For the last 20 years, Stacey has fought the placement of a coal terminal on the Kentucky banks of the Ohio River, just over 2000 feet from the City of Metropolis.
He works for Bailey Port of Calvert City, Ky. His company leases to Calvert City Terminal — part of Southern Coal Handling (SCH), the corporation that's looking to build the Four Rivers Terminal across the river from Metropolis — the little over 100 acres it operates on.
"It'd probably be better if I had some altruistic flag to wave here," Stacey said Wednesday as he addressed the Metropolis City Council. "(This) is strictly a business motive for us. We're against it because we perceive a decline in business and the terminal jobs will be cannibalized from other area terminals or causing layoffs at some other terminals."
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