Tags: Kentucky

Kentucky governor cuts $112.5 million from transportation budget

Jan 11, 2016

Kentucky governor cuts $112.5 million from transportation budget

Kentucky might see several road construction projects delayed after the governor ordered a $112.5 million cut – 5.6 percent – in the state's transportation budget. Gov. Matt Bevin issued the budget reduction order this Monday to offset an expected shortfall in ...

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Caterpillar to close Kentucky plant, cut 50 jobs

Nov 23, 2015

Caterpillar to close Kentucky plant, cut 50 jobs

As part of the company's ongoing, extensive cost-cutting plan, Caterpillar announced over the weekend that it would close its Danville, Kentucky, facility. According to the Northern Kentucky Tribune, Cat will close the facility, which manufactures track-type undercarriage components, and move production to ...

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A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

Jul 30, 2015

A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

A judge in Kentucky has reopened a rock quarry in Franklin, Kentucky, after the local zoning board decided to revoke the quarry's Condition Use Permit. According to WBKO, Special Judge Tyler Gill revoked the Franklin-Simpson County Zoning Board's decision recently to ...

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Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Sep 09, 2014

Aggregates production increases in second quarter

Aggregates production in the United States was up eight percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to last year. During the first six months of 2014 an estimated 961 Mt of aggregates was produced, up seven percent from the ...

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Neighborhood upset by proposed quarry

Jul 23, 2014

Neighborhood upset by proposed quarry

A farm-heavy neighborhood in Clark County, Ky. is fighting a proposal that would rezone agricultural land and result in the development of a new quarry. In addition to the quarry, residents are worried the proposal would bring other unwanted industrial ...

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Learn about coal combustion products in the aggregates industry with this upcoming workshop

Jan 28, 2014

Learn about coal combustion products in the aggregates industry with this upcoming workshop

Learn how coal combustion products (CCP) can be used in the aggregates industry the during an upcoming workshop hosted by the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA). The workshop, “Coal Combustion Products Utilization and ...

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Allen Co. rezoning request for limestone quarry receives no vote in Kentucky

Oct 11, 2013

Allen Co. rezoning request for limestone quarry receives no vote in Kentucky

A proposed limestone quarry in Clark County, Kentucky, won’t start work anytime soon. The Clark County Fiscal Court failed to approve on Wednesday a rezoning request that would have changed the proposed quarry property from agricultural use to heavy industrial, according ...

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Kentucky residents fight proposed limestone quarry

Aug 26, 2013

Kentucky residents fight proposed limestone quarry

Residents in Clark County, Kentucky, are fighting a proposed limestone quarry near their homes, according to a report from Lexington’s WTVQ. The Allen Company recently purchased 80 acres of farm land in the county and wants to build an open pit ...

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Drakes Creek Holding Company receives conditional permit for proposed limestone quarry in Kentucky

Aug 12, 2013

Drakes Creek Holding Company receives conditional permit for proposed limestone quarry in Kentucky

Drakes Creek Holding Company may soon begin mining for limestone at its proposed quarry site in Franklin, Kentucky, after receiving a conditional use permit last week, according to Bowling Green’s WBKO. Kentucky's Department for Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Division of ...

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Guest Blog: First Amendment Yields to Miners’ Rights under Section 105(c)

Jul 22, 2013

Guest Blog: First Amendment Yields to Miners’ Rights under Section 105(c)

A coal company’s attempt to sue a miner who has a pending Section 105(c) “whistleblower” claim has ended in defeat after MSHA filed a retaliation claim on the miner’s behalf and ALJ Feldman ordered the mine operator to cease and ...

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Road restrictions may stop quarry construction in Kentucky

May 20, 2013

Road restrictions may stop quarry construction in Kentucky

The Franklin City Commission in Kentucky on Monday unanimously adopted an ordinance restricting the type of vehicle traffic that can travel on Kenneth Utley Drive/Ditmore Ford Road, which may prevent Charles Deweese Construction from constructing a rock quarry nearby, Bowling ...

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Meade County Quarry proposes barge terminal on Ohio River in Kentucky

May 08, 2013

Meade County Quarry proposes barge terminal on Ohio River in Kentucky

Meade County Quarry LLC has requested the Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to install a large barge-fleeting terminal on the Ohio River in Meade County, Kentucky, CourierJournal.com reported. The request follows the company’s proposal to construct a quarry in ...

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