Westlake Chemical Partners is adding 70 million pounds of annual capacity at its ethylene plant in Calvert City, Ky. The expansion should wrap up in the first half of 2017. "This expansion, which combined with incremental capacity increases will total 100 million lbs of annual capacity, is in addition to the 250 million lb ethylene expansion at Lake Charles, La., which is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016," said President and CEO Albert Chao.
Developer David Imboden says construction of a large mixed-use waterfront project in Dayton, Ky., will begin in January. The Manhattan Harbour project has been eight years in the making; the sewer has been upgraded and fill brought in to keep the site out of the flood plain. But, instead of being the original $1 billion project, Imboden has pared it down to $400 million. The development will include "1,277 residential units, a mix of apartments, condos and single-family homes, nearly 80,000 square feet of commercial space and more than 29 acres of green space."
Duke Energy gave a public presentation in Fleming County, Ky., regarding its plan to build a wind farm that would stretch from Fleming to adjoining Mason County. The project could have between 26 and 100 turbines, with a combined capacity to generate about 70 to 150 megawatts of power, said Graham Furlong, director of business management at Duke Energy. Work on the project could start between 2016 and 2019, Furlong said.
The Hillview, Ky., City Council has been considering a curfew that would require teens younger than 18 to be off public property, including streets, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The proposal comes in response to increased loitering, theft and vandalism. Exceptions would be made for teens who need to attend school activities or work.