Wolf Moon Rising – HTT

Wolf Moon Rising - HTT

Taken near the Rogers Limestone / Sand Quarry


By Brent Adams – Business First Staff Writer
Mar 20, 2006, 12:00am EST Updated Mar 17, 2006, 12:13pm
Nashville, Tenn.-based Rogers Group Inc. will invest $8 million in a new system to more efficiently process limestone mined from beneath the surface at its mine in eastern Jefferson County.

The company will remove an old conveyor system and install a more efficient version at Jefferson County Stone Quarry, said Rogers Group vice president Les Geralds.

The new system will have a series of rock crushers that will allow various sizes of stone to be produced in less time.

The quarry is located on Avoca Road off Old Henry Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway. Rogers Group began underground limestone mining there in 1999.

Ground was broken on the renovation last month. The work, which is being done by Process Machinery Inc. of Shelbyville, is expected to be complete by July 1.

Per-hour capacity to increase by 200 tons
The new system will allow Jefferson County Stone Quarry to process 850 tons of limestone an hour. The plant, which has a total of 50 employees, currently can process about 650 tons an hour.

The stone is used for driveways, roadways and concrete production.

Geralds declined to disclose the quarry’s annual revenue figures, but he said the quarry ships between 1.5 million and 2 million tons of stone a year at priced at $5 to $7 a ton.

"The key is getting trucks in and out quicker," Geralds said, explaining that each contractor dump truck currently is loaded with stone or gravel and sent on its way in about 10 to 12 minutes.

The new system will allow a truck to be loaded every three or four minutes, which means as many as 1,000 trucks could be loaded each day.

The system was designed by Rogers Group engineers, who have designed similar systems for other Rogers quarries.

From Stone Age to digital age
The loading system is the latest improvement in stone processing and loading at the quarry.

About five years ago, Rogers began assigning truck drivers a radio frequency identification tag. It allows them to arrive at the quarry, have their trucks automatically loaded at a stone-dispensing bin, then check out with a load, all without interacting with another person.

Geralds estimated that about 15 hauling companies regularly buy stone from the quarry, along with various independent haulers that purchase stone less frequently.

The RFID system, which has been in use at the quarry for more than four years, has sped up the paperwork and billing process involved with purchasing stone, Geralds said.

"We have seen a 30 (percent) to 40 percent time savings since implementing this system," Geralds said. "We are hoping that this new system will further cut down the time it takes to load a truck."

He added that computer-controlled machinery that dispenses the stone also is more accurate than humans, ensuring accuracy within 200 pounds. In the past, it was common for trucks, which typically carry loads of 70,000 pounds to 80,000 pounds, to be overloaded by 1,000 pounds or more.

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Just Beginning

Just Beginning

Taken on the floodwall, levee trail, or whatever you want to call it, sometime last semester. The clouds looked good but time was short, so I went there because it’s minutes from my house. The smokestacks are from the LG&E plant. The smoke and the clouds lit up not long after this. You can see a little but of pink here, but I will be posting more shots later that have much, much more.

For this shot, I used a Mamiya 645 that I got on e-bay a while back. Yes, I spent money on a medium format film camera. It’s silly, but I think it’s really cool, kind of a nostalgia thing I guess. Unfortunately, the only place that will develop them (since I have no experience with or access to darkroom equipment) is about 40 minutes away and they don’t do too good of job, in my opinion. A lot of the 4×6 prints are really dark and the color isn’t great. I thought the exposure issue was my fault, but I just scanned some of the negatives into the computer and discovered that’s not the case.

I have never scanned negatives before, but I wasn’t using a dedicated negative scanner. Dust was a major issue and I don’t think the negative holders actually kept the negative flat, so the resolution and detail are pretty terrible. Had to color correct the piss out of this, but I think it’s okay.

Posted by O.Connell. on 2011-01-29 18:20:47

Tagged: , Mamiya 645 , Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 , Kodak 160nc , 120 film , film , medium format , Louisville , KY , Kentucky , Levee Trail , floodwall , mile marker , LG&E , sky , sunset

boo ..

boo ..


Just playing around with my camera yesterday in downtown Louisville. Good to blow the dust off and use it for a change .. ;o)

I am clearly SLACKING on getting photos off my camera and onto my computer, let alone processed and onto flickr. I’m trying to making myself do better .. it’s my new goal .. 😀

In the meanwhile, if you’re interested in the over-sized monkeys that you see in the reflection (which are pretty cool BTW), I’d recommended visiting SnakeTongue’s set of photos.

I just ran this through Picasa .. nothing fancy .. yea, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it ..

Posted by joschmoblo on 2008-09-08 17:08:40

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Sail Away

Sail Away

Well over a month ago, maybe even two, I promised myself that when I updated my computer I would waste no time in working on my pictures that have been collecting digital dust in my harddrive. In the past month I’ve moved apartments, attended a wedding, and babysat my two adorable nephews, among many other things. And now that I finally have myself set up, I find that I have many many things I need to catch up on before I can fulfill that promise.

So I’m not back yet. I’m hitting the snooze button on this hiatus. But I hope it won’t be too long till I wake and throw myself fully into this passion once more.

Posted by nkadu on 2013-10-02 04:21:30

Tagged: , sail , away , Kentucky , Ohio , River , ship , sail away