By Dave Pearce
John Paul Jones was a Scottish sailor and the United States’ first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolution. It was Jones who uttered the famous words, “I have not yet begun to fight.”
But the words are still applicable today and especially in Posey County as county fathers and the economic development commission have joined forced in an attempt to bring the much-discussed Fatima-owned fertilizer plant to Posey County.
Recently, Indiana Gov. John Pence announced that he had withdrawn his support and state incentives for the plant that had announced plans to build in Posey County. After conversing with Fatima officials, organizers believe they have found a way around the governor and are looking at the possibility of the plant coming to Posey County.
The Posey County Council, Commissioner, and the Economic Development Commission held a joint meeting on May 29, 2013, for the purpose of discussion of issuing revenue bonds ‘not to exceed $1.259 billion’ to finance, on behalf of the Midwest Fertilizer Corporation.
A Delaware limited liability company qualified to do business in Indiana, would make the bonds available for the acquisition, construction, improvement and equipping of a fully integrated nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing facility to be located just east of Mount Vernon.
In a memorandum from the Indianapolis-based law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, an employer of former Evansville mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel, the attorneys
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