Ground breaking set for western Ky coal terminal

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Work is scheduled to begin on a new coal terminal in western Kentucky after five years of delays in getting the project off the ground.

Southern Coal Handling crews are set to begin moving dirt within 39 days with work scheduled to be complete at the Paducah site within 18 months.

Southern Coal Handling CEO Bill Rager told The Paducah Sun ( ) the company obtained the necessary permits for the project during the last year and began clearing the land on April 1.

The Four Rivers Terminal is a rail-to-barge direct transfer facility that will bring coal from barges to trains for transfer.

County economic development officials believe the Four Rivers Terminal will bring 25 to 40 permanent full-time jobs.

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