Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Rising Sun and Dilles Bottom, plus Monaca

A few weeks ago the Rising Star casino at Rising Sun, Ind., opened its new ferry service to Rabbit Hash, Ky., in hopes of drawing more customers from the Cincinnati metro area. Now the casino's parent company says it may move the resort to another city. It seems Full House Resorts can't justify offering all the table games it is licensed to operate at Rising Star, so it wants to relocate some of them to Terre Haute.

Read this article for all the details.

Meanwhile, the process of securing environmental permits for an ethane cracker at Dilles Bottom,  Ohio,  across the river from Moundsville, W.Va., continues. The next public hearing is tomorrow night.

And in case you were wondering about how many more trips will be made from the Gulf Coast to Monaca, Pa., to deliver production units for the new ethane cracker Shell is building there, the answer is at least through the end of next year, according to this article.

Pre-dawn at Huntington

Clear skies plus a rare free morning mean I'm out getting pre-dawn photos. Here are a couple of Huntington's East End bridge with contrails overhead.

And here's one of frost or frozen fog or something on a stick sticking out of mud on the Ohio River  bank.

The top layer of mud was frozen. In some places the frozen layer was thin and broke under my weight. It made me glad I was wearing my boots instead of sneakers. I might never have gotten the mud off of them.