NR 16-022: Barkley Dam 50th anniversary commemoration moved indoors

Published Aug. 19, 2016

KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Barkley Dam is being moved indoors tomorrow due to the high chance of rain in the forecast.  The event will now be held 11 a.m. at the Badget Playhouse Theater located at 1838 J. H. O’Brien Avenue in Grand Rivers, Ky.

A reception will follow at the Grand Rivers Community Center located at 155 West Cumberland Avenue in Grand Rivers, Ky.  For more information about the event call the Lake Barkley Natural Resource Manager’s Office at (270) 362-4236.

Historical photos taken during the original dedication Aug. 20, 1966 are available and downloadable from the Nashville District's Flickr page at

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Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

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