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Kentucky River Authority

Authority: KRS 151.710
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Authority annually elects Chairman.
Description: The Kentucky River Authority is made up of 10 members appointed by the Governor along w/the Sec of EEC and Sec of Finance Cabinet.The Authority develops comprehensive plans for the management of the Kentucky River Basin, including long-range water supply, drought response and ground water protection plans.The authority also develops recreational areas and adopts regulations to improve and coordinate water resource activities within the basin.
Composition: Governor shall appoint the Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Secretary of the Finance & Administration Cabinet and 10 other members,1 shall be a registered engineer,1 expert in water quality, 1 Mayor, 1 County Judge/Executive. The Mayor and County Judge/Executive shall be officers from counties which obtain the major portion of their water supply from the KY River. 5 members shall reside in a county adjacent to the main stem of the KY River, 1 of the five members residing in counties adjacent to locks and dams 1 through 4; and 1 member shall reside in a county adjacent to either the North Fork, Middle Fork or South Fork of the KY River. Of the 12 members, only 1 may be an employee of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
Compensation: $100.00 per diem and expenses
Meeting Schedule: The authority shall meet at least quarterly, and may meet upon the call of the chairman.
Number of Members: 12
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          627 Wilkinson Boulevard
          Frankfort, KY
Website: http://finance.ky.gov/ourcabinet/attachedagencies/kra.htm
Phone: (502) 564-2866
Fax: (502) 564-2681

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Banks, Pat A.11/4/2009MemberMadison
Caines, Warner J.7/27/2005MemberFranklin
Caines, Warner J.3/10/2009MemberFranklin
Kay,  James 1/18/2012MemberWoodford
Kay, James 9/24/20159/18/2019Woodford
Rogers, Kevin N.12/7/20159/18/2017MemberFayette
Simpson, Rodney4/23/2013MemberFranklin
Sipple, M. Clare3/10/2009ChairClark
Landrum, Secretary William M. III12/8/2015Ex-Officio
Snavely, Charles 12/8/2015Ex-Officio
Sanders, Barry11/18/20169/18/2016Member; Representing registered engineersOldham
Stephens, Thomas Barrow5/8/20189/18/2021Member; Representing residents residing in a county adjacent to the main stem of the Kentucky River
Lang, Jonathan David5/15/20189/18/2021Member; representing residents residing in a county adjacent to the main stem of the Kentucky RiverFayette
Smith, Mark Hampton11/14/201810/18/2022Member; representing counties adjacent to locks and dams 1 through 4 of the Kentucky RiverCarroll
Muncy, Angela11/14/20189/18/2020Member; representing residents residing in a county adjacent to the main stem of the Kentucky RiverLeslie
Rainwater, Harold A.11/14/20189/18/2022Member; representing MayorsJessamine
Wells, Judge Huston11/14/20189/18/2022Member; County judge/exective repFranklin
Althauser, William Scott3/4/20199/18/2019Member, representing experts in water qualityMadison
O'Neill, Brent Edward5/3/20199/18/2021Member, representing residents residing in a county adjacent to the main stem of the Kentucky RiverFayette

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