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Cave Run Power Project

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Rowan Judge-Executive Jim Nickell says it’s a project that could bring a lot of jobs to his county.

He’s talking about a proposal that he recently received from Cave Run Energy LLC of Boulder, Colorado to build a hydroelectric power generating station at the Cave Run Lake Dam. It’s an idea that Nickell likes…

"It's kind of an exciting piece of information though…that someone is looking at the possibility of putting a hydroelectric plant…at Cave Run. I suspect that they will probably sell that electric to one of the co-ops or one of electric companies." -  Jim Nickell 

Cave Run LLC wants to build a facility that would generate over 34,000 megawatt hours of electricity. The company filed a notice of intent and a pre-application document last month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Nickell says, among the next steps, would be for Cave Run Energy to hold public hearings around the area in conjunction with local officials.

Chuck Mraz has been an employee of MSPR (WMKY) since 1986. As News Director he recruits and trains employees for MSPR's News Department and supervises the morning operations of the station. Chuck hosts "Front Page," a local news and information show, "Monday Morning Quarterback," a sports discussion program and is the local news voice for inserts in NPR's "Morning Edition." He has received numerous state and national awards for his work in news and sports reporting. Chuck retired from MSU in June of 2018.