Monday, September 5, 2011

A few news items for Labor Day

The Courier-Journal of Louisville gives a few paragraphs to a worker at the largest sewage treatment plant in Kentucky.

In the 1980s, a guy who worked at the treatment plant in Ironton, Ohio, asked me to refer to his place of employment as a "wastewater treatment facility." Those were the days when I claimed the title of World Champion Sewer Writer two years in a row.


According to this article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, now is the time to be on the watch for migrating birds and insects. I don't know enough about them really to say much, but a guy who lives near me say the hummingbirds have almost entirely left this part of the Ohio Valley.


Here's an opinion piece in the Evansville Courier & Press about the amount of highway and bridge construction going on there. Toward the end, the writer mentions construction of a new Ohio River bridge that likely will require tolls.

That last part is not surprising. Bridges are more and  more expensive, and most for most proposed Ohio River bridges that I know of that aren't out to bid yet, tolls are part of the discussion. When you're talking billion-dollar numbers for big projects like those in Louisville and Cincinnati, tolls have to be in the mix, I guess.


So have a good unofficial last day of summer, everyone.

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