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Ohio River Basin In The News

New $35M River View Coal facility bringing 260 new jobs to Henderson County

New $35M River View Coal facility bringing 260 new jobs to Henderson County Officials in Henderson County, Kentucky, made a major economic development announcement on Thursday. On Thursday, it was announced that River View Coal LLC, which operates an underground coal mine in Union County, will expand its footprint in the state with a new…
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$20 million-plus new grain elevator in the works for Henderson County farmers

HENDERSON, Ky. − Henderson County farmers for years have longed for a second major grain buyer here to which they could market their corn and soybeans. Having another sizable grain elevator competing for local grain could potentially increase prices farmers receive – and, just as significantly, a newer, faster facility could offer an alternative to…
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New Riverport Authority dock nears being fully operational

New Riverport Authority dock nears being fully operational Owensboro Riverport Authority’s new low-water dock should be fully operational by mid-September, officials said Wednesday. Workers are pouring the remaining concrete for the dock’s road, and trucks will be able to start using it once the concrete cures about 14 days later, project manager Bruce Cabbage said.…
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Officials celebrate $858 million upgrade to Ohio River locks

For many years, Mary Ann Bucci and the Port of Pittsburgh Commission have mostly been able to lobby for improvements to the regions locks and dams in piecemeal fashion – a few million here, a few million there to address problems a bit at a time, always with some money coming from a tax program…
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Miter Gate Replacement Project Underway at Cannelton Locks and Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s Cannelton Locks and Dam Miter Gate Replacement project kicked off in July and is in full swing. Due to scheduled maintenance and repairs, the 1,200-foot primary chamber at the facility on the Ohio River in Cannelton, Ind., is closed through Nov. 11, 2022, to allow replacement of…
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ERDC researchers test designs for lock improvements along the Upper Ohio River

July 28: Engineer Research and Development Center (full link below) Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pittsburgh District for a study focused on replacing auxiliary locks at three sites along the Upper Ohio River – Montgomery Lock, Emsworth Lock and…
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