Tuesday, July 22, 2014

News roundup

It's interesting to me that a Russian news (more or less) agency would pick up on this story by quoting the paper in Columbus, Ohio. Russia is afraid of fracking, as Europe has enough shale gas to break Russia's chokehold on gas supplies to some regions.

What I like most is the photo. Can anyone tell me where it was taken, assuming it's on the Ohio River? It doesn't look like any part of the river I'm acquainted with. From various landmarks, I assume it's Louisille, but that's just a semi-educated guess. I haven't been on the ground in Louisville in years. That's a deficiency I really, really want to correct.

Oh, here is the original story from the Columbus Dispatch.

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Way back in the 1970s, if I recall correctly, Huntington WV was considered the nation's largest inland port. Then Pittsburgh expanded its "port" boundaries, then St. Louis, then Huntington. So now Cincinnati wants in on this game. Maybe Paducah should play and end it once and for all.

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Construction of the hydroelectric power plant at the Meldahl Locks and Dam is about 80 percent complete.