Proposed Woodford County solar farm causing controversy

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A proposed solar farm in Woodford County is one step closer to becoming a reality. Last week Georgia based Sol American won a special zoning exception from the county circuit court to construct a 25-acre solar farm.

The 2-megawatt solar farm is planned to be built on an agricultural property in Eureka. Twice, the special exception was approved, only to be twice rejected by the county board.

Eureka’s mayor Scott Zimmer says the project would be aesthetically displeasing among other issues.

“That acreage sits within an area that are comprehensive plan has deemed as future economic growth,” said Zimmer. He adds, “That neighborhood happens to be our fastest growing neighborhood, it’s near our lake and if there’s 25 acres of solar panels there it’s going to impede our progress.”

WMBD reached out to Sol America for comment, the company did not respond.

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