May’s Lick has been changed. The new date for the public meeting is Monday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be hosted in the Fields Auditorium at Maysville Community and Technical College. According to Zoning Administrator Matt Wallingford, the reason for the change is because organizers needed a space to accommodate 200 plus people and Fields Auditorium wasn’t . . . Complete story »


April 4, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

JPC to hear public comment on wind turbines

A meeting will be held May 7 to gather comments from the public about a possible wind turbine farm in Mason County. The public meeting is part of the Mason County Joint Planning Commission’s task of investigating and drafting ordinances that would regulate such a project. The matter has come before the JPC related to a possible wind turbine farm in southern Mason County and northwestern Fleming County. The project is under study by Duke Energy Renewables and several contracts . . . Complete story »


March 27, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Tougher permitting for wind turbines

The first reading of an ordinance aimed at construction permits for such structures as wind turbines was approved Thursday by Mason County officials. During a special meeting, Ordinance 14-04 was read in summary by County Attorney John Estill to fiscal court members Phil Day, Pat McKay IV, Annette Walters and Judge-Executive James L. “Buddy” Gallenstein. The ordinance is the result of months of discussion and debate about a possible wind turbine farm proposed in May’s Lick by Duke Energy Renewables. . . . Complete story »


March 11, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Tighter turbine permitting under review

Although legislation has been introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly to address concerns with siting of windmill projects in Mason and Fleming counties, more action on the local level is being urged by concerned May’s Lick citizens. For the 11th month, members of the Citizens Voice of Mason County were in attendance at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Mason County Fiscal Court. Joe Pfeffer, who serves as spokesperson for the group, once again asked county officials to take action to . . . Complete story »


February 14, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Windmill regulation bill clears House committee

FRANKFORT | Some measure of success has been secured for citizens in Mason County when it comes to a proposed wind turbine project. According to a press release from the office of State Rep. Mike Denham, D-Maysville, a bill that would address local concerns with siting of windmill projects in Mason and Fleming counties cleared the House Tourism Development and Energy Committee Thursday. “What we tried to do was make sure that the siting board regulation applied to windmill projects,” . . . Complete story »


February 6, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy regulation process begins

Since May 2013, the subject of a possible wind turbine farm in May’s Lick and neighboring Fleming County has dominated discussion at Mason County Fiscal Court meetings. Now after nine months, steps are being taken to put the matter before the Mason County Joint Planning Commission for the purpose of drafting any ordinances regulating wind energy in the county. Once completed, the ordinances will go before members of the Mason County Fiscal Court for final approval and adoption. During Wednesday’s . . . Complete story »


January 11, 2014 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Citizen group discusses alleged dangers of turbines

A group opposed to adding wind turbines to Mason County’s landscape met Thursday. The Citizens Voice of Mason County met to discuss the proposed Duke Energy wind turbine project. Those in favor of the project are not a part of this group so no favorable opinions were heard at the meeting. May’s Lick resident Joe Pfeffer began by telling why the group was originally formed. Pfeffer said wind turbines, which capture wind energy and convert that energy into usable electrons, . . . Complete story »


December 11, 2013 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

More work to be done before wind project heads to JPC

Securing the services of a consultant and retaining legal representation are the most recent developments in the ongoing dialog about a possible wind turbine farm in Mason County. During Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, county officials agreed to hire Steve Edson of Indiana, as a consultant to guide them through the planning and zoning process. The move is geared to help officials understand what can be contained in ordinances related to wind energy projects, and what has worked in other communities, . . . Complete story »


November 13, 2013 • KentuckyPrint storyE-mail story

Officials limit permitting on wind energy projects

“I plead and I request for the people of Mason County for you to pass a moratorium today.” Those were the words of Joe Pfeffer, spokesperson for the Citizens Voice of Mason County at Tuesday’s meeting of the Mason County Fiscal Court during discussion about a possible wind turbine farm in May’s Lick. The wind turbines have been hotly debated between neighbors and county officials since word broke in May of several landowners signing leases with Duke Energy. The project, . . . Complete story »


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