Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 11:47 am
Despite the fact that the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has been suspended, the companies behind the project are appealing a circuit court decision that found they don’t have the right of eminent domain.
Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 2:29 pm
Plans have been scrapped for a proposed natural gas power plant in western Kentucky.
Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric announced plans last year to construct a $700 million facility in Muhlenberg County.
The utilities announced this week the project was canceled because nine municipalities have chosen to terminate their contracts with the utility companies.
State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville is disappointed by the loss of construction jobs.
"It would have brought people into the county to live, to work, and maybe even settle here at some point in time," said Yonts. "It will have a substantial negative impact on the county because we will not be getting the benefit of that work."
A new natural gas plant would have made up for the loss of an old coal-fired power plant in Muhlenberg County that’s slated to close next spring.
KU and LG&E still plan to build a solar-generating plant, but Yonts believes it would have less economic impact.
Seven Springs Farms consists of numerous farms located in Trigg, Christian, Cadlwell and Lyon Counties, and may be the first farm in the region to use drones, specifically the DJI drone that you can see in operation on YouTube. Bart Peters, the Finance Manager of Seven Springs Farms speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the business decision to use drones.
Steven Penrod, the manager of Paducah’s gaseous diffusion plant has been named Vice President of USEC’s American Centrifuge Project. Penrod currently serves as USEC vice president of enrichment operations and has been responsible for USEC’s facilities in Paducah and Piketon, Ohio.