Kentucky Lock operator cited for preventing $5 million of potential damages
Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr., USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commanding general, and Kentucky Lock Operator Joshua C. Mullins pose with teammates and leaders after the general presented him the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal Oct. 3, 2019 at Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. Mullins is recognized for preventing $5 million in potential damage when he observed a barge listing on the shoreline of Kentucky Lake and taking action to prevent the loss of a concrete shell used to construct a coffer dam and permanent lock wall as part of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.