Paducah Power Board Chair Steps Down as Chairman, Member
Updated 9/22/2014 at 4:20 p.m.
Ray McLennan has resigned as both Paducah Power Board chair and member.
McLennan’s action came at today’s PPS board meeting.
Mayor Gayle Kaler and City Commissioners Sandra Wilson, Richard Abraham, Carol Gault and Allan Rhodes signed a letter presented at the meeting calling for McLennan's resignation from the board immediately.
"We believe that a change in leadership is in the best interest of the ratepayers of Paducah," the letter reads. "The problems that we face have become severe and swift action is required to resolve these issues and prevent further difficulties in our community."
McLennan has recently drawn criticism over a controversial Facebook post as well as from higher-than-projected city electric rates after the utility bought into the Prairie State Energy Campus in Illinois.
Vice Chair Hardy Roberts will serve as the interim replacement until elections next June.
McLennan was the only remaining board member from the group involved in making the Prairie State Energy Campus deal.
Before resigning, McLennan put a call out for Paducah Power General Manager Dave Clark to resign but none of the board members made a motion to do so.