The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding a hearing today in Elizabethtown to receive public comment on revised proposals by Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) to build an electric transmission line in Jefferson, Bullitt, Meade and Hardin counties.
LG&E and KU have submitted two options for a 345-kV line that would extend from LG&E’s Mill Creek Generating Station in southwest Jefferson County to KU’s Hardin County substation southwest of Elizabethtown. The PSC is considering the options in a consolidated proceeding.
The first option is for 41.9 miles of line. A little more than half the route uses or is parallel to existing rights of way.
The second option, which calls for 43.9 miles of line, is identical to the first except for about 10 miles of line leading into the Hardin County substation. About two-thirds of the route is over or next to existing rights of way.
An earlier proposal for the line (case number 2005-00142) was denied by the PSC last year.