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  • NR 22-15: Corps of Engineers works to clear sunken barge in Kentucky Lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is working with Terral River Service to clear a barge from Kentucky Lock’s chamber that sunk at approximately 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11.
  • NR 18-023: Kentucky Lock’s first lift-in shell to be placed

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District plans to set its first 1.3-million-pound concrete shell Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 that will form a part of the downstream cofferdam for the new lock under construction at Kentucky Dam, a Tennessee Valley Authority project. Lifting and setting this massive concrete shell represents a critical milestone towards completion of the new 1,200-foot-long navigation lock and involves techniques never previously attempted.
  • NR 17-034: Barkley Dam will not reduce discharges as anticipated today

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District will not be reducing discharges at Barkley Dam today on the Cumberland River in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, as previously announced. The Louisville District reports that the wicket gates at Dam 52 on the Ohio River in Brookport, Illinois, were installed yesterday and navigation is expected to resume at Lock 52 this evening.
  • NR 17-016: Media invited to Tony Ellis Bridge naming ceremony

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m., to name the US Highway 62 Bridge across the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam the “George A. (Tony) Ellis Bridge.” The ceremony will be held at the Grand Rivers Senior Citizens Center to recognize the professional achievements of Ellis and unveil the new sign to name the bridge in his memory and honor.
  • NR 16-002: President's Fiscal 2017 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works released

    WASHINGTON D.C. (Feb. 9, 2016) - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2017 includes $4.620 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • NR 15-002: Work crews top out Kentucky Lock’s first concrete monolith

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District placed concrete to top-out the first massive concrete monolith for the Kentucky Lock Addition project this past week. This milestone is a significant step towards completion of the new 1,200-foot-long navigation lock at Kentucky Dam.
  • Media Advisory: Media invited to witness Kentucky Lock Addition Project milestone

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the media to visit the Kentucky Lock Addition Project 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 to see the first completed massive concrete monolith, which crews topped off this past week. This is a significant milestone in the construction of the new navigation lock, and an unveiling is planned to commemorate the occasion.