During the past few weeks I have written three (3) blog post about the “Ohio River Triple Rail Mega Site.” This post combines those three (3) posts into one (1) post and makes for a little easier reading. Post 3 is intentionally listed before Post 2 because . . . well, it [...]
In 2016, Sentury Tire Company vetted one hundred (100) communities and building sites in fifteen (15) different states for the purpose of constructing a 1.3 million square foot facility. The anticipated construction costs of the facility would be $530 million dollars. The expansion would result in one thousand (1,000) new jobs with an average annual [...]
In 1968, the United States Supreme Court rendered an opinion which changed the future of a small community in Tennessee known as Tazewell. Technically, the Tazewell community is made up of two separate towns named Tazewell and New Tazewell. Apparently, the town suffers from a lack of UNESCO type creativity with [...]
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN McCRACKEN COUNTY, KY During the campaign for McCracken County Commissioner, I want to elevate the public conversation about two (2) key pieces of real estate located within McCracken County, Kentucky. The first (and probably most important) of those two real estate tracts is a 410 acre site located in [...]
Below are the questions and my riveting (humor) answers in The Paducah Sun article interviewing candidates for County Commissioner. 1. Tell us about you. I am a fifty-three (53) year old father, military veteran, and small business owner. My education experience includes an undergraduate degree in Public Administration and a law [...]
“How can you tell if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry they will tell you.” (Stolen from some anonymous Facebook post.) In the early part of 2017, I encountered a little of “life irritability,” and I found that running in a local running group was cheap, effective therapy. Paducah resident Bill Culiver [...]
A big "shout out" to local folks who ran the Boston Marathon yesterday. Good stuff from Carl Baker, Jim Eicholtz, Jessica Mathis (pictured above), Abbey Reeves and Madison Sewell.
In 2017 Congress passed legislation titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." (It seems the 2017 Congress was not real creative in the way they title their legislation.) I digress.... The important point is the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" creates "Opportunity Zones" which will encourage private and long term investment in [...]
Attention new voters! The deadline to register to vote in the May 22, 2018 primary election is April 23, 2018. Any new voter who will be 18 by November 6, 2018, can register to vote before April 23, 2018 and then participate in the May 22, 2018 primary election. This year McCracken County [...]
It is important to elect commissioners with the time and “skill set” to collaborate on a city/county policy which will clearly and mathematically encourage both governments to pursue economic development.